Originally Posted by mark haflich
Laser projectors are coming rapidly and the 3D delivery system will be passive because the laser can be instantly switch from one polarization to another.. essentialy the switching is so fast both images will be on the screen at the same time. the only losses will be the pass through through the glasses..
There will be about only a 20% light loss and no ghosting.. 4K and the Red w. By the end of this year.ill come in a under 415K, factiry direct.
Its time to start squireling away $500 per month so that the balance becomes manageable, at least for many.If I decide to jump in a year, I figure my 1000ES will fetch at leat $10K though I will need a Firehawk LS screen because of the need for a screen with a high polarizationextinction ratio.Light with a gain of only 1.26 won't be a problem from the three laser diodes.
Yes, a laser projector should provide ample illumination, even for 3D. I had several issues with my first gen Firehawk - sparklies and uneven color and brightness uniformity being the main ones. The low gain should be offset by laser's intensity. I'm just hoping they've improved the other characteristics. I'm also hoping the Red laser projector is great. I'm ready to buy, if it meets my standards.
As for training yourself not to see ghosting, I don't think that's possible. I know I couldn't, nor do I think even a casual 3D viewer could in the case of last year's JVCs. I have a story similar to Toe's. I took my mom to lunch, and we stopped to see the first 3D TV to appear in a Best Buy in my area. Her first question when we started watching the demo clips was, "Why is there an outline around everything I see?" This from a woman who once proudly proclaimed to me, "High definition, low definition, no definition. I can't tell the difference." When I reminded her of that, she sheepishly said, "I guess I can see some differences after all."
Tolerance to ghosting is personal, to be sure, but JVC deserves every bit of criticism it got last year, and then some. Engineers charged with developing a 3D projector understand ghosting all too well. Their first effort, including my RS40, was passable as a 3D machine, but only when the lamp was new, and only for 24p Blu-ray 3D. Their marketing claims last year were out and out lies. One of the most ludicrous was the one where they claimed they reduced ghosting by leaving the shutter glasses open longer. What??? The rest was equally misleading or outright false. I'll grant you that I'm more sensitive to these sorts of issues than most people, but JVC crossed the line. They're the ones who deserve all the blame for ghosting complaints, not the people on AVS who pointed them out. They made modifications to the design which decreased 3D performance and then claimed the opposite. These guys can see, and they had to see the effects of their changes.
For someone who believes in adjusting a display to get the best possible performance, it seems a bit out of character to ask people to train themselves not to see a glaring visual problem such as ghosting. I see little difference between that and suggesting that people not concentrate on faces that look like neon signs, but on what the director intended. Surely, the 3D director didn't intend his audience to see ghosts around every other object on the screen. If a 3D display does a lousy job, people need to know it. I feel good about being a bit of a 3D watchdog.