PS3 Update enables 3D Blu Ray Player

    Dont know if this is really for this forum however...

    I see loads of PS3 and 3D Tv deals and thought "maybe" however not sure how it will be taken so I'll take any praise or critisim on the chin!

    Anyway, 3D Blu ray players are £350 etc... but buying a PS3 is cheaper! lol and future proof as it seems!

    Anyway know its not a "Deal" as such but it kind of is?

    Any way, due out October now but yea....…er/



    The sony BDP-S570 is 3d and only £150..... Where on earth did you get £350 from?

    Original Poster

    just googled "3d blu ray" lol

    I'm assuming the PS3 will be 3D lite like SkyHD due to the lack of HDMI 1.4. So only true 3D Blu ray players with HDMI 1.4 will be able to display the 2 1080p images to each eye.

    So a proper 3D blu ray player is better and cheaper anyway.

    Original Poster

    Surely the PS3 firmware is able to be upated all the time through online updates?

    You cannot update the hardware though. HDMI 1.4 is hardware.


    More than a few commenters were confused to see Sony's first 3D Blu-ray players sporting HDMI 1.3 outputs when they were announced recently. Rumors circled that we would see some sort of lower res, even "3D-Lite," experience (similar to the quality of DirecTV's side by side compression) as a result of a lack of bandwidth in the connector. We went straight to the source to find out what buyers can expect from the BDP-S470, BDP-S570 and other hardware when they receive those MVC encoded discs later this year. Luckily, Sony's Greg Belloni has responded and informed us that will definitely not be the case:

    "The 3D-ready models mentioned in the release will be fully capable of 3D playback of Full HD 1080p for each eye. The players and theater systems support the HDMI 1.4 spec for 3D playback, but may not support all of the qualifications of spec (which is why we haven't labeled it specifically 1.4 at this time)."

    So have they released a similar statement for the PS3 then?

    If so that's good news.
    Edited by: "Broadsword" 10th Sep 2010


    I'm sure the 8 people that own 3d tvs will love this

    Original Poster

    I love it! due to the fact I dont need to go and buy something else to have 3D blu ray... when I get the TV!
    Edited by: "shipton1" 10th Sep 2010


    I'm sure the 8 people that own 3d tvs will love this

    Don't exaggerate, it's only 5.
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