Originally Posted by scionracing
Nielo, for me and everyone else here, can you explain your above post in a more detailed manner, and spell out the acronyms?
We can move this to PM of course, but I'm not familiar with MVC and BC. Is MVC part of the new 3D Blu-ray standard?
MVC is a derivative of the AVC codec, which allows two 1080p streams (M is for multi). BC is backwards-compatible.
As mentioned, there isn't a bandwidth difference between HDMI 1.3 and 1.4. It's the protocols that are different. From what was said at CES, by a HDMI rep, certain parts of the HDMI 1.4 spec can be upgraded in the PS3. It won't be a true HDMI 1.4 device, as certain things not related to 3D can't be implemented (such as ethernet over HDMI), but as far as 3D is concerned, it's good to go.
From what we've gathered, only HDMI 1.4 devices (including the PS3) can output TRUE dual Full 1080p streams. Cable and satellite companies have to use a different method, not only for their own bandwidth concerns, but also for their infrastructure. Without doing a major overhaul on their end and the consumer end, they have to use one of the methods that puts two streams into a single stream. RealD (which Directv will use), Sensio, and other companies have already accomplished this. While it's not up to par with 3D Blu Ray, it still looks quite good. But if you think about it, regular HD via cable or satellite doesn't compare to Blu-Ray either.