^^ Nothing for me yet. I'm going to give it a few more days before I give them a call.
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2/2/11 at 5:51pm
Okay... after a couple of hours with this thing, I'd call myself..... uhhhh ...... satisfied. It's more like a birthday now than Xmas though.
I have a PS3 going into the 100s, then into my 67A670. The audio goes out from my TV and into my Onkyo TX-SR505 via optical cable. All the audio was fine with that setup.
The PS3 gelled with the 100S right away for me, too. Took me a bit to figure out that I had to re-set my video output on the PS3, and it took a bit more fiddling to get the right combination of 3D modes on the 100S and my TV, but once I did, Resident Evil: Apocalypse looked almost exactly like it did in IMax 3D (well... a little smaller, I guess).
But it's a mixed bag. Gran Turismo 5 is virtually unplayable in 3D from my experience so far. The ghosting is so bad, it's like driving with double vision. However, I did have the contrast cranked to 100 and the brightness on 65 to compensate for the "darkening effect" I've read about with the glasses. I may try GT5 again with that dialed back, but I don't think it's going to fix it. I tried adjusting the parallax and the convergence settings in GT5, but I couldn't get anything that was usable. Your speedometer and map float in the air, but the 3D effect on the track is negligible, and the effect on the cars is actually nausea- and headache-inducing. The resolution is noticeably lower with 3D enabled as well. 3D gaming was a big reason I wanted this adapter, so I hope this is an anomaly. I'm guessing it was tacked on to GT5 at a late date and isn't being used to its fullest potential. Crossing my fingers that KillZone 3 won't suck like GT5.
The Disney 3D sample disk was somewhat mixed, as well. It's all just teasers and trailers, but one scene would be phenomenally gorgeous, and the next would have distractingly noticeable ghosting.
Is that the fault of the glasses, the TV, the adapter or the source material? Anyone know?
No real headache or nausea or anything, but it does make you see things kinda blurry after watching for a couple of hours. Never really noticed that happening after leaving a 3D movie in the theater. And daytime use will be a bit of a pain... the inside of the glasses reflects anything behind you pretty substantially, and it can be distracting. Shouldn't be an issue at night.
So... works as advertised and pretty easy to set up. What looks good looks REALLY good (RE: Apocalypse, A Christmas Carol), and what looks bad looks REALLY bad (GT5). But most were in the middle. Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3 and most of the other clips were neither really good nor really bad. Just... satisfactory.
I don't know what version of HDMI my receiver uses (again, Onkyo TX-SR505). I tried to look it up online, but it just says HDMI everywhere. No version number. I KNOW it's not 1.4, but can it be lower than 1.3? 'Cause if so, it may be. It's a few years old.
If someone wants me to try running the signal through it, I guess I can. I'm pretty sure it's not going to work though. Just let me know.