The latest version of the HDMI standard establishes critical infrastructure for implementing 3D video in the home, defining input/output protocols that will allow 3D displays and source devices to communicate through an HDMI link. It’s a major milestone on the path to bringing true 3D gaming and 3D home theater to the mass market, supporting resolutions up to 1080p in 3D.
3D technology is evolving rapidly, with several competing approaches under development, so the HDMI 1.4 specification establishes protocols for a number of popular 3D display methods, including:
- Frame, line, or field alternative methods
- Side by side methods (full and half)
- 2D plus depth methods
A complete list of the supported 3D formats can be found in the HDMI 1.4 specification.
How to Ensure 3D in your Home Theater System
- Look for devices that include 3D functionality.
- All High Speed HDMI cables will support 3D when connected to 3D devices. You can use your existing High Speed HDMI cables or choose a different cable type.