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3D TV .. what works, what doesn't?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 #81 of 174
    Devilman138

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    This is the biggest pain in the ass so far. Everything on my 65" 3D Panosonic was working perfectly until this change was made a few days ago. Just like someone posted above...

    Going from 3D to 2D sucks because you have to change the settings everytime when before it was automatic. My TV 3D settings were on "Automatic" which would detect the DirecTV signal with no problem. All of a sudden I have to go an extra step and change my 3D input (from "Automatic" to "Side by Side" when I go to channel 103 or 106. The thing that sucks is that when going from 3D back to 2D I have to switch my settings again to go back to "Automatic".

    Why all the extra steps? Did someone at DirecTV forget to put a code back in? Or did DirecTV pull back on the bandwidth?

    I could see this if I had another brand but why make things harder for the Panasonic users.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 #82 of 174
    rrrick8

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    Same here. Got my Panasonic TC-P65VT25 Wednesday (hooked up to HR24-500) and that day the 3D would auto switch on the content input.
    But last 2 days.... have to do it manually.
    I updated the TV's software version and I wonder if this is what triggered the difference.
    It is a pain.
    Hopefully, a short lived glitch that will be corrected soon.

    As for the 3D viewing... very nice so far. Still breaking in the set and don't want to use the 3D too much until I get it calibrated next Wednesday.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2010 #83 of 174
    Devilman138

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    Ok cool I really hope that change it back because it totally makes a difference.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 #84 of 174
    rrrick8

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    Did either of you two do a Software update to the new version for your TV Wednesday or Thursday?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2010 #85 of 174
    teachsac

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    Same problem I posted a page back. I have not done a software update since I set it up. Everything was fine Tuesday and as of Wednesday it has to be set manually to side by side. Definitely sounds like something on D*s side.

    S~
     
  6. Jul 16, 2010 #86 of 174
    DarinC

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    Those of us who don't yet have a 3d device hooked up to the DVR started getting n3D yesterday. So it sounds like they changed something. One person at AVS now gets all three 3d channels without a 3d TV hooked up.

    I'd certainly take being able to watch 3d AT ALL even with having to change modes manually, over not being able to watch it with my current setup of passing the signal through my AVR. Hopefully DirecTV can fix the issue, but still enable a way to turn on 3d output without a 3d display detected. No reason why it can't be like the 24p test.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 #87 of 174
    SomeRandomIdiot

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    Apparently there were multiple changes.

    I actually LOST the ability to display 3D.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2010 #88 of 174
    Devilman138

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    No recent update on my end, I just noticed it earlier this week. Prior to that my "automatic" settings on 3D worked fine. I hate to be a complainer but it really is now a pain in the ass. No reason it should not be able to work like it did or at least I am hoping it gets fixed.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2010 #89 of 174
    SomeRandomIdiot

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    D* USED a 1920x1080 SideBySide(Half) from Day 1 (Except for YES/ESPN and FOX which were at 1280x720 SideBySide (Half). Why are people saying that D* "switched" to SideBySide this week and that is the root cause of the new issueS - yes plural, as there are now multiple issues (Unless you mean that D* went to a full 3840x1080 SideBySide format able to give 1920x1080 resolution to each eye).
     
  10. Jul 16, 2010 #90 of 174
    Devilman138

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    I guess I am just saying that because it's the first time I noticed this in the past 30 days, no problems prior. Interestingly enough I am viewing 103 now and it's working correctly again!

    When watching the Billy Joel special yesterday it was making me manually switch the settings to "side by side" on my Panasonic in order for me to watch 3D. That is not the case today. Nice, I hope it stays this way.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 #91 of 174
    SomeRandomIdiot

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    Repeating what was stated here 2 weeks ago, to force the TV into 3D mode, the source sends an info frame (See here for a little more detail http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2521207#post2521207 )

    Whatever was done between the end of the All Star Game right after 12AM EDT on Wednesday and prior to Mummies at 8pm that evening somehow stopped the info frame (if it existed after whatever changes D* made at that time) from passing on to the TV, forcing one to manually select force the TV into 3D mode. As no firmware was sent out to IRDs, it was clearly something in the stream.

    It IS working for me again now, where it was not working 8 hours ago. Even MORE interesting is the fact that Mummies on the DVR STILL WILL NOT PLAY and gives me the error i noted in the other thread.

    More details about the issue here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=181153
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 #92 of 174
    Everyperson

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    I'm using a Denon 3808ci(1.3a) and HR24-500 and Samsung PN58C8000--won't work. Using and HR20-100 it did work.

    Any suggestions? I want to run it rhough my current AVR.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2010 #93 of 174
    GregLee

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    So far as I know, there's no way to run it through an HDMI 1.3 receiver.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2010 #94 of 174
    jimdo

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    I cant seem to figure out how to get my 3D to work on my Samsung PN50C8000? I have a Blue Jeans Cable Belden Series-F2 HDMI Cable running to a HR-24 receiver. When I tune to one of the 3D channels I get a rainbow of vertical lines, does anyone have this issue or know how I can fix it?

    I have tried a software upgrade on the TV and manually switching the 3d mode to Side2Side to no avail. Please help!!!!
     
  15. Jul 17, 2010 #95 of 174
    sdicomp

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    They have nothing to do with the adapter. They do, however, read the 3D signal sent out by the DLP chip.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2010 #96 of 174
    fishingham

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    I have the UN55C800 set, while different screen technology, uses the same underlying circuitry I believe. I found that the HDMI cable the set would work with on 3D was hit and miss. I have several identical high speed HDMI cables in the house, one would work just fine and the next would display what you're seeing. Try swapping the ones you have around, and be sure to go from the HR24 (I'm using the -500 series) to the TV directly.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2010 #97 of 174
    Paperboy2003

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    Hi Greg,

    I currently have an Onkyo 608 which is having some issues with the 3D signal to my 65VT25. How do you like your Pioneer? I think I'm going to swap my Onkyo for the Pioneer, but I'd like to know people's impressions / likes / dislikes before I get it.

    Thanks!
     
  18. Jul 19, 2010 #98 of 174
    GregLee

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    I like it fine -- it's my 3rd Pioneer receiver. I don't think I'd trust the Onkyo calibration system, but I've never actually had an Onkyo (or any receiver with Audyssey). However, the 1020 Pioneer I have does not handle the Audio Return Channel feature of HDMI 1.4, while I think the 1120 Pioneer does. Since I don't use my TV's tuner at all, I thought I didn't need the ARC, but now I realize it would be a convenient way of playing the sound from the internet applications of my TV.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2010 #99 of 174
    DodgerKing

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    Which DVRs are 3D capable? My HR20 is not
     
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    HR21, 22, 23, 24...not the 20.
     

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