I recently jumped on the 3D band wagon buying a Samsung 46C8000 3D tv. Since then I have been trying a lot of different 3D gaming solutions.
I had a Radeon HD 5770 which I sold to get a GeForce GTX 560 Ti as I thought I would benefit from the Nvidia's 3D TV Play thing.
With my big suprise I noticed that the 3D TV Play offers a very weak 3D experience, togheter with a very annoying way to set the 3D up for your games.
Basically, if you want to play 3D games using your 3D TV you must
first set your tv resolution to either 720p 50\60hz or 1080p\24hz and then run the game. If the resolution is different than the above mentioned ones you will get an annoying big red text on screen, stating that the current resolution is not compatible with the 1.4hdmi standard.
Needless to say that setting the 1080p\24hz resolution while the Windows desktop is displayed will result in a very poor image quality and refresh rate, causing even pain to your eyes.
Anyway, even after setting the proper resolution and starting the game, the 3D experience was far from being "engaging".
The whole 3D effect is very weak, with almost no differences between the 2D and 3D versions of the game.
I even tried to set the "3D Stereoscopic" effect up to 100%, but it didn't make any difference.
On the contrary, this does not happen with TriDef.
First of all, no matter what resolution you have set to your desktop, all games started through 3D Ignition will start with 3D mode enabled.
Second, the 3D effect provided by TriDef literally blew me away.
Sure, in some games there are still some bugs and glitches, but generally the experience provided by TriDef is definitely better than the one provided by 3D TV Play.
The games I have tried so far using both solutions (same nVidia 266.66 drivers, same resolution, same effects enabled etc) are:Resident Evil 5
3DTVP: No gfx bugs, extremely poor 3D effect, almost no depth
TriDef: GFX bug on the clouds, very good sense of depthNeed For Speed Shift
3DTVP: Didn't work
TriDef: Amazing.Fifa 11
3DTVP: Almost no difference with 2D version
TriDef: Amazing.Mafia 2
Both 3DTVP and TriDef performed the same. Both very good.Street Fighter 4
3DTVP: Average 3D effect, no glitches at all.
TriDef: Much deeper 3D effect, very slight gfx glitches (they dont affect the gameplay tho)
More games will be tested in the future, and I will provide the results here.
So far, in my opinion, TriDef beats 3DTV play, even using an nVidia graphic card.
Please feel free to add your thoughts.
I do also apologize for my english, I am not a native speaker