My question: Am I going to be 100%, absolutely, definitely sure that it'll work once I see the checkerboard on a regular tv? (after all, the only difference is that it doesn't separate the images and do the shutter voodoo).
I'd say yes, if you are outputting the two images in a perfect checkerboard pattern, at the correct resolution for the DLP TV, it will definitely work.
But remember to include an eye-swap option, because you might not know which-way-round a TV will display the views.
it's easy as pie - take two cameras and combine the views in a checkerboard fashion
Be careful though - using two ordinary
cameras, whether parallel or pointing at a focus object, produces incorrect and uncomfortable stereo.
For each eye, the view frustum has to be specially shaped, and the cameras must be kept parallel. It's explained (a bit clumsily) here:viewtopic.php?p=14120#p14120
If you search the net for asymmetric frustum stereoscopy
or off-axis stereoscopy
, you'll find more info.
Good luck with the contest!