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Old 03-10-2010, 02:07 PM
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Cool 3D Formats & FAQ's

ANAGLYPH 3D with glasses (top right corner)



COLORCODE 3D




COLORCODE 3D Glasses




STEREOSCOPIC 3D (Over/Under AKA Top/Bottom format) - A depiction - not actual





STEREOSCOPIC 3D (Side By Side format)






STEREOSCOPIC 3D (Frame Sequential AKA Page Flip Format)






STEREOSCOPIC/DLP® 3-D HDTVTechnology (Checkerboard 3D Format)

http://dlp.com/downloads/DLP%203D%20...Technology.pdf



STEREOSCOPIC 3D Active Shutter Glasses





STEREOSCOPIC POLARIZATION FROM AN LCD (Xpol) (Line By Line AKA Hort. Interface 3D Format)


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^ Great post Lee. Perfecto amigo.
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More like, what a cluster, Lee.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:11 PM
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More like, what a cluster, Lee.
LOL!

It gives people a chance to see the different 3D formats in pictures instead of just verbage.

What? You think HD is just one format?

1920x1080x60P
1920x1080x24P
1920x1080x60i
1280x720x60P

3D has been around longer than HD.
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Sure, but the market viability wasn't there. The complexity is raised a bit compared to differing resolutions.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:23 AM
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Sure, but the market viability wasn't there. The complexity is raised a bit compared to differing resolutions.
The new 3DTVs will be compatible with the 3D formats that will be used for BD, CBL and SAT.

That's all that matters.
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Great post. Can some one explain to this 3D newbie how the new 3D Ready BD players will work with the existing 3D DLP televisions? Will one have to upgrade TVs?
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Great post. Can some one explain to this 3D newbie how the new 3D Ready BD players will work with the existing 3D DLP televisions? Will one have to upgrade TVs?
You will need a Mits 3DC-1000 converter box (to be released this spring for a reportedly price of $100)

What it does is unpack the 3D BD frames then convert the Frame Sequential images to the Checkerboard 3D format which is the only format those 3D ready TVs can handle.

It will reportedly also convert the Side by Side and Top/Bottom 3D formats that CBL and SAT will use to Checkerboard.
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It must also be said that the older 3-D ready DLP TVs only show each eye's view at half resolution, approximately 540p. Newer 3-D TVs will display each eye's view at full 1080p. The converter boxes for older TVs will downconvert the picture.
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It must also be said that the older 3-D ready DLP TVs only show each eye's view at half resolution, approximately 540p. Newer 3-D TVs will display each eye's view at full 1080p. The converter boxes for older TVs will downconvert the picture.
That will also be the case for the new 3DTVs when watching 3D from CBL and SAT. The half resolution can either be H or V depending whether they use SbS or T/B. The only 3D format proposed for "broadcast" that would retain all it's resolution is the 720P frame packed 3D format. Each frame ("master frame") is 1280x1485 (guesstimate on the necessary active vertical blanking between the L & R frames) - 45 - could be less - 45 is used for 3D BD - the 3D BD packed frame ("master frame") is 1920x2205. Part of the HDMI 1.4a revision
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