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3D Blu-ray standard finalized

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With more movies like Avatar coming onto the screen in 3D, its just a matter of time the 3D technology is going to be available in the comfort of our homes. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced the finalization of ther 3D Blu-ray specifications and that it would be out next year.

The Blu-ray Disc Association has recently released its finalized 3D specifications, which includes full 1080p resolution, backward compatibility for both 3D Blu-ray players and the 3D Blu-ray Discs (meaning that both will play or be able to be played in 2D), and the use of a new MVC codec, an extension of the existing AVC.

According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, 3D playback will be “display agnostic”; the format will be compatible across “any compatible 3D display”, which basically means a new TV set for this technology work.

The PS3 is also included in the specification announcement from the Blu-ray Disc Association, which means the PS3 is perfectly suited to become a 3D platform in every respect.

The capability for PS3 consoles to become full-fledged 3D Blu-ray players, especially in advance of what seems to be the biggest 3D Blu-ray killer app yet seen, could be a huge selling point for PlayStation in 2010.

Source: CNET

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