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post #1 of 5 Old 07-29-2009, 10:22 PM - Thread Starter
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According to this story:

http://kotaku.com/5325925/your-360-n...ars-3d-effects


Being able to play James Cameron's Avatar game in Stereoscopic 3D on either the Playstation 3 or the Xbox 360 is going to require a couple of things:

1. 3D Ready TV

2. Glasses and emitter

3. Sony PS3 or Xbox 360 (Xbox 360 must have HDMI output)

4. James Cameron's Avatar game disk for Xbox 360 or PS3.



Now, here is the big thing that concerns me.... Supposedly, you must run the PS3 or Xbox 360 in 1080p mode. The system must output 1080p. At least this seems to be what they are implying. If this is the case, then most of us Samsung 3D Plasma owners are screwed. I have the PN50A450 plasma. It's the 720p 50" plasma, and if you're using it in 3D mode, you must connect the device to the HDMI 2 input, and the device must be sending the Samsung either a 1024 x 768 signal or a 1360 x 768 signal.

So, because my Samsung can only accept those two resolutions when working in 3D mode, I'm SOL, .... right? Damn, this sucks. Was really looking forward to a bit of 3D gaming with this Plasma.
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Does anybody know anything about this? I'm just trying to find out if there is any chance I'll be able to use either the Xbox 360 or the PS3 with my Samsung in stereoscopic 3D.
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Hello Anthony,

Could you get some answers?

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Just a quick update on this. Avatar is supposed to come out on Tuesday, if I'm not mistaken, and I still haven't discovered whether or not it's going to work on the Samsung PN50A450.

A number of months back, I played a game called Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tau on the Xbox 360, and this particular game was actually in "true" stereoscopic 3D. This was a Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace game. I only tried the demo, but the demo did show off the 3D capabilities. For Invincible Tiger, although it was available on both the PS3 and Xbox 360, I could only play the Xbox 360 version in 3D on this particular plasma. The reason being, that the PS3 required a 1080p plasma, and the PN50A450 is a 720p plasma. With the Xbox 360 version, the developers of Invincible Tiger were somehow able to get the game to output a 1360 x 768 signal to my Samsung, and everything worked fine.

I'm still trying to find out if Avatar will do the same kind of thing on the Xbox 360. The thing is, I'm very concerned that it won't. In a pretty release from quite a long time ago, it said that 1080p and HDMI was a requirement. I'm hoping that it's just a requirement for the PS3 version, and hopefully the 360 version will also support 1360 x 768 like Invincible Tiger did.

I registered to the Ubi Soft forum for the game, and posted my question in the stereoscopic thread for the game.

http://avatargame.us.ubi.com/#/discuss/forums



So far, haven't heard back. One of the developers that is keeping an eye on the thread has said that he hopes to have a full list of all TV's that will work with the game very soon. Since the game comes out next Tuesday, I just might have to rent it at Blockbuster and just see firsthand. It's going to be a huge disappointment if it doesn't work. I've heard that the 3D effects in this game is spectacular and puts games like Invincible Tiger to shame...
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I've got good news for Samsung 3D ready plasma TV owners. Avatar does work with our Samsungs in 3D. At least on the Xbox 360 it does. Check this thread in the Xbox area for more info:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post17646410
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