Originally Posted by Newuser2018
I am sure there are several posts/discussions on its comparison overall but this specific post is to just see if anyone has experienced personally both forms & share your own experience on below
-Do you see a visible Quality difference between these two?
-Any compromise in Pop-outs ?
-Which one you like personally (Pls ignore the fact that Passive 3D glasses are cheaper)
-Any eye strain/dizziness or advantage in Passive or Active?
thanks in advance
This has indeed been discussed often in various threads. Because 3D is experienced so differently by different people it is hard to make a blanket statement favoring one technology over the other. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and again these can vary based on each person's vision, brain, and household environment.
Active 3D requires more things working correctly at the same time -- viewing angle, line-of-sight between glasses and emitter (if using IR - Bluetooth doesn't require that), fresh batteries (rechargeable or disposable), and a brain that is not sensitive to potential flicker. Active 3D also tends to be a bit darker and requires the TV contrast and brightness to be adjusted to compensate.
Passive 3D can also lose effectiveness depending on viewing angle; in fact, it may suffer more from this one drawback than active does. However, in the sweet spot passive is practically unbeatable on a 4K TV.
That last point is based on my personal experience having owned both active and passive 3D HDTV sets of various brands. Passive 3D on a 1080p HD TV loses half of its resolution, whereas active displays full HD. On a 4K passive TV a 3D Blu-ray provides full HD thanks to extra number of lines of resolution available.
I don't consciously notice screen flicker while watching active 3D, but after a couple of hours I do begin to experience fatigue that I can only attribute to my eyes and brain having to process the alternate signals subliminally. YMMV. I can watch passive 3D all day long and never feel that weariness. Nor do I worry about doggies walking in front of the emitter or batteries giving out halfway thru a program.
All told, your question is mostly academic these days. The only way to purchase a new 3D display today is on a projector, and that will always be active technology.