Here's another update on my TD1.
I got the camcorder back today and went out to shoot some test footage. Part of the repair, apparently, involved a firmware update. It also reset the camcorder to its defaults. I didn't think about that, so I just started shooting. After about an hour, it occurred to me that I might be shooting in AVCHD mode instead of MVC mode. Sure enough, I was. Drat! So I switched to MVC and retraced my steps.
It was a happy accident, though, and here's why. The firmware upgrade improved the quality of AVCHD side by side mode DRAMATICALLY. With old AVCHD video, even at its highest quality, I noticed MPEG artifacts and (the real killer) lots of edge enhancement. AFAIK, there was no way to defeat it, and the effect on the video was awful. Fine details could look dreadful, especially if there was much movement. That's all gone now. Of course, AVCHD is not as sharp as MVC, but it's improved 1000%. I'll post some clips in the next few days. I had taken several shots that I liked, and based on what I saw while reviewing the footage, I won't hesitate to use them. They're that good. I won't be shooting AVCHD much, but it's nice to know that it doesn't involve nearly the compromise it used to.
I traded my JVC RS45 for the Epson 6010 3D projector. The JVC had serious problems with 120hz 3D video (like the output of the TD1). It ghosted too much. The Epson displays TD1 video beautifully - not even close to the level of ghosting I saw on the JVC RS45. The Epson has 480hz panels, and it's a far superior 3D projector.
I also added a polarizer to the TD1 (77mm for the Cyclopital adapter). The Cyclopital 24mm wide angle adapter is next. There are shots it will give me that are irresistible.
It's good to be doing 3D again. My layoff was far too long.