Incomplete 3DTV products in CES spotlight

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Three-dimensional image is increasingly intrudes into our daily lives. For example, the opening in January in Las Vegas show Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is expected presentation of multiple devices in consumer class that can show stereo. It is also expected that at CES 2010 will be submitted to the newest format 3D Blu-ray, transmitting three-dimensional image in the highest resolution and quality.

Popularization and promotion to market devices with 3D functionality to a large extent contribute to Hollywood studios and broadcasters worldwide. They are clearly interested in ensuring that consumers can watch the latest stereofilmy, for example, the same "Avatar," not only in special cinemas, but also at home with a licensed carrier or through a set-top box.

In connection with the latest trends in the world of television and film industry organization of HDMI Licensing LLC is planning to amend the latest version of the standard, HDMI 1.4, thus ensuring its compatibility with the requirements of 3D content. Recall HDMI 1.4 specification was published in May 2009 and is the standard for the transfer of high-quality images in high resolution. Not by chance among the latest additions to the HDMI 1.4 support is present resolution 2K x 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels at 24/25/30 Hz 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24 Hz).

At the regular meeting of the consortium HDMI, which will be held in January, will consider a number of changes in the standard HDMI 1.4, aimed at supporting the three-dimensional content. In particular, the organization intends to include in the HDMI interface support for the latest 3D format, known as the tentative title Top / Bottom. This format is actively promoted by some television studios, can reduce the expense of some resolution to save bandwidth sufficient to transmit images to the left and right eye in a single frame.