Go to Setup --> Video Setup --> 3D Mode --> and change the option to Forced.
I had issues playing Dredd in 3D until I made this adjustment. The movie looks STUNNING in 3D by the way...
Edited by Tango22 - 1/11/13 at 5:35am
FWIW, I watched Dredd last night in 2D on a 100" Stewart Firehawk + Sharp Z-20000 + Oppo 83, and I thought the both the movie, and the picture, were fantastic. I had no prior knowledge of "Dredd", had no preconceptions, and found the movie unrelentlessly entertaining, and particularly enjoyed its uncompromising, hyper-visualized violence. IMO, it doesn't matter if you classify it as "Sci-Fi" or not, as it stands on its own merits. Highly recommended.
Regarding the picture: From shot to shot, there are pronounced variations in the image, from smooth and very detailed, to grainy and rather noisy, which are obviously (to me) purposeful, artistic transitions, meant to occasionally convey the grimy world the story takes place in. I enjoyed these transitions, and would have found the movie too 'sterile', for lack of a better word, had the entire movie been shot with a more consistanly smooth image.
Regading the soundtrack: Nothing short of DEMO quality. Period.
Hi wingnut! I'd like to oblige, but unfortunately, I don't have a BD drive in my computer to capture images.
But, are you not seeing wonderfully smooth, detailed images, juxtaposed with "noisey" images, throughout? For example (from memory), some of the "Slo-mo" shots are incredibly smooth and detailed, where many (but not all) of the shots within the corridors of the "Peach Trees" are grainy and noisy. IMO, this would have to be a purposeful decision and not an issue inherent in the mastering. If you are not seeing this juxtaposition, then we are not seeing the same thing!
Well, sarcasm aside, I'll stick with my thoughts on the purposefully "noisey" scenes, juxtapoised against cleaner ones.
You may want to check out the 3D review here:
as it appears to fly in the face of your 3D experience.
The same review complains of digital noise in the 2D version apparently not present in the 3D version. My 3D TV is only 46", so not the best "reference" TV, but I'll watch it in 3D to see if I see the same intent.