Originally Posted by Mikepeak23
Well maybe not all the way maxed out but I do like a bright picture lol. I was actually expecting the Z9D to maybe be a little brighter based on its reputation but I hear you. Just would have preferred the 3d to stay at those same levels but its still a really nice picture.
I feel some information regarding 3D is getting lost in translation to maximize your goal of a brighter 3D experience IMO. Your perceived issues of 3D being to dark over all . Here is the main setting that is extremely important to mitigate the shortcomings of Active-shutter glasses are shutting out light half of the time; moreover, they are slightly dark even when letting light through, because they are polarized. This gives an effect similar to watching TV with sunglasses on. Obviously :-)
Set the Brightness of your 3D glasses to (High) via the "Action Menu" >>> "3D" icon once a 3D signal is activated.
Picture Mode : Advanced Settings Motion
# 1 Motionflow:
) (0) To change "Clearness" put "Motionflow to "Custom" then you may manually adjust the "Clearness setting" from default of (2) in most cases ; down.>>>(Left) to (Minimum.
) (0) This is to be done manually. And what this does as I learned is brighten the picture image by turning (OFF) Black Frame Insertion . Sony calls it "Clearness"under the (Motionflow) setting
Once the Motionflow (Clearness/Black Frame Insertion) has been set it will ( HOLD ) over to other 'Picture Mode settings . At least with Using an AVR and (one) HDMI going to Z9D>>> ARC 3 input for all external devises.
I do not use Black Frame Insertion/Clearness for 3D or HDR10 or Dolby Vision . (My choice) and recommendation. Note: If you like BFI it must be manually turned back (ON).
Turning "Clearness to Minimum
was the best for me personally to mitigate
the Active-shutter glasses.
move the Motionflow: Back to the Motion of your choice from "Custom" And this "Clearness" adjustment using "Custom" must be done/set outside of the 3D signal Picture Mode.
For 3D motion you like best there only Three options in 3D signal mode.
1. OFF 2. Smooth 3. Standard . Let me know if is helps as it very much was a game changer for me personally as I bought my Z9D for it's 3D capability. But Z9D is also so much more. The Z9D owners are in rarefied air .
Now if you have already adjusted the Motionflow: "Clearness" as I outlined above . As Babe Ruth said "I gave it the old college try"