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HDMI 1.4a

HDMI Licensing released on 4 March 2010 the HDMI Specification Version 1.4a, with enhancements for 3D applications including the addition of mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content and of the 3D format referred to as Top-and-Bottom.


Here is a list of the mandatory 3D formats that should all be supported by all compatible displays to ensure full compatibility…

For movie content (like Blu-ray 3D)
- Frame Packing: 1080p @23.98/24Hz

For game content (like PS3)
- Frame Packing: 720p @50 or 59.94/60Hz

For broadcast content (like 3D TV)
- Side-by-Side Horizontal: 1080i @50 or 59.94/60Hz
- Top-and-Bottom: 720p @ 50 or 59.94/60Hz or 1080p @23.97/24Hz.

The 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4a specification is available for free download here.