In my last post i reported setting the 3DTV size in the XBOX360 display setup menu when used on the Sony HMZ makes no difference to the 3D image, if its set to the minimum (around 10inches) and high settings such as 300inches.
I love my HMZ and have tons of 3D games. I accepted that generally for most games 3D depth on it is not extreme, yet very natural and cross talk free. But with gaming, 3D Pop and extreme depth is what we "enjoy" as it heightens the sense of immersion and 'being there'.
But then i bought Avatar, and it completely changed my view of the HMZ. This game from its menus allows you to set the 3DTV size and distance you are viewing from. When you get the size settings correct... And even in the default settings the 3D is better than any game i have played via the HMZ.
So it got me thinking... Maybe the TV size setting in consoles system setup menu does effect 3D depth and "pop". So read a few posts of AVSforums where members recommend setting it between 10 to 12inches. Ok this may sound odd as the HMz is supposed to be simulating a 150in plus screen. But believe me it WORKS and amazingly so, im enjoying my HMZ even more than ever.Child Of Eden:
When i first bought this game i had played it with the PS3 screen size as default 72inches. I heard a lot about this game. The 3D enable feature was hidden in the active game menu, and not on the main menu. So when i turned it on and was disappointed, i just assumed it's 3D implementation sucks hence they hid the option. 3D depth was very weak, almost to the point where you are confused if things are close or supposed to be far away.
But then i played it with the PS3 screen size at 10inches. OMG! The difference is night and day! The 3D depth becomes AMAZING. You feel like you are flying into an endless abyss. Its really stunning!Uncharted 3:
With PS3 screen set as default 72inches. Theres depth, but its natural and subtle. Bullets don't come flying at you. Nor do you really "see" the bullet flying thru "air".
With screen set at 10inches its a completely difference experience. I felt vertigo when high up, and you REALLY now feel inside the environment. Bullets whizzing thru the air when you are shot at. Also the enemies red dot laser tracer looks so realistic as it stretches from there position all the way to you. Its really is so much better and shows what the HMZ can do. Im 40% into the game and im tempted to restart. The new 3D Depth is that immerse.Crysis 2:
Appears to make no difference. (uses SBS)
I determined that setting the TV size effects only games that use real stereoscopic 3D. Games that use Side by Side and Above and Below 3D are not true stereoscopic games and wont be effected. And nor will bluray 3D. I have not checked this on Xbox yet as games on it tend to be side by side.
So give it go, you will end up playing all your 3D games over again for this new immersive 3D depth.
From the PS3 Menu choose "Display Output Settings">Choose HDMI>Automatic>For HMZ Users set Screen Size at 10inches>Finish.
Please note the 3D is extreme with this setting and may not suit everyone and may result in faster onset of eye strain. Remember you can always make fine adjustments to 3D Depth via the games menu.
Love to here how others get on
Update: I tired the PS3 screen size trick on my 3DTv and i can confirm it works too. However on my Samsung active shutter TV using these extreme settings the ghosting/cross talk is very high. Some levels its so bad its too distracting. This is where products like the HMZ really shine. Theres genereally zero crosstalk and in some cases just a tiny bit of ghosting. The ghosting is not distracting at all.