Yeah, but I'm not certain. Since your receiver is 3D capable, you would think that that the source would see a "3D capable" device connected to it. But sometimes that gets cascaded down through the connected devices, and distribution amps tend to report the "lowest common denominator" of the connected devices (and our TVs don't report as being 3D capable on their own, without the adapter in-line). But it just depends on your equipment... not all HDMI devices are as picky as others. If your HTPC is your only 3D source, then it's probably not as big of a deal. If it's an issue, there may be some EDID overrides you could apply. Or if you use AnyDVDHD, there's a check-box right there in the control panel to "fake" a 3D display. In fact, if you have an HTPC, you shouldn't even need the 3D adapter. Though I haven't checked in a while, DirecTV boxes at least were some of the "pickiest" about having 3D equipment connected to view the 3D channels.