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post #1 of 10 Old 05-27-2012, 03:31 PM - Thread Starter
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I am planning to watch the London Olympics 3D programming and need some help:

If I feed the NBC 3D signal to an AvertV video HD capture card in my HTPC equiped with AMD 6450 and then to my HD66 and watch it with my DLP link 3D glasses. Will it work??
I can watch now 3D blu ray ISO easily

Otherwise what could be a cheap solution? (avoid Optoma 3D-XL)

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First you have to have a source. In the US, NBC is the network, but the 3D version won't be over-the-air; it will only be available from a provider, and the provider boxes will only output 3D on HDMI, which will probably have HDCP in effect. Not sure how your capture card will deal with that.

No word on which providers as yet, but the assumption is Comcast at a minimum (they own NBC), and DirecTV.

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What if it is a online 3D stream over nbcolympics.com
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3D will be provided to British viewers by the BBC on Freeview (Over-the-air, free digital television) as well as through pay services (cable and satellite).

On Freeview it will be transmitted using a side-by-side image. You will need to set your TV to the appropriate 3D mode manually. Only selected events will be available.
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Panasonic Corporation of North America and the NBC Sports Group announced in January that they will partner to make the London 2012 Olympic Games available in 3D to all U.S. distributors who carry Olympic coverage on cable, satellite and telco -- nearly 100 percent of the multichannel industry.

The effort will produce 242 hours of coverage and mark the first time that the Olympic Games will be distributed in the U.S. in 3D.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/27/n...reaming-tv-3d/

NOTE: The 3D "broadcasts" will be 24 hour delayed - not live
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Panasonic Corporation of North America and the NBC Sports Group announced in January that they will partner to make the London 2012 Olympic Games available in 3D to all U.S. distributors who carry Olympic coverage on cable, satellite and telco -- nearly 100 percent of the multichannel industry.

Yes, but making it available doesn't mean it will be picked up. They don't say what the cost is and you can bet there will be a cost for a provider to carry the 3D.

As noted, Comcast seems obvious, and DirecTV is also a likely suspect. After that, I think it's a crap shoot.

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What if it is a online 3D stream over nbcolympics.com

Haven't heard anything regarding this, but that's not to say it won't happen.

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A 3D Olympics channel just showed up on AT&T's uVerse guide!

Channel 1095

Enjoy!
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Just found an article about the use of 3D technologies during Olympics, just to the point! I was especially surprised by resolution of 7680×4320 eek.gif Didn't even know that that is possible.

http://3dblog.org/london-on-fire-2012-olympics-are-technologically-driven/
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