Blu-ray 3D spec is now final

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I just posted the article Blu-ray 3D spec is now final.

Get ready for a surge of 3D Blu-ray players next year, now that the Blu-ray Disc Association has finalized specifications for 3D.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/blu-ray-3d-spec-is-now-final-23784/](http://www.myce.com/news/blu-ray-3d-spec-is-now-final-23784/)

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#2

hurray, more useless 3d mumbo-jumbo


#3

3D seems like a gimmick, I’m not willing to buy a brand new TV to be able to view it and I doubt many others will be willing either.


#4

How about all standard 2.0 profile blu ray players being able to support 3D discs via a firmware upgrade ?? That should be a requirement too ! Does the hardware really need to be any different ? Based on what I know of 3D concepts in HDTV for broadcast (using a 1080i “frame” for each eye within a 1080p signal) I would think many players could support it after a firmware upgrade like the PS3 will.

3D HDTV could be very cool and interesting if it works well. Its much more than a gimmick when its used well. Its an amazing experience in films such as Polar Express, Beowulf, Xmas Carol, Avatar etc…

But I agree its not going to be worth it for most people to ditch their HDTV and buy a new one just for a few 3D movies and occasional 3D cable broadcasts.


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[QUOTE=ivid;2481093]How about all standard 2.0 profile blu ray players being able to support 3D discs via a firmware upgrade ?? [/QUOTE]

Apart from the PS3, not likely. Current projections are for bit rates in the range of 60 Mbps. This is not possible with existing hardware. Likewise, existing decoder chips won’t know what to do with it either.

Make no mistake, 3D is all about selling hardware and nothing more.