Let me start off by saying that I'm a 3D geek from way back. I've been shooting 3D photographs for 40+ years and did some experimental 3D video in college 30 years ago. Yes, it was 2 B & W cameras setup side by side recording onto 2 separate reel to reel video recorders which I had to sync up by clapping and counting to 10. Ah, the good ole' days.
I started looking for a new TV a month ago, not because my 22 year old 19" Panasonic CRT was bad, but because I thought it might be time for something a bit bigger.
When I went to my local Best Buy last week I was lucky enough to find a young man who spent nearly 2 hours showing me every set in the store. I hadn't even considered a 3D set because I assumed it was just some kind of gimmick.
However, when he asked if I'd like to see a demonstration I thought what the heck, why not. It was the 55" Samsung LED, and yes, it was facing a wall of TVs, but they were all turned off and the area was dimmed a bit.
I honestly didn't expect much, but WOW. I was immediately mesmerized with the animated 3D film. Unlike most of the old 1950s 3D flicks I'd seen, this was really good 3D. Not overly done, but very natural looking with smooth, fluid motion.
In fact, it was the kind of 3D that wasn't a distraction, but a nice addition to the visual experience. It wasn't perfect, I did see a few artifacts here and there, maybe it was ghosting, I'm not sure, but overall, it was a very impressive demo and I came away quite excited to see that 3D TV was indeed happening.
I'm sorry that Jmouse007's experience wasn't so good. It might have been improperly setup equipment, or it could be that he is more sensitive to the flickering LCD shutter glasses. This is obviously a new technology and it's entirely possible that some folks will have a negative reaction to the 3D processing. Not everybody likes roller coasters either. That doesn't mean roller coasters are bad, it just means that some folks don't like them.
I'm looking forward to seeing how this 3D process looks on a plasma.