Originally Posted by Joel802
Maybe I misunderstood what they meant. I don't know.
Final 3-D Blu-ray Specification Announced
Posted December 17, 2009 05:48 AM by Juan Calonge
The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced the finalization and release of the Blu-ray 3D specification. It leverages the technical advantages of the BD format to deliver unmatched picture quality as well as uniformity and compatibility across the full range of Blu-ray 3D products, both hardware and software. The specification is also designed to allow the PS3 to play back Blu-ray 3D content in 3-D.
Notably, the specification allows every player and movie supporting it to deliver full HD 1080p resolution to each eye. Moreover, the specification is display agnostic, meaning that Blu-ray 3D products will deliver the 3-D image to any compatible 3-D display, regardless of whether that display uses LCD, plasma or other technology and regardless of what 3-D technology the display uses to deliver the image to the viewer's eyes.
I guess the only way of knowing is to hook it up to the display and see if it works.
Joel, checkerboard is not one of the mandatory 3D formats. According to the HDMI spec, the mandatory formats are:For movie content:
For game content:
For broadcast content:
- Side-by-Side Horizontal
- 720p @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz
- 1080p @ 23.97/24Hz
* Displays - must support all mandatory formats.
* Sources - must support at least one mandatory format.
* Repeaters - must be able to pass through all mandatory formats.Source
Since checkerboard is not one of the mandatory formats, there is no guarantee that a given BD3D player will support it, although it appears that the first wave of players do.
Just because a legacy DLP RPTVs is advertised as "3D-ready", doesn't necessarily mean that its "readiness" complies with what the BDA refers to as a "compatible 3-D display". In fact, they don't
comply since they don't support "all mandatory formats" as detailed in the HDMI spec.
Remember that these "3D-ready" displays were on the market for years
before the BD3D and HDMI 1.4 specs were finalized.