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Regarding ALL the 3D Ready DLP TV's from Samsung and Mitsubishi and the older plasma‘s from Samsung, you MUST play the 3D files or 3D DVD on a pc with a video player that converts them to the 3D checkerboard format.They will NOT work with direct input of the field sequential format of 3D dvd or the new top/bottom format of 3D blue ray UNLESS you have one of the 3D Ready BluRay players that have come out in the last year OR you buy one of the new Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D video format converters. See below and check the net for more info.
WHEN YOU TURN ON THE 3D FUNCTION WITH EMITTER CONNECTED, YOUR REMOTE MAY FREEZE (NOT FUNCTION) DUE TO INTERFERENCE OF INFRARED USED BY THE EMITTER. IN THIS CASE, COVER THE EMITTER WITH YOUR HAND OR A CLOTH OR BOX UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED ADJUSTING THE TV.YOU MAY ALSO ADJUST THE PICTURE BEFORE ENTERING 3D MODE OR YOU CAN CHOOSE THE 2D MODE OUTPUT OF YOUR SOFTWARE PLAYER ON YOUR PC OR YOUR BLURAY PLAYER BEFORE PUTTING ON THE GLASSES AND ENTERING 3D MODE.
To get 3D files from a PC into checkerboard you need to play them with one of the software players (see below) that will put out the checkerboard format realtime.
For GAMES you can use a game driver such as that from TriDef or iZ3D or Nvidia 3D Vision (see below) which can give the checkerboard 3D output (and other 3D formats) directly into the TV’s, projectors etc.For basic 3D playback on CRT’s you can use the free 3D game driver from 3DTV Corp but all 3D game drivers have many limitations on cards, drivers, windows versions etc.For your 3D ready DLP projector you will need the 3DTV Corp dongle (glasses sync cable which works with wired or -with emitter--wireless glasses).You will also receive a free DVD or (soon) candownload a free Neotek 3D sampler of interactive educational anatomy images and a free TriD 3D video player with 3D videos from our page www.3dtv.jp or www.3dmagic.com which, like the game driver, will activate the glasses on your CRT or 3D Ready DLP projector.
You will also be able to play games on XBOX and PS3 and Nintendo in 3D checkerboard and other 3D formats but as this is changing fast please check with them for the firmware upgrades for 3D.Presumably by the end of 2010 they should all support HDMI 1.4a.
The Nvidia 3D Vision 3D kit for PC will give frame sequential output to Certain kinds of 120 Hz compatible displays such as 3D Ready DLP projectors, certain special small LCD monitors and CRT’s AND in checkerboard format to the Mitusbishi and Samsung 3D Ready DLP TV’s listed below http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html. You can use 3DTV Corp glasses and emitters with this system subject to various requirements as noted in this faq.NOTE 3D Vision kit and most or all of the other 3D software will NOT work with the new “240fps” 3DTV’s from Samsung, Sony, etc.
The first game to offer native in- game support for a variety of 3D formats including checkerboard and interleave is Avatar and afaik this is true of all the versions (Xbox, PS3, PC).You need to open the Avatar display configuration, select “Stereoscopic” and scroll down to see the 3D output choices.
IN MANY CASES YOU WILL NEED TO TURN ON THE HDMI 3 INPUT AND CONNECT IT TO THE PC
Some (maybe ALL) 3D Blu-Ray players such as the Panasonic DMP-BDT300 should output the checkerboard format as it is included in the HDMI 1.4a 3D specs.However, it is not clear at the moment that all these players will support any of their 3D output formats from the older standard field sequential 3D DVD’s.Also,the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 converter (available June 2010 for approximately $100) will let you play 3D content input as top/bottom, side by side or right/left from 3D DVD’s or 3DBR or broadcasts on their TV in the checkerboard format and afaik it should work on Samsung DLP and some older Samsung Plasma also.In addition, Samsung says their 3DBR player BD-C6900 will play 3DBR dvds on their older DLP and Plasma 3D ready tv’s and will also play field-sequential 3D DVD’s (i.e., the standard def 3D dvd’s widely available for 10years) and perhaps all new 3DBR players will also. So, if you have any kind of new (mid 2010) BluRay player you should first try it to see if it will put out checkerboard (or field sequential if you have a CRT or 3D Ready DLP projector).If not, you need to get the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 converter.Presumably this converter will work with older 3D DVD’s played on older BluRay or even standard DVD players.
TO PLAY 3D FILES(i.e., 3D VIDEO) AND DVD’S ON YOUR PC INTO ONE OF THE TV’S BELOW YOU NEED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE PLAYERS.
Arcsoft’s Platinum Edition ($90) supports 3D BluRay playback on a pc in checkerboard, interleave and page flipped stereo on suitable Nvidia cards http://www.arcsoft.com/en-us/software_title.asp?ProductCode=TMT3P .
You can get a free evaluation copy (ie, it plays 5 min max) of Wimmers StereoscopicPlayer at http://www.3dtv.at/Downloads/Index_en.aspx , or download a full copy for about $50.NO 3D BluRay support.
For a free trial of the TriDef Mediaplayer see http://www.tridef.com/download/TriDef-3-D-Experience-4.0.2.htmlor get the full version for $50 here http://www.ddd.com/cart/product.php?productid=3&cat=2&page=1.However it requires you to rename your 3D files according to their own conventions http://www.tridef.com/media/player/guides.html and so is much less convenient that the other players.It also does not support side by side due they say to copyright of that format which is preposterous.
CyberLink’s PowerDVD player comes in many forms and 3D ready and 3D BluRay versions are being changed rapidly so check their page carefully for 3D support you need before you buybut the newest version (ca. $90) should support 3D BR playback on pc’s in various 3D formats http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html?gclid=CNT6qLe_zqECFZVY2godkGlqMQ.
GetSuto’s free StereoMoviePlayer athttp://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stvply/index.html
It does NOT support checkerboard output but does support shutter glasses with our dongle on a pc, subject to the various limitations which exist also for Wimmer’s StereoScopic Player in software pageflip mode with X3D glasses selected,or the older Nvidia stereodrivers or iZ3D game drivers.
These players will let you play various types of 3D files or 3D DVD's subject to unlocking your pc for the DVD as normally required for copyrighted DVD's.
To recap, the very recent (mid 2010) releases of PowerDVD and Arcsoft Total Media Theater will let youplay 3D BluRay on a PC in checkerboard (and other) formats, subject to limitations on the type of video card, windows version etc. Otherwise, you can play back 3D DVD’s on the very recent 3D BluRay DVD players.
Select the correct 3D input format (e.g., side by side, top/bottom etc) then select 3D DLP or checkerboard output in the player with ANY format (except anaglyph) 3D files from anywhere including older 3D DVD's and they should work in 3D with your emitter and glasses.
For a PC with a CRT (older tube type TV or pc monitor) you need one of the common (ca 1 million sold by 3DTV Corp, I/O Displays, Razor, X3D, eDimensional etc) black triangular AUTOMATIC DONGLEs connectedbetween PC graphic card and monitor/TV.This dongle has a stereo (3D) VESA plug for the Universal Emitter (and alsoa mini stereo plug forwired 3d glasses which are also sold by 3DTV Corp). You also need software that turns on the 3D function of this dongle such as that from X3D, 3DTV Corp, iZ3D, TriDef, eDimensional , Suto, Neotek and exactly the correct setting of input and output format.Wimmers or TriDef or Cyberlink file players and iZ3D and some older versions of Nvidia game drivers support the checkerboard output.
If you do not have or want to use software that turns on the 3DTV automatic dongle you can get the 3DTV MANUAL DONGLE (currently wired glasses only but soon wireless option for any of our emitters) which lets you turn on the glasses regardless of software (but you still have to have a way to play out the 3D in a field sequential format to your TV or monitor).I
f you do not want to use a PC but only play 3D DVD’s in field sequential (in RLRLRL) format to an older tube type CRT TV then you just need the 3DTV HOME 3D THEATER with wired or wireless glasses.
You can also plug the 3DTV Corp Universal Emitter into any of the Nvidia Quadro Professional cards that have the VESA 3D plug. See the Quadro Wiki for a list.
ALL THESE COMMENTS ON DLP PROJECTORS ALSO APPLY TO OLDER TYPE CRT MONITORS AND PROJECTORS!
Any dlp projector requires that you play the file into it in field sequential format and this will require a pc if you want to play at 60 or 85hz (some older consumer projectors) or 120hz (the newer 3D Ready consumer DLP projectors or the Pro 3 Chip DLP projectors which are much more expensive). Some older and current consumer DLP (NOT older type LCD which do NOT ever work) will also play files in 3D at 60hz in which case the 3DTV Home 3D Theater (above) would provide an inexpensive solution.
As noted above,file players which can (with the correct Nvidia card and drivers and windows version--ie the normal requirements for 3D on pc‘s) activate the dongle include Wimmer's Stereoscopic Player, Suto's stereoplayer, iZ3D, TriDef and TriD and the game drivers from X3D (free from 3DTV Corp) and iZ3D and NVIDIA.
The software PC 3D players noted above from Wimmer (free demo which times out in 5 min or $50 for unlocked version) and Suto (free) require that you specify the input file layout(ie top/bottom, side by side etc) and also the output format (eg software page flipped with X3D glasses). TriDef ($40) requires that yourename the file to specify the layout and then pick your output format.TriD PC software offered by 3DTV Corp, is by far the easiest record/edit/playback solution for PC’s and to achieve this it requires that you convert the right and left files to an avi and then lets you align and correct any 3D problems in it before converting it to a compressed TriD format.Once this is done you only have to clik the file and it automatically plays it out at 120hz 3D and activates the 3DTV CORP AUTOMATIC DONGLE even on many older pc‘s. This was a $4700 Pro Record/Edit/Play software until May 2010 when Neotek agreed to make it available exclusively through 3DTV Corp as a free player with demos, which anyone who has the automatic or manual dongle can try, and you can buy TriD Lite with file editing conversion capabilities, or qualified pros can try the full program with record ability for free. See our pagewww.3dtv.jpfor the latest on all these 3D issues, which are updated frequently.
As noted, there are game utilities, which have been widely available from H3D, X3D, 3DTV Corp, eDimensional etc for 10 years, that convert most 2D games into 3D and activate the dongle.Extensive info available on the net and www.mtbs.comthe premier stereoscopic 3D gaming site.There are also a wide variety of realtime hardware and software which attempts to convert 2D Video into 3D but none of them will produce a very high quality result.
To recap, you must have the 3DTV manual or automatic dongle ($20) in all cases with any type of DLP projector in order to use our inexpensive wireless glasses. For more than 20 viewers our midrange emitter is needed.For really large venues you need our Cinema emitter.
ALL THE ABOVE ON DLP PROJECTORS ALSO APPLIES TO OLDER TYPE CRT MONITORS AND PROJECTORS!
3D Ready DLP Projectors
There is a large (over 50 as of May 2010) and rapidly growing number of home theater 3D Readt DLP Projectors.For a list see http://www.dlp.com/projector/find-dlp-projector/default.aspx?p=0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
These projectors do NOT use the checkerboard or interleaved 3D format and need field sequential 3D input. If the automatic dongle does not work with your software,you can get our manual dongle, emitter and glasses or you could play the movies on a pc with one of the software players which activates the glasses such as Suto, Wimmer or the X3D movie player but, as noted above,all of them have certain limitations re your pc system.Re 3D BluRay, we have not yet seen anyone say they got a 3D BluRay player to play 3D from either HD3D BluRay discs, or older 3D DVD’s, on a 3D Ready DLP projector.If 3DBR can put out field sequential 120hz 3D it should work with the 3DTV manual dongle and glasses (wired or wireless). If it can only output 60hz field sequential then our Home 3D Theater system for CRT’s should work.
As noted above, many of these projectors will work at 60hz or 85hz so, as with CRT’s, there will be some flicker- but lowering room lights will largely eliminate this.You can find lists of such projectors on the net (note this list starts with the newer 120Hz projectors so you need to look below for the older ones) http://www.3dmovielist.com/projectors.html .However since firmware and hardware may change without changing the model number, the only sure way is to try them!
The 3DTV Home 3D Theater system will work with standard 50 or 60 hz 3D video input.If you input from a pc at 85 or 120hz (by adjusting the output of your video card manually, or automatically with the PC software 3D stereoplayers noted above,you will need the 3DTV MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC DONGLE whichsyncs the glasses.
Compatible with the following Samsung DLP monitors and others not listed.If you see the stereo plug (see photo below) on the back that says 3D by it then it will work.
HL-T4675S, HL-50A650, HL-56A650, HL-61A650, HL-61A750, HL 67A750
HL-T5075S, HL-T5076S, HL-T5087SAX, HL-T5089S
HL-T5675S, HL-T5676S, HL-T5687SAX, HL-T5687S, HL-6187S, HL-T5689S
HL-T6176S, HL-T6187SAX, HL-6187S, HL-T6189S , HL-T7288W, HL72A650,
Compatible with the following current (as of June 2010) Mitsubishi 3D Ready DLP TV‘s and any with the 3D plug (see photo below) on the back or side.
WD-57-833 WD-73835, WD-73736, WD-73735, WD-73833, WD-65736, WD-65735, WD-60735,WD-65C8, WD-73833, WD-65833, WD-65835, WD-60C9, WD-65C9. WD-65837, WD-73737, WD-65737, WD-60737,WD-73C8,
WD-73C9, WD-82737,WS-65833, WD-65837, WD-82837
Yes our emitter and glasses also work with Samsung PN42A450 and PN42B450 , PS42B450 in Australia, PS42B450 and PS42B451 in UK or
PN50A450, PN50B450, PS50B450 in Australia, PS50B450and PS50B451 in the UK.
No. But we are going to produceUniversal Glasses that respond to the signals of many kinds of emitters and you can find info on our page when we are ready (hopefully by end of summer of 2010).
In theory all future consumer 3D devices should be HDMI 1.4a compliant which means they should support every common 3D format in and out.However this is no guarantee they will, so you will have to find out what formats your game or cable or satellite system supports.If you can see 3D on your TV with some method then you may be able to see the broadcasts or games with the same method.
You can get some free demo downloads for your pc from http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_3D_Movies.html and many other sites such as http://www.3dtv.at/Movies/Index_en.aspx but note that they are in various formats such as side by side and top/bottom and you will have to configure your software 3D player for the correct input and (for DLP TV’s) checkerboard output.Most of the movies are available in multiple resolutions. Choose the resolution suitable for your computer: 720p videos require a dual core processor, 1080p videos requires a quad core processor for smooth playback.
You can buy older 3D DVD’s at many places on the net including Amazon and Ebay and newer 3D BluRays are appearing now.
All 3D Ready DLP systems have a built in emitter that can work with special expensive ($150 each) DLP Link glasses and we do NOT make those.Four glasses will cost you $600 and you still need to give the projector 120hz input from a PC.Our DLP emitter and 4 glasses costs $175 for the TV’s or $190 for the projectors and the image is identical.
HERE IS A TYPICAL PLUG LAYOUT FROM THE 3D READY TV’S LISTED ABOVE SHOWING THE 3D VESA PLUG FOR OUR EMITTER (this same plug is on the 3DTV dongle and on most Nvidia Quadro cards--see our Home Emitter Manual online for further details) :
ALL kinds of wireless glasses emitters from any company can interfere with the operation of remotes-- which also use infrared signals. So you may have to put your hand over the emitter when you want to use the remote.
There is a setting in TriDef and Wimmer and PowerDVD version 10 for checkerboard, but not in Suto's player. Apparently new BluRay 3D players will all support checkerboard output and if you have an older BluRaya or standard DVD player and/or older DVD's in field sequential 3D format it may be possible to play their output thru one of the new Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 converters (ca $100) into any of the 3D Ready DLP’s from Mitsubishi or Samsung or 3D Ready Plasma(older Samsung Models) in checkerboard format and our Universal Home or Midrange Emitter will work with any number of glasses of any of the types it supports (but only one type at a time-see the online manuals). If the glasses do not work please remove the battery cover ( slides upwards in the middle between the lenses (above the nose piece) for Model X) and check that both the CR2032 batteries have about 3 Volts each. If either one has less than 2.5 volts replace it. Make sure you put them back with same polarity (+ towards face in Model X). All glasses of any type will automatically turn off when not in use.
Also check our pagewww.3dtv.jp periodically for updates to the FAQ as things are changing very fast.