Originally Posted by J.Mike Ferrara
Based on the always excellent feedback from AVSers attending CEDIA, here's my take - bullet point style:
[*]The entry price for decent 3D projection is $15,000.
All the JVCs I saw had great 3D. There was only a slight bit of flickering, which I think is a tweaking issue.
[*]2D may be compromised on projectors tweaked for 3D.
Depends. While the LG had fantastic 3D, the image seemed a little soft, at least on the content they were showing. Also, the CR did not seem "market leading". So in that case, you might have a great 3D solution built from a slightly lesser light engine. However, this is the opposite for the JVC units, which are even better at 2D than last years models, so there is definitely no compromise there.
[*]You may need two different screens, one for 3D & one for 2D. Stewart will no doubt have a solution that costs $5000 shortly
No need for 2 screens, IMO. If you are going to have a 3D projector that uses passive filters (as opposed to shutter glasses) then just use a screen like a Black Diamond II, which is already excellent at 2D projection.
[*]Brightness is a concern if you want a screen larger than 100".
Depends on the brand. Brightness of the JVC demo was perfectly acceptable. They were using a BDII, 1.4 gain. Interestingly, the surface structure of the BDII disappeared during 3D. I looked HARD to find it as I knew it was there, but I couldn't see it at all.
[*]Ghosting is still an issue.
...on some models, not all.
[*]Side-to-side motion issues noticed.
...on some models, such as the Sony ES.
[*]You already know thre issues with accommodating HDMI 1.4.
? Tell me more
[*]Really, no decent source. Really.
After 15 years, I'm going to switch from Dish Network, to Direct TV. Direct TV will have ESPN 3D and also a general 3D channel for various movies and content, before the end of the year. However, Dish told me they don't feel the need to have any 3D content until there are more sets in homes, and they MIGHT have a pay per view channel up before the end of the year...
So, who will still take the plunge?
OK, OK, I'll do it!