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Old 03-05-2020, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Custom Mods to Newer TVs for 3D

A while back I heard of a shop in Chicago,IL that did country conversions and 3D firmware installations into newer sets. Allowing the use of B locked and give 3D capabilty. At the begining you were give a choice to load into a 3D firmware or 2D firmware, and what region code. Anybody remember hearing about this place or what brand of TV they were modding?
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A while back I heard of a shop in Chicago,IL that did country conversions and 3D firmware installations into newer sets. Allowing the use of B locked and give 3D capabilty. At the begining you were give a choice to load into a 3D firmware or 2D firmware, and what region code. Anybody remember hearing about this place or what brand of TV they were modding?
Nice idea! Places the additional cost for 3D capability to only 3D enthusiasts who want the option that no one else would have to deal with.
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Every time I see one of these posts I wish someone would test one of these fury devices with an oled tv, preferably The new lg cx.
https://www.hdfury.com/product/hdfury-x4/
I believe they pretty much do the same with out modding the tv, thus not removing the warranty.
It really a shame this company has never made a promotional video demonstrating this functionality.
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:29 AM   #4
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Every time I see one of these posts I wish someone would test one of these fury devices with an oled tv, preferably The new lg cx.
https://www.hdfury.com/product/hdfury-x4/
I believe they pretty much do the same with out modding the tv, thus not removing the warranty.
It really a shame this company has never made a promotional video demonstrating this functionality.
This device to me is a no no, they have a disclaimer that it is not supported on LCD TVs.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:37 PM   #5
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Nice idea! Places the additional cost for 3D capability to only 3D enthusiasts who want the option that no one else would have to deal with.
If I recall, it was an older 3D firmware that could be flashed into a chip then one could boot up the TV. It only needed to be changed when switching to 3D media. It must be done prior to, and cannot be switched while TV was on.

I think it was a passive line of TVs. It had 4k and 3D in a newer model.

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Old 03-10-2020, 09:36 PM   #6
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If a project gets underway to have customized firmware for current sets, count me in. I'll contribute the software programming knowledge gained over many years, to this custom 3D software project. That includes coding!! Would love to be a part of keeping 3D sets available.
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:03 PM   #7
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If all the material that is needed be the passive dark glasses. Look how long Red and Blue anaglyph lasted, and how basic the glasses became to fit the packaging. Stuck in dime store comic books for instance.

If it is only firmware that allows the display to happen, that is software. Why couldn't it add the 3D display level to any modern set? A Brand seems to run its particular engine of display on all sets. Similar options and menu trees.

An OLED display emitter can already change the polarization of the light emitted from each pixel to the desired orientation for each eye.

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I'm not fully sure about the technology generally involved with 3D and TVs, so please be patient with my ignorance.

Is it feasible for companies to provide a software update/option to add a passive 3D feature for their current/future TVs? Or is certain hardware in addition to software needed to make this work? Or, could an independent company create an app for smart TVs that could be purchased to view 3D movies in passive 3D?

If it can be done via software only, I would happily pay a (reasonable) fee in addition to the cost of a new TV to a company for this to be able to be done.
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you will need hardware, current panels cannot do 3D with just a software update.
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you will need hardware, current panels cannot do 3D with just a software update.
I thought I read here differently. I would innately agree with you but I believe I was told I was wrong about that. Would be nice if you could!
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:16 PM   #11
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I thought I read here differently. I would innately agree with you but I believe I was told I was wrong about that. Would be nice if you could!
i think i remember a theory about that here but honestly if it was that simple it would've been done already.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:22 PM   #12
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I was told from a tech about 10 years ago.

"An OLED display emitter can already change the polarization of the light emitted from each pixel to the desired orientation for each eye."

If this is true then , all the hardware you will need are the passive glasses.

There is no extra screen level, or filter layer. It is all done by the OLED emitter.

Much has changed since I was told this. They stopped selling 3D TV's for one. I do not remember the brand it was. Also if it was that at one time all OLED emitters had 3D capability and in 2017 that changed? I do not have that information. That would explain the old firmware unlocking common functions in the hardware. Just speculating.

The company could? have been Multi System Electronics out of ElkGrove, IL. The location fits. At one time they had a website. Their phone number is still working. I called and they have no idea what i was talking about. Yet they sell modded 3D blu ray players to play A,B,C regions on ebay. Curious? So it is a dead end either way. Also the screen name of the tech was Dan the TV Repair Man, they never heard of him. Still my intuition tells me that has got to be the place.

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