The good news? We may have avoided a 3D format war.
While most HDMI 1.4 info is restricted only to those making HDMI 1.4 products, the 3D specifications have been released to the general public. It’s a dull read and it’s highly technical, but it’s available nonetheless.
The gist of it all though, is that it’s unlikely we’ll have that 3D format war. The whole point of the release of the 3D specification is so that even companies that aren’t yet on board with HDMI 1.4 can make their gear compatible.
“The HDMI Consortium recognizes the importance of standardized 3D formats for movies, gaming and broadcast content and the need for non-adopter companies and organizations to have access,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing. “HDMI is ready to support this major market development.”
So it looks like we’ll be sticking with 120Hz televisions, active shutter glasses and, if you want your 3D in 1080p, HDMI 1.4.