Originally Posted by deArgila
Ok, so it seems it's a little bit of each - technology, cost, and availability. A few follow-up questions (thanks in advance for your time and effort):
Would someone with the "big bucks" Dolby system be able to play the MvA 3D Bluray?
AFAIK, yes. All that is required is to seperate the L & R views sending them to the different projectors, one showing the Left view and the other showing the Right view. If you go back in this thread - look for a post of mine on the SIMS 3D PJ system.
Do the theaters with the silver screen method show nothing but 3D? Or do they switch back and forth (every few months or whatever) based on what's being shown at the time?
It's a little different with a commerical theater due to the size of the image. I believe they do show 2D digital movies on their silver screens which BTW do pump up the contrast ratio. But hot spotting can occur.
I'm assuming the DLP 1920x1080 chip will offer the "full 3D" resolution, unlike what's in the Mitsubishi "3D ready" DLP's, right? Is this something that's in production or in development?
Yes - a 1920x1080 DLP chip does have the availablity to offer Full HD per eye. Unknown what is coming but it would be a natural for HT 3D for consumers using the frame sequential 3D presentation format with ASGs - no silver screen required though a higher gain white screen might be a good choice.
On a related note, are there any FP DLP's that could use a similar system to the RP DLP's using the 960x1080 chip? And will there be RP DLP's that utilize the 1920x1080 chip or will that be exclusive to FP?
Current 3D FP DLP PJ's are 720P only (max). Only Mitsibishi continues to sell DLP RPTVs.
IMO, FP PJs aren't going to use a half HD per eye 3D system. Better to offer a Full HD per eye system for marketing purposes and percieved PQ.