As I said in a previous post, I am sure that the reason for the "lack of pop" is nothing to do with the HMZ-T1 lacking depth, but due to the fact that:
- You do not have the same visual cues for 3D when you are viewing it in an isolated environment rather than looking at a TV in your living room.
- The 3D is much more natural with the HMZ-T1 than any other 3D solution, particularly active shutter glasses.
Most people tend to agree that passive 3D glasses have less "pop" than active shutter systems, even though crosstalk is lower and the images for each eye are displayed simultaneously rather than alternately.
The HMZ-T1 eliminates crosstalk entirely, shows full resolution images in both eyes (rather than the interlaced images of passive 3DTVs) and the screens are updated progressively rather than scanned. (well LCDs scan the image, which is probably what most people are comparing this to)
I don't think this is a coincidence at all.
When you are looking through active shutter glasses, your view is dimmed, and your eyes do not receive an image at the same timeone eye is blacked out, the other gets an image, and they swap at 120/240Hz.
This works to trick your brain into believing that it's seeing 3D, but because it is a completely unnatural way of doing so, I believe it also makes things stand out far more than it does with passive solutions.
It's not that the 3D depth is any better, but the fact that the image is unnaturally three dimensional stands out.
In the real world, nothing pops out at you. You accept the world for what it is, and it is naturally three dimensional. Passive 3D glasses, and now the HMZ-T1, recreate that experience far better than active shutter glasses do.
The depth is the same, but you perceive it to be lower, because it is now a completely natural looking image, rather than "fake" 3D that makes itself known.
Oh boy are you in for a treat. I don't normally like Joss Whedon's stuff, but Firefly is something special indeed. What a shame that they decided to air it out of order, which basically killed the show off before it had a chance.