Dr. Waldrep- No doubt you heard from the CES show in Vegas just ended that current AVRs are not up to handling 3D video. They don't have enough bandwidth. The work-around will be for 3D players to have TWO HDMI out: one to send all the hi-rez 7.1 lossless AUDIO to the AVR (the newest AVRs can handle THAT, of course) and a seperate HDMI out to send the 3D VIDEO directly to the 3D displays.
That is going to mean that players like the Oppo BP-83, when they come out as 3D-capable players, will have to have 2 HDMI out. Either that or the AVR makers are going to have to increase the video bandwidth capability of their AVRs. Obviously, Oppo can't assume everybody is going to replace their low video-bandwidth AVR overnight, so they will HAVE to provide two HDMI out, one for audio and one for 3D video. Man, does THAT little issue cry out for some cooperation between the player makers and the AVR makers, and right away.
The upshot is that peons like me will now have to wait for this to be resolved somehow before I buy anything like the Oppo 83 player OR a new big-screen OR a new AVR. I was just about to buy all three! GEEZ! I sure hope they are all working day and night in Tokyo and Taiwan to get everything compatible for 3D.
The player makers like Oppo and all the AVR makers and all the display makers surely did not need any consumers holding back for 3D right now, but, as I say, the peons among consumers, like me, surely will now.
And while this issue costs them all a LOT of sales until 3D shows up, the 3D content, when 3D gets here, will be skimpy for sure for quite a while. A few old movies like House of Wax and Dial M for Murder, a new movie or two like Avatar, and I guess live sports in 3D will be about it. Maybe some geniuses can develop a way to make old 2D movies into 3D ones. There will sure be a market for that, if it can be done.
I find this whole thing depressing. It impacts AIX if people willing to buy an Oppo-83 because it plays DVD-As and is everything else (except 3D video disks) now hold back waiting for a 3D version.
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
Looking forward to the release of the Acoustica album.
I'll be buying as soon as it's available.