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

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

  1. Jun 17, 2010 #21 of 174
    GregLee

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    No. But there is some discussion of a PC-based solution here. I have a pn42b450, but I'm thinking I'm just going to have to replace it to get 3D. And 42" is too small for 3D, anyway.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2010 #22 of 174
    Kevin F

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    thanks Greg, this may work and i may give it a shot this weekend, but in the meantime i am going to keep looking for another solution.
    Thanks
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  3. Jun 17, 2010 #23 of 174
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    Primetime19

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    Working - Mitsubishi 73738 connected to a Gefen HDMI Detective Plus with a Samsung EDID stored (from approved TV list on D*s 3D page) connected to a ONKYO R580 which is output to the TV. HDMI 1.3 or 1.4 cables will work. Choose 3D mode on, Side by Side Format, DLP link glasses - XPand x102. Channel 106.

    In the future, the 3DA-1 adapter will take the place of the Gefen for pre 2010 Mitsu models, but it's not coming out until after the World Cup and the MLB AS game. Your best bet is to pick up the 2010 model (738/838 series) that supports native SbS 3D format input.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 #25 of 174
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    What is this DoD demo everyone is talking about? I have not found it..

    thanks,

    mike
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 #26 of 174
    Sackchamp56

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    Me either.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 #27 of 174
    fishingham

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    I'll have to peek when I get home - it's sponsored by Panasonic and I believe it resides on DoD channel 1002-2. Look at All Channels, go to 1000 and look for the first channel with the -2 after 1000.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 #28 of 174
    GregLee

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    A search for keyword "3D" finds it, for me.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2010 #29 of 174
    georgeorwell

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    I don't see any dash channels after 1000, and a search of 3D only brings up soccer.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2010 #30 of 174
    GregLee

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    I just tried it again, to double check. Set search pattern to "3D"; press red button for keyword search; in the list of search types, select "All". The first item in the list returned was "CES_3D_Panasonic_C_2010", and when clicked on, the description is: 3DTest 1002-2 VOD / 10 min / Movie, 3D, High-Def.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2010 #31 of 174
    momoz

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    Crazy.. I just did the same thing last night and it didn't find it.

    I have an HR21-700
     
  12. Jun 25, 2010 #32 of 174
    x1hdtv

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    I also have a HR21-700 and no luck finding it either.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2010 #33 of 174
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    Watch for Directv channel 103 n3D to come up next week. Was told by the 30th of June.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2010 #34 of 174
    georgeorwell

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    HR21-700 here also, I don't see it. Also, someone reported on AVS that they have channel 105, a 3D VOD channel. I don't see that either.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2010 #35 of 174
    koffas

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    I found another method to access the 3D VOD title (also posted instructions in AVSForum's 3D Central /Source Components section.

    Menu-->On Demand-->Channels on Demand-->Browse by Channel-->1002 3DTest-->All-->CES_3D_Panasonic_C_2010
     
  16. Jun 25, 2010 #36 of 174
    koffas

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    Apparently this method to access the title is still region-specific. Not sure what D* is up to.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2010 #37 of 174
    Rich

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    Just got this the other day. Thought these issues had been put to rest, but they keep popping up.

    Rich
     
  18. Jun 28, 2010 #38 of 174
    Rich

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    The other day I read a very negative report on the Sony 3D TVs. Here's a follow-up, and my favorite TVs came out looking the best. Surprised me, pleasantly. :lol:

    Rich
     
  19. Jun 28, 2010 #39 of 174
    koffas

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    Both the Samsung and Panasonic 3D plasmas don't exhibit the decrease in brightness with tilt. Plasma technology also has the advantage in off-angle viewing -- you don't need to sit dead-center to enjoy the best PQ. LCD/LED's only advantage is putting out a brighter picture. The 3D active shutter glasses only have 35% light transmittance!
     
  20. Jun 28, 2010 #40 of 174
    koffas

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    The 1st 3D NASCAR race is being televised July 3rd and will air on n3D.

    Since, D* usually makes channel additions on Wednesday, I'll be checking the guide on June 30th!

    From Multichannel.com...

    ...distributors have joined DirecTV's soon-to-launch N3D network in commiting to televise the 3D version of the Coke Zero 400 on July 3, with coverage from Daytona International Speedway set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
     

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