We know that the 3D 720p side-by-side format being used by Directv to distribute ESPN 3D is not supported by some 3DTVs and is not a required format by the HDMI 1.4a standard. ESPN distributes their 3D programming in both 720p top/bottom and 720p side-by-side formats and Directv chose to use the one that is this not required to be supported by 3DTVs. Futher Directv has disabled for 3D programs the feature of their HD receivers and DVRs to upscale 720p to 1080i. However, recent tests have shown that through a fairly complex process that it is possible to fool the HD-DVRs (on at least certain of the HD-DVR models) to go into a mode where the ESPN 3D 720p side-by-side program is being upscaled by the Directv HD-DVR to a 1080i side-by-side format (which is a required 3D format in the HDMI 1.4a standard). This process and the results have be duplicated by other Directv users. 3DTVs that cannot handle the 720p side-by-side format have been shown to be correctly work with this upscaled 1080i side-by-side signal. My equipment is a JVC DLA-RS40 projector (3D-ready with HDMI 1.4a inputs, supports all required 3D formats but does not support the optional 3D 720p side-by-side format) and a Directv HR-22 HD-DVR. SO A REQUEST TO DIRECTV IF YOU INSIST ON USING THE 3D 720P SIDE-BY-SIDE FORMAT - - PLEASE PROVIDE A FIRMWARE UPDATE TO ENABLE 720P-TO-1080i UPSCALING FOR 3D PROGRAMS BEING DISTRIBUTED BY DIRECTV IN 720P FORMAT.