(2014-12-18 00:58)Batiatus Wrote: My dad's Panasonic plasma changes to 3D automatically for HSBS after a short time "analyzing" the image. The projector I'm using is a Panasonic PTAE8000. Both are/were Panny's top of the line units at the same time. If one switches, the other should as well. this works when playing SBS files through any media player in full screen regardless of their naming tags or through broadcast TV when all that's actually getting to the TV is a 1080p signal.
Framepacked 3D (MVC) isn't twice the vertical resolution. It's 1920x1080 times 2 frames. It also contains data that will trigger the display to 3D mode automatically.
Frame packed and mvc are two different things. Frame packed is an output method, mvc is an encoding method.
Frame packed means literally packing two frames in one. The most common way is outputting an over under image for left and right with a 45 pixel border in between. It results in an image with a resolution 1920x2205. That is sent to the display device, and the display device converts it to a 1920x1080 image with double the frame rate before outputting.
Mvc is an encoding method for 3d that is also referred to as 2d plus delta, where the two images, left and right, are expected to have a lot of similarities and overlap, and therefore only the differences are stored for the second image. It only helps with compression of the media file, does not affect output.
If i understand correctly, you are saying that a specific Panasonic TV can recognize hsbs3d with different media players tested. However a specific Panasonic projector cannot (with only xbmc tested). And you are assuming that xbmc is doing something wrong. I hope you see the problem with that assumption. If I were you, I would test other players with the projector first and see if it recognizes hsbs at all. Or refer to the user manual. I'm sure a feature like that would be advertised. Maybe it just needs to be turned on in the settings. I would be surprised if xbmc is at fault in this case because as you said it, the display device does image analysis and does not rely on any extra info from the media player.