lol... it makes me feel bad to touch a beautiful tv in such a way. I usually use powder free gloves to do my installations haha. i guess i can throw some gloves on and beat her up a bit lol.
i'm watching jhonny test right now ha.
Yes, I was getting all goofed up trying to fix a mis-compound-quoting issue---lost track of who was saying what. :)
Um no. :) The currently available Sony's that are passive are R550, W802, and X900A. (Plus their Non-US bretheren like the 805, etc.). The W850, W900, and X850, are active.
There's a body of thought that states that the uneven rate of wear of plasma cells makes IR likely for all plasma's "out of the box". Hence the need for the initial (careful) wear in with slides for roughly 200 hours. In some cases 300 hours.
Only problem is that wives always say stuff like that when it comes to electronics. They can't help it. They're missing the Y chromosome. Y doesn't it look perfect? Y isn't it better? Y am I seeing this or that?
No, it is true about the vertical resolution. It's actually a bit complicated and been discussed a number of time around here. But active will show each 1080 vertical resolution and passive 3D will show 540. Though the waters get a little muddy because of LG's claim to be alternating the information so that 1080 lines are output but just 540 at a time. Not worth getting into all over again.
But the long and the short of it is that there are folks who insist that Active is superior because of that. And others (from Earth ) who point out that it that passive is so much easier on the eyes (no nasty flicker), and the glasses cost dirt, are lightweight, comfortable, and don't use batteries.
With the advent of 4K, a 4K 3D movie will be 3840x1080 resolution (the normal 2160 will be hacked in half), which is smooth as silk, so this resolution business is becoming increasingly mooted. Until of course that same nutcase crowd chimes in again with "but active 4K is 2160 lines high". LOL....
Frankly, there's been considerable discussion from us in the passive crowd that perhaps Active should never have been offered at all, and contributed to an overall negative reaction to 3D TV in the world.
People seem to love that thing (802) for how low-lag it is. But I want to understand something: You're seeing the edge bleed along the bottom center, right? Does it look like you're staring right *at* the LED, or just a more pronounced spray across the screen?