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Sony PlayStation 3 Officially Supports Blu-ray 3D Playback

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  1. btarunr

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    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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    Wow thats cool. Feel like getting a PS3.
     
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    Now all i need a is 3D screen and the update maybe in a few years. :p
     
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    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

    Feel the same way
     
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    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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    Ive seen Samsung 3D screens pity about the price.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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!!

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    I'm all for it, except that 3D glasses are 250$ a pair -_-
     
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    Wow thats cheap. :rolleyes:

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    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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    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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    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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    That's insane.:shadedshu
     
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    Thats what i thought. :shadedshu

    Unless you make the cardboard glasses lol
     
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    And they are awful.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What 3D screens or Samsung? on both i beg to differ.

    1200 bucks for that :cry:. We pay here in Oz way more than that *sigh*.
     

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