3D Hardware/Software Check

Stokes

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Hi All,

I'm having issues playing a 3D Blu-ray on my HTPC. Here are my specs:

Intel i5 2.67Ghz
4GB Ram
ATI HD 5670 512MB (HDMI)
Intel SSD for OS
7200 RPM 1.5 TB HD for internal storage
Lite-On 4x Blu-ray Drive

Panasonic P65VT50 3D Plasma

Total Media Theatre 5

According to ATI's website, the HD 5xxx series can playback 3D movie content, but I am having zero luck. All the settings appear correct in the software and it will play Finding Nemo 3D in 2D. I'm not quite sure what I am doing wrong. I did read that some people talk about the video card needs to be at least a 6xxx series, but AMD's website says it can work this way.

My current setup works great as an HTPC, streaming is fast and blu-ray playback looks amazing!

What am I missing?
 
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Supposedly the 5xxx series only does checkerboard format in 3D. If you are expecting 3D with active glasses you will need to move to a capable 6xxx series card or an nVIDIA 4xx card, or higher.
 

Durvelle27

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no the HD 5xxx series is fine as i use a HD 5450 with a Acer H5360 3D projector with no problems. Your problem is the software your using. I recommend using PowerDVD for 3D Blu-ray playback
 

Stokes

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no the HD 5xxx series is fine as i use a HD 5450 with a Acer H5360 3D projector with no problems. Your problem is the software your using. I recommend using PowerDVD for 3D Blu-ray playback
Both software are suppose to be fine.

PowerDvD crashes on start up for me. The 3D test they provide also crashes. The standard Blu-Ray test goes just fine, so far their support has been horrendous.
 

sm625

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PowerDvD crashes on start up for me.
Now that's the spirit! I knew there was a reason I havent bought a blu ray player yet. I remember the days when I couldnt get a regular dvd to play to save my life. So irritating....
 

NutBucket

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And this is why I hate using PCs for DVD playback. I remember buying a Hollywood+ over a decade ago since there was some sort of mobo/bandwidth issue that wasn't allowing me to get smooth dvd playback from my P2. Nowadays, discs go in the PS3. Problem solved.
 

Stokes

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Well I'm not really sure what output i'm suppose to set that software too. I tried setting it to iz3d monitor or the 120 hz 3d tv setting, but no change in what total media theatre plays. am I missing a setting?

I don't quite fully understand this software, but it looks like it just converts the image to 3d. In a message post on their forums, someone mentions using another company, and thats what their software does.

I'm tempted to try a HD 6 series and see what results I get.
 
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Stokes

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I upgraded to a 6670 card and my problem was solved without any changes.

Also cyberlink's software no longer crashes either with the change.
 

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