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I recently purchased a PS3 to play Vudu 3D movies. But I found the PS3 can only support 720p content for Vudu 3D streaming.

Does anyone know of a device (other than a tv: I am using a projector) that can stream Vudu 3d at 1080p? I seem to be having trouble getting vendors (including vudu) to understand this question: they tell me such-and-such supports 1080p, or such-and-such supports 3D. But I'm trying to find a device that someone can confirm can display Vudu 3D at 1080p.

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Maybe your internet connection isn't fast enough for 1080p???? I use my PS3 here for Vudu 3D and it works fine in 1080p. My Projector is the Sony VW90ES
My ISP provides 30Mbs guaranteed but often I see up to 45. Its a business account with Comcast.
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Maybe your internet connection isn't fast enough for 1080p???? I use my PS3 here for Vudu 3D and it works fine in 1080p. My Projector is the Sony VW90ES
My ISP provides 30Mbs guaranteed but often I see up to 45. Its a business account with Comcast.

Don, you are the very first person I've heard from who says their PS3 can stream Vudu 3d movies at 1080p. Every other source and thread I've read, and my own experience, says 720p is the max for PS3 (except for games). So far no one has mentioned bandwidth as an issue: I understand how it could be, but I am getting 12Mbps, which I hope is enough.
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It's been awhile since I looked, but last I checked the Vudu did come here at 1080p as reported by the projector. I'll check it out tonight when I fire up the HT to watch a movie. As I recall the designation HDX on Vudu. I know the quality of Vudu is the best streaming video I get here. I only use it for 3D content I can't get elsewhere, however.

I don't do games except for a couple on my xbox. The PS3 display normally does 1080 60p. I haven't used 720p here in 7 years since retiring my Dwin TV3 Projector.
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rjdenver-

Well, I stand corrected! I checked the PS3 for 3D Vudu and the PS3 does switch my PJ to 720 60p. Regular movies in 2D remain at 1080 24p. I also checked the 3D BD on the PS3 and they play at 1080 24p. 3D games downloaded from the PS3 store play at 1080 60p

I checked Vudu on my Vizio TV and my Oppo and both play Vudu 3D at 1080 24p so it''s just the PS3/vudu 3D that does not work at 1080 24p. This is strange because I could swear that I verified 1080 24p on vudu PS3 when I sihned up for the account. We have had a couple of system upgrades? to the PS3 since. Might be a bug no one has reported yet. Time to send a note to Vudu, I suppose. They need to stop charging extra for HDX ( 1080p) on the PS3 app if this limitation is permanent.

BTW- I did check my PS3 settings and everything was correct there.
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Whew - thanks very much Don. I'm glad my sending back the PS3 wasn't a mistake!

Vudu does seem to know about the issue, and says it is really a problem with Sony not allowing the 3d 1080p. I heard one explanation saying it was because it classifies that app as a game, and only allows 720 3d games. I don't know. Anyway, maybe I should start looking more into this Oppo thing I keep seeing references too.
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I checked Vudu on my Vizio TV and my Oppo and both play Vudu 3D at 1080 24p so it''s just the PS3/vudu 3D that does not work at 1080 24p.


How are you getting Vudu 3D on your Oppo???

I have a 93 and have contacted both Oppo and Vudu, and it's basically a finger-pointing party at why it can't be done.

3D doesn't even show up on the Oppo Vudu menus.

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Did you upgrade your firmware? I will tell you that Vudu on the Oppo is not very well implemented. Lots of stuttering so I rarely used it. Right now the best highest resolution VUDU 3D is on my Vizio. I thought the PS3 was the best but I now see it is only 720p. I won't upgrade my firmware on my Oppo.
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I just got the Oppo earlier this year, and I *think* it did one auto firmware update already.

I haven't had any problems at all with 2D video or audio quality with mine.

So you're saying that there used to be 3D support in a prior firmware release and now they've removed it?

3D doesn't even show up on Vudu through Oppo...

Here's a cut & paste of the email replies I received back from Oppo and Vudu...

Vudu:
Thank you for contacting VUDU Customer Care. At this time Samsung, LG, Vizio and Sony PS3's are the only devices that have issued the update to view VUDU's 3D content. If you have any other questions or concerns please email or call us at the number below .

My response:
Thank you for the prompt reply.
I am aware of the products that currently support VUDU 3D, but my question relates to *when* there will be 3D support for the Oppo 93.
Are you saying that Oppo needs to issue a firmware update to include 3D support for VUDU? If so, then I would think I would need to take my question to them. Is that what you are inferring?

Vudu:
Yes, you may contact Oppo for further information regarding when they will issue the update. If you have any other questions or concerns please let me know.


So I sent an email to Oppo...

Their reply:
Unfortunately the ability to support 3D from Vudu is contingent on Vudu providing us with a new APK that can be installed into our player. At this time they have not provided us with an updated APK nor have they promised that this will be something that they can provide use. For this reason we do not believe that the BDP-93 and the BDP-95 can be upgraded to support 3D streaming through Vudu.


What is an APK?
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FWIW, my OPPO 93 has never supported 3D from VUDU. Not on the current firmware or any previous firmware. I think Don may just be mistaking that player for some other device.

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The Panasonic DMP-BDT 220 and the LG BD650 both support 1080p 3D streaming on Vudu.
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That's great Rudy1 thanks!
According to LG, the LG BD650 is discontinued. Maybe one of the replacements can do it.
And It's a shame my Panasonic DMP-BDT 210 just misses the 3D Boat!
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I just returned a Panasonic 220 because both Panasonic and VUDU confirmed that it WILL NOT work with VUDU 3D at all!!!!
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I just returned a Panasonic 220 because both Panasonic and VUDU confirmed that it WILL NOT work with VUDU 3D at all!!!!

Are you in the same boat as me jagmanjoe, and having a heck of a time trying to find a Vudu 3d 1080p player?
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I am and I spoke earlier with a member of the Vudu support team. He directed me to their devices header and then to the Vudu enabled Blu-Ray players. According to both him and the site there are only 3 Blu-Ray players that support Vudu 3D. They are the Sharp BD-HP25U, LG BD670, and LG BD690. He then commented that the best source from his personal point of view is actually the Sony PS3. As far as I know, the PS3 does not do 1080P for 3D. I have not checked on the other players yet as I am so disillusioned by everything. Especially since the Panasonic 220 info shows it supporting Vudu 3D and their tech people say no and are unwilling to provide info on if it might in the near future.

I am just not sure where to go from here.
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A follow up...

The response I received from Vudu, when I forwarded them the response from Oppo...

"Hello,
We currently do not have any time frame for VUDU 3D being available on the Oppo BD 93 or 95. I will make sure to pass your request on to the proper people. If you have any other questions, please let us know.
Best Regards,
Dan Hatman
VUDU Customer Care"



Talk about finger pointing.
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Vudu just sent me this:

"Hello,
Correct, Samsung has Blu-ray players 3D enabled and will play 1080p content."

So maybe this is the way to go.
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I am and I spoke earlier with a member of the Vudu support team. He directed me to their devices header and then to the Vudu enabled Blu-Ray players. According to both him and the site there are only 3 Blu-Ray players that support Vudu 3D. They are the Sharp BD-HP25U, LG BD670, and LG BD690. He then commented that the best source from his personal point of view is actually the Sony PS3. As far as I know, the PS3 does not do 1080P for 3D. I have not checked on the other players yet as I am so disillusioned by everything. Especially since the Panasonic 220 info shows it supporting Vudu 3D and their tech people say no and are unwilling to provide info on if it might in the near future.
I am just not sure where to go from here.

I have the original PS3, and it will only play back Vudu 3D content at 720p, not 1080p. I use the Panasonic 220 with my Mitsubishi WD-60738 for viewing 3D 1080p content from Vudu, which the Mitsu cannot do on its own due to the lack of support in the 12.08 firmware. I just updated the firmware on the Panasonic 220 last week, so I'm pretty certain that it's running the latest version...and as of last night support for Vudu 3D at 1080p was there.
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I have the original PS3, and it will only play back Vudu 3D content at 720p, not 1080p. I use the Panasonic 220 with my Mitsubishi WD-60738 for viewing 3D 1080p content from Vudu, which the Mitsu cannot do on its own due to the lack of support in the 12.08 firmware. I just updated the firmware on the Panasonic 220 last week, so I'm pretty certain that it's running the latest version...and as of last night support for Vudu 3D at 1080p was there.

Aha thanks Rudy. I am fairly happy with my Panasonic 210 (except is doesn't allow 3D Vudu), so I think I'll just try an upgrade to the 220/320. Thanks!
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I just tried the new Panasonic DMP-BDT220 bluray player, and can definitely confirm now that it will stream Vudu 3D movies, and in full 1080p!
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I just tried the new Panasonic DMP-BDT220 bluray player, and can definitely confirm now that it will stream Vudu 3D movies, and in full 1080p!
I had gone back to the Panny 220 and did stream a couple of 3D movies off Vudu BUT, several days ago there was a firmware update on my Panasonic and since then every time I go to Vudu the only 3D movies I can find are for sale and not available to rent. Could the firmware update have caused a change or has Vudu changed something?
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I had gone back to the Panny 220 and did stream a couple of 3D movies off Vudu BUT, several days ago there was a firmware update on my Panasonic and since then every time I go to Vudu the only 3D movies I can find are for sale and not available to rent. Could the firmware update have caused a change or has Vudu changed something?

I just checked, and there are at least ten movie titles available for rent as of this afternoon. There's also a handful of short features which are available for rent at $2.99, though the purchase price is only 99 cents. wink.gif
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I have the Samsung 6800 3d bluray player and it streams Vudu HD 3d 1080p movies with no problems as long as you have the bandwith.
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Read reviews here and think I will just invest in a 3D DVD player and rent the DVDs.

Thanks in advance.

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I might be late to the party, but the Sony BDP-s590 streams VUDU 3D in 1080p. It does not stream Netflix 3D. PS3 streams both at 720p.
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