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Samsung Unveils Slim External 3-D Blu-ray Combo Drive for PC Market

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced today its new slim external 3-D Blu-ray combo, the SE-406A optical disk drive (ODD).

Featuring a sleek design with an anti-fingerprint surface, the SE-406A adds Blu-ray 3D to PC’s. The new drive includes CyberLink TrueTheater software to test PC readiness for 3D and Blu-ray content. It also transforms 2D DVD movies into a thrilling 3D experience. Beyond these features, the SE-406A reads Blu-ray discs and reads and writes CD/DVDs.

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wait, 3D bluray needs new BD drives?

or is this really about the bundled software and its capabilities?
 
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So would this work in Panasonic TX-P42GT20 3D TV through USB? Just a thought that this could show as a USB-memory on the TV. Would make a much cheaper alternative to a full featured Blu-ray player(?) :confused:
 
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So would this work in Panasonic TX-P42GT20 3D TV through USB? Just a thought that this could show as a USB-memory on the TV. Would make a much cheaper alternative to a full featured Blu-ray player(?) :confused:
TVs don't have the playback software. Do they even have the drivers for external drives?
 

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TVs don't have the playback software. Do they even have the drivers for external drives?
USB mass storage is a generic driver.

many modern TV's have USB playback of .avi/divx files nowadays. the fancy ones do it over the network.
 

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wait, 3D bluray needs new BD drives?

or is this really about the bundled software and its capabilities?
Maybe it's all about the firmware ? ( like the PS3 ). Not to sure my self why only some can be 3D compatable and others not.

I have a LG bluray player here which i thought cost enough as it was and they wanted another $100 more for the newer range which had 3D lol. So i be interested if it's more than firmware or is there hardware requirements too although find it odd due tot he PS3 was updated with 3D..

In the end i can use our PS3 for 3D but if we will ever want to watch any thing in 3D is very unlikely. Tell ya what i would love to walk in a house were everyone has 3D glasses on as i would not be able to stop laughing my ass off.


Ooh nice Blu ray player but 150 bones OMG. They say it adds 3D to a PC like shit so does a internal one which can be had cheaper.