Wednesday, September 22nd 2010

Sony PlayStation 3 Officially Supports Blu-ray 3D Playback

When it first came out, Sony's PlayStation 3 game console was the easiest way to have a Blu-ray disc (BD) player, because the console uses BD as its primary media. With a new firmware update from Sony, users can add Blu-ray 3D support. It is especially interesting because not every older standalone Blu-ray player supports the latest 3D format. Firmware update 3.50 applies to all versions of the PlayStation 3 (that's Slim and the original design). The move to let the PS3 have Blu-ray 3D support was backed by an announcement that upcoming game titles on the PS3, such as Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3 will come in stereoscopic 3D.


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36 Comments on Sony PlayStation 3 Officially Supports Blu-ray 3D Playback

#1
mdsx1950
Wow thats cool. Feel like getting a PS3.
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#2
AphexDreamer
by: mdsx1950
Wow thats cool. Feel like getting a PS3.
And I feel like you should too :)
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#3
Triprift
Now all i need a is 3D screen and the update maybe in a few years. :p
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
by: mdsx1950
Wow thats cool. Feel like getting a PS3.
If ya do get Netflix as well then you have plenty to watch. We pay $18 a month and we get 4-6 movies a week including Blu Ray movies

by: Triprift
Now all i need a is 3D screen and the update maybe in a few years. :p
Feel the same way
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#5
Soylent Joe
Nice. Now I need a new TV and some glasses :/

I've tried 3DBR at a station in Best Buy before, it was really cool. Not uncomfortable at all.
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#6
Triprift
Ive seen Samsung 3D screens pity about the price.
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#7
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Very nice.:)

I already have a PS3 Slim, but i don't have the money to afford a 3D ready TV.:(
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Sweet now its time to get me a 3d LED tv (Vizio, Sony, LG, Samsung) to go with my PS3 upgrade.
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#9
mdsx1950
by: AphexDreamer
And I feel like you should too :)
by: AsRock
If ya do get Netflix as well then you have plenty to watch. We pay $18 a month and we get 4-6 movies a week including Blu Ray movies
I wanted to get a PS3 for sometime now. For the all the advantages and PS3 exclusives. :D Might get one at the end of the year.
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#10
NAVI_Z
i lucked out!! got a 67 inch samsung dlp hdtv. all i need is a converter box and da glasses

and i'm set!! been waitin for Gran Turismo 5 for the longest! I see why Polyphony Digital

pushed the game back so far. they wanted 3-d support. well worth the wait!! woo-hoo!!

:rockout::pimp::respect:
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#11
n-ster
I'm all for it, except that 3D glasses are 250$ a pair -_-
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#12
mdsx1950
by: n-ster
I'm all for it, except that 3D glasses are 250$ a pair -_-
Wow thats cheap. :rolleyes:

:(
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#13
n-ster
lol the ps3 is the same price as the glasses o.O imagine you want your family of 4 to watch >.< 1000$ in glasses

Hell, my Emporio Armani glasses I wear cost me 245$ (-5 both eyes, 3rd highest thinning)
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#14
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: n-ster
I'm all for it, except that 3D glasses are 250$ a pair -_-
:eek:

Nevermind me going 3D with the PS3 then, that's way to much for some ugly ass glasses that are supposed make things pop out at me.
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#15
mdsx1950
by: n-ster
lol the ps3 is the same price as the glasses o.O imagine you want your family of 4 to watch >.< 1000$ in glasses

Hell, my Emporio Armani glasses I wear cost me 245$ (-5 both eyes, 3rd highest thinning)
Lol... At the least have to get two if you want to watch a 3D movie with a friend. So $500 there. :ohwell:

Btw thats a nice pair of shades :p
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#16
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: mdsx1950
Lol... At the least have to get two if you want to watch a 3D movie with a friend. So $500 there. :ohwell:
That's insane.:shadedshu
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#17
mdsx1950
by: CDdude55
That's insane.:shadedshu
Thats what i thought. :shadedshu

Unless you make the cardboard glasses lol
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#18
Tartaros
by: Triprift
Ive seen Samsung 3D screens pity about the price.
And they are awful.
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#19
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
awesome my original run PS3 will support 3d :D pity I bought an LED tv just before they released the 3d series :( srsly it was like 2 months later...
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#20
jasper1605
by: Triprift
Ive seen Samsung 3D screens pity about the price.
eastcoasttvs.com I got a 46 inch 3d from them for 1200. Awesome price, awesome co. You just have to be in their delivery area to get the stuff from them. I thought it was a scam site at first but thankfully that wasn't the case. I'm pumped that this finally came out, now I can watch my mosters vs aliens promo 3d blu ray in actual 3d! woot!

Edit: Since you're in Adelaide that would not quite make it in their delivery range haha.

And 250 bucks for a pair of glasses?!?! Since when?! The samsung battery powered ones are 100, rechargables are 200. The starter kit (if you do some shopping) is $190 and comes w/ monsters vs aliens 3d and 2 sets of battery glasses. Still, they are insanely expensive and fragile (as I found the hard way) but not THAT insanely expensive.
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#21
caleb
I cant imagine when a friend comes by with 1 person more and I dont have another pair of super glasses for him ... Technology is pretty shitty imho because you cant watch the screen without glasses. I mean it would be fine if no glasses = no 3d but its unwatchable.
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#22
jasper1605
very true it kind of is frustrating. But there are 3d tvs in the works by Toshiba that don't need glasses. link. I hope that works out because it would make it much better for party time if a thousand dollars in glasses weren't needed lol.

On a slightly side note but still 3d related. I am amazingly impressed with the quality of it. I thought it was going to be stupid like in the theaters but the active glasses make a world of difference. Super Startdust HD in 3d is beyond top notch at showing how true 3d is supposed to function without all the gimmicky tricks. I was laughing when I played it the first time because it was so good.
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#23
AphexDreamer
by: NAVI_Z
i lucked out!! got a 67 inch samsung dlp hdtv. all i need is a converter box and da glasses

and i'm set!! been waitin for Gran Turismo 5 for the longest! I see why Polyphony Digital

pushed the game back so far. they wanted 3-d support. well worth the wait!! woo-hoo!!

:rockout::pimp::respect:
Hey I have a Mitsubishi 65 inch DLP TV that supports 3D let me know how you get it to work and where you get your Glasses. I've been wanting to do this for the longest time.
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#24
Triprift
by: Tartaros
And they are awful.
What 3D screens or Samsung? on both i beg to differ.

by: jasper1605
eastcoasttvs.com I got a 46 inch 3d from them for 1200. Awesome price, awesome co. You just have to be in their delivery area to get the stuff from them. I thought it was a scam site at first but thankfully that wasn't the case. I'm pumped that this finally came out, now I can watch my mosters vs aliens promo 3d blu ray in actual 3d! woot!

Edit: Since you're in Adelaide that would not quite make it in their delivery range haha.

And 250 bucks for a pair of glasses?!?! Since when?! The samsung battery powered ones are 100, rechargables are 200. The starter kit (if you do some shopping) is $190 and comes w/ monsters vs aliens 3d and 2 sets of battery glasses. Still, they are insanely expensive and fragile (as I found the hard way) but not THAT insanely expensive.
1200 bucks for that :cry:. We pay here in Oz way more than that *sigh*.
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#25
ToTTenTranz
Yay, now all those people in the world with a PS3 and a 3D TV can rejoice.





The whole group of 14 people.
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