Lee posted this in another thread, and it got me thinking about the converter box..
The Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 Adapter will feature 1 input, and will convert 3D Blu-Ray, Side-by-Side, and Top/Bottom (Over/Under). The 3DC-1000 will be available (June 2010 timeframe) for owners of all Mitsubishi 3D-ready TVs, dating back to the initial models in 2007.
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When the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 is converting a 3D source signal to the Checkerboard 3D signal as required by a Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TV, the output signal is always 1920 x 1080 @ 60p Checkerboard 3D format. When the 3DC-1000 is receiving a 2D signal, it passes the signal through unaltered as long as that signal is compatible with our TV.
Since the box is designed as an HDMI 1.4 in and 1.3 output, it occurred to me that it might only work with a true HDMI 1.4 source...
Since DirecTV and the PS3 are only outputting a standard progressive frame without any of the metadata about what the frame actually contains, I don't think it's reasonable to expect a $100 converter box to be designed to have the functionality to "force" a conversion on a "standard" video stream (i.e. frame packed format)..
I may be over thinking this, and after reading the replies from Mits to Lee about it, I don't think the Mits adaptor is the solution many of us are hoping for in regards to cable, satellite or the PS3... it's sounding like it is designed to work with HDMI 1.4 3D sources.THEIR CES PRESS RELEASE..
New 3D Adapter Will Enable Cross-Platform Compatibility for 3D Content
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) will showcase the flexibility and versatility of its 3D-ready TV products by displaying 3D content delivered by various video sources, including Blu-Ray players at CES 2010 in the "Experience 3D Tech Zone". MDEA has also announced a new 3D adapter which will provide Mitsubishi 3D-ready Home Theater TV owners with an easy and affordable solution to display 3D from a 3D Blu-Ray player. The Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D adapter will be available in late spring of 2010. MDEA will be located in CES booth #14548, Central Hall.
"As a pioneer in the 3D television market, Mitsubishi is bridging the gap for consumers to experience this break-through technology," said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "3D is definitely a large screen experience, and Mitsubishi offers the most models and largest screen sizes of 3D-ready TVs available today, including one of the world's largest mass produced 3D-ready TV at 82 inches."
At CES, MDEA will be rolling in its massive and impressive 53-foot Mobile Marketing Showroom (MMS) into the "Experience 3D Tech Zone". The MMS will provide a 1000-square-foot showroom showcasing a wide variety of new 3D content displayed on both LaserVueTM and Home Theater TVs.
3D entertainment will be demonstrated on a laser-powered television, using a 65" LaserVue TV and MDEA's Home Theater TV product line will be displaying cross-platform content on its 60", 73" and 82" televisions.
MDEA began distribution of 3D-ready TVs in 2007. To help consumers experience and learn more about 3D technology, MDEA has displayed highly interactive retail demonstration kiosks in more than 150 home theater dealers nationwide, enabling consumers to experience 3D as it would perform in a typical home setting. The in-store 3D display is equipped with a Mitsubishi Home Theater TV and media server, as well as stereoscopic glasses and an IR-emitter. Each demo showcases all the products needed to watch 3D movies or play 3D games at home.
"Consumer demand for 3D-capable TVs will continue to rise in 2010 and beyond, and the industry will see Mitsubishi continue to provide solutions for mass consumer adoption," said David Naranjo, director of product development, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "We expect 2010 to be the year that 3D finally achieves mass consumer adoption, and are working to continue to pioneer innovation to make it easier than ever for consumers to experience this next big step in home entertainment."