Originally Posted by corcoran_chris
I seem to be confused on a few things- please shed some light on the following;
1- the 3DNOW product states resolution of up to 1080P what about audio? I assume their product is the same as the NEW THEATER + from VIP? or is it a typo and its just a re branded original VIP THEATER?
2- Im not really understanding the audio side of things. If my PS3 connects to my reciever and it then takes this signal and outputs its 7.1 audio, then what does it matter if I get the theater or theater +? I assume you connect it in this order ps3 -> reciever that outputs the audio-> the HDMI out from the reciever -> INPUT of 3D converter box -> projector? or does it HAVE to be PS3 -> 3d converter box THEN to the reciever?
3 in terms of the standard VIP theater VS the VIP theater +, does the standard theater output 1080p at all? or is it ONLY 720p?
4) I have a benq W600 with the following refresh rates Horizontal Frequency 31-92 kHz ,Vertical Scan Rate 48-85 Hz. Knowing this would I benifit from the VIP theater + new refresh rates (72/96?) Im not too sure which numbers asre the ones I should be looking at but would it be locked at 72 or 92?
5) is there a real difference from 3d 72/96hz vs the 3d at 60hz?
thanks so much in advance !!!
getting these answeres will help before I pull the trigger.
Hi, Chris. Based on the photos on the 3DNOW website, that is identical to the VIP Theater, which does not output 1080p in 3D mode, only 720p. Only the Theater Plus does 1080p and 7.1 audio (I've owned the Theater for over a year, and just got a Plus). Both units can pass 1080p when watching regular 2D content.
If your receiver is not HDMI 1.4 equipped, then it cannot extract the audio from a 3D signal-the audio is in a different part of the datastream and won't be picked out and decoded. In that case, the Theater or Plus HAS to go before the receiver so it can extract the audio and send it out in HDMI 1.3 format that your receiver can decode.
The frequencies used by the Theater and Plus are discrete and set by dipswitches on the box so your display must match them. Although the Plus can do 96, your projector can't, so you'd have to set for 72. Any increase in speed from 60Hz is useful in reducing flicker.