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post #181 of 190
Sorry to hear your Samsung had issues.

Game mode seems to get greyed out no matter the source, at the very least it also happens with both Vudu and Youtube as well as when I'm trying to watch a side-by-side 3D movie from my computer over HDMI. So I don't think the input matters.

It's really disappointing, but not enough to make us get rid of the TV. Without a concrete answer from one of the hundred or so other people with this series of TV (where the heck did you all go?) I might start getting serious about it, trying to do firmware resets and digging around in the service menu, though I can't find a working code for that anywhere.
post #182 of 190
I wanted to revert to an older firmware version, since I figure that may explain why those who bought the TV before didn't seem to have an issue. However, I couldn't find any firmware versions, new or old, online. :/

In hindsight it definitely isn't enough to return the TV. But at the time I was experiencing 3D at home for the first time and felt it was a must have for games. I've heard people say that gaming is where 3D is really worth it, but in my experience it has been movies, not games. I tried Uncharted 3, Wipout HD, Killzone 3, Shadow of Colossus, Batman Arkham City and one more I can't remember. After the initial "it's new and shiny!" feeling, I didn't feel that 3D added much to any of them. Although you may find it funny that I thought Shadow of Colossus did 3D the best. Possibly because you didn't lose any quality because it is an older game.

The thing with the 51" Samsung Plasma (PN51E550D) is that it's only $300 more than the 42" Vizio, and $150 more than the 47" Vizio. And it has 2D to 3D conversion on top of a larger screen and superior black levels. Other than not having 2D to 3D conversion (which I hardly ever feel is worth using), the Vizio's 3D is superior to the Samsung's. Perhaps I just prefer the look and feel of passive over active 3D. But there was no crosstalk problems with the Vizio, and tons with the Samsung. I've now fixed the brightness popping issue with the Samsung, and I can even live with the 3D crosstalk. But the noise is a deal breaker.

As for the Samsung's black level...I do prefer watching television in a lit room, so I wonder if I'd be able to tell a difference in black level between the two TV's side by side.

There's so much to consider when buying a TV!

Anyway, if anyone can please comment on whether or not game mode works in 3D with their E3Dxx0VX, I'd be most appreciative.
post #183 of 190
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Originally Posted by mobusaki View Post

I wanted to revert to an older firmware version, since I figure that may explain why those who bought the TV before didn't seem to have an issue. However, I couldn't find any firmware versions, new or old, online. :/
In hindsight it definitely isn't enough to return the TV. But at the time I was experiencing 3D at home for the first time and felt it was a must have for games. I've heard people say that gaming is where 3D is really worth it, but in my experience it has been movies, not games. I tried Uncharted 3, Wipout HD, Killzone 3, Shadow of Colossus, Batman Arkham City and one more I can't remember. After the initial "it's new and shiny!" feeling, I didn't feel that 3D added much to any of them. Although you may find it funny that I thought Shadow of Colossus did 3D the best. Possibly because you didn't lose any quality because it is an older game.
The thing with the 51" Samsung Plasma (PN51E550D) is that it's only $300 more than the 42" Vizio, and $150 more than the 47" Vizio. And it has 2D to 3D conversion on top of a larger screen and superior black levels. Other than not having 2D to 3D conversion (which I hardly ever feel is worth using), the Vizio's 3D is superior to the Samsung's. Perhaps I just prefer the look and feel of passive over active 3D. But there was no crosstalk problems with the Vizio, and tons with the Samsung. I've now fixed the brightness popping issue with the Samsung, and I can even live with the 3D crosstalk. But the noise is a deal breaker.
As for the Samsung's black level...I do prefer watching television in a lit room, so I wonder if I'd be able to tell a difference in black level between the two TV's side by side.
There's so much to consider when buying a TV!
Anyway, if anyone can please comment on whether or not game mode works in 3D with their E3Dxx0VX, I'd be most appreciative.

Game mode is non-selectable for me as well. It's got to be a firmware issue. I don't seem to have a lag problem though, maybe I just don't notice it. Played all the way through Drake 3 in 3D with no problem.
post #184 of 190
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Game mode is non-selectable for me as well. It's got to be a firmware issue. I don't seem to have a lag problem though, maybe I just don't notice it. Played all the way through Drake 3 in 3D with no problem.

Hopefully there's another firmware update soon that fixes it, then! Was it selectable for you before the latest update?
post #185 of 190
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Hopefully there's another firmware update soon that fixes it, then! Was it selectable for you before the latest update?

Though I'm pretty sure they could turn it on via a firmware update, I don't think it's "broken." From what I've learned, there are a lot of screen functions besides game mode (brightness, contrast, etc.) that automatically turn off in order to enhance the 3D effect.
post #186 of 190
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Though I'm pretty sure they could turn it on via a firmware update, I don't think it's "broken." From what I've learned, there are a lot of screen functions besides game mode (brightness, contrast, etc.) that automatically turn off in order to enhance the 3D effect.

If it was selectable before a firmware update, and with the existence of 3D games, I'd say it's certainly broken.
post #187 of 190
Game mode is also disabled and defaulted to "Off" in 3D mode on my E3D420VX.
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

Though I'm pretty sure they could turn it on via a firmware update, I don't think it's "broken." From what I've learned, there are a lot of screen functions besides game mode (brightness, contrast, etc.) that automatically turn off in order to enhance the 3D effect.
Brightness, contrast, and other standard picture settings can be altered in 3D mode on my E3D420VX. I think game mode and the advanced picture settings (smooth motion, noise reduction, etc.), except color enhancement and adaptive luma, are the only things disabled by 3D on my set.
post #188 of 190
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

Game mode is non-selectable for me as well. It's got to be a firmware issue. I don't seem to have a lag problem though, maybe I just don't notice it. Played all the way through Drake 3 in 3D with no problem.

I didnt have a problem in 3d mode with my 47" set and can confirm that by having played Zen Pinball 2 that was released on Tuesday in 3d mode and it had zero lag. However, on the 32" version of the set it does have lag so it seems to vary from model to model. Game mode isn't selectable in 3d on either set though. I contacted Kayla and chatted with her today, but she didn't really know much, I know more than she does and she works for Vizio and seemed to be confused by my questions or didn't want to admit a problem exists on the 32" version of their set. She also would not even confirm or deny any new sets being released soon, actually she just skipped over that question. I could only test it on the 32" and the 47" versions though so not sure about any of the other sizes, their may be problem but not with the 47" version of the set. I encourage others with other size sets to test the lag using this game, test it in 2d with game mode off and you will see too sizable a lag to play pinball on, then test it in 3d mode and see if that same issue exists. Turning on game mode in 2d fixes the problem btw.
Edited by wonka702 - 9/6/12 at 5:12pm
post #189 of 190


I'm seeing this text artifact with a Vizio E3D320VX. I can't find any way to remove it. (Connected via HDMI). I love this TV, but this is a dealbreaker.

What I'm pointing to is the white after-image that seems to follow around text when scrolling.

Has anyone else seen this? What is this called?
post #190 of 190
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Originally Posted by malefactor View Post

I'm seeing this text artifact with a Vizio E3D320VX. I can't find any way to remove it. (Connected via HDMI). I love this TV, but this is a dealbreaker.
What I'm pointing to is the white after-image that seems to follow around text when scrolling.
Has anyone else seen this? What is this called?

First thing is to isolate the source. It's either the cable, the port (HDMI1, 2, component, etc), the source (computer, cable box, ps3, etc), or the TV. If it's there with different cabling, different sources, then it's the TV or a setting on the TV (3D mode is on when in 2D, etc.).
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