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Do all receivers support 3D?

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

  1. mrsdrgn

    mrsdrgn Mentor

    Jan 20, 2010
    When 3D will be available, I am wondering if all the receivers will support the 3D programing. I have a HR20-700 receiver and I want to watch the world cup in 3D.
  2. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    I believe all H2x and HR2x receivers will be compatible.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    But you have to make sure your TV is compatible. DirecTV will not support checkerboard.
  4. mrsdrgn

    mrsdrgn Mentor

    Jan 20, 2010
    do you need a swm to connect the HR24 with only one cable?
  5. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    Jan 14, 2008
    Depends on whether or not you want both tuners to work. You can connect one cable to a HR24 on a non-SWM system, but only one tuner will work. You need a SWM to use both tuners in the HR24 with only one cable.
  6. hogon41

    hogon41 Cool Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    DIRECTV receivers H21, H23, H24, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24, R22 w/HD access. The H20 and HR20 DO NOT Support 3D.
  7. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Actually not true. There will be some information coming out on Monday on a special landing page that will explain.

    HR21 and above or H21 and above will support 3D.

    You also must have a HDMI cable.

    Not all 3D televisions will work at launch, either, especially some of the older ones from a few years ago.

    There will be a list of tv models that work seamlessly with the software downloads that are starting now and the receivers. There are some additional models that "may" work because they are from the same family generation of models, but if they haven't been tested yet will not be listed as approved until they are tested.

    Hope that helps
  8. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Hopefully Mitsu will get off their rears with 3DC-1000 and get it out to market sooner rather than later. Probably more DirecTV customers with the Mitsu 3D-capable checkboard sets than the rest combined (at least for the moment), and the 3DC-1000 will make them compatible with devices sending out the other formats.
  9. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    The first blow against the venerable HR20. :(

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