I tried Tridef 3D. It supports HDMI 1.4 "HD 3D" (full resolution progressive frames for both eyes) in 720p60 or 1080p24 or 1080p60 TB mode (half sized images).
I watched some 3D Blu-Rays (real, not SBS or TB re-encoded ****) with PowerDVD11. I just told it that my TV and VGA card both support HDMI 1.4 and it works.
The HDMI 1.4 formats automatically trigger the 3D mode on the TV with both PowerDVD and Tridef 3D. SBS and TB need to be turned on manually.
Blu-Ray 3D looks OK with movies. It's a little dim and grainy but show me better...
I didn't like TRON (it felt like SouthPark: the CGI was very nice but the people felt like they were shot in plain 2D and placed in a 3D level later during the post-production).
Avatar 3D is a reference BD 3D material. Everything looked alive and 3D without any noticeable crosstalk.
I watched two child movies: Shrek Forever after and How to train your dragon. They weren't as good as Avatar but they still looked very nice.
In my opinion, 3D is simply unusable for games with these TVs.
1080p24 looks very cool. I mean it's really nice! It shows better 3D illusion than Avatar if I play AMD HD3D supported game titles (Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2 OK, AC-BH didn't work at all).
But 24fps is obviously insufficient for any type of games (let alone the shooters...) and the 3D mode works with higher input lag too, so it's a complete disaster if you try to play and not only test the PQ with still images...
720p60 3D feels playable but in my opinion it looks worse than 1080p60 2D. This resolution is very low for 51" and I also need to reduce the game PQ settings to get ~60-60 fps (for both eyes).
And there is a huge crosstalk in this mode, so it is completely useless.
1080p60 TB mode is somehow looks better than 720p 3D but it's close to that. I still prefer 1080p60 2D.
Not to mention that 2D doesn't require glasses and less grainy, etc.
So I think 3D is completely useless for PC gaming. But may be it is good for console gaming where your game engine renders in 720p only anyway...
My internal player is completely dead. AllShare could suffer from a network problem but I tried to put this
animated GIF image on a FAT32 USB drive before I recommend it for break-in purposes.
I think it's better and more effective than those old break-in slides with redundant single channel colors and grays but it's still not static like a full white image...
The OSD showed me that I attached a new device. I hit ENTER on the remote but the same thing happened what AllShare did: The empty CONTENT screen appeared for some seconds and disappeared without any notice.