I have had a TC-L37DT30 for about one week now and could use a little help/input. I just joined AVForums today so that I could post, but have been reading this thread as it evolved since before my purchase. I am running the DT30 from the HDMI port on my graphics card of my PC to HDMI 2 on the Panasonic unit. One concern is regarding the refresh rate of the DT30. It is advertised as being 240 HZ. When I first set it up, I checked in the nVidia control panel to check resolution, etc. I am using a GTX 580 SLI configuration. I expected to see a selection for at least 120 HZ as an option, but only saw up to 60 HZ. I tried a custom resolution, selecting 1920x1080 @ 120HZ. The result was 'test failed'. I then downloaded an EDID reader from Entech, and under supported timings it only shows 60HZ. An nVidia tech told me this is a problem, and that if the set is not faulty, that I should see at least 120HZ as a possible option in the nVidia CP, and also as a supported timing in the EDID. However, an EVGA tech told me the reverse--the fact that I could not set the refresh rate above 60HZ for any display, or HDTV was normal. Could anyone give me some clarification on all of that please. My HDMI cable was not labelled as 1.4, but does say 3D and Ethernet ready--from google I learned that ethernet over HDMI requires a 1.4 cable so I am assuming that the cable is 1.4. If it is not, could this cause any issues re available refresh rates?
The other area I need a bit of advice on is how to properly enable 3D in the DT30 menu. The next thing I want to do is to test the set in 3D mode. I have about 1/3 the vision in my right eye as in my left eye. I do not know if I will be able to actually see the 3D effect. If I set things up and then cannot see anything 3D wise, I will not know if my vision, or my settings are at fault. I have 'Auto detect 3D' set to 'Auto 2'. I have 3D notification 'ON'. I have not received any notification of a 3D device being detected--in my case the GTX 580. In order for 3D to work with an nVidia GPU I believe I have to install nVidia '3D Play' software. Should I see a notification of a 3D device once I install that? (I have already downloaded it but not installed it yet.) Anyways, there are a lot of settings re the 3D--if anyone could give me a quick guide on proper setup I would be very grateful. The only 'native' 3D software I have is 'Crysis 2'. On the link below there is a long list of games that nVidia gives a rating to for 3D performance--most of them are not natively 3D I don't think unless they have perhaps been patched for that purpose or something.http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-3d-games.html
If they are not patched to run 3D, would you then run them in 2D-3D mode? I will contact nVidia for a bit of clarification. Anyways, if anyone could provide a brief guide on proper settings for 3D use on the DT30 I would be grateful--thanks in advance for any replies.