Originally Posted by jwitt
I am getting a lot of PMs for instructions on getting the Samsung TVs up and running in 3d using the Mit's 3da-1 adapter and the Gefen HDMI Detective Plus. The steps are in this thread, but scattered. The following is just a compilation. Right now, it works fine with DirecTv. PS3 as a source works fine with a minor problem with the sound having to be reset. Cable source should work, but there is not much in the thread due to lack of programing. This is a compilation of work of many, spending many hours. Thanks, and a special thanks to Kevin and Geaux.
Some of the following steps and settings have been modified by some and work fine, also. My steps are for getting the system working using DirecTv as a source only: First, in direcTv setup, change the guide "Favorite Channels: from "Channels I get" to "All channels".
1. First you need to clone your Gefen HDMI Detective Plus. Find a 3d ready Mit's DLP.
You will follow the Gefen instructions. All 4
dip switches off. Write protect
switch in E enable. Plug the output of the Gefen into any of the Mit's HDMI inputs,
with the TV on. Plug in the Gefen power supply to the Gefen. Don't program yet.
2. Look at the screen of the Mit's TV. It will probably go to a screen and read, "New
Connection Found" you need to name the connection and then save it. Any name
that will cause a 1080p output is ok. HDMI 2 is OK. The exception is if you are cloning
a Mit's series 833, name the connection "Game". (If you don't get the New Connection
screen its probably already named HDMI, just go ahead with the clone.)
3. Now go ahead with the clone, push the Gefen program button, hold till solid green
starts to flash, release. Green light turns solid, your done. Disconnect power supply,
write protect switch to disable. Disconnect from Mit's. (Sometimes you have to power
off and on that Mit's or unplug replug the HDMI they had plugged in to get their
picture back. Mentioned so nobody panics.)
4. Now, flip switch #4 on the Gefen on and leave it that way.
5. Now your Samsung TV. Go into menu/source list/edit name. Unless you are using a PC
as a source, rename HDMI-3/PC to HDMI-3/STB Satellite
. This is optional, but
makes switching back and forth from 3d to 2d, quicker and cleaner.
6. Go into the setup menu of the D*. Make sure 1080p is checked. I also check 720p
and 1080i. I use Native off. As long as at least 1080p is checked, it should be fine.
(D* now advises Native off, only 1080p checked.) People with the faster HR24-series
tend to use Native on.
7. Now connect the 3da-1 following the instructions. Even though I am using DLP Link
glasses which don't use an emmitter, I connected the sync cable between the TV and
the 3da-1. Don't know if it necessary, but can't hurt. TV is on and using HDMI-3.
8. Do a reset of the DVR. Takes awhile. After everything is on, turn to channel 103 and
you should get an error message. The following steps are the most important!
9. Disconnect HDMI input, output and power to 3da-1 . Wait 1 minute. Plug in power
and HDMI in (From DVR) of 3da-1. Wait 30 seconds. Plug HDMI out of 3da-1 into
HDMI-3 of TV. Disconnect 3da-1 from TV HDMI-3 and plug the HDMI out of
3da-1 into IN of Gefen (Nothing is connected to TV HDMI-3 or TV at this step.)
The green light of the Gefen should be lit, wait at least 30 seconds. Now, plug
the Gefen HDMI out, into the TV's HDMI-3 and wait several seconds. A 3d picture
picure should appear.
10 Hopefully, you will have a checkerboard picture at this point. With the Samsung
remote, press tools. On the tv screen, the tool menu appears and the top item
should be 3d=off. Press left on remote to mode 2. With the glasses on, switch
between mode 2 and 1 and choose the mode that looks best for you. That's it, but
when you change channels from 2d to 3d, you may have to turn on the 3d via
the tools menu. Most of the time mine changes automatically. If you did not get a
checkerboard picture when you did the last HDMI connection, and you got a LR
or top bottom 3d picture, you can push the mode button of the 3da-1 to get the
checkerboard format. Do not turn the 3da-1 off. You will have to redo the
cable connections of step #9, above.
If you reset your DVR or get a software update or even a power outage, you will have to do the cable swaps of step #9.
You will only be getting stereo through the TV after above steps. You can easily connect the digital audio out of the DVR to the digital in of a AV receiver. During the next to last connection of step #9, you will hear the audio from your stereo system after a few seconds.
That is a good sign that you will be successful getting 3d with the next step
Many posters are working at getting 1.4 AVRs to work correctly via HDMI connection only. For now, the sound drops to 2.0 for most. We are working this out and hope to have a fix soon.
The PS3 loses audio after power cycling. There is post above for the easiest fix which requires a quick cable connect/reconnect. Post 278.Troubleshooting:
DirecTv specific.."Channels are still greyed out, whats wrong." Try the channels anyway, sometimes it takes the guide awhile to catch
up. On one occasion, they didn't, and I had someone reset the D* reciever and wait for the guide download as
well as the guide rebuild. Very soon, he reported everything working!
Can't get any 3d channels in Guide,103,104,105, 106. Maybe you missed the sentence just above step 1.
"I get the 3d channels, except 105."...105 is only a shortcut to 3d VOD channels. You need to be networked and getting
regular 2d VOD, before 105 shows up. For now D* only lets you get to 3d VOD via channel 105. This releaves tech calls
from non 3d customers.Addendum's:
(1) Some have reported ghosting, which was cured by setting Samsung HDMI-3 to PC.
Anyone that notices an error above or something to add or clearer verbage, please PM me so I can get it right...