..... i use a backlight behind the TV which helps because it keeps the eyes irises open in a dark viewing environment .....
You have this fundamental principle backwards. The iris opens more to allow additional light to enter the eye in darker conditions. As ambient light increases, the iris gets smaller. Perhaps you might benefit from another, more thorough, review of the articles I linked to, and a fresh appraisal of your perspective.
Dr. Soneira's conclusions and anlysis are not his alone, but shared by a wide mix of varying types of viewers during the tests, as mentioned clearly in the article. How much time have you spent viewing passive 3D displays, and side by side with active ones? Dr. Soneira's test methods are impressively thorough, as are his history and credentials:
"Dr. Raymond Soneira - Founder, President and CEO of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation
The developer of DisplayMate is an internationally recognized research scientist with a distinguished career that spans physics, computer science, and television system design. Dr. Soneira obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Princeton University, spent 5 years as a Long-Term Member of the world famous Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, another 5 years as a Principal Investigator in the Computer Systems Research Laboratory at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and has designed, tested, and installed color television broadcast equipment for the CBS Television Network Engineering and Development Department. He has authored over 35 research articles in scientific journals in physics and computer science, including Scientific American.
Dr. Soneira's background covers a wide spectrum of internationally recognized leading edge research in electronics, optics, applied mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics. For example: he has designed color television broadcast equipment for the CBS Television Network, built a computer mathematical model of a television system for optimizing the camera to receiver performance and accuracy of the optics and electronics for CBS, a leader of a team at Bell Labs Research that built intelligent autonomous mobile robots, designed an all-electronic 360 degree viewing angle imaging laser range finder using the parallax principle, did the mathematical foundation of the fine guidance system for the Hubble Space Telescope, built the accepted standard model of the Milky Way Galaxy (which is named after him), built theoretical high redshift cosmological and stellar models for the Hubble Space Telescope, has done fundamental work on the analysis of clustering and super-clustering of galaxies, plus work in Relativity and nuclear physics.
Dr. Soneira works with the 200+ publications that use DisplayMate for editorial testing and lab reviews of video hardware. He has written numerous articles for Consumer, Professional, display marketing, and Research publications, such as Widescreen Review Magazine, PC Magazine, Ziff-Davis' ExtremeTech, CNET, Presentations Magazine, Maximum PC Magazine, the Society for Information Display's Information Display Magazine, and a large number of display marketing and Professional Audio-Video publications. His articles have been translated into several languages and have appeared in over 30 publications worldwide." http://www.displaymate.com/about.html