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Ok, here is a way Directv can add checkerboard output to satisfy Samsung owners.

They currently are teamed up with Cyberlink for their Directv2PC software. Cyberlink already has checkerboard conversion in their PowerDVD 10 software, so Directv simply needs to get them to add it to the Directv2PC software.

Problem solved. (Of course, wishful thinking on my part).

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What DirectTV PC based software? The DirecTV PC based tuner and software based product beta and development was cancelled in the summer of 2007.
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What DirectTV PC based software? The DirecTV PC based tuner and software based product beta and development was cancelled in the summer of 2007.

DirecTV2PC is just a cute little utility for viewing DirecTV recorded programs from your MS Windows PC. It still exists.

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If the current DirecTv receivers can not output the 3D Checkerboard format then it would be nice if DirecTv and the other television content providers would put pressure on the CEM to come up with a solution for 3D ready DLP HDTVs. 4 million HDTV owners is a large number to ignore. The larger the base of 3D HDTVs then the the larger the subscriber base for 3D content. I am assuming that those involved with 3D want it to be successful and make a profit.
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It appears there is already a 3D adapter that should work with the Directv side-by-side 3D format and convert it to 1080p checkerboard for use with DLP rear projection TVs, such as the Samsungs. It's sold by ReadD and it costs $500 - here is the link:
http://www.reald.com/Content/proProd...spx?pageID=118

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The adapter you linked to and quoted below only supports conversion of the oloder RealD 3d format and not the newer HDMI1.4a 3D formats that the cable and satellite companies plan on using when providing 3D progam content.
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but when receiving the RealD 3D format content, the format is automatically converted into either Checkerboard (CB) or Horizontal Interlace (HI) format, depending on how the POD detects the ...
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The adapter you linked to and quoted below only supports conversion of the oloder RealD 3d format and not the newer HDMI1.4a 3D formats that the cable and satellite companies plan on using when providing 3D progam content.
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but when receiving the RealD 3D format content, the format is automatically converted into either Checkerboard (CB) or Horizontal Interlace (HI) format, depending on how the POD detects the ...
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http://www.reald.com/files/downloads...idePOD_THA.pdf

According to their .pdf, it will work with any SbS software.

You have to use a manual toggle for non-RealD, for RealD it detects it automatically.

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Another quote from the link
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SbS POD allows in-line,
secure conversion when playing content from a connected HDMI or DVI output device such as Blu-ray® player with SbS content.
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And since the new 3D BR disk format does not output in SBS format the converter will not play them in 3D it will default to playing them in 2D.
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DirecTV2PC is just a cute little utility for viewing DirecTV recorded programs from your MS Windows PC. It still exists.

Yep, and I use it quite a bit on the weekends. For a live event, you may be a minute or so behind, but that isn't so bad.

This software is probably the cheapest "fix" for Samsung owners, whom currently have a HTPC anyway.

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Are you sure you can both record on the PVR and play in back at the same time on your PC so you can watch it "live"?
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Are you sure you can both record on the PVR and play in back at the same time on your PC so you can watch it "live"?

Yep, I do it all the time. I start recording something, wait 1 minute, then start playing it back via the software. You can stream anything that's in the DVRs playlist, including programs that are currently recording.

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Simply purchase the TRU3D 3D TV Adapter for Samsung DLP, it will properly update HDMI #3 to a plug-and-play fully HDMI 1.4 compatible input for all playback source devices.

Cable box providers will not be adding checkerboard and you must have HDCP validation for DirecTV and many others which will prevent from using an HDMI capture card on your PC.

Or you can follow the directions from this thread, and spend the $300 you saved on some 3d movies. There is some risk, but so far no one has posted any failures/damage to TVs.
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