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The Blu-ray Disc Association's specification for incorporating stereoscopic 3D content on Blu-ray media, won't appear until the second half of 2010, AMD has said. The chip maker yesterday said it would partner with software maker CyberLink to demo stereoscopic 3D content coming off Blu-ray at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES …


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  1. arran

    said it before, say ti again

    thats great and all, but what about us blind in one eye types? i cant see sh!t when it comes to 3D TV.. am Is till going to be able to watch movies in plain old high def on blue ray or should I just sell my TV now?

    1. Brian 6


      "thats great and all, but what about us blind in one eye types? i cant see sh!t when it comes to 3D TV" I get so pissed off hearing those kind of comments... My mates death in one ear but u dont hear him complaining that all music is recorded in stereo. 3D will be an option. U can choose not to take it.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    soccer tournament?

    Last time I checked this was a UK site, and the World Cup is a football tournament. The word 'soccer' should be banned and anyone using it should be suitably chastised.

  3. Charles 9 Silver badge

    Addressing concerns...

    3D TV can easily be adapted for simpler viewing (such as people like arran who only have one eye) by having the display only show one of the perspectives. As for eyeglasses, if the technology is passive (such as polarization), I don't think it would be too difficult to supply a clip-on pair that can fit over existing glasses and allow those with vision correction to properly watch 3D TV. Its lack of availability can mostly be chalked up to nascent technology that's still getting the kinks worked out.

    And PS. Forget autostereoscopic TVs as of now. The only ones with good viewing angles have to use an absurdly high resolution that puts the price tag out of consumer reach (the Philips one is targeted for commercial use). All the cheaper ones have very limited viewing angles.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    standards eh?

    Cyberlink and AMD developing TV standards....and there was me think the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was the kind of people who set the standards, not a software company and chip manufacter.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Blu-ray Disc Association finalises 3D specification

      Blu-ray Disc Association finalises 3D specification

      Blu-ray 3D specification has called for the use of the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec, as opposed to the H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec employed by current Blu-ray discs.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    I was wondering about that...

    I saw a 3D TV for the first time in Tokyo a few weeks back. I was very impressed although like any 3D effects on a flat screen, gave you a bit of eye strain over a while. I was wondering when they would release a 3D standard.

    I believe it was this model:

    The one major concern as a practical solution for the home is that its very prone to positioning. Normal 3D solution that involve the watching using some for of specs have issues when not directly in front but this is worse as the method by which the 3D images are create breaks up as you start to look at it from an angle.

    Still its cool and I want one.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Actual Reality... the best 3D you can get. It's everywhere, just look around you - amazing! And you can touch it and taste it and smell it too.... why do people get excited about this stuff?!

    1. asdf

      Simple Really

      Because most people don't get to look at Jenna Jameson in real life. As always man evaluates new technology by a.) can I kill my enemies with it, and b.) how will this improve porn (actually reverse order for many luckily but you get the gist).

    2. Anonymous Coward


      You mean go to the theatre? You can't rewind or fast forward!

      3D is going to arrive becasue marketing guys from Sony and the like think we are all going to spend a lot of money on it. They are sadly mistaken. I reckon you need to be close to a 52 in. TV for the effect to be worthwhile. The odd trip to the cinema - OK, everyday viewing forget it.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    @AC 00:05GMT


    I KNEW someone would bring Sony into this! WHERE does it say Sony? No where - move along now, grown ups are talking.


    It is true that Porn usually sorts out tech, but I think it has now positioned itself on either the lossy streaming format, or downloads. I'm not so sure they are too bothered about the greatest of detail anymore... i could be wrong, but look at BluRay: my understanding is that they weren't too bothered, and have followed just to cater rather.

    Personally, the last thing I would want to do is to wear something to just watch TV. Now mid-air-suspension-holographic-TV.. now THAT's something I'd pay money for ;-)

    Pass the Belladonna movie please!

    Mine's the one with Kleenex in the pocket..

  8. Tony Smith, Editor, Reg Hardware (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Blu-ray Disc Association finalises 3D specification

    Hexus' error, I'm afraid.

    From the release: "The Blu-ray 3D specification calls for encoding 3D video using the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec, an *extension* to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec currently supported by all Blu-ray Disc players"

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