Originally Posted by Mr Snrub
HDMI 1 set to PC
and resolution/frequency set to 1920x1080 @60Hz
to make all 6 3D modes available*, then selected Frequency
mode on the TV.
Side by Side : "Displays 2 images next to each other"
Top & Bottom : "Displays one image above another"
Line by Line : "Displays the images for the left and right eye alternately in rows"
Vertical Stripe : "Displays the images for the left and right eye alternately in columns"
Checker Board : "Displays the images for the left and right eye alternately in pixels"Frequency : "Displays the images for the left and right eye alternately in frames"
* If I set HDMI 1 to PC DVI or use 50Hz from the PC then only the first 3 3D options are available
OK, this works, although I don't know how you got to the "Frequency Mode" setting.
Here are some more detailed instructions on how to set up the Samsung plasmas to display 3D from 3D Blu-ray disc (or disc image) from a computer. My system is a Core i5, Radeon 4850:
I have the PowerDVD 10 trial that supports 3D Blu-ray discs:
1. Click on the "3D" button at the bottom of the PDVD screen.
2. Select "Enable BD 3D Playback"
3. Selet "3D-Ready HDTV" under "Choose 3D Display"
4. Select "Swap Left and Right Eye Views" (necessary for my Samsung 63" C8000 plasma - otherwise left/right images are reversed)
In the Samsung C8000 menu:
1. Hit "menu" and go to "Source List" and select "Edit Name"
2. Go to HDMI1/DVI and hit select
3. Scroll down to "PC" and hit select
At this point, the screen will flash and the display is set to PC level (0-255) instread of video level (16-135). This means that the black level is affected dramatically. Blacks become gray, instead of true black. (Not a good thing.)
On the Samsung:
1. Select "menu" and then "Picture"
2. Scroll to "3D" and select it
3. Hit the up arrow and all the 3D modes should now be available
4. Select "Checkerboard" (selection 6 on the Samsung)
The display is now in checkerboard format and 3D should display normally when you start a 3D Blu-ray disc from a Blu-ray drive (or a 3D Blu-ray iso image). The problem now is to get my devices to output the same video level, which will require some juggling of the devices and inputs of my switch. It is working, though, and the results look pretty good. Until I get he video levels issues sorted out, I won't have a fully working solution, but it's not far off.
What I really want, of course, is full support for the native framepacked 3D Blu-ray images directly from the computer to the dispaly.
Edit: Forgot to mention that to set your PC to output PC level, you have to go into Catalyst Control Center (if, like me, you have an ATI card). There you have to set he "Pixel Format." To do that, open CCC. Click on "Graphics in the upper left corner. Select "Desktops and Displays." Right click on the TV in the lower left and selet "Configure." Select the "Pixel Format" tab and then choose "RGB 4 4 4 Pixel Format PC Standard." This should restore your black level to normal. Note that video levels can be a reall bear to sort out, so write down what you do so you can go in and change it back.
My attempts to get good black levels, so far, have not worked well. There's a fair amount of work to do to get the levels to match and to get the Samsung adjusted. However, the picture quality is pretty good. As I suspected, the hit the movie takes by going into checkerboard format is not nearly as big as you might suspect it would be. If I can get the the level issue resolved, I can be happy with this solution until they bring us full 3D Blu-ray playback on the PC. It does work, and some people may not even experience the black level issue. It depends on how your system is configured.