I may try to post some screen shots tonight, but first I will give some observations.
I now have my HC5 set up with the 3D emitter and glasses and spent time last night with movies, sports and 3D enough to know that I am keeping this one. Every person in my family, including my wife who generally thinks this upgrade hobby is baloney and my 17 year old daughter who thinks her SD channels on her HDTV are HD and doesn't care, all immediately said, "this is much better than the one before" on 2D (I played HD trailers for upcoming films). This is the first time I ever had them say anything like this without coaxing since my upgrade from a 480p Epson Projector to a Panny AE500 (720p); they did not even notice the difference as much when I went from the Panny to an Epson 1080UB @1080p. While watching a bit of Finding Nemo from Starz HD, my wife even said, "You're definitely keeping this one, right?" as she knew I was thinking of trying a couple more PJs (Sharp 30K, JVC RS45). When we actually watched an entire movie last night (Hyde Park on Hudson BD), she remarked more than a few times about the quality- this is literally the first time since the days we went to HD that I have gotten these kinds of comments from her.
So, at that point I was smug and really proud of myself; so at the end of the movie, we decided to watch some 3D. I have to tell you that my wife and one daughter love 3D- much more than my older daughter and I. However, when I put on "IMAX Hubble" and then "Born to be Wild", I thought the accolades would continue. Well, they didn't but that was not all bad. My wife and daughters did not say a word until the end and it took me asking to get them to say that the 3D was good. When I pressed them, all I could get is that it was as enjoyable as our Optoma. Not a stellar review, but not a "look what have you done to better our lives" comment either.
That being said, I noticed some flicker and ghosting almost immediately. Not overly distracting, but not up to the rock solid 3D from my Optoma DLP. For now, I am holding off on 2 PJ thoughts as I am loving this PJ for 2D, but I will tell you that if 3D is your "bag" then this one will fill it but not as well as a good DLP. Still, I could not let the 2D on this PJ go- it is that good (and not even fully calibrated yet).
More to come...Edited by larrimore - 5/19/13 at 4:25pm