Hi AVS-ers. I decided to ask you after two days of searching and experimentation.
Sony BDV-E570 Blu-ray Player (source, audio) is connected via new category 2 HDMI cable to Optoma HD66 projector (video only). I have new DLP-Link active shutter glasses with 120Hz and new 144Hz capability. For content, I have a) YouTube 1080p clips in 3D side-by-side (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmV4ieSpk4k
), and b) I downloaded LG 3D TV demo AVI that I can play from my USB drive plugged into Sony player.
When I play 3D side-by-side content to projector, I see the side-by-side image on the wall. Video is playing in 1080p and 60Hz. It is confirmed by player and by projector independently, so I am sure about these numbers.
It seems I cannot make projector turn on the DLP-Link 3D mode, which will convert the side-by-side image into alternating properly stretched frames. If I go to projector settings, the 3D setting is set to "Off" and it is grayed out so I cannot change it.
What is the issue? I have a suspicion that projector is expecting a 120Hz signal before it enables 3D, and it is getting only 60Hz. If so, then it is unclear to me how to make Sony BR BDV-E570 player transmit my digital content in 120Hz mode, since there is no setting for Hz. I do not even find specs to confirm if Sony player is capable to do so.
Do you have ideas for me to explore?
EDIT: I just found a footnote in Optoma HD66 user manual ""3D" is supported at 1280x720 resolution maximum." I changed Sony BR to always feed 720p. Restarted everything just in case after change. Now I can confirm on Sony and on Optoma that image is 720p 60Hz. But in projector setup the 3D is still "Off" and grayed out.