tl;dr silver screen + 55es + active 3d = will samsung 3d glasses still work?
So I ended up dumping some cash into trying out 3D on my 55es in a few ways, and for posterity, my adventure goes like this:
- Tried out included IR glasses, not much desync issue, but very heavy and had headaches after a few hours (I already wear glasses + use headphones), some crosstalk
- Decided I would try the RF route, bought the overpriced sony cable
- Bought EStar Emitter Kit (BC100) and some samsung ssg-5150gb glasses
- Emitter Kit worked fine with sony cable, but included pair of glasses was uncomfortable, and the samsung's i bought wouldn't pair
- Discovered there are two standards of 'RF' in 3D, the BT 'Full HD 3D' format and the ZF 'We're Special Snowflakes' format
- Estar kit was ZF, glasses were BT
- Estar kit has awesome tweaking options (duty cycle, timings), but the samsung glasses are super light, cheap, and comfortable (even over glasses and with headphones).
- Gave up on Estar kit, bought 'Xpand' kit on the cheap (Mitsubishi combo pack on amazon), and it paired with my Samsungs
- Xpand kit works, but I still get crosstalk, and it doesn't let you tweak the duty cycle, etc
Now the current predicament...
I have a Silver Ticket Grey screen that I'll be replacing with their Silver Ticket 'Silver ALR' Screen.
The new screen retains polarization.
As evidenced over in this thread
, Active 3D + Silver Screens + JVC projectors is an issue, since the polarization (horiz\vert) of the light coming from the LCD\LCOS doesn't match the polarization of most active 3d shutter lenses (horiz\vert), and this results in massive dimming of the picture.
So as you can see from that thread, one company makes specially polarized 3D glasses to be used with JVC projectors.
What I'm concerned about is when I get my ALR Screen, since it retains polarization, will it end up borking me on light output when I use it with my Samsung SSG-5150GB glasses?
Does anyone have any experience using Active 3D + a polarization retaining screen?
I can't seem to find any information if the 55es is horizontal or vertical, and if the samsung glasses are horizontal or vertical (although I'm inclined to believe that the glasses are vertical since the 'JVC style' xpand ones in the linked thread are specifically listed as horizontal).