Last night I watched Avatar in 3D. I was very impressed with the 3D picture quality on this set. I never care for 3D in the movies as they were not bright enough or dingy colors due to wearing the 3D glasses. Now with this new Sony set the colors in 3D look very true and are plenty bright, much better than when at the theater. This movie includes fantastic audio if you have a home theater sound system.
I watched the very popular movie, Avatar with it's many great 3D scenes. I didn't do anything special, but place the Avatar 3D blu-ray into my panasonic 3d blu-ray player. The TV auto switched to the 3D mode. I pressed the tiny white button on top of the 3D glasses after pulling the clear tab off a new pair to allow the battery to operate. The white button lit up for maybe 3-seconds, then it would slowly flash indicating they were turned on while watching the movie.
You will need to use a blu-ray player capable of showing 3D blu-ray disk to allow the TV's 3D feature to work properly.
Again I had to change the Screen Mode from Auto to General to get the 3D movie to brighten up. I don't know what causes this, but when set to General this movie was a knockout.
I didn't think to change any 3D settings so I watched the movie with the 3D depth set to medium. I reset it later to high while experimenting looking at some simulated 2D to 3D football games and other 2D converted TV programs. It's ok but players look a little flat although you can see some players standing in front or behind due to the 3D's depth feature.
This TV is so much better showing 3D movies compared to the two year old plasma set I had. The plasma was not bright enough in 3D and the colors had that slight green tint which I don't like. That's not so with this Sony set, the colors look really great in 3D and for sure the picture is plenty bright enough. On the 3D page you can set the brightness from medium to high if you want.
Here is how to get to the 3D menu.
Press Home on the remote, then choose Settings, Picture & Display.
Open 3D Settings
This is where I changed the 3D depth from medium to high. I watched Avatar in medium and may be default. Even with medium at times some objects looked to be a few feet or so in front of the screen. The depth also looked good when watching this movie.
Try this setting if you want to try watching 2D to 3D converted TV programs or movies. Once done you need to come back and turn off the 3D to watch regular 2D television. I don't know if the 3D glasses auto turn off once you are done watching the TV in 3D or not. I may give that a try next time. I like the list of game settings split screen for 2D and 3D gaming.Edited by WhiteSands - 11/5/13 at 6:30am