There always some noise here and there but the image look very clean. At least as good as the VW95.As for the Darbee, 70 is way too much, try between 20 and 40 as a starting point.For the 3D, the VW500 is better in 3D than the Sony VW95. Brighter, way more sharprer (thanks to the RC) and less ghosting. The image in 3D is very easy on the eye. I think it is related to the high resolution or the RC, I dont know but the final result is very good.