PS3 Already Set For True 3D Viewing
True 3D gaming and movie-viewing is right around the corner and although you PS3 owners still need a TV that can handle this advanced technology, you've already got the correct Blu-Ray player.
According to CVG, the Blu-Ray Disc Association has confirmed that as far as 3D is concerned, the PlayStation 3 is ready to go. It's already capable of playing two full 1080p streams - one per eye - and this should allow the PS3 to be the lead Blu-Ray platform for 3D viewing, be it games or movies. Said BDA boss Victor Matsuda:
"Throughout this year, movie goers have shown an overwhelming preference for 3-D when presented with the option to see a theatrical release. In 2009 we saw Blu-ray firmly establish itself as the most rapidly adopted packaged media format ever introduced. We think the broad and rapid acceptance Blu-ray Disc already enjoys with consumers will be a factor in accelerating the uptake of 3-D in the home."
On the flip side, all the non-gamers who purchased a standalone BD player might be a touch annoyed, as it has also been confirmed that not all players are automatically 3D-ready. So we've already got a head start on this fancy new technology that will bring video worlds to life before our very eyes, and that's just another bonus attributed to Sony's machine. Not that I particularly care about playing Avatar in 3D...but I might want to see the movie in 3D.
12/17/2009 10:18:50 AM Ben Dutka