Originally Posted by walford
An HDMI 1.4 receiver is required to remove the audio from the 3D BR players when using the 1080p packed frame output from the player since the audio is contained in the blanking interval between the two 1080p framesw and not in the location that is in with other 2D or 3D formats.
All HDMI high speed cables can be used with HDMI 1.4a 3D formats since the bandwith requied is the same as that require for 1080p/60 HD.
I have a HD projector with (2) HDMI 1.3 compliant inputs and the cables from my DVD and Cable Box (both 2D 1080p and 1080i respectively) work fine. I am planning on getting a 3DNow Theater box (along with emitter/glasses and a 3D DVD player). As I currently understand it, this box will take the frame packed input and transmit full 1080p right and left signals sequentially (at a lower frame rate) to a 2D projector; thereby enabling you to watch 3D on a 2D device.
Here's the issue I have. The box itself has (1) 1.4a compliant input and (1) 1.3 compliant output. I will therefore have to use an HDMI switch between the DVD/Cable Box and the 3DNow box and confine myself to using a single HDMI input on my projector (not a problem as it beats having to buy a second box....not cheap). I want to be SURE I get a switch which can handle frame packing (2205x1920). Many of the switches say "HiSpeed" and that they can handle "3D" signals (Kinivo and some MonoPrice switches), but, to me, that is so vague as to be useless as there are different "3D" signals and I can't see anyone who specifically says "this can handle the output of your 3D DVD player".
I'm sure someone out there has to be using a switch between their 3D DVD and 3D TV (which would be equivalent to the connection between my 3D DVD and (soon to be purchased) 3DNow box. I'm quite sure I won't have to change the cable between the 3DNow box and my projector as it will be using the HDMI 1.3 standard to transmit 3D images. I suppose it's too much to hope for that someone out there got a unit of the 3DNow box in advance of general release and uses such a switch?
Does anyone out there have anything they KNOW works?
Home Theater: Acer H9500BD 3D Projector, 120" Elite Screen, Sony BDP-S780 3D Blu-Ray Player, Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround
Family Room: Mitsubishi 73" 3D DLP, Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-Ray Player, Onkyo TX-SR333 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver; Polk Audio TL250 HP Surround w/PSW10 Subwoofer