The AVR4520 is out and while it does offer some things over the 4810, it also seems a step down in some respects (the cut down display etc, lack of torroidal transformers).
In order to get around the lack of 3D passthrough on the 4810, I have been using an Oppo 95 with dual HDMI outputs but this doesn't work for PS3 games. So I am looking at something like this:
The DreamEDID™ function eliminates the lack of a 3D image when the 3D player compatible with HDMI 1.4a is connected to a 3D ready TV set through an HDMI 1.3 compliant amplifier. The source signal should then be splitted with nSplitter Pro and sent separately to the TV set and to the amplifier. The DreamEDID ™ function provides the appropriate signalling of formats accepted by both devices.
Has anyone gotten it to work with the 4810 or something like this?
From what I gather, most HDMI splitters don't work because when the single HDMI output PS3/BR player queries the HDMI output, it gets an EDID handshake from the AVR that says it doesn't support 3D. So end of story.
This device spoofs the EDID so it tells the PS3/BR player that the devices can play everything 3D and HD audio.
The only problem happens when the AVR receives the HD audio embedded with the 3D video.
Some AVRs choke and can't sync on the video signal and as such, the audio doesn't get played either - some report the AVR syncs/loses sync/sync/loses sync ad infinitum. In others, the AVR is somehow able to ignore the video signal and just decode the audio part.
Or has everyone abandoned the 4810 ship?