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Have seen this term used but just what does it mean?
Is there a 3D broadcast standard that has been adapted by the industry?
If so any shows in 3D being planned by the networks?
Any talk or plans of DVDs being released in future?
Thanks for your help!
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Usually, 3D ready means that you need to buy active shutter glasses and possibly a transmitter as they are not included in the price of the TV.
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Have seen this term used but just what does it mean?

More specifically, it means the HDTV can display 3D, as opposed to an non-3D HDTV that technically can't.

Some 3D ready HDTV's can directly accept a 3D source, others need an adapter between the 3D source and HDTV, like the Mitsubishi DLP 3D ready HDTV's available since 2007.

All need active stereo shutter glasses and an emitter. Some 3D HDTV's have emitters built in, like the Mitsubishi DLP 3D ready HDTV's available since 2007, and a number of current plasma and LCD sets.

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Is there a 3D broadcast standard that has been adapted by the industry?

Yes, it's called Side-by-Side (SbS). DirecTV, Comcast, Brighthouse, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and Bell TV (Canada) all either have or will shortly use this format.

Blu-ray uses a different 3D format called frame packing.

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If so any shows in 3D being planned by the networks?

Networks meaning OTA? Not at this time.

Networks meaning from cable/DBS/fiber/IPTV? Yes, ESPN 3D is already available with plans for over 65 3D events in the first year including 25 World Cup games. DirecTV and Comcast both carry ESPN 3D, and both also have 3D special events channels and/or PPV channels.

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Any talk or plans of DVDs being released in future?

You won't see any standard DVD's in 3D. Blu-ray is a completely different matter, as a number of 3D films have been announced and a few 3D Blu-rays are already available. A 3D compatible Blu-ray player is needed.

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I can tell you in regards to Samsung that 3D Ready means....so sorry, we lied to you Mr. Consumer, har har har!

I'm done with Samsung.
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I am not aware that Samsung documention literature tells you about their 3D ready sets that is wrong or any differnt from what Sony, LG, or Panasonic tells you? Was it a Salesman that misrepresented the Samsung to you.
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I can tell you in regards to Samsung that 3D Ready means....so sorry, we lied to you Mr. Consumer, har har har!

I'm done with Samsung.

I assume your complaint with Samsung is you have one of their old "3D ready" DLP or plasma models what was only "3D ready" for using a properly configured PC as the video source (that's all their product literature for those products claimed as far as 3D capabilities). These models were designed, sold and discontinued well before the standards were developed (late 2009) for the new 3DTV technology. While it would have been a nice service to their their previous customers to offer for sale an adapter (as Mitsubishi is doing) to provide a means to allow their old 3D ready TVs to be used with the new generation of 3D sources, they had no obligation to do so.

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I am not aware that Samsung documention literature tells you about their 3D ready sets that is wrong or any differnt from what Sony, LG, or Panasonic tells you? Was it a Salesman that misrepresented the Samsung to you.

My attitude revolves around the correspondence I've received from Samsung in regards to this issue. My money goes to the manufacturer that best supports it's product, which apparently Mitsubishi is doing for their customer base. The only work-around for this seems to be the Tru3d solution since Sammie won't deal with it like Mitsi. It's not that expensive to fulfill for their existent customer base if their competitor is doing it.
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