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How to Help Nvidia Get Your 3D HDTV Supported by 3DTV Play

April 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments · General 3D News


If you have an HDMI 1.4(a)-capable 3D HDTV, monitor or projector and you want to use it with 3D content coming from your PC, then one of the options is to use Nvidia’s 3DTV Play software, provided that you have a compatible video card. And although Nvidia is trying to support most of the 3D-capable HDMI 1.4(a) products if you get a less popular or a very new product it might not yet be officially supported. For a list of currently supported HDMI 1.4(a) products by the 3DTV Play software. You can however help speed up the addition by following this set of instructions and in the next driver/software update it might be supported.



– Download the Monitor Asset Manager utility, install it and start it.
– Click on “File” and choose “Save as”. Please name the file with your name, for instance “john_doe_3DTV.bin”
– Visit the NVIDIA support site, click on the tab “Submit an Issue” and fill out the information in the table. Make sure to include your TV Manufacturer and Exact Model Number in the Product Name Field and include the .bin in the report under the section called “Attach Documents” to the Question.

The latest 3DTV Play Support Update Utility v1.0.0.23 for the GeForce beta driver v270.51 was released yesterday and it adds the following new models HDMI 1.4 3D TVs from Panasonic and Samsung:

– Panasonic TC-L32DT30
– Panasonic TH-P50VT20Z
– Panasonic TX-P42G30B
– Panasonic TX-P46GT30B
– Samsung UE46D7005
– Samsung UN46D6900
– Samsung UN40D6420
– Samsung UN55D8000

This update is intended for people using the free 3DTV Play software functionality as a part of owning 3D Vision kit, people that have purchased a separate license for the standalone 3DTV Play software as well as for owners of PCs with the software pre-installed, and you need to have the 3DTV Play software already installed to be able to install this update.

To download the latest 3DTV Play Support Update Utility v1.0.0.23…

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Acer H5360BD is an Affordable 3D Projector with HDMI 1.4a Support

March 24th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Other S3D Tech


If you still haven’t noticed, Acer is among the top companies pushing products supporting 3D technology lately, aside from all the top CE brands such as LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony etc. of course. Earlier this month the company has announced the successor of their popular 3D Vision-ready Acer H5360 projector with 720p native resolution – the Acer H5360BD. The main difference between the two is that the new Acer H5360BD 3D DLP projector comes with support for the new HDMI 1.4a interface – an industry wide standard supporting stereo 3D. This is a very good news for everyone looking for an affordable widescreen HD projector that supports 3D, and that can not only be used with 3D content coming from PC, but also from consumer electronic devices such as standalone Blu-ray 3D players or game consoles like the PlayStation 3. The Acer H5360BD projector has a native resolution of 720p (1280×720) and 16:9 aspect ratio, 2500 ANSI Lumens maximum brightness and 3200:1 contrast ratio, together with up to 4000 hours of lamp life.

So far everything sounds great, but there is something very important that you should be aware regarding the new Acer H5360BD and this particular thing is the major difference between this model and the older one, aside from the addition of HDMI 1.4a support. That difference is the fact that the new Acer H5360BD projector is not 3D Vision ready, meaning that you will not be able to officially use the 3D Vision shutter glasses with it like you can with the previous Acer H5360 model. This particular thing is related to the addition of HDMI 1.4a, and as this projector features this interface for stereo 3D data transmission, although you are not able to use it with 3D Vision, you can use it with the 3DTV Play play software. Using 3DTV Play with the projector would still require to you use a pair of DLP Link glasses to actually see the projected stereo 3D image, as again the 3D Vision glasses are not going to be officially compatible with it. So when using the Acer H5360BD projector with your PC as a source of 3D content, along with the 3DTV Play software, you would be pretty much be using it like you would with a 3D HDTV that also requires its own shutter glasses and in the case with 3D DLP projectors you need a pair of glasses supporting DLP Link (no matter what the brand is). And since the projector is 720p, you would be able to get it to run with 60Hz per eye when in 3D mode, something that is supported at that resolution over the HDMI 1.4a interface, so no worries about the framerate for gaming.

The HDMI 1.4a support that the Acer H5360BD supports should also ensure compatibility with AMD’s HD3D technology, at least in theory, no guarantees about that unless this is tested. Nvidia has already confirmed that the projector is already supported in the latest 3DTV Play Update Utility v1.0.0.18, so that is for sure. Have in mind that the Acer H5360BD projector should be starting to be available on the market sometime in April with a price probably slightly higher than the current price of the previous model Acer H5360, positioning it as probably the most affordable 3D projector to feature HDMI 1.4a support on the market.

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New 3DTV Play Support Update Utility v1.0.0.18 is Now Available

March 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment · GeForce 3D Vision


Today Nvidia has posted a new 3DTV Play Support Update Utility version 1.0.0.18 for the latest WHQL drivers 266.58 that adds official support for new 3D HDTVs and 3D projectors. Have in mind that this update utility should not be used with any other driver than 266.58, like with the newer betas for example, and it is only needed if you are using any of the included new HDMI 1.4-capable 3D products.

New supported HDMI 1.4 3D TVs:
– Panasonic TC-P55ST30
– Panasonic TX-P42VT20E
– Panasonic TX-P50VT20EA
– Samsung PN50C490

New supported HDMI 1.4 3D Projectors:
– JVC Procision Series DLA-X3
– JVC Procision Series DLA-X7
– JVC Procision Series DLA-X9
– JVC Reference Series DLA-RS40
– JVC Reference Series DLA-RS50
– JVC Reference Series DLA-RS60

This update is intended for people using the free 3DTV Play software as a part of owning 3D Vision kit, people that have purchased a separate license for the standalone 3DTV Play software as well as for owners of PCs with the software pre-installed, and you need to have the 3DTV Play software already installed to be able to install the update.

To download the new 3DTV Play Support Update Utility v1.0.0.18…

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