3D coming to Blu-ray?

The Blu-ray Disc Association has started looking to officially integrate 3D technology with the Blu-ray standard, potentially giving Blu-ray another leg up over standard DVDs.

Are you willing to wear 3D glasses in your living room?
Are you willing to wear 3D glasses in your living room?

The Blu-ray Disc Association has started looking to officially integrate 3D technology with the Blu-ray standard, according to a report by Video Business. While Blu-ray already trumps standard DVD in image quality, many consumers don't feel the improvement is large enough to justify the extra cost; 3D would presumably be another reason to ditch DVDs for Blu-ray Discs.

3D isn't completely new to Blu-ray, with recent titles like "My Bloody Valentine 3D" packing in the old-style red and blue glasses in the box. However, the 3D effects obtained with the older red/blue (anaglyph) glasses pale in comparison with the effects commonly seem in theaters today with polarized glasses. It's likely that the Blu-ray association will try to incorporate the newer 3D technology into the standard, but from the demos we've seen (like Panasonic's 3D Blu-ray demo at CES 2009 ), it will require new, 3D-capable HDTVs to work, which means it's a long shot to gain widespread adoption.

Would you be willing to buy a new HDTV to experience high-quality 3D movies in your living room? Or are HD movies "good enough" without 3D gimmicks?

(Source: Video Business via Engadget HD)

 

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