Originally Posted by shaft65
I have just received two pairs of the v3.5 TrueDepths from Daniel.
They are fantastic at 144Hz and 120Hz compared to my Sainsonics. The colours are far truer and brighter and the focus and sharpness is like the difference between night and day in comparison.
A couple of warnings to UK readers though, firstly, shipping is about £23 and I got stung a further £15 by customs! Also, they don't work well at 50Hz when watching SKY 3D. They constantly lose sync and flash regularly.
Fortunately I don't have a regular SKY box (not sure how they would work with a regular SKY box) and have tweeked mine to work at 60Hz, this now works flawlessly.
I have emailed Daniel about this, he said:
"I checked with the engineer and the 2D/3D glasses were based off of the 3.5 beta version which was designed for the w1070 running at 144hz. The regular version (non-2D) has now been updated to work better with 100hz and 120hz TVs, but the 2D/3D version still does not apparently. I will speak with the engineer about updating this, though I know this cannot be done by the user- we will need to exchange the glasses for you."
Not sure if I will take up Daniel's offer because of the postage involved but if you are in the US and are dithering over what glasses to buy, I along with many others would thoroughly recommend these.
Hi 'shaft65', I'm just back from a holiday in Florida and I bought a couple of pairs of the True Depths v3.5 when I was out there. I wish I'd read your post above before buying them!!.... I've just tried to watch some Sky 3D and sure enough I'm getting constant loss of sync and flashing, aaarrgghhh! It's frustrating because they work great at 24p/144hz from blu-ray on the PS3. So it must be due to the 50hz Sky output. Anyway, I need glasses that work on both the Sky box and the PS3 - I'd rather avoid sending them back to the US given the postage cost so thought you might be interested in buying them? Feel free to get in touch if you're interested, and no worries at all if you're not.
For anyone reading this thread regarding performance of the True Depths versus the Sainsonics. I can only judge based on comparing about 50 hours worth of using the Sainsonics and 30 mins using the True Depths on blu-ray PS3 content/games, but to my eyes (and my family's) there's little difference between them in the colour, the brightness, the loss of sync (both don't lose sync at all in our experience) and the blocking of the red flash. I'd said in my earlier post that the Sainsonics absolutely block out the red flash but with further viewing I agree with others' comments that there is still some red that seeps through on blacks e.g. top and bottom borders on 2:85-1 movies. This red tinting was there with the True Depths too though. Regarding comfort, I found the True Depths to be much more comfortable around the head and nose (and this was without trying any of the additional nosepieces) and reckon I could wear them for 2 hours at a time without a problem. This is unlike the Sainsonics where they're too tight on the side of my head and pressing on my nose whereby I want to take them off after 15 mins. My son, however, still much prefers the fit of the Sainsonics. He reckoned the True Depths were too big and heavy in comparison. Personal taste (and head size!) I guess. One final note on the comparison is in the 'quality feel' of the glasses. For me the True Depths are definitely the winner on this front. The quality of the plastic, the contouring of the plastic and the movement of the arms all feel significantly better than the Sainsonics.
So most of the above is the opposite of what most other folks have found when comparing the Sainsonics to other glasses, but just thought it was worth I'd adding my subjective experience.
I also bought the latest version of the 3DTV Corps when I was in the US, I've not had a chance to test them out yet (3D viewing and jet lag don't go well together!), but will add my thoughts on them on this thread soon.