Originally Posted by mtallent
If the player will output "checkerboard" for 3D then all you need is HDMI 1.3 to get the highest audio quality from Blu-Ray playback. You do not need the 3D adapter for Blu-Ray playback if your player outputs checkerboard 3D format. You may need the adapter for other 3D signals like cable or satellite. I have a Panasonic BDT-300 player and loss less audio is sent directly to my 4 year old Onkyo receiver using HDMI 1.3, nothing else is needed.