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3D Blu-Ray?

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by Neo Matrix, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Neo Matrix

    Neo Matrix Doesn't get the point of PIMI Moderator Premium Member

    Jan 21, 2001

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    I was always under the impression that if you wanted to watch your 3D Blu-ray movies all you needed was the 3DTV in addition to any Blu-Ray player. Now it turns out stores here are saying you need a 3D-ready Blu-Ray player... Has that always been the case, or have they been spouting misinformation to get customers to buy specific brands? Or is the 3D enabled through a firmware update like the PlayStation was to play 3D games a while back and they're still not telling them?
  2. PsychoMantis

    PsychoMantis Ex-Moderator

    Jul 4, 2004

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    As far as I know, for 3D to work the Blu-Ray player needs to be able to support HDMI 1.4. Products with 1.4 compatibility were released in 2009 I believe, so I doubt they even still sell Blu-Ray players new that don't support 3D. It is probably just a marketing thing.