Originally Posted by WA2FAST
Gotchya... okay, but on the same note, it didn't even work plugged directly from my PS3 (yes, Blu-Ray) to my TV. The cable that I used is the same (spec) as the ones I have interconnecting all of my devices, so either way, I still don't have cables that work, otherwise a direct connection would have worked just fine and not given me any problems. I'm pretty sure now that I have the very first gen (v1.0 or maybe 1.1 if I'm lucky) of HDMI cables interconnecting everything, which explains why it didn't work when plugged directly between the TV and PS3 with no receiver in the mix.
I guess we will have to see what happens... afterall, the HDMI port on the back of the PS3 which is a 3D Blu-Ray player, is 1.3 which is the same as the AVR... but then again, who knows because no matter what you do or tell it to do, it still processes the video signal anyway, it's not a direct pass-through like it should be (those volume controls sure are important to see on screen!).
Okay... figured out the problem. I had HDMI v1.1 cabling. In short, you were right... the receiver does NOT support 3D at all. I had to plug the new HDMI cable (1.4, but 1.3 works fine... just has to be "high speed" - 10.2gbps) directly into the TV and then unplug the power to both the TV and PS3. When you power them back on, the PS3 goes into the initial video calibration telling you that you have a 3D TV... this process "activates" the 3D capabilities of the PS3, it will not be recognized as a "3D BR Player" unless this process has been done, period. After this, the PS3 IS a 3D player no matter what, so even after the process, I was able to try going through the receiver to see if it worked but it didn't. It sends the 3D sync info and the receiver drops it... so it effectively "hangs" the PS3 and sends a black signal to the TV. You have to force the PS3 off after this happens as it is completely unresponsive. I think that it's waiting for a response from the TV that it never gets.
Anyway, I have setup a toslink cable anyway as a backup (from when I first set all of this up) which I am very happy I did. When I bought my new cabling, I bought an extra to go directly between the TV and PS3 just in case, and when I want to watch 3D content, I just switch the receiver to a different input that I setup to pull audio from the toslink, tell the PS3 to start outputting to this, then switch the cable and source on the TV and I'm good to go. Takes about 45sec to do it all, not bad for the 2% of the time I will be watching native 3D on the TV. I will just do this until I upgrade eventually.