Originally Posted by Deja Vu
I finally got to see the Samsung demo today. I looked for and saw the ghosting, which was at its worst during the bridge scene. I asked the salesperson about it and he confirmed it. I was told that the Samsung rep adjusted the glasses somewhat to lessen the "ghosting" from what it was (really bad) when the glasses were first set up and synced with the T.V. So it seems (if this is the truth) that the glasses can be fine tuned to lessen, if not get rid of the "ghosting" entirely.
The "ghosting" I saw was minor and only noticeable in a few scenes. I was really impressed with the 3D image - lots of depth, retention of good colour, very bright high resolution image with good motion. I had the salesperson put on Ratatouille and convert it to 3D. I wasn't impressed, but tried again with Blackhawk Down. This was impressive - very good depth that reminded me of Avatar! Overall I thought the presentation with 3D material (although limited) was better than 3D in the theatre (I've seen Polar Express, Beorwulf and Avatar in IMAX 3D) so this is no gimmick, IMO! When I was watching the 2D to 3D conversion I thought my eyes were straining so this may not be for me - no problem with the 3D material. Maybe I'll be somewhat limited by what I can watch. All in all I can see people happily buying these sets. Avatar is being released on April 22 and the manufacturers need to pay the studio to change its mind and release it in 3D - that will drive sales of 3D T.V.s in a big, big way.
I think the ghosting can be reduced. At one of the Best Buys where I saw the Samsung demo, crosstalk was significantly less than it was at other stores. It's still a deal breaker for me, even at its best.
The problem with the Samsung demo, though, is that the only thing you can see in true 3D is Monsters vs Aliens. Animation is not a good subject matter on which to base a buying decision. Animation tends to look good on just about any type of display. I'd like to see some real world 3D on the Samsung, but there's nothing out there. I haven't tried it, but I've read the Panasonic demo disc won't work on the Samsung Blu-ray player. Don't know why, but it could be a burned disc. I'd like to think that any regularly pressed 3D disc will play in any player, but that's a test that will have to wait. (I doubt I'd be able to convince them to take the Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player over to the Samsung 7000 LCD display.
) I do know that Monsters vs Aliens does play just fine in the Panasonic 3D player.