Originally Posted by Thompsonbrook
Can anyone please explain the repercussions of the new 1080i algorithm. Will it work with a 120Hz set or will it make the 5600 redundant?
See post #182 over in the "LG Passive LW6500" thread in the 3D Displays Forum:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1321920&page=7shingdaz
provided a link to an excellent in-depth review of Passive 3D TVs where the reviewers were using a 120Hz LG 55LW5600 model with a pre-release version of the 1080i algorithm firmware. So yes
, we know that it can
work on 120Hz models (at very least, that particular model)....but we still don't know when/if it will be released for sure (or if it already has). Keep in mind that just because we know that it can
work on 120Hz models doesn't necessarily mean that LG will definetly release it for ALL models, even though that has been implied. Things are always subject to change without notice (as we've seen with the 65" LW6500's refresh rate).
Also keep in mind that we won't really know if this new firmware will be anything too spectacular either until we have a way of knowing for certain that it's actually been released and then hearing people's reports on it. I've seen a 55LW5600 running the old firmware and thought it was pretty darn good 3D, so I really don't think it'd make all of LG's 120Hz sets "redundant" or bad if they didn't get the update...it'd still be a pretty sweet 3D experience, imo...perhaps slightly less sweet at worst.
Personally, I'd feel pretty confident buying a 120Hz model and thinking that I'd be getting the extra perk of the new 1080i firmware at some point down the road.
Who knows..maybe it's already been released...LG should give release notes with their updates. Some posters are saying that they think their 3D might have improved recently. And some are also saying that they think the 6500's 3D looks better than the 5600's...so maybe some extra processing or bells/whistles were added to the 6500 lineup or something...or maybe it's just wishful thinking...or maybe it's due to inconsistent viewing environments...or maybe that 240Hz refresh rate makes a difference. Too much speculation and variables for the moment. Not worth losing sleep over.