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    Default 3D passthrough question

    I recently picked up a Panasonic 42" GT25 plasma, I didn't originally buy it for the 3D ability but it was the same price as the non 3D model so I figured why not.

    I have a pioneer elite vsx-01txh receiver, to my understanding this should not support 3D passthrough of video through hdmi, but when i popped in my copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops last night my tv and ps3 detected 3D capabitlity and switched to 3D output, and seemed to display what was 3D.

    Now I don't have a pair of glasses to see if was truly sending the full 3D signal through, but would be interested in a set if I could do Call of Duty in 3D. Has anyone had any experience or know if a couple year old receiver really can pass 3D through HDMI?

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    What system are you using?? Asuming that the system ( PS or XBox ) is 1.4 HDMI compatible I believe that the receiver will pass through whatever signal it is getting.

    1.3 HDMI is for non-3D HDMI and 1.4 is for 3D.

    No expert on this by any means.

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    The system is a ps3 slim ran hdmi to a pioneer elite receiver vsx-01txh which I believe is hdmi 1.3 then hdmi to the panasonic plasma, and I seemed to be getting a 3D signal but again I didn't have a set of the glasses to test it.

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    With a little research, I think you may be able to see 3D with your setup. Not sure why, but it appears the PS3 uses a "different" type of 3D?

    Excerpt from the HDMI Wiki
    "HDMI 1.4 supports 3D Over HDMI (most HDMI 1.3 devices will only support this for 1080i, exceptions include graphics cards in computers and the PS3)"
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    I dont get it ethire. Everywhere you go you see 1.4 for 3d. I have been using 1.3 cables for 3d. I dont see how a cable can ethire support or deny you of 3d. It isnt like there are seperate wires in the cable to carry 2 seperate video streams. According to HDMI's web page they are getting away from the 1.3 1.4 version rating system.

    1.4 is refered to High Speed with ethernet.
    1.3 is refered to High Speed.

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    The issue isn't with the cable though, the physical format has changed between 1.3 and 1.4. Unless you're using cables from the 90's - anything rated "high speed" is more snake-oil than anything. All cables nowdays should be rated for the higher speed.

    I think the main improvements of 1.3 vs 1.4 is the addition of the ARC (audio return channel), and Ethernet support (which I don't understand how it works, not sure anything uses it currently). The bandwidth never changed as far as I know.
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    Well I went out and picked up a pair of glasses tonight, and tested it out. And I got the same 3D picture running through my receiver as I did when I ran hdmi straight from my ps3 to the tv. I also tested a video game as well as a 3D video I downloaded of the playstation network, and both worked perfectly fine in 3D when ran through my receiver.

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    I'm curious as to why they say only 1.4 supports 3d, with the exception of the PS3 (since that's 1.3).

    Would it be possible to firmware upgrade an HDMI port from one to the other? Interesting observation though Venturin. I think you're the first person to definitively say that a PS3 and a non-3d receiver worked.
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