Originally Posted by JeffreyLyons1977
Originally Posted by tgm1024
Passive works by giving every-other scanline to each eye. Thus you lose vertical resolution; 1080 hacked in half yields 540, so your TV is now a 1920x540 3D device. Not a lot of pixels for drawing sharply defined curves and slanted lines, such as with text.
There's an added goofiness in that in the 2D case, cable boxes yield 1080i, 60Hz interlaced
signals (30 full frames a second) and I don't yet know what they're sending for 3D.
OK 3D Blu Ray review:
Just watched the first ten minutes of Wreck It Ralph in 3D on Blu Ray and I saw none of the issues I did with Fios 3D so thats good news. I mean its not bad on FIOS. Its just not as good as Blu Ray.
The letter letter box lines at the top and bottom had no clouding or bleeding. (in a lighted room)
The actual 3D and motion was spot on. I hate to keep going back to the Samsung I had. But there was a part at the beginning where all the bad guys are in counseling and they recite the bad guy affirmation and the camera pans across to each character. No matter how many times I tweaked my settings the Samsung could not handle the motion during that part. it would get choppy. I was impressed that the Sony handled it with no problems. I actually like passive better then active 3D.
Next test The Hobbit and a little MLB the Show 13. After that NHL 13 on the Xbox 360.
I just saw the first half of Ice Age 4 3D on FIOS, and I have to say that I'm impressed so far. Sony seems to be employing the LG magic of having every other scanline drawn but not look like every other scanline is drawn. Very impressive. I seem to remember that LG did that by altering the order of the frames around, but I'm not sure. There *was* a time when the LGs looked very "scanliney", but they fixed that I believe mid 2012. Sony must either have purchased the firmware for that or implemented something similar.
I'm afraid of inviting disaster by writing good things about this TV.
At night with the lights off, there was no hint of flashlighting/bleeding at all. (knock on wood that stays). Also, there was not even a hint of clouding, but keep in mind that letterboxing doesn't provide a ton of black for that.
I'll need to tweek the 3D setting a little.....perspective was a little too protracted.
I have the 60", and it's a ton of TV for me.
So far this thing is fantastic. And yes, just saying that makes me nervous.