Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
Red Schoendienst was a Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals (and still has strong ties with the team). He has one bad eye, but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the best of his era. Depth cues abound for people without stereoscopic vision (or with). OTOH, even people with two good eyes can have difficulty perceiving 3D "normally." Stereoscopic depth perception in people with normal vision is caused by the offset of the two eyes. One eye sees a slightly different image than the other eye. Essentially, one eye sees "around" an object on one side and the other eye sees "around" it on the other, providing a unique depth cue. That cue is, for many of us, the reason 3D movies are so rewarding. They're closer to how we perceive things in real life. Especially at closer distances, the cues from true stereoscopic vision give objects tremendous "roundness" and richness. I see things "better" and more easily in 3D than I do in 2D.As for perceiving things more 3-dimensionally with a partially blacked out room, I've never experienced that. Before my remodel, my room was dark, but it didn't float in the "sea of black" it does now. A 2D image looks neither more nor less 3D to me than it did before
this is probably about my experience as well. so many things have changed in my room to make a fair comparison, but i would say the biggest change i've had from blacking out the room is less distractions(the positive), and a more noticeable black floor(the bad).
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One