Originally Posted by tclove
I just bought an 82738. I sit 19 feet from the TV. The 2D looks great (using ADV mode and calibration settings from users of Rear Projection forum). At that distance, the 3D on my 63" Samsung C7000 series plasma looked really good, but it was too far away, and not the immersive experience I wanted (I had an old 73" Mits) which is why I got the 82 incher. The 63" is now in another room, with a distance of about 12 feet, and it looks even better now that I'm a bit closer to it.
However, I am in the same boat as some others. The 3D of the 82738 is NOT comparable to the Samsung at all. It really is a night and day difference to the plasma. I'm using a Samsung C6900 3D Blu Ray player and DirecTV for 3D sources. I've tired the XPand 102s (those wouldn't sync well unless I was 4-5 feet away from tv and there was no discernable difference in image quality) and now I'm using the Mits glasses that came with the kit and the Samsung glasses that work with the plasma (no difference with those either).
The colors are washed out compared to the plasma, the dimensionality/pop factor isn't as it should be based on other sets I have seen, and the image appears blurry/fuzzy (not halo's around object...the entire image appears hazy).
When I try various default settings while watching "Monsters vs Aliens", I get:
Brilliant---way too contrasty...faces are bright orange with greenish hues on cheek bones, (looks horrible)
Bright---about the same as brilliant color wise but dimmer
Natural--dimmer than Bright
ADV-a bit dimmer still and sky isn't blue, it's almost gray (the best way to describe it is it looks like a badly colorized B&W film)
I bought the set for it's 3D size. If the 3D image can't be improved (colors, depth, etc.), I'm not sure it's worth keeping.
I would really appreciate any insight or suggestions. Can anyone else in the forum confirm what I am seeing?
Thanks again for your help.