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Old 07-29-2015, 12:23 PM   #21
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I hope 3D-BD releases doesn't become an afterthought in the future UHD world. I don't care about seeing 3D in UHD, but I do care about it staying relevant in both the theatrical and home-viewing environment.

I love 3D, and would happily upgrade to a 4k TV even if the only benefit was full resolution passive 3D
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:47 PM   #22
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I love 3D, and would happily upgrade to a 4k TV even if the only benefit was full resolution passive 3D
I snagged a Sony 55-inch set during the Black Friday sales. I paid less for it than for both my coffin-sized Mitsubishi 55-inch in 2002 that only has 1080i and for my Panasonic Viera plasma in 2010. (I wanted the 65, but it was $1,000 more and I couldn't justify it. Above 65, though, Sony's sets are active, not passive.)

The 3D on it is phenomenal, to me. (I don't have an active set to compare it to.) Once I found the right distance, I have experienced no cross-talk, and even Immortals, a notoriously dark 3D movie, was plainly visible in 3D. EDIT: Cross-talk may be the wrong word. What I've seen is more of double image, or ghosting, I guess?

If you're into 3D and are wanting to upgrade, I say go for it when there's a sale.

And bringing home the Real D glasses from the theater is kind of a nice bonus, too ...

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Hi Bud...

Can you elaborate on how finding the right distance affects crosstalk for you?

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Hi Bud...

Can you elaborate on how finding the right distance affects crosstalk for you?

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Dunno about how I can elaborate on it, but (and maybe I'm choosing the wrong word) when I was watching Desolation of Smaug, I was sitting fairly close to the TV -- about as close as when I would watch a 2D film. I seemed to be getting a lot of double images. I moved a bit further back, and the "double vision" ceased. EDIT: Same thing with "How to Train Your Dragon." When I moved a bit back, there was little to no ghosting or double images.

Sitting at that distance now, I haven't experienced any double vision, that I remember (I'm sure there has been, because of encoding issues).

Maybe it's something wrong on my end, or maybe my TV is borked. I don't know -- I do know from the distance I sit now (maybe 10 feet?) things are fairly clear.

Again, I'm relatively new to the 3D thing -- this is my first 3D TV. I'm sure many people on this forum have much better insight and experience than I.
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I own a Samsung js8500 and the 3d from a standard bluray looks even better on this set when compared to my Panasonic plasma, which I though was top notch. The brightness the Samsung provides helps me see detail that was never noticed when playing my plasma. The added detail gives an impression of greater depth, you feel as if you are drawn further into the picture.

How does the crosstalk compare between your two TVs?
Have only watched 3 movies from 8 feet away and haven't noticed any crosstalk. Will update in the future.
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I do know from the distance I sit now (maybe 10 feet?) things are fairly clear.

Sounds like you've found your sweet spot at 10 feet. Thanks for the response.
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After readying Bluray3d4life's post, I started sitting at some different distances from the TV with Journey to the Center of the Earth playing (it has very strong 3D).

I found it quite good about 8 feet away, like he (or she?) did. What I did discover is that the more you sit above or below than the TV's "equator" -- or, the line bisecting the top and the bottom, I guess -- double images or ghosting increased.

So, the distance is one thing, but it seems the height of the chair/couch is another. At least for me.

My setup is a Sony XBR55, I think. I bought it last year, so it has probably been replaced with the newest model.
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