Originally Posted by Projector Lad
Hi. If you are using a htpc to play your movies, this might help.
I had a few issues getting 3D to work but am now successfully playing 3d MKV HSBS movies as well as blu ray etc. I had no luck in Media Centre but now use Powere DVD to play either .mkv's or 3D blu ray.
Make sure the Sony has correctly applied the 3D format in the 3D menu. For some reason it initially kept defaulting to simulated 2D to 3D and until I worked it out results were far from great! I had to go in and manually change it to 3D SBS although now it defaults without issue.
Secondly, If you use Power DVD or similar app make sure it to has correctly set in 3D mode when movie is playing. (there is. '3D' button is long with play/stop/rewind etc when you hover over the movie.
And of course you need to endure your glasses are charged, on and in synch. If all goes to plan you should definitely be seen some sharp 3D that will rival your friends Epson!
Thanks for the response!
yes i am going to test that out today. I meant to update this and mention, what i am currnetly doing is PC > PS3 > Receiver > projector
this is the same process used for the Epson 5020 and the results are just trash. I am curious if there is a way to manually resync the glasses ( i know there is i just have not done it yet ). It is just terrible as is and as i said the resolution produced this way again is like watching a 3d movie in standard 480i resolution, it just looks terrible. I have been sampling different TVs for a long time as well as a few different projectors so you all can trust me when i say that, i am not just being a noob and not understanding what different resolution and pictures look like
i of cfourse also tried changing the glasses brightness from min to max, literally NO CHANGE on ghosting so i think like you said the glasses may be out of sync or something. I want to eliminate anything from the receiver etc so again after work today i will be taking it to my friends house.
the way it is now, i had to force the projector into 3d SBS mode to get it to display the H SBS content correctly. Again, exact same process on the Epson, only the results are night and day in the Epson favor ( Tonight i will test in his enviornment as well as testing straight from the HTPC to see how the content goes there.
quick question about that.... when running just from HTPC, you need to set powerDVD into 3D mode SBS AND The projector, or leave the projector on Auto ?
EDIT - Hypothetically, if all my cables in my equipment were NOT High speed ( still 1.3 but not rated high speed ) do you think this could account for the lower resolution and glasses sync issues ( mass ghosting ) ? or only the cable from receiver to proejctor needs to be rated high speed? Or doesnt matter at all, and or its an all or nothing kind of deal with those cables ?Edited by tothjm - 1/18/13 at 5:38am