Hi all, a friend of mine recently purchased a Sony 46HX820 display, which is a 3D capable LCD TV.
I download a few sample 3D files for him the other day, and we played them on his TVIX, which as far as I know is not a device that is advertised as "Supporting 3D".
However, we were able to play the files fine, and view them on 3D on his TV. One of the files, the TV Automatically detected it was a 3D signal and it started playing in 3D, however on some of the other files, when they started playing, there were two images side by side. On the TV however, he was able to click on the 3D button and chose the "images appear side by side" option, and the file then started playing in 3D again.
So my question is - what's the difference between doing this on a standard media player without 3D support, vs an ACTUAL 3D Blu-ray player for example, is there something different in the signal? My Popcorn Hour A210 for example is advertised as being an ACTUAL 3D player. If the TV is able to convert a downloaded video clip which has side-by-side images in the video into a proper 3D signal, what is the actual use for a device that is advertised as supporting 3D?
(there might be something I'm missing, as I'm not really across 3D technology, as I don't have any interest in watching anything 3D!… however because my friend posed the question about why he needs a 3D Blu-ray player, I'm actually interested in knowing the technical reason).