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Do I need to buy a new receiver for 3D?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I am going to get a 3D TV and Blu-ray player. I am pretty sure my receiver is HDMI 1.3. It is a Sony DA5300ES. Will I need to buy a new receiver to use 3D with my surround sound system?

Also, while we are at it, I am going to run HDMI through my house. Will a basic Monoprice HDMI wall plate support 3D or are there any recommendations for a wall plate?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042501&p_id=7330&seq=1&format=2

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
You will need either 3D capable AVR or 3D BD player with two HDMI outs. Either one will cost you $$. Otherwise, you will be limited to use coax or optical digital audio connection without using HDMI and non-HD audio.

If you are going to embed HDMI cables in wall > 15 feet, I'd suggest you also use the MonoPrice Redmere directional cable so that you won't need to open up the wall later to replace the cable in case it doesn't work.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Looks like I will be doing the Blu-ray player instead. So getting a Sony BDP-S790 should do the trick, correct?
post #4 of 5
HDMI 2.0 will be out soon. It's supposed to be the new standard used in 4k TV. You may want to wait on it before running HDMI cables in the walls.
post #5 of 5
the other option is just use your current blu-ray player, and do optical out for sound, and hdmi into the tv for 3D. The DD and DTS lossy tracks on blu-rays are very high quality and you probably can't tell the difference vs True-HD or DTS-HD master audio.
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