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So, it looks like you actually are not getting 1920x1080p (2+ million pixels) per eye as the studios would like you to believe. The whole "Full HD 3D" claim is a misnomer, hence the talk of only 1080p per eye (no mention of the horizontal resolution per eye).
You can see why they did this (using only 50% more headroom) due to a max bitrate specification for Blu-ray that was predicated on 2D 1920x1080p/24 presentations. They're shoe-horning in 3D after the fact and didn't want to hit the proverbial brick wall.
As for broadcast 3D, you are basically dropping HD (or with most content providers,
'HD-Lite" with gobs of compression artifacts) for 3D with gobs of compression artifacts. You're asked to have one or the other, not both.
Is this what WSR's current 3D article was mentioning about Sensio's spatial compression being utilized on top of the dual stream MPEG-4 MVC codec?
Listen up, studios! Dolby Atmos Lite™ print-outs must stop!!