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Blu-Con 2.0 Conference Coverage

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Blu-Con 2.0 Conference Coverage
by Mike Flacy

This Tuesday, the second Blu-Con conference was held in Beverly Hills, California. Blu-Con is entirely dedicated to the topic of Blu-ray and its potential future within the movie, hardware, software, gaming and retail industries. We jumped at the chance to attend, especially with all the underlying conversations about digital delivery versus Blu-ray adoption. We were very interested in hearing how the current state of the economy had altered the adoption rate of Blu-ray and what the industry experts expected to see in the coming months / years.

...They continued to weigh in on Blu-ray, highlighting a 10% penetration in the market to ramp into mass adoption. Currently the conversion rates is the highest on Blu-ray action adventure titles and the panel all agreed that Blu-ray 3D won’t be ready for the marketplace until late 2010. When asked about digital delivery, the panel was cautiously quiet. They did mention the possibility of digital kiosks (similar to Red Box units) that would load a digital version of the movie on your portable device.
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Re: Blu-Con 2.0 Conference Coverage

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I just read that article and it makes no mention of this

According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, the final spec for 3D Blu-ray (possibly called 3D-BD or something like it) will be announced by the end of the year, likely in December. The spec WILL REQUIRE that all 3D capable displays (regardless of how they process the 3D-BD signal) will use the same signal. The spec will be DISPLAY FORMAT AGNOSTIC, meaning whether the display is Plasma or LCD based (or whether it uses active or passive glasses) won't matter. So if you buy a 3D-BD player, it will work will all properly marked 3D display technologies. What's more, all 3D-BD discs will be backwards compatible with current Blu-ray players, so the disc will include both a 3D version in the new spec AND a standard 2D version for current players - all in full 1080p. The 3D-BD spec will require full 1080p signal delivery for each eye - left and right. The intent is that there's only one shot to get it right, so make sure it's a standard that will work for a long time to come.

An important point to make: THERE IS NO 3D-BD spec format war. Every company in the industry is cooperating on the final spec. The only difference is that the DISPLAY technology each company uses may be different, but the 3D-BD spec will be used by ALL of them.

Manufacturers will introduce a variety of 3D signal processing technologies, some based on plasma and some on LCD. Some will use active shutter glasses and some will use passive or polarized glasses. These technologies will be on display at CES in January and the first gear (and 3D-BD movie titles) will start arriving by mid-2010. Some product announcements MAY be made at CES. The glasses needed will be sold with the DISPLAYS, not the players, because the type of glasses needed will be dependent on the display.

All of the CE manufacturers stressed that 3D display is here to stay. It's not just about Blu-ray - you'll see cable and satellite offerings, live sports broadcasts and even gaming in 3D. The next round of gaming consoles are likely to support 3D gaming.

There WILL be a premium for the 3D capability in terms of display/player pricing, but as with all new technologies, this will drop over time.

This is particularly interesting: Multiple sources at the event - including one Sony source - informed me that there's a possibility that the PS3 can be firmware-updated to make full 3D gaming and (possibly even) 3D Blu-ray playback possible. All you'd need to do is to buy the glasses as an accessory. This may be possible because of the power of the PS3's Cell processor.

source:

http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

awesome news

I posted that above cut and paste from an article I found on marketsaw and Neil from mtbs posted a reply to a thread I made here:

Hi Smoothy,

Thank you for your post. This is old news, and here is MTBS' article that references the source:

viewtopic.php?t=4786

Please feel free to contribute your opinions to the original thread.

Thanks in advance,
Neil

But it's funny it mentions nothing, so that stuff on marketsaw is it real or just a rumor?

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Re: Blu-Con 2.0 Conference Coverage

Post by Neil »

You missed the most important part of your source's story...THEIR SOURCE! It's the first thing that is written in the article.

This is the source of your source:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#110509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here are related official press release stories (little dated, I know):

http://mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4686" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://mtbs3d.com/cgi-bin/rss.cgi?news_id=342" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

When posting links, the closer you can get to the original author, the better. Examples include a press release or a story from someone who was actually on-hand, etc.

Regards,
Neil

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Re: Blu-Con 2.0 Conference Coverage

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Hi Neil,

Thanks for posting this, I usually post the source. In this instance I had completely forgotten about it doing so when making my thread.

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