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Old 03-23-2010   #1
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Default 3D Blu-Ray Player

The Samsung BD-C6900 Blu-ray 3D player is now appearing at Best Buy and other retailers.

The player has a 3D mode user setting to select one of three possible operating modes:

Auto : "You can choose whether to watch 3D Blu-ray disc in 3D or 2D mode before playing
the 3D Blu-ray. It is automatically played in 2D mode if your TV cannot support 3D contents." {i.e., requires HDMI 1.4 equipped 3D HDTV (and 1.4 equipped AVR if used) in order to output 3D content in 3D mode}
3D : "The 3D Blu-ray Disc is played in 3D mode at all times. If a TV cannot support 3D Blu-ray
discs, the playing screen can be black. "{i.e., basically Forced 3D output when playing 3D discs regardless of what the TV supports - may work with 3D HDTVs and/or AVRs that only support HDMI 1.3, but the 3D HDTV must support the 3D HDMI signal format provided by the player in order to actually display the 3D video}
2D : "The 3D Blu-ray Disc is played in 2D mode at all times. Choose this to view a picture
without 3D effect or when a TV cannot support 3D Blu-ray discs." {i.e., operates as a stardard 2D Blu-ray Disc player even if connected to a 3D HDTV}
Note: "As the video resolution in 3D play mode is fixed according to the resolution of the original 3D video, you can not change the resolution to your preference. "
Specification: Supports 1080p and 720p 3D video output modes {i.e., only resolutions supported in 3D mode and only via HDMI}

3D Feature Description:

"This player can play 3D contents through an HDMI cable."

"To implement the 3D effect, connect a 3D device (3D-compliant AV receiver, 3D-compliant TV) to the player using an HDMI cable, and play the 3D content while wearing 3D vision glasses."
Screen Size setting:

"Lets you enter the actual screen size of your TV so that the player can adjust the image according to the screen size and display an optimal 3D image. (The maximum allowed screen size is 116 inches for this player.)"
Conclusion: The manual provides no indication that this player supports other than a single 3D output format for a given 3D disc. Thus it appears that only the "Frame Packing" 1080p/24 and 720p/60 3D formats (i.e., for each the right and left image stream), as defined by the HDMI 1.4a specification and required by the Blu-ray 3D spec., are supported. Any 3D display that does not support the Frame Packing HDMI signal formats will not be compatible with this player. Such incompatible displays include the 720p 3D DLP projectors and 3D computer displays that only support 3D sources that provide a sequential alternating right/left image stream at 120Hz total. Also the Samsung and Mitsubishi "3D ready" DLP rear projection TVs will not be directly compatible with this player without the use of an external 3D adapter box (already announced to be coming from Mits by early summer).
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