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3D Blu-ray discs will work with Sony PS3

Blu-ray disc association decides 3D disc standard

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The Blu-ray disc association, made up of major Hollywood studios and leading product manufacturers, has decided on the specifications for 3D Blu-ray discs, allowing existing Sony PlayStation 3s to become 3D disc playing devices.

The decision also means that 3D Blu-ray disc players that are launched in the future will be able to play regular 2D Blu-ray discs in 2D, and that you will be able to play 3D Blu-ray discs on existing Blu-ray disc players – although again only in 2D.

3D Blu-ray discs

The decision will also allow Blu-ray discs to play 3D content in full 1080p high definition and for the discs to offer the option of 3D menus and 3D subtitles.

Dave Holes, Which? audio and visual expert, said: ‘The news that existing Sony PS3s will be able to play 3D films is great, however PS3 owners will still need to buy a 3D capable TV. While we expect these to become available next year, we also expect them to come with a pretty hefty price tag’.

3DTVs for consumers’ homes

Which? will be reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, where 3D products for consumers are expected to be on show. 

For help buying a 2D TV or a 2D Blu-ray player, check out our reviews below:

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