Can I get 3D Channels with FiOS cable cards and Tivo HD?

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  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1 of 12
    gowarty

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    I just got a 3D ready TV and have both Tivo HD and Premiere HD boxes using cable cards. Does anyone have tips for setting up channels like ESPN 3D or if it's even possible? Some people here say they got it while others said they couldn't get it.

    Didn't know if there was some "tricks" to the trade.

    MG
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 #2 of 12
    mr.unnatural

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    Tivo HD doesn't do 3D. In fact, Tivo doesn't have a 3D capable DVR. You can, however, build an HTPC that is 3D capable that will also play back 3D Blu-Ray discs using the appropriate software. 3D playback from any device requires an HDMI 1.4 interface. Tivo does not specifiy which HDMI standard they use, but I'm pretty sure it's only 1.3. If it supported 3D you can be sure they'd advertise it.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 #3 of 12
    Joe01880

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    I keep an FiOS 7232-2 DVR basicly casue i dont get charged for it. I watch 3D content using that. Adding 3D capability to TiVo would be a good thing.
     
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    shamilian

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    Cable 3D ( I have FIOS) unlike Bluray 3D is really just 2 pictures per frame, top and bottom. When you watch the channel you will see one above the other. You need to tell the TV ( some may auto-sense ) to use the pictures in 3D mode one frame after the other.

    But it works with Tivo.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 #6 of 12
    drsgable

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    I'm on comcast, but I get 3D on both my series 3 and premier without a problem.
     
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    mr.unnatural

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    Interesting. I was under the impression that 3D required an HDMI 1.4 interface. Guess not.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2012 #8 of 12
    Krellion

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    For Blu-ray type 3D, yes, which allows for full HD 3D. Broadcast 3D uses the split-frame method (either top/bottom or side-by-side), then you tell your TV how to "decode" it to 3D (or some can auto-detect as shamilian said). In this case, the 3D frames' resolution is half-HD instead.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #9 of 12
    dhoward

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    Will 3D work via the S3's component outputs? My HDMI port broke awhile ago like so many others on this forum. I bought a 3D TV for Christmas but have been under the impression it will only work with HDMI. Also, does Comcast charge extra for ESPN 3D?
     
  10. gowarty

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    I'm a 3D newbie and I'm on the road so I can't test it myself yet, so please don't laugh at this question.

    ESPN 3D on FiOS is set up split screen (top/bottom). I had my wife adjust the TV to both automatic as well as top/bottom settings - but the picture remained the same. With the glasses, will it work fine if it is top/bottom to the naked eye or does it need to have that "blurry look" (like my wife calls it) with the glasses?
     
  11. A J Ricaud

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    The glasses will give you 3d. It will not look blurry. That is, assuming your TV is 3d capable.
     
  12. Krellion

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    Unless it's a glasses-free 3D display (like the Nintendo 3DS; rare on actual TVs at this time), the screen will have a blurred look to it when you're not wearing the glasses.
     

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