Originally Posted by jbug
I'd like to hear more about 3D on this set and viewing angles. Do you have the 3D Raretities disc? If so how is Caspers's Boo Moon? It's a torture test for ghosting, especially in the sequence when Casper leaves earth and you can see all the planets and stars in the background. I've only had one passive set (Sony 900A) and I remembered being impressed with the 3D but noticed that standing up caused a problem. I have a JS9500 for now.
I have that disk and just watched the Casper on my 65 E6. I did not see any ghosting (except for Casper, heh heh) but when Casper or other object went way to the front I could not focus my eyes on that part, although my wife could. But this was only occasional and most of the 3D looked OK to me.
I got the same effect but much more extreme on Comin' At Ya (1981) which has a constant very exaggerated "poking things at you" to the far front and both my wife and I gave up trying to watch it before long because it just caused us eye strain (couldn't see ghosting, just couldn't focus on the far-front items).
Two movies that had really beautiful 3D with good depth but no "frontal assaults" were The Walk (2015) and The Art of Flight (2011) which were just gorgeous and very clear and sharp throughout with no crosstalk at all. (The Art of Flight also has a killer demo-worthy audio track.)
I'm brand new to 3D with this set and I've only watched a few 3Ds so far, but I have a hundred 3D disks in my collection so I'll be exploring 3D on this set for quite a while!
I have already reported on my viewing angles. I can go side to side as far as I like with no crosstalk but going far enough will eventually result in geometric distortion. Vertically my set seems considerably better than average. From 10 feet, I get no crosstalk when my eye level is even with the bottom of the screen or the top of the screen (or anywhere in between). Most people report a much more narrow vertical sweet spot. If there is no vertical sweet spot that completely avoids crosstalk, the set needs to be replaced (and unfortunately this seems to be not that uncommon).