Originally Posted by walford
I totally agree with you the TV does not care or kow the source but I did not point that out since I am not aware of any source of checkeboard TV or Video disk content that outputs checkerboard content at other then at 1920x1080 which is what is used by the 3D DLP RPTVs from Samsung and Mits.
Although the content itself may not be in checkerboard format natively
, converting it is easy enough. All you need (besides the emitter and glasses) is a PC, a graphics card with a DVI or HMI output port, and the Stereoscopic Player (SP) software.
SP can input virtually any 3D format out there (other than anaglyph) and output it into a variety of formats, including
those required by any
of the 3D-ready Mitsubishi and Samsung DLPs and Plasmas regardless of resolution. As long as your pc's graphics card supports the same resolution as the tv requires, it will work.
That means, should you feel a wave of 80s nostalgia coming on, you can pop in SENSIO's Jaws3D
DVD and watch it in flicker-free 120 Hz 3D right now, today. Or you might prefer Spy Kids 3D
Yeah I know the available content is pretty sparse right now, but the point I'm trying to make is that these old-school tvs just need a device, hardware or software, to feed them an input stream in the requisite format. SP can do it today with standard def field-sequential and side-by-side (SENSIO) DVDs. Heck, it can even read high def 3D video files (there are some sample downloads on the SP website). I have no reason to believe it won't be updated at some point to work with 3DBDs. There's no black magic involved -- it's all just bit-twiddling.