"The" HDMI 3D Spec

Aldo Cugnini reported yesterday in Display Daily that HDMI Licensing released the 3D portion of HDMI Specification 1.4: http://displaydaily.com/2010/02/08/hdmi-licensing-group-releases-3d-hdmi-spec-to-public/

It’s available for download here: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/specification.aspx

So is this “the” consumer 3D standard?  Perhaps not — at least not with a definite article.

According to Cugnini, “It is format-agnostic, providing support for seven video-format configurations called ‘3D structures,’ and leaving room for nine more in the future.”  The multiple structures include alternating frames, alternating fields, alternating lines, and different forms of side-by-side images, as well, as less easy to describe formats.

Professor Higgins sang in My Fair Lady, “One common language, I’m afraid we’ll never get.”  Let’s hope he’s wrong.

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