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BDA To Incorporate 3D Technology Into Blu-ray Disc Format

Postby Ian on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:37 am

You'd better dig out your 3D glasses because the BDA has announced plans to incorporate 3D technology into the Blu-ray Disc format. Sadly, this means that you'll need to buy a new player if you want to watch movies in 3D. In some ways, I wish they'd just leave the format alone. :-?

http://www.cdrlabs.com/News/bda-to-inco ... ormat.html

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced its plans for incorporating 3D into the widely successful Blu-ray Disc format. The rapid and enthusiastic consumer adoption of Blu-ray Disc, coupled with the format’s technical capabilities and capacity make it the ideal format for bringing a vibrant 3D experience to consumers.

“The BDA intends to take full advantage of the format’s high bandwidth and capacity to achieve the very highest possible quality 3D experience,” said Victor Matsuda, Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee Chair. “Just as Blu-ray Disc has paved the way for next generation, high definition home entertainment, it will also set the standard for 3D home viewing in the future.”

The BDA, comprised of major motion picture studio, IT and consumer electronics companies, is working on a uniform specification to ensure consistent delivery of 3D content across the Blu-ray Disc Platform. The Association is examining a number of criteria and at a minimum, the specification will require delivery of 1080p resolution to each eye and backward compatibility for both discs and players, meaning that 3D discs will also include a 2D version of the film that can be viewed on existing 2D players and 3D players will enable consumers to playback their existing libraries of 2D content.
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Re: BDA To Incorporate 3D Technology Into Blu-ray Disc Format

Postby Dartman on Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:47 pm

Yep, it's getting to be a pisser that every time some one comes up with a new idea they force you to buy yet more of the gear you all ready own. Intel and Microsoft have been doing it for years so I guess Sony and everyone else learned from it.
At least HD-DVD was final standard from the start :roll:
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