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post #1 of 10
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I've noticed that more and more blu-ray movies are coming out as 3D blu-ray. What is the difference between a regular blu-ray disc and a 3D blu-ray disc? You can watch a regular blu-ray movie or even a DVD in 3D if you have a 3D TV and glasses right? What does 3D blu-ray offer?
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Originally Posted by Jammers10 View Post

I've noticed that more and more blu-ray movies are coming out as 3D blu-ray. What is the difference between a regular blu-ray disc and a 3D blu-ray disc? You can watch a regular blu-ray movie or even a DVD in 3D if you have a 3D TV and glasses right? What does 3D blu-ray offer?

It's pretty straightforward:

Regular Blu-ray = 2D.
3D Blu-ray = 3D.

Yes, many 3D TVs can convert 2D content to 3D on the fly, but the quality is generally very poor. It does not even remotely approach the quality of a real 3D movie (or even a professional conversion).
post #3 of 10
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You still need the glasses to watch a Blu-ray 3D disc in 3D right?
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You still need the glasses to watch a Blu-ray 3D disc in 3D right?

Yes, you still need the glasses!!! Also you need a 3D TV, 3D Blu Ray Player or Playstation 3 with latest firmware, and high speed HDMI cable
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Yes, you still need the glasses!!! Also you need a 3D TV, 3D Blu Ray Player or Playstation 3 with latest firmware, and high speed HDMI cable
I got the 3D TV, 3D blu-ray player and obviously the HDMI high speed cable. Not sure if it's worth buying the glasses though 3D seems a bit gimmicky.
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I got the 3D TV, 3D blu-ray player and obviously the HDMI high speed cable. Not sure if it's worth buying the glasses though 3D seems a bit gimmicky.

Your TV didn't come with glasses? Are you sure it's a 3D TV?

And yeah, buying glasses is kinda steep for what could very well be a one-time "Oh, that's neat... but not that neat" experience. I'd borrow glasses if you know someone with a compatible set. Yes, you will need to check glasses compatibility. Then, if you think you'll watch 3D more than the one time, you can buy glasses (or, if your friend has done one 3D viewing and doesn't intend to do more, you can just keep his).
post #7 of 10
There is a dedicated 3D forum if you are interested.

http://www.avsforum.com/f/196/3d-content

S~
post #8 of 10
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Your TV didn't come with glasses? Are you sure it's a 3D TV?

And yeah, buying glasses is kinda steep for what could very well be a one-time "Oh, that's neat... but not that neat" experience. I'd borrow glasses if you know someone with a compatible set. Yes, you will need to check glasses compatibility. Then, if you think you'll watch 3D more than the one time, you can buy glasses (or, if your friend has done one 3D viewing and doesn't intend to do more, you can just keep his).
Yes it's a 3D TV. It's the Panasonic VIERA TC-P60GT50 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV.
post #9 of 10

I think a 3D Blu-ray Disc could make you enjoy a 3D effect without glasses and has no requirements for the TV

post #10 of 10
All the information you're looking for is available in the manual of both your 3D-TV and 3D Blu-rayplayer.
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