Blu-ray boys finish 1080p 3D spec

By December 17, 2009Newswires

Blu-ray boys finish 1080p 3D spec
Compatible with old players, kind of
by Tony Smith

The Blu-ray Disc Association has completed its specification for standardising the inclusion of stereoscopic 3D content on its optical discs.

The material will be presented in resolutions up to and including 1080p. Crucially, the BDA said, it doesn`t depend on any specific 3D technology – active-shutter or polarised lens – or display type.

The spec also details how 2D content can be played back on 3D-capable players. It provides a way existing players can take the 3D content and display it in 2D form at 1080p, which will allow Hollywood to release 3D movies in place of 2D version without pissing off the installed base – assuming it doesn`t charge a premium for the material, of course.

Read the whole story here: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/12/17 … y_3d_spec/

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