After doing a lot of research a couple of years back (which is what brought me to avsforum in the first place), I bought the Samsung HLT-7288W RP DLP TV. At the time, I saw the 3-D mode on it and really didn't think much of it.
Well, lo and behold, the 3-D buzz is in full swing and I find myself looking at the current components I have to see if it's worth the effort, and if i'm halfway there or nowhere close.
Here are my components:
HDMI 1.3 cables
Denon 3808CI Receiver
PS3 (Blu-Ray Player)
I've read that the PS3 is supposed to be getting a 3-D update to playback movies (in addition to the 3-D gaming update it apparently just got as well).
Here's where I'm confused:
1. The standard set for 3-D has been HDMI 1.4. However, I've also seen that 1.3 will work with 3-D, just not in 1080p, though I'm not sure if that means 1080i, 720p, or 480p.
2. My TV has a 3-D mode that's currently greyed out. I've heard that if you have a transmitter (I think that's what it's called), you can hook it up to the TV and pair that with active 3-D glasses. Is that correct, or was that correct before the standard was set (meaning that kind of 3-D is no longer supported). If so, is there any good place to start for locating the necessary equipment?
I checked the Samsung FAQ, and which basically said "Click here for a starter pack which had glasses and a transmitter. It then referred me to a "DDD" manufacturer site and to a product that just appeared to be software.
Link to FAQ:http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/...3&AT_ID=158809
Link to mfg product:http://www.ddd.com/cart/product.php?...3&cat=2&page=1
Hopefully these questions haven't been asked ad naseum yet. It just seems like this confusion keeps coming up every time the industry can't agree on one format before pushing the electronics out the door. I just hope I'm not looking for something that really isn't going to work in the end.