Originally Posted by rdjam
I use almost exclusively 24p ( Bluray) and haven't had any issue with tearing. Possible it is your display chain?
Since you have had your 3D-Bee setup almost the longest, and certainly the most involved setup with dual units and projectors, I'm wondering about your opinion after my initial reaction to the Trainer, picked up with their $100 discount, yesterday afternoon for a couple hours with my RS50. 8.5' wide 16x9 image on a Hi Power in light controlled room.
It seems to me when I would change source feeding the Denon feeding the 3D-Bee it started off in pass through mode. That is actually pretty cool if it's intentional. Then you can decide to kick in the 3D processing if desired. I would prefer the levels of effect were simply numbered 1, 2, 3, etc rather than the odd graphics they give you which I would forget which I liked best while cycling through them. I guess it stays the same every time you turn on the process unless you change it?
Anyway....I started off feeding it some still test photos I just took around my house and neighborhood with a new Sony A77 camera in 16x9 mode and some nice vintage Minolta glass. Once I found the 3D-Bee's best setting that looked the most natural, it was really impressive
with the depth added and clarity of detail, and even appeared to have a bit of imaging pop in front of the screen plane. Or maybe I imagined that part? Do you ever see in front of plane imaging with the 2 projector setup?
And I could run my Charter Cable from a Tivo unit through it no problem. Have not yet tried an actual Bluray movie at 24P from my PS3.
BUT, there are always "decisions" it has to make on the fly with its hard wired code about what is in front and what is behind. Too often even at my best setting for the box, those decisions yielded some unnatural protrusions or "extent
" of the natural protrusion within the overall scene. To the point of wow that is pretty distracting.
Does it seem with all your 2 projector, actual Bluray 24P movie watching that you get many of those moments? I found myself thinking it's cool, it's amazing when it's right how good it looks.....but of course the picture is dimmer and the colors and IQ even having been set up by UMR to work best for the 3D setting, just aren't up to what he gave me of course for the 2D settings.
And since the vast majority of the effect is "depth" into the screen....I'm thinking won't the Darbee Visual Presence (from what I have seen in person) yield ultimately a better experience without all the drawbacks of glasses, loss of light, color, etc. I know you're eagerly waiting on that too. There are also "wow" look at that moments with it, but if not a "wow" moment it just kind of sits there not adding anything beyond a pleasing subtle effect. Wasn't really able to play with the level of settings much when I saw it at E3 in June and that was only on 50" LCD set with mostly IMAX Under The Sea. And likely it has been improved further since then prior to actual product launch.