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Televisions that support 3D on DIRECTV Receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 #61 of 106
    Athlon646464

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    However, my understanding is that the Mitsubishi adapter will convert the signal from my D* STB and Sony Blu-Ray player (when it gets it's firmware update this summer) to checkerboard, hence my Mitsubishi WD-60737 is on the list of compatible TV's.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 #62 of 106
    harsh

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    Have you tested them?
     
  3. May 25, 2010 #63 of 106
    Athlon646464

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    I don't think the adapter is available yet. Although the D* site only lists the 60737, I see no reason why if one of those works, they would not all work.

    I did read a review somewhere saying that the picture quality of the DLP 3D is superb, besting some LCD's. If I find the link again I'll post it.

    Before I buy the Dongle & glasses, I too want to see some feedback. I have my fingers crossed that it will work with my BD player.
     
  4. May 25, 2010 #64 of 106
    hdtvfan0001

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    I did read that on one website as well...I guess we'll know if the Mitz converter/adapter will work soon - the firmware update is supposedly going to surface some time in the later June-early July timeframe.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 #65 of 106
    taz291819

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    The Mits converter will work with Directv, Mits has confirmed it already.

    Also, the Panasonic 3D BD player can output the checkerboard format, so legacy Samsung owners aren't left in the dark regarding that.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 #66 of 106
    VeniceDre

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    Just noticed that all 3 of my HR20-700 were updated to 0x3DF early Tuesday morning, got the "updated to 3D feature notice":

    "DirecTV now offers 3D! With a 3D television and 3D glasses, you can view up to 25 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in 3D on ESPN 3D channel 106."

    I was under the impression from the initial post and subsequent posts that the HR20 will not be compatible, but is this not the case now?

    I was just about to get a HR24 but if I don't need to....
     
  7. May 26, 2010 #67 of 106
    Jeremy W

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    It's not compatible. Go ahead and tune to channel 106 and see for yourself.
     
  8. May 26, 2010 #68 of 106
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    Are you running 0x3df on a HR20-700?

    When I connect to 106 it says I'm not connected to a 3D TV.

    I bet this a gradual rollout since I'm in the L.A. area. If the HR20 is still not compatible then they shouldn't roll this software out nationally with the new feature page. It will give people the impression they can watch 3D with this receiver when they buy a 3D TV.

    Dre
     
  9. May 26, 2010 #69 of 106
    Jeremy W

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    If you click More Info on the error message, it half-assedly explains that your receiver may not be compatible. I agree it's a horrible implementation, but that's what they've done.
     
  10. May 26, 2010 #70 of 106
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    I don't get why they are only listing one Samsung 3d TV..
    the UN46C7000 is just smaller version of the UN55C7000
    and the UNxxC8000 is essentially the same thing..

    Strange.
     
  11. May 26, 2010 #71 of 106
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    I would imagine that they are only listing what they have actually tested. They may not have tested the other models.
     
  12. May 26, 2010 #72 of 106
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    The HR20 and H20 are not 3D compatible. Yes, the HR20 did get a software download which allows for 3D recording, but not viewing. I supposed if you had a MRV setup you could pull the 3D content off the HR20 and watch it through a HR21 or higher. Just supposing, I'm not an engineer
     
  13. May 26, 2010 #73 of 106
    Satelliteracer

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    Additional models added to the list today

    Samsung Models (LN55C750R2F, LN46C750R2F, UN55C9000ZF, UN46C9000ZF, UN55C8000XF, UN46C8000XF, UN55C7000WF, UN46C7000WF, UN40C7000WF, PN50C7000YF, PN58C7000YF, PN63C7000YF, PN50C8000YF, PN58C8000YF, PN63C8000YF)

    For the latest and greatest, please visit directv.com/3D for a list of models, equipment requirements, programming, etc.
     
  14. May 26, 2010 #74 of 106
    Jeremy W

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    Artificially.
     
  15. May 26, 2010 #75 of 106
    smiddy

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    Thanks man, you answered my question. :D
     
  16. May 27, 2010 #76 of 106
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    I'm with you. But I don't mind the glasses IF I would get a great viewing experience...
     
  17. May 27, 2010 #77 of 106
    Doug Brott

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    If you have an HR20 and it detects a 3DTV, I believe that DIRECTV will be offering you a replacement that will work for you.
     
  18. May 27, 2010 #78 of 106
    Doug Brott

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    Unfortunately, this is not entirely true Jeremy. There are some other things going on that make this not the "easy" solution that you think that it is. As a result, the HR20 will detect, but not display 3D content.

    As noted earlier, you can record 3D content with the HR20 and view it via MRV on an HR21 or higher HD DVR or H21 or higher HD receiver.
     
  19. May 27, 2010 #79 of 106
    Jeremy W

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    I don't know what's going on, but I know that the HR20 will absolutely display 3D content. There may be issues with detecting 3DTVs, or signalling to 3DTVs, or whatever. But the HR20 is perfectly capable of simply displaying 3D content. DirecTV choosing not to allow it is purely a business decision.

    I never said that resolving whatever issues there are would be easy. But if DirecTV didn't use software to block the 3D content, the HR20 would display it. Of course, for customer service reasons, DirecTV has deemed the blocks necessary. But let's not pretend that they're not artificial blocks.
     
  20. May 27, 2010 #80 of 106
    Tom Robertson

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    Maybe you know it all, maybe you don't.

    Maybe the GPU is capable but the body is weak...

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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