I have watched hardly any 3D on my 4810 since I've had it. So I pick up Pacific Rim at Best Buy 2 days ago and watched about 2/3 of it in 2D with my calibrated user 1 setting on low lamp and playing around with the Darblet, looking for as much depth as possible in 2D. As others have said, what an amazing transfer. Then yesterday I got some new batteries for my JVC glasses and watched the whole movie in 3D. When I had my calibration at 100 hours I believe he also at my request went into the 3D picture profile at 7500K and eyeballed some adjustments at my request. I decided to do the same and using skin tones as my basis, I made adjustments to cut back on contrast to allow the setting with the Darblet I wanted. I also took color to a minus 10 and tint to a -3 setting. Experimented with brightness and wound up leaving it at zero. Experimented with freeze frames with a lot of dark shadow detail with all the gamma options for comparison to gamma C that it was on and wound up going with gamma B.
Voila, hot damn I had me, with my 8.5' wide only, old school Hi Power 2.8 screen in full light controlled room…… a nice
, bright, compelling 3D picture. OMG how much it added over and above the 2D. Scenes from on top of the monsters or robots looking way the hell down at their feet were astonishing. Anyway, not being a 3D honk to date as are many of you, I was just enjoying the show and being oblivious to whatever imperfections others might spot. It all looked amazingly good to me.
As I usually do following several hours on with the projector, I checked my peak center lux reading back on low lamp. Actually for bleeps and giggles I had already dropped at the end of the movie back into User 1 profile on Low lamp with my calibrated settings. Even played with it at -7 on the iris where I'm normally around, now at 540 hours. It had been running in the 3D profile on High lamp of course and I was enjoying 0 on the aperture. Surprisingly to me back on Low, it didn't look all that dim. When new I had 180 center peak lux on Low. After all this time I'm almost always at between 170-180 lux. Sometimes it hits 180 again. Other times, rarely, it dips down to 165 or so. A few nights ago it hit 160 and I was thinking oh crap maybe it finally is going to start on its downward brightness spiral. I checked 3 times last night, turning the meter (a good one) off each time in between. MY PEAK LUX WAS READING 200 ON LOW LAMP.
This is the craziest lamp, in a good way, I think many of us have ever seen, starting with the 2012-2013 JVC models.
Very impressed as well with how much the Darblet adds apparent detail and "roundness" to images that are already in 3D.Edited by RonF - 12/13/13 at 3:03pm