Originally Posted by John Mason
Sony's 3D HMZ helmet (see 3D Display section thread) might be better for 3D testing since it has identical 720p panels for each eye (not switching). Sony stores and perhaps others should have demo helmets. Suggest checking back with doctor to ensure it's not something like "macular pucker," which ruins vision for finer details, sometimes one eye at a time. Some optometry centers, like NYC's Town Optical, list training Amblyopic programs, supposedly to help reduce problems. -- John
This is something I have had since late teens (52 now, ouch) - back when my eyes were good the right was 20/30 uncorrectable and the left 20/15 to 20/18.
I am right handed and extremely cross dominant (no kidding!) This wreaks havoc on things like shooting, pool, putting...
I went today to a BB and have good news/bad news. They had a Sony LED with active glasses. The good news - I did indeed sense the 3D effects and witnessed the "pop" effect. Whether it was intense as "normal" people perceive, I can't say.
The bad news - most of the images had a faint translucent offset image - the exact image seen on the TV w/out the glasses.
I had the BB person come over and look and asked if she saw that. She said no, then I had her look at the tv over the glasses and pointed to what I meant, then in the glasses she said she could see it too (for what that's worth). There was no way I needed prompting to see it - it was pretty obvious.
In active technology, if I close one eye while in the glasses, should I see a single (non-3D) image, or will I see the offset images? My understanding of the technology is that the TV switches back and forth between the two offsets and this switching is synced to the glasses, therefore I should see a single flat image.
I will try another store with more stock and a viewing room to see.
Oh, totally unrelated - does one have to buy glasses made by the TV manufacturer? Does a brand of active glasses work on all 3D TV's of that brand?