3D review from a one eye'd man...
ok, so, 3D obviously isn't really my thing, but get the most for my money is. since this projector happens to have 3D I wanted to try it out and get it to work as well as possible. tonight I watch a 3D (SBS) of the new Oz movie.
first, the positives:
-I did not see any crosstalk/ghosting at any point during the movie. this alone is enough to make it the best 3D I've watched, haha.
-I was more than content with the brightness, even switched the bulb to it's low setting, though I did continue to use the 3D preset(which I had previously adjusted)
now, the negatives:
-I can't stand the glasses. really, I thought they were a huge improvement and I was so happy they also worked with my plasma, but 15mins in I found myself switching back to the Samsung glasses. I really haven't met anybody with a square head before, I don't understand why they make square frames
it's really too bad, cause I think they are close, but just missed the mark for fitting me comfortably.
-I also am not sure, but it really seemed like the lenses cause a small amount of distortion. like cheap sunglasses. found them unusually challenging to clean as well. not sure if I just notice it more because of the 3d, but it took a long time, and only the microfiber bag was able to get the lenses clean.
-the two other ppl I watched the movie with(who aren't blind in one of their eyes like I am) both complained a lot about the 3D. they both said it looked ok when they closed one eye, but with both eyes open it was 'blurry', 'looked weird', 'hurt their eyes', and 'backwards'. I wish I could see what they were talking about, or that they could describe it better. the best I could figure is any kind of motion really hurt the overall image quality, which isn't surprising or unexpected. but they both said the background stuff looked like it was closer and the stuff in the front looked farther away. I even asked them to flip the glasses around and they both confirmed it actually fixed the issue. so somehow the two sides were reversed or something. I assume this is an issue with the video file, but still, it led to some confusion.
what the heck does parallax adjustment and crosstalk cancellation actually do?
I can tell by watching the screen without the glasses on that the parallax thing adjusts how the two images overlap, but according to my two viewers it didn't matter if I went into the positive or into the negative. at settings close to 0 the images almost overlap, it's actually almost watchable without the glasses. if I move into the positives I would assume the 3D effect would get stronger, and I gathered from the cryptic responses it did(but since the movie was messed up it made it worse). but what surprised me was when going into the negatives it didn't reduce the 3d effect, or reverse the 3d effect like I expected. according to my viewers it 'made it worse', and they described the min setting the same as the max setting.
can somebody explain what this setting is supposed to accomplish, is there a 'correct' setting, and if so how do I determine that?
crosstalk cancellation didn't seem to do anything, for better or worse. which has me conflicted, on one hand if I can't see a difference I usually leave the setting off assuming it could only cause artifacts. on the other hand, if I can't see any artifacts, maybe the movie just wasn't very susceptible to crosstalk and I should crank it up since I don't see any artifacts anyway. advice?
at the end of the day, I would say i'm completely satisfied with the projector's performance. i'm disappointed with the video file. i'm confused by the settings. and i'm annoyed and saddened by the glasses. you'd think for the price of the glasses they would be a lot nicer. it's not like making comfortable glasses is a new concept. most $10 sunglasses are more comfortable. anyway, if anybody can steer me in the right direction for my questions it would be appreciated. it's very hard for me to figure these out on my own since I can't see 3D. without the absence of crosstalk, i'm a lot more willing to watch 3D movies so that others may enjoy it. but not if I can't set it up correctly.