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    Lightbulb 3D left/right images swapped and other 3D issues

    3D on the Boxee is not working well, first off to change from 2D to 3D requires a bunch of effort; change the mode on Boxee, change the corresponding mode on my TV (auto mode doesn't work like other 3D content) then the overscan settings must be adjusted or else the frame is too small with flickering edges. The big doozy is that the Boxee is swapping L/R frames, so you either have to wear your 3D glasses upside down, or if you are lucky, your TV/Projector has a "swap" function. (My projector does, but the LCD TV doesn't)

    Then, when you want to watch live TV with the Boxee tuner, or 2D content, you must painstakingly revert all your settings!

    Wish list:
    Auto detect 3D content, even if only by looking for strings like "3DSBS" in the file name, and set the appropriate mode. If this is too hard, how about a manual mode toggle in the "gear" icon accessible while playing the content.

    Fix the swapped L/R frame problem! (Also provide a swap toggle too)

    Set the appropriate HDMI flag so the TV knows it's 3D, thus restoring automatic 3D.

    I think the Boxee box is hands-down the best connected media player I've seen, it just needs a tiny bit more work to make it solid.

    Kudos to the developers!

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    By the way if you are a Boxee user and you are trying to view 3D content and it looks strange, blurry, or makes your head hurt, it's because of this swapped image problem. To check, simply wear your 3D glasses upside-down. If it now looks normal, bingo!

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    One more thing: I attempted to submit this bug to the http://jira.boxee.tv/ bug tracking site, but it will not allow me to register. If anyone knows how, please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingineer View Post
    By the way if you are a Boxee user and you are trying to view 3D content and it looks strange, blurry, or makes your head hurt, it's because of this swapped image problem. To check, simply wear your 3D glasses upside-down. If it now looks normal, bingo!
    Can't you reverse it on the TV? Both my LG 3D LCD and my Mitsubishi 3D DLP set allow you to reverse it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post
    Can't you reverse it on the TV? Both my LG 3D LCD and my Mitsubishi 3D DLP set allow you to reverse it.
    On my projector I can, but on my 55" Vizio it doesn't have the option.

    Regardless, this is a bug, as it's always backward on the Boxee. Not to mention how much of a pain it is to switch back and forth when watching 3D content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingineer View Post
    On my projector I can, but on my 55" Vizio it doesn't have the option.

    Regardless, this is a bug, as it's always backward on the Boxee. Not to mention how much of a pain it is to switch back and forth when watching 3D content.
    Errr.. no, not on my Boxee. But then, I'm still running an older version under Windows.
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