Originally Posted by kbarnes701
Jerry, you've mentioned this before - that you prefer the passive 3D technology. Why is this? Active 3D displays the full 1080p resolution to each eye whereas with passive 3D, each eye is only seeing 1,920 x 540 pixels due to the polarized lenses blocking half the lines. I would have thought it would be better to have the full 1080p - is there some difference with passive 3D on 4K sets that I am not understanding?
Note: let's not get into a discussion here about the pros and cons of active vs passive, as this isn't the place. I'm just interested in this one aspect and why active 3D was a turn-off for you.
One word: BRIGHTNESS!
The passive glasses on this set give roughly 24ftL per eye, which is pretty insane for 3D. Just to give you a reference point, theater 3D is usually 4ftL or less.
Active glasses cut down perceived brightness considerably. The glasses are also expensive, bulky, and frequently uncomfortable. With passive glasses, there's also (generally) less crosstalk.
And don't forget, on a 4K set, you do get full 1080p in each eye.
I've had sets with active glasses in the past and I can't go back after this Sony. I always thought 3D was worthless, but the X9 has made me see the light (pun intended).Edited by BrianMundt - 9/18/13 at 3:11pm