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Are we sure HR20 won't do 3D?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by z28lt1, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    Dec 15, 2006
    You could allways run the digital audio form the HR24 to the Denon.
  2. celblazer

    celblazer New Member

    Oct 29, 2007
    If I read everything correct. One person has shown at least one 3d channel will work on the HR20-100 but 3d mode has to be set manually on the TV, no automatic switching. Could the problem with the hr20 be that it does not have the ability to send an automatic 3d flag to the TV? In other words it can send a 3d picture just fine but can't tell the TV it is doing so, so that the TV switches to 3D mode on it's own.
  3. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    It's something in this vicinity I think .. like I said, it's voodoo to me. I'm not even sure this method would work in every situation.
  4. JerseyBoy

    JerseyBoy Legend

    Sep 1, 2006
    I have an HR20 and an HR21. When going thru my 1.3 preamp/processor 3D works on the TV (PN63C7000) but I have to manually put the TV into 3D mode. Also the 3 3D channels will not play because they do not detect a 3D TV. But I can play 3D that I downloaded from the n3D VOD channel because it does not check. Playing blu-ray 3D thru my 1.3 processor from my panasonic player also works when I do the manually 3D selection on the TV.

    When I connect the HR21 directly to the TV, the TV automatically goes into 3D mode and I can play any of the 3 3D channels.

    So it looks like the only problem with 1.3 is that the autodetect does not work. Directv should have an option to turn off autodetect and let users pass the 3D stuff thru their old 1.3 A/V equipment. And also let the HR20 work this way. For me it is not a big deal to have to manually turn on 3D on the TV. Easier than swapping cables around to watch 3D and cheaper than replacing the 1.3 processor that is less than a year old.

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