Derek has posted the latest instalment of the The Custom Integrator Show. Show 029 looks at what full HD is about  and Derek talks about the Panasonic Touch the Future Tour

As ever Derek has a very detailed blog post to go with it so make sure you check it out


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One of the primary themes of the tour is "Full HD 3D."  Naturally, I was curious what that means as far as the signals on the HDMI cable because I still am confused regarding all of the mixed messages around HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4, and 3-D formats.  See the previous Installments for insights on the actual HDMI Licensing, LLC specifications themselves, but I needed to know what is different about Full HD 3D and how that impacts HDMI’s feature sets and requirements – or is it just another marketing ploy.

First of all, let’s take a look at the tour itself.  As I have mentioned previously, I did have the opportunity to experience the Panasonic 3-D demo trailer (literally an 18-wheeler trailer) at CEDIA last fall.  It showed off a Panasonic 103” plasma display with prototype electronics for supporting HDMI 1.4 and 3-D.  A totally awesome experience that really sold me on the technology.  I almost expected the same thing for this, but actually was somewhat disappointed.  I guess their target market was focused more at the consumer and affordable products this time, which probably was appropriate for getting a message across to the mass market.

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