Onkyo TX-SR608 +3D

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Onkyo has announced three new receivers, the top of the line being the TX-SR608, with the latest HDMI 1.4 spec so in addition to all their other features, they’ll be able to pass a 3D signal from your 3D capable BD player.

All the specs and details after the jump.

Link: http://www.hemagazine.com/Onkyo_TX-SR608

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#2

HDMI V1.3 can pass 3D Signal, and has sufficient bandwidth to carry 3D signals.
This is just advertising FUD to make their products look good.


#3

Category 2 HDMI 1.3 cables only.

Unfortunately, Acorrding to Sony and Denon your current HDMI equipped surround sound receiver will not pass the new FHD3D signal and no upgrades are possible. A system called EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) currently handles communications between your TV, receiver and source components and it works fine. However, when your new 3-D television communicates that it is an FHD3D television, the receiver will not understand because the 3D ID was not part of the standard when your receiver was designed. The receiver will shut off the HDMI signal and your new 3-D TV screen will go black.

Your solution will be to replace your receiver with a new one that’s 3-D compatible or use a workaround. An example would be something like Panasonic’s upcoming 3-D Blu-ray player. It has a separate audio only HDMI output so one would hook-up the 3-D player’s HDMI direct to the TV for the video portion and hook-up the HDMI protion to the current sound reciever to still get the audio aspects of the source.

There are a lot of but’s going on right now. It’s unfortunate that early adopters of this technology that don’t have money to burn could end getting the short end of the stick. We will have to see what comes down the road.

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[QUOTE=platinumsword;2501222]Category 2 HDMI 1.3 cables only.

Unfortunately, Acorrding to Sony and Denon your current HDMI equipped surround sound receiver will not pass the new FHD3D signal and no upgrades are possible. A system called EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) currently handles communications between your TV, receiver and source components and it works fine. However, when your new 3-D television communicates that it is an FHD3D television, the receiver will not understand because the 3D ID was not part of the standard when your receiver was designed. The receiver will shut off the HDMI signal and your new 3-D TV screen will go black.

Your solution will be to replace your receiver with a new one that’s 3-D compatible or use a workaround. An example would be something like Panasonic’s upcoming 3-D Blu-ray player. It has a separate audio only HDMI output so one would hook-up the 3-D player’s HDMI direct to the TV for the video portion and hook-up the HDMI protion to the current sound reciever to still get the audio aspects of the source.

There are a lot of but’s going on right now. It’s unfortunate that early adopters of this technology that don’t have money to burn could end getting the short end of the stick. We will have to see what comes down the road.

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It will be interesting to see what a lack of foresight for equipment manufacturers/programmers will result in for consumers in the near future.

One would expect that if the receiver didn’t understand some part of the signal, it would just pass it on … Audio receivers aren’t expected to decode & use the video signal at all, right? And an EDID means nothing to a surround sound decoder :iagree:

It would be nice to see equipment manufacturers provide a free firmware update for all receivers that can support it, although we all know that sony won’t release anything good like that :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh well … here we go again.