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3D Receiver

If I run my HDMI from the source to the 3DTV, is there any need for a 3D receiver?

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HDMI Direct

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You mean if you connect a 3D BluRay player directly to your TV? So long as the TV does 3D, this will work. The 3D receiver is simply acting as a switching device to make it easly to connect multiple devices to your TV, and the 3D comes into play to pass the 3D data to the TV. Also, the receiver's primary function in the above case is to provide surround sound from the BR player. If you don't need or want surround sound, then connecting directly to the TV will work.

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Thanks. Thats what I thought. But should have also asked that I want surround and plan on another HDMI to the receiver for this. So I will have HDMI from a source to the 3DTV and another to the non 3D receiver. I imagine this will work as well. Am I correct?

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3D Receiver

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Most blu ray players don't have multiple HDMI ports. You would have to use the digital or optical audio out to a receiver for surround.

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3D Receiver

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Forgot to mention that unless you use HDMI, you won't get DTS Master Surround or Dolby HD when going through a receiver. Copy guard restrictions built into the HDMI standard, I believe.

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