I'm looking to purchase a 3D plasma, likely a Samsung 63c8000 or Panasonic 65vt25 this summer in time for the World Cup (3D). I've gleaned that 3D bluray discs will only require a 3D TV which can display 1080p @ 24 frames per second per eye, with the display refreshing more frequently, for smooth video. I've also learned that the initial offerings from cable, satallite, fiber TV providers will likely display at 720p (not sure the fps) per eye. I believe these formats will easily be handled by "3D ready" device currently or soon to be on the market.
What about hardware capable of displaying a 1080p image for each eye at 30 and 60 frames per second? Will this first generation of TVs and audio video receivers support these standards? I'm DEEPLY concerned about spending 3-4 thousand dollars on a television and another thousand on a nice 3D ready receiver, if they lack support for these formats.
I've read about NVIDIA's upcoming 3D coversion software for PC games. I would hope, so long as my hardware is capable and I'm willing to dial in the graphics options in games, that this solution would be able to output 1080p at 30 fps for each eye. If the hardware isn't quite up to the task today for a full 60 fps, I'm sure it will be in another year. Likewise, I believe that the next generation of game consoles will also be capable of producing good quality graphics in these formats.
Have any of the TV or receiver manufacturers discussed their plans for these formats? Are they targeted as required formats for a future HDMI standard?
Any gamers out there with similar concerns about spending money this summer on hardware without guarantees that they can game in 1080p 3D at 30 and 60 fps?