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3D files play fine from 2D media player

Dunno if anyone already knows about this (or even cares, as the 3D "community" seems to be rather small these days) . . . .

I was trying out 3D on my new Panasonic plasma and was surprised to discover that a 3D file played via HDMI from a 2D media player plays in 3D just fine.

I had always heard that HDMI 1.4 was a requirement for 3D, so I assumed it wouldn't work with my 1.3 output player . . . but it does.

What's up with that anyway?

And if this works, why market 3D media players?
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Dunno if anyone already knows about this (or even cares, as the 3D "community" seems to be rather small these days) . . . .

I was trying out 3D on my new Panasonic plasma and was surprised to discover that a 3D file played via HDMI from a 2D media player plays in 3D just fine.

I had always heard that HDMI 1.4 was a requirement for 3D, so I assumed it wouldn't work with my 1.3 output player . . . but it does.

What's up with that anyway?

And if this works, why market 3D media players?
It would help us understand this better if you told us:

1) What player it was
2) What type of 3D file it is

Looky here!
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It would help us understand this better if you told us:

1) What player it was
2) What type of 3D file it is
Egreat S5A (SMP8643, like the good ole Dunes/PCH ).

As for type of file, I don't really know . . . everything I've tried works, including Official trailer for Titanic 3D, How to Train Your Dragon 3D (SBS), Pompeii 3D (also SBS I think) . . . mkvs, avis and mp4s, for example.

Technically, I don't know anything about the different 3D formats, having never had anything to do with them.

All I know is, everything that works from a stick using the TV's internal MP also works with my S5A.

Also, don't know if this works with other/all 3D TVs.

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they play because they are SBS or TAB. There is no difference from a file standpoint from say a normal mkv and a SBS mkv just picture side by side. the way it does not work if they are encoded in MVC which a 2d player will not read.

When you see 3d media player it means it supports MVC.
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Thanks for the enlightenment.

Are 3D BluRays encoded in MVC?
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Yes bluray are MVC

MVC in short term works by giving you a full frame of two different streams in a pattern

So its always a 2d stream then interweaves in another stream to give it the 3d effect
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