I've used emitters straight from the TV and never once had an issue with the 3DA1 sync. I guess it is there if you have problems with sync issues.
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8/2/11 at 8:46am
Would you guys say it's safe to assume that a unit with serial number of 102758 is good? If my reasoning is sound that would make it around a June 2010 build date
I figure that generally serial numbers are chronological to a certain extent and the serial shown in this post says it was mfg August 2010
sounds right...mine from march 2011 is 105555 and the one from august is in the 102XXX range
Calvtanzio: Did you get the Panny? What do you think of the 2D to 3D conversion?
Now I have a switcher that automatically switches between Direct TV and the DVD player, I also hooked up optical audio and all is going directly to HDMI 3. The only problem I have is sometimes the TV wont switch to 3D. I have to turn it off then back on.
This is the switch.
HDMI 3-In 1-Out HDMI Auto Switch with 1.5 ft. Cable
Sold by: Eforcity
Item subtotal: $8.26
I have the dmp-bdt310 and love this machine. But after much tweaking the past few days I can't recommend it for converting 2D to 3D. Overall it's a toy gimmick, ineffective, even if you turn it up to extremes. Add to this that dark scenes suffer from the glasses and it's just not worth it. There were moments that broke this trend. When Iron Man is putting on his suit I would see depth as the outer shell of the suit was placed closer than parts within. Most impressive was Planet Earth when going over the Grand Canyon. The sides of the canyon were placed ahead of the floor, and the illusion of flying over a canyon was just awesome. So I'd say source material makes or breaks the effect. For general movies, pretty blah, especially on dark movies, but I haven't tried everything. Maybe I'll try star wars next. :-)
OK, so the Ultimate3dHeaven glasses showed up a couple days ago (VERY pleased with the service from them btw), and today the 3DA-1 showed up. There is an actual manufacture date on the unit, just not on the box which is what they went by I guess. It is an August 2010 unit.
No question....this is the easiest 'hack' I've ever done to any gear, lol. Worked exactly like was described right off the bat. Now, figuring out all the other settings took a few more minutes, but still quite painless. From the time I opened the box til I had 3d was less than 10 minutes for sure.
I guess I didn't know for sure what to expect, but I gotta say that I'm not BLOWN away. I don't have much else to compare to except Avatar which we saw 3 times at the imax, so my base comparison base isn't exactly apples to apples.
PQ seems to be excellent on our 6187 sammy. I kinda feel like the images are going *into* the tv whereas I was expecting it to be the opposite. I didn't get the screaming deal some of you got on the 3DA-1, but considering the circumstances I'm pretty happy. One thing's for sure though....61" is waaaay too small for 3D, lol.