[mythtv-users] MythTV and 3D ?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 01:03:06 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Anthony Giggins
<seven at seven.dorksville.net> wrote:
> On 17 October 2011 07:06, Andy Burns <mythtv.lists at burns.me.uk> wrote:
>> On 16 October 2011 21:54, Simon Jones <sijones2010 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 3D wasn't included in the 1.3 spec, it's a hardware spec for the HDMI
>> > port, has nothing to do with Myth.
>> >
>> > You will need a graphics card that supports the 1.4 spec, so a newish
>> > Nvidia card, and then the tv to support it, I believe the 2 picture
>> > are fed side by side and then you tell the tv it's 3D.
>> >
>> > I think it's the refresh that is higher for 3D and that's why it
>> > changed from 1.3
>> The newer HDMI would be needed for full frame 3D, but in the UK I
>> think 3D is transmitted as side-by-side (i.e. reduced horizontal
>> resolution) but at the same refresh rate, so nothing special would be
>> required ither than a 3D TV, I don't know where the O/P is located
>> though ...
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> Side by side 3D content plays fine in mythtv, however it would be nice to
> have a 3D theme as any onscreen display and menus etc are completely
> unusable but I would assume there would be alot of backend code that would
> be needed to support this?
> unless there is a video driver option to turn on 3D?

I have a revo (ion1) that runs side by side 3D to my LG latest
generation TV and it works just fine. In fact my wife thought the 3d
on Avatar was better at home than the cinema, but that might be
because you are allowed to drink wine at home.

In fact any video card that will do 1080p should play a side by side
file just fine. Each frame is just a left and right eye view. The TV
does all the processing, and in the case of LG even lets you use the
cinema glases (=cheap).

However side-by-side is not generally waht you find on, eg, a Bluray.
for that I imagine you need to transcode to a side by side, or have
more specialised software or hardware, or both.

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