Originally Posted by JamesN
Absolutely. The left/right views are stored as separate streams on the disc. The player needs to decode them and composite them into whatever the final output format is. In the case of the Panasonic deck, this is either frame packed, checkerboard, or side-by-side.
My point was that by viewing the side-by-side output on a 2D display, one can easily inspect the discrete left/right views.
D'oh! Of course. I knew the Panasonic players could output in different formats, but I haven't used any format except native 3D with my Samsung plasma. I knew they would output checkerboard, and that's one way my sister would be able to watch 3D Blu-ray discs on her new rear pro DLP.
That's the great thing about 3D Central - people coming up with these simple tests that should be obvious to everyone, but for some reason escape us until pointed out by someone like yourself, James. (And I own a Panasonic 350 player.
I'm curious if the Samsung 3D Blu-ray players can output any other format except frame-packed Full HD 3D. I know they don't do checkerboard output, so you can't hook them up directly to the DLP rear pros. You need the Mits adapter.