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Alienware M18X: Compatibility of HDMI output with 3D


Alienware M18X: Compatibility of HDMI output with 3D
Article Summary:
This articles will explain the requirements to have HDMI output video with 3D from Alienware M18X.
Note: Please bookmark this article as restarts of the computer are recommended during the process to help resolve issues.

Table of Contents:
1. Applies for
2. What is happening?
3. Solution

4. How can I enable the nVidia 3DTV Play?

Applies for:

Alienware M18X

What is happening?

Alienware M18X can't display through the HDMI output port 3D on external Monitors or TV's compatible with 3D.

Solution

Follow chart will explain by platform the support and requirements:


M18X
AMD Nvidia
3D Capable TV w/HDMI 1.4 Alienware OPTX AW2310 Monitor 3D Capable TV w/HDMI 1.4
Gaming 1.) 3D Software must be provided by DDD or IZ3D

2.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver
No DualLink-DVI 3D dongle 1.) 3DTV Play!
2.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver
3D Streaming Content 1.) 3D Software must be provided by DDD or IZ3D

2.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver
No DualLink-DVI 3D dongle 1.) 3DTV Play!
2.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver
3D Blu-Ray 1.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver No DualLink-DVI 3D dongle 1.) Requires latest available 3D graphics driver
2.) PowerDVD 9.6 2.) PowerDVD 9.6

How can I enable the nVidia 3DTV Play?

For having the nVidia 3DTV Play enabled on your system, the first step is to open from your computer the nVidia Control Panel.

1. To open the nVidia Control Panel, right click on the Desktop and select nVidia Control Panel.

2. Under the Stereoscopic 3D, click under "Set up stereoscopic 3D".

3. Click over the NVIDIA 3DTV Play to link directly to the nVidia 3DTV Play website.

Image 1: 3DTV Play before setting up the Stereoscopic 3D

Image 2: 3DTV Play after setting up the Stereoscopic 3D

Image 3: nVidia Control Panel without 3DTV Play support.

Note: Red tabs means not compatible, Green tabs means fully compatible.

Note: NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™ lets you connect your NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU-powered PC or notebook to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV for the ultimate, high-definition, big-screen 3D entertainment experience. Don’t just watch your 3D TV. Leverage the power of your NVIDIA GeForce-powered PC to create an immersive 3D gaming experience on your 3D TV.

Note: nVidia 3DTV Play! is a required add-on for Gaming and 3D Streaming Content on external TV's. For more information, please refer to nVidia 3DTV Play website.

Thank you for your inquiry,

The Alienware Support Team


 


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Article ID: SLN146722

Last Date Modified: 01/31/2012 12:00 AM


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