My new reference disk for the GT30.....Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D
Today I put the 55" GT30 to a few tests; 3D over AT&T (Starz) and throwing the new Transformers
ark of the Moon 3D in as well. I wanted to test the new 3D glasses (3Active
) with real 3D programming. I've done the 2D>3D conversion and actually came away impressed.
For Starz 3D I watched Tangled
and with animated flicks it didn't disappoint. TV did a pretty good good and so did the glasses. I had no fatigue or issues wearing them. I used the "Game" setting so to get the most out of the colors. By the way it does have some good 3D moments and worthwhile for the family.
For the true 3D test I bought Transformers. Now today was the first time I've seen the movie period but I went with the 3D version first. The first five minutes of watching and listening told me this movie was going to be good. I could probably write four pages on the movie alone especially the 3D of standout scenes that made the 3D really come to life. I used vivid setting with a few tweaks like Normal instead of Cool 1.
I have not watched Avatar 3D but have the normal BR and I know many say it IS
the best 3D movie out there. But the overall action, realism and dare say...amount of textures and color outweigh Avatar. If anyone has doubts as to how plasmas handle action and motion; look no more than Transformers
OTM. This was a very impressive movie from all standpoints, the 3D, normal BR and the True_HD audio just kicked serious booty.
After the 3D I watched about 1/2 of the normal BD (second half) and it to rocked and the GT30 handled all the action flawlessly. For it the setting was 'Custom" using Dave_O's
mid-brightness settings. As mentioned this is really a great movie to highlight details about every corner to the "Bots", the cars, skin tone, the buildings, glass, pavement...it's pretty much all there. I pretty much consider this my Number 1 referance movie.
BR Player....Panasonic BDT210
AVR (3D pass/HDMI)....Yamaha RX-V671
3D Glasses....3Active by Dimensional Optics
Note: On the 3D Glasses I've watched two 3D movies today and my nose, ears, temple or eyes don't hurt and I had zero fatigue. They feel about the same as old style Raybans sunglasses.The GT30 saw the glasses when I turned them on without any issue.