Originally Posted by Steve S
OK. Have you been able to see passive 3D (Vizio or LG LED are passive, most others are active) in any store demos without having this problem? The reason I ask is that there is a significant percentage of people that just can't view 3D. If you've seen it in demos and it hasn't had this defect then you are not one of these people and have a problem with your set or it's configuration/compatibility with your FIOS box. I think Vizios have a provision for manually selecting the proper 3D format for the incoming signal--side by side, top/bottom, etc. Try changing these settings if you can find them (might have to check the owner's manual). I'm not sure about FIOS but DirecTV uses the side-by-side format for it's 3D (Blu Ray uses something called "frame packing".)
There also should be a setting for the degree of 3D effect displayed by the set which can, if set wrong, produce a lot of ghosting but usually not to the degree you're experiencing.
Finally, it might be a good idea to get a 3D Blu Ray player and a recent release 3D disc and see if the problem still occurs. If you're intending to stick with 3D even if you return the Vizio you'll want a 3D bd player anyway so it's not a waste of money.
I have an LG passive set, PS3, and DirecTV and the 3D from Blu Ray is significantly better than that on DirecTV.
I can view 3D, I have seen it at the store, theater etc. Also 3 other people recognize the same problem at my house.
Bit of an update. ESPN 3D works... the 3D looks normal... its the on demand 3D movies on fios that caused the issue.
I do not have a 3D blu ray to put in so I can't test out the DVD... does Redbox rent 3d movies, or do I have to buy from walmart, best buy, etc?
I do know what you mean about SBS and TOP/Bottom... the side by side is what works.
I have the Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi - has awesome reviews and is only $105 shipped on Amazon... I updated the firmware and everything, I just need a 3D movie.. this will decide if its broken or not I suppose.
I do not see the setting for degree of 3D anywhere, not sure if this vizio has it?
Thanks for your reply!