1. Will not pass 3D (packed frames)
eeColor has no plans to update the firmware to support 3D (frame packed signal) pass throu singal. This means that you can't watch a Blu-Ray 3D Movie throu the eecolor.
Solutions for this:
i) If you have an AVR with 2 HDMI Outputs, you can connect No.1 HDMI Out to eecolor -> Display for 2D Movies and No.2 HDMI Out to Display directly for 3D Movies.
ii) If you have a Blu-Ray Player with 2 HDMI Outputs, you can do similar setup connections like i), for the Main and Sub HDMI Out.
iii) If you have a Blu-Ray Player with 1 HDMI Output, you can connect an HDMI Splitter, where the one output will go to your display directly and the other throu the eeColor and then to the display.
iv If you dont want to spend any extra money, simply remove from the signal chain the eeColor if you want to see a 3D Movie.
3D Content + Accurate Calibration is something can never happen for many reasons. Each glasses measures differently if you measure the left glass len or the right, also if you measure 3 different pair of glasses you will get different readings too....
Just for your info, there is not available any external LUT Horder Device for 17-Point Cube LUT Size that can be used in HT Enviroment (feature HDMI In-Out) with 3D Frame Packed Signal Support. In PRO world Pandora Pluto (5000$) supports 3D Frame Packed but dont have HDMI (In-Out) Connections that can be used for HT because HD-SDI to HDMI Signal Convertors will not work because of the HDCP.
You can stay with a calibration using the internal display controls for 3D Movies. 3D Movies is for fun only.2. Will only pass 2 channel stereo
This is not confirmed to all systems, it has to do with the devices connects to your chain, If you add a device like AVR or Darbee before eeColor it will pass Multichannel Audio, also to some systems it will pass multichannel audio without any extra device to be connected throu the eecolor signal chain.... But why anyone need this?
i) No need Multichannel Audio If you have a Projector, If you need to hear audio from projector, the internal speakers of projectors are mono or stereo, lol.
ii) No need Multichannel Audio if you have a TV, I haven't seen a TV with more than 2 channels equiped speakers, some expensive TV's they have 1 or 2 subwoofers but they still feature 2 Channel Sound. Before 10 years there where available some CRT's with 4-Channel Audio, using 2 extra external wired speakers. lol
iii) If you have an AVR, you will connect the eeColor at the AVR HDMI Output, you dont need to have multichannel audio to go to the projector of the TV, since the AVR will receive the Multichannel signal before the eecolor.3. Can not change LUTs when processing 480i/480p
Noone with ever use this resolution, 480i means NTSC DVD Movies, Old DVD Player who are playing this resolution dont have HDMI Out to connect them to eecolor.
DVD Players with HDMI will upscale the old DVD NTSC Movies signal to 1080i or 1080p so you will have no problem with eecolor.
Blu-Ray Players will upscale these old DVD NTSC Movies to 1080i or 1080p also.eeColor's Power is it's big 3D LUT Size
, for example:
Lumagen Radience have 1D + 5-Point 3D Cube (146 Color Points)....Cost: 1.500$ - 5.495$
Radiance 20xx have 9-Point Cube 1D + 5-Point 3D Cube (146 Color Points)...Cost: 2.245$ - 3.195$
eeColor has 1D (not used for HT Calibrations) + 65-Point 3D Cube (274.625 Color Points)....Cost: 700$ including shipping.
** I'm comparing only LUT Size of the above HT Solutions, Lumagen have a tons of others very important features, that's why is the king of HT Calibrations so far.
Lumagen solutions are featuring Pattern Generator also. eeColor can't be used as a pattern generator....
eeColor was not so popular so far because an external pattern generator was needed to perform a large 3D Cube calibration. This means +1500$ more! The most economy extrernal patttern generators are the Lumagen Mini (1.500$) or the AccuPel DVG-5000 (1.500$).
But after the arrival of Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk
, a pattern generator is not needed if you will use only LightSpace Software; more info about how it works can be found to my homepage or to my disk thread of AVSForum.
And this is the only available solution in HT World for calibrating the whole video signal chain... This makes eeColor an amazing solution for its price for someone who want to enter to 3D Cube World!
That's why I advertise that Ted's LightSpace CMS Calibration Disk saves you at least 1.500$ at the bottom of my website pages