Originally Posted by usmcss
Below is a quote I took from another thread. I have the Mits 73833, My question is; If I buy a Panasonic Blue-Ray 3D Player that outputs Checkerboard, and 3D DLP-LINK Glasses, can I watch a 3D Blue-Ray Movie right now such as Monsters vs Aliens?
I hear some people talk about using their X-BOX 360 to play certain 3D video games on this tv; so all that's needed is the DLP-LINK glasses and obviously the 360 and game?
I have been looking for the answer but can't seem to find it. It seems that as long as the source outputs Checkerboard, then the Mits adapter is not necessary? Thanks!!!
*Note: The Panasonic Blu-ray 3D disc players offer the setup option to provide a 3D video output via HDMI in a 1080p "checkerboard" format that is compatible with the 1080p Mitsubishi and Samsung DLP 3D-ready rear projection TVs. However, these Blu-ray 3D players will not work (for 3D video) with 720p 3D-ready displays, such as the Samsung 3D-ready plasma HDTVs or 720p DLP front projectors being sold as 3D-ready.
I just did a setup very similar to the one you asked about with your post, using almost the same TV as yours (WD-73737) Here's my original post:
Review: Panasonic DMP-BDT300, Mitsubishi DLP, Xpand X102s
So I finally got all my gear together for my 3D home theater setup. I've had week or so to play with different settings. Here's my opinion on the various components and how well they work together.
The gear: Panasonic DMP-BDT300 Blu Ray Player
Mitsubishi WD-73737 DLP HDTV,
Xpand X102 3D Glasses.
Source material: Monsters vs. Aliens 3D DVD and Panasonic 3D Demo DVD
Connecting the components: Use the primary HDMI output on the Panasonic to any of the three HDMI inputs on the TV. You can name the input on the TV DVD Blu Ray.
On the Panasonic DVD menu: On the 3D output menu, select checkerboard.
On the Mitsubishi DLP menu, turn on the 3D mode, and then select REVERSE on the 3D viewing option. THIS WAS THE KEY TO A SHARP CLEAR PICTURE on my TV. If you're your image does not look good during 3D viewing, switch it back.
The verdict: The Panasonic player outputted an excellent picture in 3D checkerboard format. It also is a beautiful Blu Ray player in it's own right. 2D Avatar looked awesome on this setup.
The Mitsubishi, with some adjustment, also looked excellent. Try turning the contrast down a lot, and turning off any sharpness or edge enhancement. The viewing was fine even in the power saving light mode. Plenty bright with the X102 glasses. The viewing angle was fine throughout the theater room, even at quite oblique angles. The image was awesome at 73 inches. Ghosting of the 3d DVD Monsters vs. Aliens was minimal to non-existent. It really depended on the scene. I am not overly impressed with the mastering of this DVD anyway, and don't get the impression that DreamWorks spent a lot of time getting this version right for release. I think some of the scenes were great 3D, while others did not always work well. I give the DVD a B- for it's 3D effects on Blu Ray. I didn't see it in the theater in 3D. I wonder if it was better?
About the Xpand X102 DLP link glasses: Yes they seem to be rugged and well made. This does add some weight. If your batteries are not installed correctly (and they are tricky to install), you may have intermittent functionality issues. When they are operating correctly, they do offer a very good viewing experience. I just wish they were a bit lighter, had a better nose pad area (rigid plastic) and had an on-off button. Without an LED indicator light, or on-off button, you sometimes have to guess if they have immediately synced or not with your system.
Overall verdict: This combination of components offers a great alternative to the LED 3D TV's that are now hitting the market. You can get a much bigger screen, for a lot less $$$. I'm very happy with my new setup. The 3D picture quality is super. I am hard pressed to say that the checkerboard 60Hz experience is any less than the LED 120Hz Real 3D that I have spent a fair amount of time at Best Buy viewing. I do like the Samsung SSG-2100AB glasses better as far as weight and style go, as compared to the Xpand X102's. But I think the Xpand's have a brighter shutter appearance, with better color and light rendering. So that's it. If you're hesitant to dive into this type of setup, don't be. It's great!!