Well, I wouldn't want to watch Active3D 24/7 either :-)
Originally Posted by a_Tom
Actually, I'd rather watch passive3D 24/7, because the Passive glasses are much lighter compared to Active glasses.
Regarding the resolution - for a smaller TV, the halfed horizontal resolution is actually fine.
And without a special HDMI 3D Player and source, which does provide 2x1920x1080 (which is still rare afaik), you will have the same "halfed" resolution, even with Active3D
Still, I agree, for 3D, it would probably have been better to make a top-bottom layout "the default" instead of side-by-side,
as this would allow a finer horizontal=depth resolution.
Also, it would better match the line-wise passive polarization from Philips.
Even though, I still prefer passive 3D. I think it's much less straining to the eyes than active 3D.
I guess, decoding high-res H264, reordering the image data for 3D and image enhancements was probably too much for the media processor. Or it's a firmware bug.
Originally Posted by Siddan
I guess, this fixed resolution allows a hardware-accelerated preparation for 3D (e.g. from side-by-side to line-interleaved). Every other rate would require an hardware-accelerated arbitrary resampler, which is available for 2D, but which might not work together with the 3D hardware module, so from my understanding, it's a hardware limitation from the NXP media processor, I guess, but I might be wrong.
Originally Posted by Siddan
I haven't tested, if it possible to change the ratio of a 3D movie with the Format button. But if no, this is probably also due to a hardware limitation, so you're best bet would be to do some recoding and introduce 2 black bars to match the right resolution and ratio.
Actually, changing the format is possible, even in 3D, which is very good. So you can correct the aspect ratio as you need it.
Last edited by matthias; 05-24-2012 at 08:43 AM.
Reason: Changing format works in 3D
does anyone know when the 2010 models are supported?
I have the 46PFL9705k/02 with the current software 000.140.047.000
3D via DVB-S works fine, via USB, unfortunately do not!
hey klaus, as 3d via usb was only comming via upgrade to 2011 tvs i expect no 2010 tv to support this feature, sorry
Is there anyway to bypass this, through a hack or something so the TV always is enabled to do SBS or top-bottom? The reason is that real movie resolutions are not 1080p but rather 1920x800 (21:9).
Originally Posted by matthias
I'm running into this not being able to play about 50% of the movies which are 1920x800 instead of 1920x1080.
hey bartb; no therte is no way, you only can change the resolution on your PC
It is normal since you have used an HD mode resolution of your screen.
Sorry, can i see 3d files from usb with 42PFL4307H/12?
...sorry, or switch 2d in 3d?
06-04-2012, 12:39 PM
I have a Philips 47PFL7606T/12 and I want to know if it is possible to play 3D movies SBS from USB device if it is a .mkv file?
And second do I have to make some adjustments before I go to SBS 3D?
06-04-2012, 01:01 PM
1) you need to install the latest firmware (via USB - see support website)
2) image resolution need to be HD (1920x1080 or the 1280x720 - not sure on the latter)
3) MKV is only a container - important are the supported codecs (see codec list) - e.g. DTS is and will not be supported
06-04-2012, 10:20 PM
I bought to my parents 42PFL7606K/02, but there is not allowed to view the videos from USB. Could you help me how to enable the 3D from USB. I have read a lot on this thread but I have the latest firmware and there is still some problem. I can't choose the 3D option. Can anyone help me?
06-05-2012, 07:36 AM
1) is firmware 14.98 installed?
2) resolutions mentioned above
06-05-2012, 02:16 PM
can you please tell me step by step how to get the SBS 3D to work and where do i change the resolution on the tv?
06-05-2012, 02:18 PM
the movie resolution need to have the width and height mentioned above. Only if this resolution is available, you are able to enable 3D.