I finally now have a Panasonic BluRay player (110) and the Mits 3d Adapter, so I can do a direct comparison between native Checkerboard and "Full" 3D via the adapter to the LV. Interesting results. Using "Grand Canyon Adventure" 3D disc amazing intro with the water splashes, there is a definite resolution difference between Checkerboard and Full. Full is definitely sharper at that huge screen size but it appears the 3D is better in Checkerboard. Also, the black level seems more in tune with what it should be going direct Checkerboard (possibly no surprise since the the Pany defaults to the Yb mode).
My question since I'm sure quite a few of you have a Pany (Checkerboard) player attached to the LV: Do you use Checkerboard or the adapted Full version for output? If Full version, what do you have the settings at? The main ones are a "lighter/darker" black level switch, the "3D button" custom picture adjustments (with -5 to +3 distance)--and of course the 4 HDMI colorspace modes (2-Yb @ 4:4:4 and 4:4:2 and 2-RGB @ Standard and Limited). I know for the PS3, the mode needs to be changed to RGB to satisfy the adapter, but does the same go for the Pany BluRay? If so, which RGB mode?
Speaking of the PS3, how can a 4 year old 1.3 HDMI device send out frame-packed (1.4) 3D that frustratingly won't pass through my receiver!? It must have something to do with borrowing the audio bandwidth (only lossy codecs in 3D) for the hi-rez video... Oh those wizards at Sony--but it would've been nice if they just incorporated "1.3" 3D versions (side by side and checkerboard) and kept the lossless audio. That sound is a big part of the new games. AND I wouldn't have to worry about getting another receiver just because of 3D.