For everyone asking about how 3D is with the 5050UB, I can finally give some feedback. Very subjective feedback, too.
Rooms style: Completely dark dedicated Theater room. 11 x 17 feet.
Glasses: Samsung 5150 active
Screen size: 106". Seating distance is about 9' or so.
This is my first time doing "real" 3D at home. I watched some scenes in Tron Legacy and watched some scenes in Coraline. Not only is Coraline a better movie, but the 3D I felt was better all-around.
The Epson 5050 automatically goes into a 3D color mode when it detects a 3D signal. I found whatever it switched to (I think "Dynamic 3D") I found pretty bright and good. I think "Cinema 3D" was the other color mode, which creates a slightly dimmer image. The only thing I did in the menus was to change my screen size to 110" instead of 100" (I have a 106" screen, so I felt that 110" is closer to what I actually have). Frame interpolation automatically gets thrown on...and I'm not too sure how I feel about it...I think in 3D it works but for 2D images I absolutely hate it. I'll leave it on for now in 3D.
I get absolutely zero crosstalk. No ghosting. Things looked very good as far as the colors and the depth is concerned.
What I did notice that I wasn't expecting was a slight strain on my eyes. I tended to remember watching 3D movies in theaters to have zero strain--but it was many years ago since, so maybe it's normal to have some slight strain? I'm not sure where the strain is coming from--maybe by the shutter action of the Samsung 5150 glasses, or maybe simply because I'm always trying to focus on things that are further away (but not really further away) so may eyes are having to do "work".
I have some official Epson glasses on the way, so I'm curious to see how those perform.
I wouldn't call the strain "bad", but it almost felt as it does watching old-school 3D (magenta and blue filter), but with really nice and beautiful colors and way more consistent timing.
Take it for what it's worth! No ghosting, but I'm a little curious as to why my eyes didn't feel "relaxed".
Last edited by FendersRule; 07-24-2019 at 01:31 PM.