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Can't enable 3D on PS3

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I need some help trying to get 3D to work on my PS3. I have a Mitsubishi WD-73C9 with a high speed HDMI cable (3d support) hooked directly to the TV. I went into Video Output Settings (latest PS3 firmware), started new search but doesn't ask if the TV supports 3D. I have 3D enabled on the TV and tried both standard and reverse mode.

Any advice? I also have the Xpand X102 glasses.
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Originally Posted by mozartkugeln9 View Post

I need some help trying to get 3D to work on my PS3. I have a Mitsubishi WD-73C9 with a high speed HDMI cable (3d support) hooked directly to the TV. I went into Video Output Settings (latest PS3 firmware), started new search but doesn't ask if the TV supports 3D. I have 3D enabled on the TV and tried both standard and reverse mode.

Any advice? I also have the Xpand X102 glasses.

For games you don't need the tv to detect 3d mode. For example in stardust HD and motor storm you simply choose the option in the game menus. For 3d movies the ps3 cannot play them yet but the firmware update is expected sometime in September.
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For the PS3 games you need the Mitsubishi adaptor, otherwise there is no 3D option available. Only Avatar works without the adaptor since checkerboard is built into the game itself.
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Originally Posted by NSX1992 View Post

For the PS3 games you need the Mitsubishi adaptor, otherwise there is no 3D option available. Only Avatar works without the adaptor since checkerboard is built into the game itself.

Ah that makes sense then. I bought Avatar and while waiting for it to be delivered I tried downloading Wipeout. Good info, thanks.
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For games you don't need the tv to detect 3d mode. For example in stardust HD and motor storm you simply choose the option in the game menus. For 3d movies the ps3 cannot play them yet but the firmware update is expected sometime in September.

This is incorrect, although I wish it wasn't.

In the case of certain games which have 3D that released before the PS3 3D patch, 3D can be enabled from the game itself. Essentially "forcing" 3D output. However, in the case of the games which appear under the Playstation Store's 3D category, you will need the PS3 itself to enable 3D modes. The good news is that once you set your display settings on the PS3 to enable 3D, it will continue to work no matter what. It won't re-check EDID's constantly, like D* will. The bad news is that getting it to recognize 3D the first time can be a pain.

You will need the Mits 3DA-1 for these types of games, as they only output in SBS. The order you need to hook up your system is PS3>3DA-1>TV. If you have a Samsung DLP you'll also need a Gefen HDMI Detective between the 3DA-1 and the TV. Once your setup is good, turn on the TV and the PS3, then in the XMB go to Settings>Display Settings>Output Settings. Choose HDMI for your source (obviously) then hit Automatic. It should say that your output is 1080p and give you a message about 3D. If it asks for your display size (in diagonal inches) then 3D is on. If not, you'll have to try again. The exact order in which HDMIs need to be plugged in and devices turned on is still a mystery, but fiddle with it long enough and eventually it will work. Once it works, you can unplug stuff and put it in an order you want (and put an AVR in the loop) and it will still work in 3D.

Motorstorm is awesome in 3D, and Super Stardust HD is one of the best games on PSN, and even better in 3D! Happy gaming!
post #6 of 9
Actually it is completely accurate. MLB the show goes into 3d automatically however stardust and motor storm have the option in the in-game menu. So the game doesn't default to 3d but goes into it only after the user wishes it too.
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Actually it is completely accurate. MLB the show goes into 3d automatically however stardust and motor storm have the option in the in-game menu. So the game doesn't default to 3d but goes into it only after the user wishes it too.

White_Worm is correct.


if the PS3 has not identified your TV as a 3D capable device those games will not have the 3D option. you need to run the video setup from the system settings on the XMB to verify that your TV is seen as 3D capable.

a few games like Avatar have their own 3D coding. they will even output in checkerboard 3D format.

this most recent batch of 3D games and demos use the PS3's built-in 3D code and do not support checkerboard output.

if you have a DLP "3D Ready" TV, you need the mitsubishi adapter which will show up as a valid 3D display for the PS3 to see, and will convert any 3D format it gets into checkerboard for your DLP.
* if your DLP is not from mitsubishi, you'll also need an HDMI detective (or similar device) to fool the adapter into thinking your DLP is a mitsubishi TV.
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Actually it is completely accurate.

No. I think you don't understand that the OP has a TV requiring a checkerboard format signal for 3D.
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But in order to be able to select these 3D options the PS3 has to detect that your display is compatible. I launched all 3 of those demos dozens of times before the PS3 was set up correctly and all the options to play in 3D were greyed out.

Your experience was probably smoother than mine. You may have gotten your PS3 to detect a 3D display the first time you plugged it in, which is why you have always been able to use the 3D options. For some users, especially Samsung DLP owners, these extra steps are required to play PS3 games in 3D.
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