You may have confirmed a qualitative difference with improperly set up tests but then you already were convinced there was a qualitative difference. Running more qualitative examples doesn't result in quantitative
data which is what the charts would give you if run properly. Not that it matters because you have your mind set that the TD10 isn't high enough quality for your needs. I don't question that.
"You don't need to compare the TD10 to another camera"
Why you say this? I will do a film with TD10 and for far object with two HX7V, so i will mix the videos, and don't want big difference in picture quality.
I thought I explained but again, it has to do with how much difference and your original question that the TD10 in 3D isn't as high resolution as TD10 in 2D.
I'm presently working on a project with a huge range of scene sizes and use a single TD10 in 3D mode for small scenes and the larger ones with twin TD10's in 2D FX mode 24fps with wide separation IA for the large distant mountain ranges. IA's vary widely but I'm not seeing a difference between the 3D mode and 2D mode that is significant.
Then again, I'm not biasing the comparison either, as my audience is actually viewing under what would be considered a double blind viewing session. Trust me, if I felt the image was inadequate, I would get something that is adequate. For example, I shot a bunch of clips using the Bloggie 3D and have tried to mix with my TD10 and it is just too much of a difference. So, I gave up on that. It was detected in a double blind viewing by my wife who didn't know what she was looking at and saw the difference.
When all of us first saw the TD10 there really was only 2 to choose from in the price category. TD10 from Sony and TD1 from JVC. TD10, IMO, had the advantage too. Today there are more choices. Maybe you need to consider the Panasonic Z10000 which clearly has higher sharpness and is better able to preserve the mode resolution because of the 3 chip cameras. Your needs are different and it may be a better suit for you. For me, it is too big or I would own a pair of them as opposed to a pair of TD10's.
Possibly, in 2-3 years none of these technologies will be satisfactory for your needs as maybe by then you will insist on 4K cams and by then they may be available and affordable. But I want to make 3D today without the expense and difficulty of large complex equipment. I'm officially retired from those days of studio in the field EFP and my only association with it now is to try and sell what's left of my field production truck load of equipment.
Seriously, you should examine the Panasonic z10000. More and more shooters with professional goals are advancing to that system. Or, wait until after NAB announcements and see what will be new. I haven't heard any rumors yet so hopefully I'll be surprised. I will be there and keep you all posted what's new.