the gray scale settings on the 30k are a little coarse, so a small change in gain can move the colors farther than I'd like. We can get this dead on with projectors like the JVC, Epson and Sony.
having said that, this is close enough for the vast majority of viewers.
I recently calibrated it in 3D with the meter behind the glasses. The color is more believable now in 3D when corrected for the tint of the glasses. It does cost lumens to get the red back but it's worth it when watching non-animations in 3D.
The 2 major benefits of 3D DLP is no chance of crosstalk or flicker. These 2 strengths can help reduce eye fatigue during extended 3D viewing.
We can see the obvious color shift of the glasses. Our eyes may get adjusted to this, but for me it's hard to ignore when color in 3D doesn't look right. Pulling down green and blue lets some of the red come back in making it look more natural in 3D.
While I would have wanted better color controls, that wouldn't have stopped me from picking up this model. My main interest was in 3D - something with better contrast in 3D than my W7000. I like that the Sharp doesn't use DLP Link, it's likely a major contributor as to why the contrast looks good in 3D on this model. Unfortunately the lumen output in 3D unfortunately just isn't bright enough for my preferences.
Ranger, thanks for the chance to check it out, much appreciated. I think you'll like some of the tweaks I've done. When i'm not calibrating projectors, I actually do watch movies on them.
I watched this on the Sharp the other night after a 3D calibration and it looked great.
regarding the quality of 3D glasses, the Sharp 3D glasses and the Epson RF glasses are 2 of the best factory glasses this year. The 2D option is a welcome feature. I always have at least 1 person that doesn't want to watch in 3D, spoiling it for the others.