Originally Posted by WilliamG
Hey there! Glad you're enjoying the HW50ES! It's a pretty great projector, and I love mine.
I think I can probably address your questions:
1.) If you're used to passive 3D, then this 240hz active 3D will be a bit of a shock to the system. What you're seeing with motion is NORMAL. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. My wife absolutely hates active shutter 3D, and refuses to watch 3D on this projector because she thinks it is, for lack of a better word - sh*t. I can't really argue with her. I understand perfectly what you say when you want more frames per second in 3D, but turning on frame creation is just a little too much soap-opera feel. It would be great if it were possible to use a lower frame creation setting, that's for sure... I definitely notice what you're seeing, though, and along with the flicker it's just something I'm trying to deal with.
2.) If you're hearing a buzzing when running 3D, I'm guessing you got B-stock for AVS, which is in this case an early build HW50ES. The early builds suffered from this buzzing when 3D is enabled. The workaround is to use the external emitter, Sony TMR-PJ2. That will bypass the built-in emitter and eliminate the buzz. You may want to speak to AVS, since Sony originally provided these emitters for free for people with this issue. Not sure how it all works now, since that problem has been solved in the later builds of the projector (mine included, that I got new last month).
FYI, on my previous projector, the Sony HW30ES, I used the external emitter (the HW30ES didn't have the built-in one) and it absolutely murdered my Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player's ability to receive IR commands. Since I got the HW50ES, I've not had that issue since I use the internal emitter. Not sure what would happen if I started using the external again..
In terms of tweaks and tricks, Cinema 1 is the perfect place to start. You can improve to some degree with a full calibration, but unless you're incredibly hardcore about such things, your picture right now is probably more than adequate. I recommend turning on Reality Creation and setting it to the absolute lowest level, with any noise reduction/contrast enhancer crap turned OFF. I really like the bare-bones lowest level Reality Creation with no other options enabled. Also, turn the glasses brightness level down one notch on the projector which will eliminate 99% of crosstalk that I've noticed in 3D movies.
Enjoy your projector!