Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE
I was not aware of the w1070 / w1080st supporting those input rezzes, I'll have to try it. It's clear they can't draw 3840 pixels wide, but since it splits the signal in half horizontally, and the bandwidth is right, hey, why not. It's still surprising that the BenQ accepts those, I thought 1080p / 24 SBS would have meant half the horizontal resolution, but I guess I learn something new each day! I wonder, have you tried 1080p / 30hz SBS ? That should be the same HDMI bandwidth as 1080p / 60 without 3D. I tried in vain to get 72hz working in 2D, well it showed an weird image for a split second then shut off.
Most of the 3D rips I've seen are terrible, I'd much rather just stick in a disc when the mood strikes me to watch such a movie. But I can appreciate others wanting a library on a disc somewhere for easy access. Also makes it easier to add smoothing via SVP, when you play it back via MPC-HC, as opposed to trying to get SVP working inside something like PowerDVD, which I could never get to work. I hate 24hz with a fiery passion.
It's still really only receiving 1920x1080 because the video card is scaling it back down to 1920x1080. BUT... You get less ghosting, crosstalk and aliasing issues using FullHD SBS files compared to Half SBS.
I took photos and did side by side comparisons of native framepacked vs Half SBS vs Full SBS and there is definitely a slight sharpness drop from Framepacked to SBS and the Full SBS while not any sharper than the Half SBS had less artifacts from ghosting, crosstalk and edge aliasing. The artifacts are almost impossible to pick up with a still image and a camera but definitely visible in moving video if you know what to look for. The drop in sharpness is also extremely minimal and takes very close examination to see the difference.
Having said all that, I will be redoing my 3D rips using 3D BD25 ISO copies with DVDFab. Arcsoft Total Media Theatre 6 with Nvidia PlayTV will play framepacked 3D ISO files using Jriver MC19 as the front end media browser.
That way I get full BD menu support and full framepacked resolution at a slightly lower bitrate than Full BD50 ISOs and about the same file size as FULL SBS rips.
BTW I have tried several custom resolutions and timings with the projector and the only potentially useful one that works is 1920x1080P 48hz. I think the HDMI chip is limited to 60Hz in 2D. I was able to get the my Nvidia GTX760 to display at 23.976 with a custom resolution with custom timings. The Nvidia default 23p resolution timings were playing back at 23.971. With my custom timings I now get a repeated frame every few days as opposed to every couple minutes.
That's my next challenge now, to get the smoothest playback possible for 24P. I'll be experimenting with SVP, MadVR smooth motion and anything else I can get my hands on to workout what looks best for 24P with the Benq. There is definitely some motion judder with Benq as it doesn't offer any frame interpolation processing. The secret will be finding what gives the most film like picture while still removing 24p motion judder but without making it look like a TV soap image.Edited by Phatboy69 - 2/2/14 at 4:30pm