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YES, DirecTV Team on 3D

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Wednesday it announced that it will team with YES Network and FSN Northwest to present the first-ever Major League Baseball telecasts in 3D on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 when the New York Yankees take on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...Team_on_3D.php
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Bad news is it's blacked out due to MLB viewing restrictions outside the New York/Washington area.

http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...36&vkey=1&oid=
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Originally Posted by Snickering Hound View Post

Bad news is it's blacked out due to MLB viewing restrictions outside the New York/Washington area.

http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...36&vkey=1&oid=

I see those of us in the Northwest FSN footprint will also get to see the 3D TV broadcast.
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Here is a link to a poll regarding whether or not DirecTv should include the Checkerboard Format as an option:

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=176837
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DirecTV or any cable or satellite supplier should not offer checkerboard output directly becaue of the bandwidth required to offer more then one format.
However, they may in the future offer a digital STB that offers checkerboard output as one of several output formats if the manufacturer of their STBs decides to make models that do format conversions.
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

DirecTV or any cable or satellite supplier should not offer checkerboard output directly becaue of the bandwidth required to offer more then one format.
However, they may in the future offer a digital STB that offers checkerboard output as one of several output formats if the manufacturer of their STBs decides to make models that do format conversions.

The DirecTv box has the ability to upscale, downscale, stretch, etc. a picture. The poll is about offering a different conversion process by the DirecTv receiver.
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Originally Posted by Geaux Tigers View Post

The DirecTv box has the ability to upscale, downscale, stretch, etc. a picture. The poll is about offering a different conversion process by the DirecTv receiver.

And can the SoC perform this conversion?

Converting one 3D format to another using older STBs is going to be a challange. The SoC was never designed to do that.
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And can the SoC perform this conversion?

Converting one 3D format to another using older STBs is going to be a challange. The SoC was never designed to do that.

I am not an engineer or a programmer but I would like to hear input from someone with that expertise. Until, I hear from someone with that type of expertise then everything else is speculation. I was told by some that DirecTv receivers could never output 1080p but they have been proven wrong.
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I am not an engineer or a programmer but I would like to hear input from someone with that expertise. Until, I hear from someone with that type of expertise then everything else is speculation. I was told by some that DirecTv receivers could never output 1080p but they have been proven wrong.

Outputting 1080P versus 1080i is a cake walk compared to converting SbS 3D to CB 3D. It's a hardware solution - Mits has already proved that with the 3DC-1000. There is no 3DC-1000 built into a SAT ot CBL STB.

The reason why Panasonic can do it is because they are using their latest Unipher SoC in their 3D BD players
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Outputting 1080P versus 1080i is a cake walk compared to converting SbS 3D to CB 3D. It's a hardware solution - Mits has already proved that with the 3DC-1000. There is no 3DC-1000 built into a SAT ot CBL STB.

The reason why Panasonic can do it is because they are using their latest Unipher SoC in their 3D BD players

You may be right but if the Satellite Providers and Cable Companies are smart they will come together and force the manufacturers to come up with a solution. They are not going to be very successful selling 3D pay-per-view, 3D Channels, etc. without a market.
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Originally Posted by Geaux Tigers View Post

You may be right but if the Satellite Providers and Cable Companies are smart they will come together and force the manufacturers to come up with a solution. They are not going to be very successful selling 3D pay-per-view, 3D Channels, etc. without a market.

The market is developing as we speak - the new 3DTV's being sold by CEMs.

To assume that ALL DLP 3D ready TV owers will buy the necessary equipment to watch 3DTV is a fallacy.
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It looks like this adapter from RealD should work to convert the Directv side-by-side format to the 1080p checkerboard format required by the Samsung 3D-ready DLPs:
http://www.reald.com/Content/proProd...spx?pageID=118
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AFAIK DirecTV intends to use HDMI1.4a formats and non the RealD format supported by the adapter as per the following from the link you provided:
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but when receiving the RealD 3D format content, the format is automatically converted into either Checkerboard (CB) or Horizontal Interlace (HI) format, depending on how the POD detects the...
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