Active/Passive 3D Myth Revisited

About a month ago I wrote a post on this blog about what I like to refer to as the Passive 3D myth which states that

Passive 3D systems offer inferior resolution when compared to Active 3D because each eye only gets to see half of the image lines on the screen.

That post has received some good and insightful comments that made me rethink my position… and come to the exact same conclusion that the statement above is indeed a myth.

The comments did give a very good insight into where the source of the confusion lies when discussing this so I decided to revisit this subject with a more detailed explanation of why I think the statement is a myth and why the refresh rate of the television or the frame rate of the source material are largely irrelevant to the discussion of the merit of this statement.

Active glasses (back) shut out each eye in turn, passive glasses (front) filter the light

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