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You can download the user's manual for Samsung's c7000 full 3D HDTVs from the following linid:


The 3D information on pages 19-21 answers alot of the questions that have been raised in these 3d Forums. I found it particluary interesting that an HDMI 1.3 chip can apparenly with appropriate firmware support can send any of the 3D formats defined by the HDMI 1.4 spec such as Side-by-side etc to an 3D TV with an HDMI 1.4 receiver chip other then the FHD3D packed top-botton format which use 1920x2205 or 1280x1470 buffers

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This is interesting. So, this TV can force a few of the frame compatible 3D formats at the HDMI input:

- side by side

- top bottom

- line interleaved

- column interleaved

- checkerboard

- frame sequential

All of these are legacy formats, with half the nominal resolution per eye. The modes have to be forced, but the TV also has an optional automatic detection of side-by-side (presumably the "blue line" signalling used by RealD).

Outside of that, it supports the HDMI 1.4 frame packing modes 1080p24, 720p60 and 720p50, which are always auto-detected and can not be forced on or off. It does have a global setting to downconvert 3D to 2D by dropping the right eye images.

The first two legacy formats, side-by-side and top-bottom, are now part of HDMI 1.4a and mandatory for 3D TVs. I would guess that these are put into the auto-detection part of HDMI 1.4 handling as well, with a firmware upgrade or on later model dates. Until then, the viewer would have to go into this menu to manually select the 3D input format. This would, by the way, work with all existng HDMI equipment, such as AVRs, inbetween the set top box and the TV.
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