Can all blu-ray drives play/write 3D movies or just the '3D Capable' ones?

Hi guys … I have a question to ask … I want to buy an internal Blu-ray writer for my desktop, but some writers have ‘3D Capable’ mentioned on them … Does this mean the other blu-ray writers are NOT capable of playing back and burning 3D blu-rays ? Or is it just a marketing gimmick ?

Personally I think there’s no hardware difference, and that mentioning ‘3D’ is because the blu-ray player coming with the drive is capable of playing back 3D blu-rays …

For example this is supposedly a ‘3D Capable’ blu-ray writer …

… while this one doesn’t mention ‘3D’ anywhere:

Whats the technical conclusion behind this guys ?

[QUOTE=Ahmadka;2593668]Hi guys … I have a question to ask … I want to buy an internal Blu-ray writer for my desktop, but some writers have ‘3D Capable’ mentioned on them … Does this mean the other blu-ray writers are NOT capable of playing back and burning 3D blu-rays ? Or is it just a marketing gimmick ?

Personally I think there’s no hardware difference, and that mentioning ‘3D’ is because the blu-ray player coming with the drive is capable of playing back 3D blu-rays …

For example this is supposedly a ‘3D Capable’ blu-ray writer …

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106346

… while this one doesn’t mention ‘3D’ anywhere:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136226

Whats the technical conclusion behind this guys ?[/QUOTE] Any newer BluRay is capable of reproducing 3D. BTW I have both drives the LG is a little better at burning but you can’t do a quality scan.

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2593670]Any newer BluRay is capable of reproducing 3D. BTW I have both drives the LG is a little better at burning but you can’t do a quality scan.[/QUOTE]

Okay, but can the LG drive playback and write 3D Blu-rays even though it doesn’t have ‘3D feature’ mentioned in its product description, like the Lite-On drive ?

For 3D playback, additional requirements - both, hardware and software - need to bee met. See here for details: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2593676]For 3D playback, additional requirements - both, hardware and software - need to bee met. See here for details: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp

Michael[/QUOTE]

No I know about all those extra requirements, I just need to know if there can be difference in the bluray drives themselves or not …

I want to know if LG’s claim of having a ‘3D capable’ blu-ray writer actually means something over other writers which don’t put up such a claim, or if its just a marketing trick or something …

[QUOTE=Ahmadka;2593678]No I know about all those extra requirements, I just need to know if there can be difference in the bluray drives themselves or not …

I want to know if LG’s claim of having a ‘3D capable’ blu-ray writer actually means something over other writers which don’t put up such a claim, or if its just a marketing trick or something …[/QUOTE]
:bigsmile: When I purchased my first BR burner WH10LS30 they included 3d Glasses.

Probably these drives with a 3D logo on the package come with 3D-enabled OEM playback software.

Michael

Yeah, its all marketing BS in the end.

Example: Normal universal LNBs are now being offered as “FullHD” and “3D capable”. What a crappppp.