Originally Posted by Rob67
Damnit...I just got some 3D glasses for my new D7000 Sammy 3D plasma and didn't even think about my AVR not supporting pass through. I called DirecTV because it wouldn't recognize my 3D TV thinking it was the crappy DTV receiver! Turns out my 607 is the culprit. That really sucks. Juggling cables just for 3D? No thanks. I wonder why it won't pass through the 607? Isn't DTV 3D side/side?? Isn't that 1.3? I wonder if an upgrade from DTV would make it work?
Does anyone know of firmware updates for this receiver or am I up sh*t creek until I buy a new one (was hoping that was years away!)
Even if you agree to give up new HDMI 1.4 features "audio return channel" and "ethernet networking thru HDMI" ... I don't see how HDMI 1.3 ports (in 607) and cables can handle the required resolution and bandwidth. The HDMI v1.4 cable I bought for my brother's new 3D setup said it supported 2160p (two 1080 pics at a time for 3D).
Be sure the 607 HDMI is set to "Pass Through" video unchanged... that might be the problem.
You don't have to swap cables. Leave what you have now, then...
Connect BD-3D player's HDMI directly to TV's HDMI-2. Then, connect BD-3D player's Optical-SPDIF to 607's Audio in. It might be 5.1, but just select DD5.1-EX and it will matrix it out to 7.1 ... I'm sure it will sound fine ... and it will be in 3D.
Oh, it's the Direct-TV STB ... hmm. Well, same thing. DTV-HDMI directly to TV. DTV-Optical to Onkyo 607. I doubt the sound from the DTV is better than 5.1 anyway. DTV 3D is likely only 720px2.
You can throw a HDMI v1.4 capable switch in there to switch it back to the 607 being the "controller".