Originally Posted by Justin-Dawson
Sorry - I wasn't trying to imply that the PS3 3d functionality currently supports checkerboard in anyway (or take a cheap shot at you in general), I was just trying to make my point that with Sony you never really know until the firmware is available. I understand that none of the 3d games introduced in June support checkerboard and I'm not holding my breath for many future games to support the format either due to the resolution issue => 720p vs the required 1080p. I do however see them introducing Blu-ray checkerboard support as they will be directly losing market share to the Panny Blu-ray players with the new BDT100 now costing less than the PS3. But like I said, no one will know until the firmware is out.
I wouldn't put too much (really any) hope that the PS3 3D BD upgrade will support Checkerboard. Sony never sold 3D ready DLP RPTVs. And, the specs for 3D BD, as set by the BDA, support frame sequential (frame packed) 3D only.
First and foremost, the PS3 is a game console. Something 3D BD players (or even 2D BD players) can't offer.
If Samsung doesn't offer CB as a 3D output format from their 3D BD players (and they did sell 3D ready DLP RPTVs) why do you believe Sony will? Do any of their SAL 3D BD players support CB? AFAIK, none of them do.