Originally Posted by Anthony1
Have any of you Samsung DLP guys thought of using the workaround method with a PC? I'm hoping to try this method soon with my Legacy Samsung 3D Plasma, but you DLP guys could try this as well. In fact, I'm guessing it would look better on the DLP's anyways.
Here is what you need:
1. A 3D Ready DLP Rear Projection HDTV.
2. Shutterglasses and an emitter that works with the TV
3. A Direct TV receiver that is 3D compatible. H21 to H24 receivers and HR21 to HR24 receivers are supposed to be 3D compatible.
4. A computer with a decent dual-core processor or better - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or Equivalent AMD CPU or better
5. An Avertv HD DVR Capture card with hdmi input installed in your PC
6. Stereoscopic Player for your PC
Ok, now this is how it would supposedly work. You would connect the HDMI output of your Direct TV receiver (has to be 3D compatible) to the HDMI input on your Avertv HD DVR Capture card. Then, you open up Sterescopic player and select the "Live Video" option. You go into the options on the Stereoscopic player and have it set to DLP Checkerboard. Also, you need to make sure that the video card in your computer is set to 1920 x 1080.
The theory, is that the Avertv HD DVR capture card will take in the 1080i SBS 3D format that Direct TV uses, and Stereoscopic player will convert the 1080i SBS 3D format to DLP Checkerboard.
The only question right now, is whether Direct TV's 3D signal won't be outputted, if it's thinking that it's outputting to something that isn't 3D compatible. I do know of a guy that has a hdmi 1.4 receiver, and he was able to confirm that the Direct TV 3D signal is being outputted to his receiver, but that may be because his receiver is hdmi 1.4 . There is a possibility, that when you connect the hdmi output of the Direct TV receiver to the hdmi input of the Avertv HD DVR card, that the Direct TV receiver will think that it's not a compatible device, and won't output the signal. I haven't been able to confirm one way or another if this is the case.
This guy on another forum believes that it "should" work. I would test all of this myself, because I have everything necessary except a PC that is powerful enough for the avertv HD DVR card. I don't have that card either. My PC is really old from like 2005, and it's not powerful enough for that capture card. I'm thinking of buying this capture card anyways, and trying to find somebody locally with a powerful enough PC, to try to test this out.
June 11th is approaching rapidly, this is the day that ESPN 3D begins! If anybody out there is able to test this out, please report back!