Can’t play 3D Blu-Ray DVDs?

Can’t play 3D Blu-Ray DVDs on your new Samsung 3D Blu-Ray DVD player?  Getting this error?

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“THIS BLU-RAY 3D DISC REQURIES A COMPATIBLE
3D HDTV & BLU-RAY 3D PLAYER OR A BLU-RAY PLAYER
THAT HAS BEEN UPGRADED WITH THE NECESSARY
FIRMWARE TO ALLOW 3D FILM PLAYBACK.
2D PLAYBACK IS NOT AVAILABLE VIA THIS DISC.”

 

Here’s how to fix the problem:

First, I’m assuming the blatantly obvious, that you actually HAVE a 3DTV and your 3D Blu-Ray DVD player is connected to your 3DTV with an HDMI cable.

There’s actually a menu option in the DVD player menu system, buried deep inside, that you have to fix.  The Samsung tech support rep I spoke to on the phone had no clue and wanted me to take the disc back and swap it for another.  Don’t do that.  Here are the menus to fix it:

  1. From the main screen on your DVD player (press STOP on your remote if you’re seeing the blue screen error above), go to settings and choose “Display”.20121006_181223
  2. Choose “3D Settings”, then “3D Playback Mode”20121006_181250
  3. It should be set to “3D –> 3D”………………….20121006_181402

The DVD will then switch to sending a 3D signal to the TV.  Just like on a Windows computer, when you switch resolutions, it’ll give you 15 seconds to accept the change, or it’ll switch back.

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Select OK and it’ll do the 3D video test.

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Notice that my TV overlays another dialog box, notifying me that it’s now receiving a 3D signal.  Your TV might do something similar.  Note the dialog box behind that?  The one sent from the DVD player?  It’s got a 15 second count down and you’d better choose “OK” from your DVD remote or it’ll switch back to 2D mode.

Done!  Notice that in the image below, both the left and right eye images are showing.  My camera is not filtering them, so we see both… just to validate that it’s working.

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Put your 3D glasses on and enjoy!

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Jeri Ryan Burn-In

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  1. • Stare at her nose for 30 seconds.
  2. • Look at something white and blink.

Everyone’s favorite Borg, Jeri Ryan is now burned into your retina!  You’re welcome! Smile

 

How does this work?

It’s pretty simple, really.  The lighter colors in the image will temporarily “burn” your retina, so those parts of your retina that have had those parts of the brighter image shone on them become less capable of seeing light, or more specifically, that color of light.  As a result, when you look at an evenly white image (a blank, white page), the parts of your retina that did not view bright parts will sense more of the light reflecting off the blank, white page you’re looking at.  So, you’ll see a negative, of what you were staring it.  The same is true for the colors too.  When you stare at blue, for example, then look at a white page, your blue receptors aren’t working as well as your red and green receptors.  So, you see more red and green light than you do blue.  Red and green light mixed together appears as yellow… the visual opposite of blue.

In essence, you see a photographic negative of what you stare at once you look away at a blank wall.  So, if you want to see a real image when you look away, you’ll have to stare at a photographic negative first.

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So, How did I make that image?

Easy.  I just snagged her photo she published on her G+ profile page, loaded it into Paint.Net, and hit the Invert command.  Here’s a quick flash video demonstrating how to make one of your own.

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Many thanks to Jeri Ryan for permission to use her image and for her sharing this article with all of her followers on G+ and Twitter!  It’s very much appreciated!

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