Originally Posted by Tyrod
Took the plunge today. Drug the tower out to the TV (HL67A750) and flashed it. I'm getting all the right indications out of monifo. But, I won't be able to test it till I get a newer DVR. I still have an HR20. No worries, HR24 and 3DA-1 on order and should be here by friday next.
At least I know I didn't screw things up. I have a panasonic 3D BD player (with checkerboard output) and it still does 3D just fine on that port.
A procedure that on the face of it sounded pretty hard turned out to be pretty easy.
BTW, I used a RADEON HD2600XT with no issues.
Success and failure!
All the hardware fell into place today with the arrival of the 3DA-1. I first connected the 3DA-1 between the Directv HR24-500 and Pioneer HMDI 1.4 3D ready AVR. Output was gobblygook. I couldn't get the TV into 3D mode and the DVR was complaining that the TV was not 3D. Then, I connected the output of the 3DA-1 directly up to TV port 3. I could then get the TV into 3D mode but the DVR still wasn't buying it. At all times, when I could get something on the screen, it was massively pink.
Reset, reboot, rtfm. Then, I connected the 3DA-1 in between the AVR and the TV. After that, I tried my Panasonic 3D BD player in checkerboard output and the 3DA-1 passed the signal just fine. Although, it was massively red pushed. Then, I put the Panasonic player in side by side 3D mode. Again, the 3DA-1 worked as advertised. It sucessfully transmorphed the side by side into checkerboard square. Again, massively red pushed. 3D content looked ok and I think I can adjust most of the red push out. But this proved that the 3DA-1 works and that my EDID flash worked as well. I have to say, at this point, that the native checkerboard output of the Panasonic BD player was much better than the converted checkerboard output of the 3DA-1.
On to the HR24-500 DVR. I still could not get this to work. Even though I can get the TV into 3D mode, I can't get the DVR to recognize the TV as 3D ready. I have an HR21 I can try the 3DA-1 on. I'll try that in a few days. For me it's a royal pita to swap DVR receivers.
Any thoughts? Ideas?
Pioneer VSX-520-K Receiver
Panasonic DMP-BDT350 3D BD Player
EDIT: Does DirecTV use side by side or top/bottom 3D?