Originally Posted by LarryTru
Thanks, what is the format converter for?
All the DLP 3D ready RPTV's work using a 3D format called Checkerboard. here is a LINK
from TI - the inventor of the DLP MMD chip explaining all about it. There is more than one 3D format. 3D BD will use what is called frame packed 1080x24p. Looks like this (that is a single frame BTW):
And there is another 3D format called Side-by-Side (CBL and SAT) which looks like this only the images are squeezed to retain their 1.78 aspect ratio:
What that converter will do in each case, is to convert the 3D format to Checkerboard, the only 3D format your DLP RPTV can use.
I do have a PS3 and am anxious for the 3d firmware update.
Sony's 3DTVs are supposed to be released in June in the USA so IMO, the PS3 3D BD upgrade should happen around that time. There will be two upgrades. one for 3D gaming (first) and the other for 3D BD (second)
I was interested in the xpand glasses, but they haven't been available and I'm slow to buy them over the web because I don't know how well they will work for me.
Yes - they have been out of stock and again, will be back in stock in 2 weeks. I can verify that, I sent them an Email and they responded. You need to call them.
So, when I saw Best Buy is selling the Samsung and Panasonic ones I wanted to try to use them.
Neither will work because they are propriatary to their new 3DTV's. No emitter sold.