Note: Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) is a standard data format that contains information about a monitor and its capabilities, including vendor details, maximum resolution, color characteristics, factory pre-set timings, and frequency range limits. Note: There may be references to DDC (Display Data Channel) when discussing EDID, and this information is the same as EDID
This HDMI Detective Plus will work with the below with the appropriate outputs:
- Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver
- High definition TiVo's
- Any high definition cable receiver
- Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers
- Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver
- Sony PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players
- Any Xbox360
- Any upconverting DVD player
- Any standard VCR or DVHS VCR
- An Roku
- An Vudu
- An APPLE TV
- Many PC video cards
- Any high definition camcorder
- Many A/V surround sound receivers with HDMI switching that include the proper chip set. Call your AV receiver supplier to discuss your application or us.
- Any HDCP compliant HDTV, monitor and projector
- and other similar devices.
Why not buy this HDMI Detective Plus today?
HDTV Supply is a leader in supplying 3D equipment for this new, fast growing 3DTV market. Our test lab includes the latest equipment for designing, testing and supporting 3D video equipment. The chips sets we use support the below 3D formats and work with many of our HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4 compliant devices. This device supports these 3D formats:
- Side-by-Side 3D Format
- Top-and-Bottom 3D Format
- Blu-ray 3D Format
- Frame packing
- and more
For explanation pictures see 3D FORMATS
We not only test this device with lab equipment we also test many of our 3D devices with 3D products you are likely to use. The products used for the test are:
- Sony PS3 with the 3D 3.41 firmware
- Samsung model PN50C7000YF 3DTV
- Samsung model BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player FORCED to 1080p
- Samsung model SSG-P2100T 3D glasses
- DirecTV models HR21-100 and the HR24 high definition receiver.
- HDTV Supply's true HDMI 1.4 cables
- It works with all HDMI devices including the new 3D units.
The 3D viewing results were awesome in our lab and did not have any picture or audio degradation. The normal and standard (2D) results equally exhibited a superb picture quality.
When should this device be used?
The unit is useful in complex HDMI installations, such as retail showroom demonstration systems that share numerous sources, amplifiers, and displays in a single system. For custom integration applications, the adapter can be used to minimize sync time on displays and to ensure consistent performance by troublesome devices.
The HDMI detective plus does support Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio. You have to program the unit with an EDID that contains these audio formats (such as an AV receiver).
Your AVR must be able to support the 3D feature of the PS3 slim and the TV. If you AVR does not support 3D, our unit will not work although DirecTV's receivers are simply checking for specific EDID information via HDMI, so a simple device like this HDMI Detective can trick the satellite receiver.
All you have to do is connect the HDMI Detective to one of the officially supported 3DTVs (might require a trip to the TV store) and record the EDID information. Then you connect it inline to your DirecTV receiver and you can enjoy yourself some 3D -- or just watch the side by side image.
This trick will probably also work for Samsung owners who want to use Mitsubishi's checkerboard converter and might even force your old HDMI equipped AV receiver to pass 3D -- Blu-ray's 1080p24 per eye signal actually requires less throughput than 1080p60 so it should work but at the very least it'll eliminate, or speed up, any HDMI handshake issues as well; so it might come in handy regardless.