Originally Posted by destiny 21
hi i have a panny65gt50 plasma and i would like to know if i am watching a 3d bluray dvd should i put the tv on the thx 3d cinema setting. it seems kind of dark . could i put the tv in vivid mode while watching a 3d dvd or will that not work. just trying to make the 3d dvd brighter. any suggestions would be great
Just try it and see if you like it better. There is NO requirement that you use any particular setting for any particular purpose. The pre-calibrated settings are simply there as a convenience feature if you choose to use them. They don't necessarily provide the best viewing experience for everyone's personal taste. Some people don't like "reference" settings.
3D using active shutter glasses will remove 50% of the light hitting your eyes. The THX 3D mode increases the overall brightness of the picture to try to help deal with this but the TV just doesn't have the ability to double its brightness. From what I have observed, they bring the brightness up to lighten the bright areas in the picture and they bring the black-level way up so that darker areas in the picture don't completely disappear.
I just watched the 3D version of Immortals. I have no idea what the director intended but the movie is dark, drab, void of color, and had only a subtle 3D effect. I'm still of the opinion that 3D displays are a gimmick; I haven't seen anything on a consumer 3D TV that has changed my mind although I also have to admit that the 2 movies I have are both pretty poor examples.
I have seen 3D in an IMAX theater that was vivid and truly immersive; consumer 3D is more like the View-Master images from the 1940's and later.