Mitsubishi Develops 3D Blu-ray Adapter for TVs


3DC-1000 corrects company's incompatibility issues with 3D Blu-ray spec.

Jan. 08, 2010 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mitsubishi, which has been manufacturing 3D-capable TVs well before the current craze, found itself in a complicated situation with the new 3D Blu-ray spec.

Mitsubishi’s method of interpreting a 3D signal is not compatible with the 3D Blu-ray spec. To address this problem, Mitsubishi showed at CES 2010 a 3D Blu-ray adapter (3DC-1000) that takes the HDMI output of a 3D Blu-ray player and converts it to a signal the Mitsubishi TV understands.

Mitsubishi 3D TVs create 3D images by generating two separate checkerboard pattern fields that, when viewed though active shutter LCD glasses, deliver the 3D experience.

Mitsubishi says the adapter only will work with 3D Blu-ray players, but it’s only a small leap to imagine the adapter may also work with cable and satellite settop boxes once those start transmitting 3D signals on networks such as ESPN and Discovery.

The Mitsubishi 3DC-1000 3D adapter will be available in late spring of 2010. No pricing was announced.

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