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Many people (it seems to me) are longing for 3D 1080p60 in a size larger than 27"....but up until now, 27" is as big as it gets. I'm quite frustrated with the wait, and I cannot understand why manufactures have allowed this gap. I wish Acer or Optima, or Mitzubishi, or NEC would get off their collective butts and give us a 3D Vision certified 1080p projector with a DVI connection. There is no technical reason they could not do it. The only reason I've seen speculated by other enthusiasts is that the demand isn't big enough. But I call BS.....I see so many people asking about larger 3D 1080p display options....I've seen so many complaining that they didn't know their 1080p "3DTV Play" display was limited to 720p with 3DTV Play. I've been running an Acer H5360 (720p) on a 100" screen for the past year, and I love it.....but the pixels are HUGE!!! I really would like a higher resolution. :evil: I was really hoping we'd finally have the answer to are prayers announced at CES, but it just hasn't happened frown.gif

But enough of my rant....I've finally caved, and I've just taken delivery of three Asus VG278HE monitors. They are the latest and greatest 27" 3D Vision monitors with Lightboost technology. My only previous experience with a 3D LCD monitor was with a Planar SA2311W (still considered one of the best 3D Vision monitors), I found the crosstalk to be unbearable. I really appreciate a clean image, and despite this providing one of the best, it wasn't good enough. But it was first generation technology, and I could understand that.

So in January 2012, I bough the Acer projector mentioned above. It uses DLP technology and crosstalk or "ghosting" was non-existant. I loved it, and I fell in love with 3D. The downside as I ranted above, it was limited to 720p.

So back to my new VG278HE monitors, a much newer design than the old Planar monitor, boasting this new "Lightboost" technology.....should be amazing right? Wrong!!! The ghosting is still way too distracting. I cannot seem to dial it out as some have suggested. I'm quite frustrated at this point...either I just used them in 2D mode, or I sell them off and get two more H5360 projectors for 3D Vision surround with proper 3D (at a lower resolution).

Ah who knows, I'll play with them a bit more and report back if I can find any settings I'm happ:rolleyes:y with
Edited by miahallen - 2/4/13 at 6:19pm
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I have the same monitor and I use the lightboost trick with 92 contrast and 10 lightboost. It is much sharper than without it even when using FXAA or SMAA. Also it feels much smoother. Only problems colors take a hit but I've been able to get close to the colors without the lightboost. Someone suggested turning down brightness in Nvidia control panel which mines is set to like 12-15 and I bumped vibrance up to 65-75. I also use Sweetfx which adds a bit more color.

Compared to other models I wouldn't be able to tell you which is better but the VG278HE runs pretty close to crt when set up.
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You're talking about 2D right? Yes, in 2D, the monitor is fabulous....but I bought it for 3D, and that's where the problems exist wink.gif
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Well, CallsignVega suggested contrast @ 52 and Lightboost at 10% in a dark room. It's actually working out OK. Is there still crosstalk? Yes....but I am training myself to ignore it little by little. rolleyes.gif
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The only experience I've had with 3D was MW2 (IIRC) xbox on tv and you had to focus on the telly like one of them magic eye pictures to get the 3D effect....not a comfortable experience. And if you were not wearing glasses it was like watching tv after 10 pints. Has it got better?
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XBOX? When did it support 3D? If I had to venture a guess, you were doing something wrong LOL
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?

http://www.3dtested.com/3d-xbox-360-games-list/

Call of Duty: Black Ops 5.0 callofduty.com November 9, 2010 Side-by-side (3DTV)

How the ffff can you do something wrong by looking at it? rolleyes.gif

GT5 on PS3 also has 3D option.
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Oh, that's right....huh, I forgot they did have some limited support.
I'm not sure what you were doing wrong, but if convergence isn't setup right it can cause a lot of eyestrain.....that sounds like what you experienced....but who knows. What you described is not what I experience...it does not cause me any eye strain, and looks very good in the right games. thumb.gif
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