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Need a small 3D display?

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by lparsons21, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Laxguy

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    Hmmmm. Wonder if there is an iPad app that'd work...
     
  2. Laxguy

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    All righty, then! I'm now officially dipping toe into 3D TV, as I just came home with the little Sony display, and can report the DIRECTV® remote can control sound, inputs, and power. It set up in a minute using the auto set up on HR24.

    Now, the conundrum: How do I find 3D sources on DIRECTV®? Other than Search where I found ESPN's channel on 106.
     
  3. RAD

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    Ch 107 is 3net and 105 is the DoD channel and 104 is the PPV channel.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Thanks, I realized I was looking at my non-3D main set, which won't show those. I've recored a bunch, have seen five minutes of skateboarding. Just glad I didn't buy a new big screen.....
     
  5. lparsons21

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    Thanks for that. As soon as I get around to moving the display and one of my HR24s to the bedroom, I'll get that configured.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    Does one have to do anything to be able to view 3D content? I ask because I just got a small (32") 3D HDTV for the guest room, and it's connected to an HR21. When I connected everything and turned to the 3D channels, they were instead in split screen mode and not 3D. This made me wonder if I have to do anything to be able to view those channels in 3D.
     
  7. lparsons21

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    With the Sony display I have, there is a setting for which type of 3D it will do and also has one setting for 'auto' so it can figure it out for itself.

    I don't know if that is the way all sets work, or if you have to tell it which 3D version to use.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    I have the same Sony that lparsons has, and it just displays 3D with no fiddling. I will fiddle later, but it was in auto mode, apparently, as the 3D stations just showed up.

    How is the screen "split"?
     
  9. Lord Vader

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    Just as the word implies--the picture is on both halves of the screen, an identical duplicate on each side.
     
  10. Cholly

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    Broadcast 3D is presented in SBS (side by side) form, hence the "split screen" you are seeing. There should be settings on your TV for the type of 3D picture. They may be in a menu item named 3D. Out of curiosity, what brand TV is it?
     
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  12. Lord Vader

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    OK, I figured out how to get the 3D showing, but what I find irritating is that I have to go into the TV's menu, select 3D, then the output (split screen), every time I go to a 3D channel. Worse, when I change the channel to a non-3D one, I have to go back into the TV's menu and change the output to 2D, another 3-step, pain-in-the-ass process.

    Who the heck would want to watch 3D when doing so is such a tedious process?
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    It's all moot now anyway. I'm returning this particular model for a refund. Too bad, too, because its picture was awesome, and the price was a steal. However, it lacks one key feature other Vizios lack--the ability to auto-detect 3D content and switch to it.

    I was on the phone with Vizio, and after a lengthy troubleshooting attempt, the technician came back and admitted that this model doesn't have auto-detection of 3D content, so, as he explained, "Yes, you have to go into the menu and through the process of selecting 3D content and the output type. Then when going back to 2D, you have to re-enter the menu and go through the process once again to watch 2D content."

    As I told him, this was just stupid as hell, downright insane. I also told him that the remote pictured in the manual, where the remote shown there had a button labeled "3D," was not the remote that was included with this TV. I had a remote where the "3D" button was instead the "wide" button.

    The strange thing about this is that when I turned the TV on while talking to the rep, having left the DVR on a 3D channel, the TV had an auto-detect 3D box pop up, asking me if I wanted to watch the broadcast in 3D. Apparently, this works if I turn the unit on from a cold start, but when switching channels to/from a 3D one, it does not.
     
  14. lparsons21

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    +1. I have a 42 inch Vizio 3D and can sympathize with you. I haven't watched too much 3D broadcast content, other than the Olympics on NBC, so it hasn't been that much of a problem for me. I have other issues, such as when using my Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player to play a 3D movie, the TV detects 3D content and then presents a screen giving about 5 seconds to accept 3D content before defaulting to 2D. Hardly enough time to grab the Vizio remote and arrow left and press select. The only option then left is to press the 3D button on the TV remote and then select 3D. I assume the same is true with 3D broadcasts, although I don't recall if this worked with the Olympics.
    Bottom line - let the TV default to 2D, then press the 3D button on the TV and select 3D. I think that will work. :grin:
     
  16. Lord Vader

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    Yes, that would work. However, my remote doesn't even have THAT function. The remote in the manual that is my model number does have the 3D button.
     

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