Panasonic announced that they will be displaying 3D technology based on the Blu-ray format at the upcoming CEATEC show in Japan. The technology isn’t approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association yet, but Panasonic hopes that their display will convince the parties involved to choose their technology.
The method requires the viewer to wear synchroniced shuttered glasses, says Josh Dreuth, writer at Blu-ray.com. By allowing a reaction between the glasses and the screen a 3D experience is supposed to arrise.
A Blu-ray disc stores both video encodes on the same disc, and immediately decodes the images at the same time. Eventually this results in the promised “life-like 3D experience”.
Hollywood has been trying to get 3D technology into theaters, but hasn’t reached major success yet. The studios’ search forced manufacturers to figure out ways to bring the 3D experience to our homes. It isn’t sure whether Panasonic’s technology is the best out there, this is something the visitors at CEATEC will have to judge for us.
The reason why manufacturers have chosen Blu-ray is the only thing that’s clear… Namely the format’s massive data storage and bandwidth properties.