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it is my understanding that the following are the best qualities associated with each 3D media formats. Is this correct?


Blu Ray

2 side by side 1080p images (1 in each eye)


Streaming (Vudu, Samsung Tv App)

1080p total?

2 side by side 540p images


PS3 Download

1080p total?

2 side by side 540p images


Broadcast TV

1080i total (or 720p)

2 side by side (or tnb) 540i (360p) images


is there any streaming/digital service/format that would match the quality of blu ray (1080p each eye) ?


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I believe the PS3 is also frame packed but it is not 1080p - something like 30fps at 1280x1470

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is there any streaming/digital service/format that would match the quality of blu ray (1080p each eye) ?

That is a lot of data, so its a big fat NO as far as I know.


The PS3 does have some movie streaming from VuDu that is HD, not sure of the specs offhand.
 

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As William says, Blu-ray is not side-by-side. Two full 1080p images are stacked on top of one another in one big 1920x2205 frame.


Via streaming or cable, your options are:


- 1080i side-by-side. Each image is 960x1080 resolution (not the same as 540p.)

- 720p top/bottom. Each image is 1280x360.


DirecTV broadcasts ESPN 3D at 720p side-by-side. Technically, this falls outside the HDMI 1.4 spec, and not all 3D TVs will display it.


I believe that PS3 games are 720p frame-packed, but I haven't looked into that too closely.
 

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Originally Posted by bradjs /forum/post/20771000



is there any streaming/digital service/format that would match the quality of blu ray (1080p each eye) ?


thanks!

SENSIO 3D Format is "visually lossless" and "comparable to blu-ray" according to their website. I think I read somewhere that the picture quality is something like 97% vs. blu-ray, where other formats like side-by-side chop the resolution in half.


The problem is that right now only Vizio 3DTVs have the capability to display SENSIO format and there is very little content available in that format. SENSIO is expected to launch their VOD service this fall that will partially address the content issue.
 

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Frame Packing - each frame holds two complete frames, either 1920x1080 (3D Blu-ray @ 24FPS) or 1280x720 @ 60 FPS (PS3 3D games from Blu-ray)






Frame Compatible - each frame is either 1980x1080 (SbS) or 1280x720 (T/B)





 

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What is the difference between frame packing and top/bottom? Since in frame packing, the frames are also stacked one over the other. Does a chunk of resolution get cut in T/B?

The size of the frame that holds the L & R frames:


Frame Packing (1080P) = 1920x2205* - 2X the size of an HD frame - each L & R frame is 1920x1080


Frame Compatible T/B (720P) = 1280x720 - the same size as an HD frame - except now you have two frames within it. Each L & R frame is 1280x360


*The extra 45 pixels (active blanking) is used to seperate the two individual L & R frames
 

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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart /forum/post/20774450


The size of the frame that holds the L & R frames:


Frame Packing (1080P) = 1920x2205* - 2X the size of an HD frame - each L & R frame is 1920x1080


Frame Compatible T/B (720P) = 1280x720 - the same size as an HD frame - except now you have two frames within it. Each L & R frame is 1280x360


*The extra 45 pixels (active blanking) is used to seperate the two individual L & R frames

....also the reason it's called Frame Packing is in the data stream (on the BD) only the left frame is stored complete. The right frame only contains the difference info need to reproduce it. So the 2 frame are "packed" together in the data stream. They are "unpacked" (decoded) in the BD player and the right frame "composed" (built) and then they are sent as the 1920x2205 double frame size. over HDMI.
 

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Originally Posted by Josh Z /forum/post/20771313


DirecTV broadcasts ESPN 3D at 720p side-by-side. Technically, this falls outside the HDMI 1.4 spec, and not all 3D TVs will display it.

Might want to try it again, rumor was they would change to 1920x1080/60i and my Samsung today is saying that's what ESPN 3D is via DIRECTV today
 
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