In answer to InCali's question: I bought my Acer 9500 from NewEgg about two months ago and it had the new firmware installed. I think all of their machines are now shipped with the new ROM.
I am having a problem with my 3D glasses losing sync. I have to push the little button on the right ear piece ten or more times while watching a movie. I have to hold my head very still or the 3D flips off.
Finally I think that I need a real bat cave like Home Theater set up for 3D. My Home Theater has light colored walls and ceiling. During the day it serves as my office/den. I generally don't fire up the projector until at least five.This time of year the sun sets shortly thereafter. I can close the light proof curtains. That arrangement works fine for 2D but for 3D the light bouncing off the ceiling and walls is distracting. That's why I wanted 3D glasses with bigger lenses. I wanted to restrict the visual field to the scrren.
Last night I watched The Avengers from a rented 3D Blu-ray. I put a dark wash cloth on my head to block the light reflected from the ceiling. It helped. The 3D picture for that movie is just stunning but it still needs benefits from light blocking. I got this idea from my Sony 3D helmet. It has a couple little rubber tabs that fit below your eyes. These tabs seal your face from external light from below. The top is already sealed. I think I want something like this for the active DLP-Link 3D glasses also. In my experience a 3D film benefits much more from visual isolation than does a 2D one.
There is a dispute about whether 3D will last or just be a passing fad again. I saw Bwana Devil when it first came out in 1953. I saw Jaws 3D in the next wave of theater 3D in the seventies. And of course I saw Avatar in a first run theater. I like 3D but I think home 3D needs to get better. When you have a good 3D Blu-ray and everything is set up perfectly it is very, very good. But there are so many things that can go wrong. And at least with the ACER it takes some effort to set up. For example, I leave the 3D off (of course) for normal TV viewing. I leavethe 3D processing on Automatic, but Starz 3D is side by side and the projector has to be changed manually. Other Comcast 3D is top and bottom and that has to be manually set too. Then I have to check if the 3D is reversed. All this has to be done again is reverse order to go back to 2D. In my opinion 3D will die out again unless all this can be made simpler and more automatic. Right now it's more suitable for hobbyists like me.
Of course I don't have little kids around the house. I don't watch cartoons. I saw the first Toys but none of the sequels or spin offs. I did see Finding Nemo on a blind date (Oh the horror!) but otherwise I never watch such things. These I'm told are the real beneficiaries of the 3D effect. I wanted 3D for the big, loud, effects drenched action movies that I crave. So maybe my opinions are not relevant.
A final observation. I tried to watch 'Priest' from the cable Starz 3D OnDemand. The picture kept burbling . I got it work smoother by turning off the Accu-motion - or whatever they call the frame interpolation feature. I think the projector just couldn't keep up with the computation demands of all that processing. Also thatparticular movie is quite dark. These very dark films are not completely appropriate for 3D. The 'Avengers' which is a more conventionally light balanced movie, looks richer when it is in 3D. It benefits from the darkness that 3D adds. But already dark movies get too dark. You simply can't see what's going on.
A post final observation. I have a relatively simple set up but it is still too complex for my Logitech Harmony 650. I have more devices than it recognizes and it doesn't support the Acer's 3D functions very well. When I want to watch something in 3D I have to use the original Acer remote control also. This defeats the whole purpose of a universal remote. As I remember the Logitech has three subscreens for the Acer, My Onkyo receiver I think has eight. Logitech doesn't seem to have gotten around to fully supporting the Acer.
I tried last week to solve this by installing some software on my 7" Android tablet. There are many choices. I chose iRule because it seemed to have the best support. However its tutorials are way out of date. They don't work and they never return calls. I may yet hunker down and solve this puzzle but I'm so mad after paying them $50 that I can't concentrate. If I do get this to work with the Acer I will post how I did it. I want a single button (no menus) macro that takes you into 3D and out again. iRule looks like it has that kind of power. But if anyone out there has already had experience with another Android product that gives you Universal Remote functionality, please tell me.