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3D Movie Playback   

Postby davron94 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:28 pm

Does the WD Live support 3D movie playback? I don't know if this question has been answered before, and I tried to run a search and came up with nothing. I played several movies through my 2nd gen with B-Rad FW and all I get is 2 screens side by side. I'm assuming that the HDMI is 1.3 which does not support 3D.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby ebo » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:11 am

SBS (side by side) 3D is one of several standard formats. The left and right images are squeezed horizontally to fit both in the frame. Other than that it's just video and any version of HDMI should be able to handle it. It's up to the display (typically a 3D TV) to convert that to whatever format it needs.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby rokr » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:51 am

WD Live can play 3D: SBS (side by side), O/U (over under or top bottom). You have to select the proper option in your TV menu to see one image instead of 2.
For example in this menu of Samsung TV,
http://content.reviewed.com/products/11920/specs/5683/Samsung-PN51D550-menu-3D.jpg
you choose the second icon to play SBS 3D.

WD can't play frame packed 3D (full bluray ISO's of 3D discs) which is the same as when Bluray players play 3D discs.

You need another media player for that, one with Realtek 1186 chipset for example. When you play a full 3D ISO with them, your TV automatically switches to 3D.

I have a 46" 3D TV, but I mostly prefer watching 3D at the cinema, not my home.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby davron94 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:33 pm

rokr wrote:WD Live can play 3D: SBS (side by side), O/U (over under or top bottom). You have to select the proper option in your TV menu to see one image instead of 2.
For example in this menu of Samsung TV,
http://content.reviewed.com/products/11920/specs/5683/Samsung-PN51D550-menu-3D.jpg
you choose the second icon to play SBS 3D.

WD can't play frame packed 3D (full bluray ISO's of 3D discs) which is the same as when Bluray players play 3D discs.

You need another media player for that, one with Realtek 1186 chipset for example. When you play a full 3D ISO with them, your TV automatically switches to 3D.

I have a 46" 3D TV, but I mostly prefer watching 3D at the cinema, not my home.



I have a samsung 3D TV with the settings you show in the jpeg. When I play a movie I do get the two images side by side on the screen, but its not a blurry combined image that, when the glasses are put on, come together as one 3D image. The two side by side images stay side by side. Not like a 3D movie that is transmitted through Directv that is perfect 3D.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby rokr » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:09 pm

Start playing the movie. Press 3D in your remote. When you select the second icon in the jpeg above, your TV should automatically merge the 2 images into one.
It is not a WD Live issue. Maybe try another SBS movie.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby thebrad » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:31 am

Maybe the glasses?
If youre using Samsung glasses there is a button on the top right that you need to press to turn the glasses on if they dont automatically, they should dim slightly when theyre on and the button will have a green power symbol in it. It the light goes red or nothing happens try changing the battery.
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Re: 3D Movie Playback   

Postby hnoor0055 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:34 am

When I play a movie I do get the two images side by side on the screen, but its not a blurry combined image that, when the glasses are put on, come together as one 3D image.
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