Could you please elaborate on why you couldn't watch it?Be careful with 3D on front projection. Almost all that I saw at CEDIA were not something I could watch. The best low cost option for 3D I have seen is the Panasonic VT25 plasma. If you can afford it the DPI projectors had the best 3D, but they are very expensive. Sony and JVC were very poor at 3D.
3d creates more problems than the value it adds. The image quality suffers from a lack of brightness, artifacts, lack of focus, etc. I wholeheartedly agreed with Roger Ebert:Could you please elaborate on why you couldn't watch it?
I've seen RealD 3D in theatres -- but have yet to get a chance to see what consumer projector 3D looks like...
I have the sense that younger Hollywood is losing the instinctive feeling for story and quality that generations of executives possessed. It’s all about the marketing.
Yeah, out of the 7 times I saw Avatar in the theaters, only 2 of them were in 3D. I chose the local theater with the far better sound, awesome comfy seats, huge theater room (only 1 viewing room, not 10 or so like the chain cinemas) and amazing picture. Not only are their prices better and all the other stuff better, but it wasn't packed full of people (one of the times I saw it in 3D, some guy next to me gets a call on his phone... and answers it!)I'm not crazy about RealD/3D in theatres either....... It doesn't add much. I found myself missing the clarity and brilliance of a non-3D image the last movie I saw.
I was just curious if it was..........that much worse than theatres? (I know we're kind of going from a low benchmark to begin with)
Yeah the price is the reason I picked the Optima. I'm not 100% sold on 3D in general so I'm not quite ready to really spend yet. The Ebert quote is dead on, but if it's already a part of a good budget 720p projector I can't complainI went with the Optoma HD66 so I could experiment with home made 3D videos fairly cheaply and find out how feasible 3D really is. Later I will likely upgrade to 1080p.
Hello MarcMark Techer said:I think from an consumer perspective, these projectors will be good enough for many. I don't think for professional grading that any sub 10K product is good enough without allot of work, partially because of the known red and green pushes, not to mention higher then 6500K colour temps these units have.
The THX mode is supposed to be 6500K (and I think the projector actually locks the CT to 6500K in this mode), however to get a true 6500K will depend on the screen material you happen to be projecting onto as not all screens reflect equal amounts of RGB.
As for the 3D aspect, I would say that the glasses actually shift the colour temp down and that whilst the projector seems to switch to high lamp mode that it also needs to shift the colour temp up as well to compensate. The challenge is, how does one measure the CT of the glasses?
I understand and am frustrated by this myself. If the goal is to recreate the image that the studio intended us to see, then there should be just one setting. As consumers, we like to have a choice and the manufactures have certainly given us that, even if most consumers don't understand the choices they have been given. These issues have been around since the introduction of colour video displays and sadly will continue to be with us for many years to come.Hello Marc
Of course, I am aware that we are speaking about a consumer projector. The JVC X7 is indeed very enjoyable in 2D but why all those color-modes to choose from if none of them refers to something valuable?
The purpose of the THX mode is to ensure that the product can meet certain criteria. It also takes much of the guess work out of setting up the display by plug -N - play consumers. Personally, I think it would be better to simply not give consumers the wide range of choices. If they don't know any better, why give them a choice?And what does mean aTHX-certification in that regard if it cannot match the X'Y'Z' LUT specified by the DCI for all DCM's? The white point specified by the DCI is x, 3140 y, 3510 which corresponds to a color temperature of 6300K, and this is the value set on our Barco DP90P in the grading room although this projector can be set up to 9500K. The difference is not there and the 6500K in the THXsetting from the JVC will do. I have the same Stewart SnoMatte screen as in the grading room as well.
I don't own a JVC projector myself, so the next time I visit my friend, I will have to see what measurements I get from the colorimeter for the glasses.I am surely used to a too good image but nevertheless I hd expected more accuracy of my new JVC X7.
The 3D is just not good for many reasons but I didn't buy the projector for that purpose. The glasses doesn't have an effect on the Color Temperature itself, they are grey neutral and you can measure them by holding your color temperature meter behind them pointing to the screen.