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PS4 won't support 3D Blu-ray playback at launch

Sony's PlayStation 4 will not support 3D Blu-ray playback at launch. (PS4)

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jackanderson1985  +   402d ago
maybe finally this will be the last nail in the coffin for 3D.... it's such an expensive waste of money
thekhurg  +   402d ago
Not really. You get a 240hz refresh rate with a 3D TV, and that alone with worth the extra couple hundred bucks when you're already spending over $1500 for a reasonable model.
ikkokucrisis  +   402d ago
Hmm, I wonder if the digital 3D movies on the PSN Video Store and Netflix will work?
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Chris558  +   401d ago
well for 800 you get 400hz led 1080 p tv easily
SniperControl  +   401d ago

Yes they will, all the movies on there are Side by Side 3D, It is the TV that does the 3D processing.

A Blu-Ray disc is set up differently, in affect two of the same movie are mixed together on the disc, a dedicated 3D Blu-Ray player decodes the two streams for 3D playback, this 3D affect is generally better than side by side 3D.

The PS4 will be able to do this after a patch.
eclectified  +   401d ago
@Chris558: You could spend $800 on a 400hz 1080p TV, but you would be stuck with a plasma TV with a horribly dim and overly glossy screen.

3d isn't as expensive as so many people think. I've seen smart passive 3d TVs go for $10 - $20 more than their non-3d counterparts.

Personally, I love my 3d TV. I don't watch a lot of 3d movies mainly because I don't buy/rent movies often, but I LOVE games in 3d. I hope at least Resogun is 3d for now. From the gameplay, it looks like it should be.
DeathOfTheFanBoy  +   402d ago
I have an amazing 3D Samsung 40" smart tv, its certainly not a gimmick. Try playing gears of war 3 in 3D and tell me it's not amazing!

Most blurays I purchase these days, I opt for the 3D version if available, I love it.

As imt558 says below, PACIFIC RIM IS AMAZING IN 3D!!!
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Joe913  +   401d ago
I also have a samsung 40" and KZ3 in 3d with the move sharp shooter combo is the best time I had gaming in forever I was hoping they did the same with KZSF but have not heard of any move support or 3d prob so they can get it out for launch.
@tiremfej I agree only reason why this bother me is because they already said they will support at launch now they went back on what they said and I think in the big Q&A thing it also said it will be added with the day one patch so we will see.
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SniperControl  +   401d ago
Replied to wrong comment
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richierich  +   402d ago
Ah for fuck sake! I bought a 3D TV for my PS4
KUV1977  +   402d ago
I am buying a rather expensive 3D-projector, not just for PS4 but was fully expecting support.
C0LLAT  +   402d ago
"Sony's PlayStation 4 will not support 3D Blu-ray playback at LAUNCH."

Translation: The PS4 will support 3D Blu-ray in an upcoming patch.
Saviour  +   402d ago
but MS got bashed for same title :(. wonder what makes sony magically better.
C0LLAT  +   401d ago
Maybe because Sony is Making Games the number 1 priority, therefor its excusable.

We all know the number 1 priority for Microsoft so I need not say.

What's with the dislikes on my original post??? xbox fanboys I guess, what can you do lol.
ah well.
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tiremfej  +   401d ago
Wow. Sony just lied about it the other day stating the PS4 did it. X1 couldn't at launch. I read comments like "another nail in the coffin for Xbone" now all of a Sony sudden Sony is lying to everyone saying it does...and it doesn't??? I'm sorry but blatantly lying about something and everyone turns a blind eye proves to me...PS4 people have lost it.
nasnas76  +   401d ago
Sony fanboy hypocritical fact # 12:

MS: being at front early on what it can't do = OMG worse console ever!!!

Sony: announcing the same problems as MS but only less than a week before launch = it's ok
C0LLAT  +   400d ago
REALLY??? you guys are obviously all Microsoft fanboys commenting, therefor I don't even know you care. You guys are making a big deal about nothing. Unlike Microsoft, Sony listens to its fan base and this will be added in a upcoming patch I don't know why you guys are acting like it will never have it. geeze get a life.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   401d ago
sad isn't it?SMH!
InTheLab  +   401d ago
How......and why would it not be available at launch??? They were partially responsible for the 3Dbr's...lol
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   401d ago
The PS4 should be able to do at least the same as the PS3 and more.This it's just about the games is a free pass to Sony.Anyway can't wait to copy and play my huge CD collection on my PS4....Oh wait
richierich  +   402d ago
I cant help but feel like a sap for listening to Sony about buying their Sony 3D TV. They were all for 3D two years ago
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TomahawkX  +   402d ago
3D movies are still popular in the theaters, when that starts to change then I'll start to worry. The lack of next-gen 3D games is however quite alarming.
kratos_TheGoat  +   402d ago
3d tv/movies is only good for a hour... 3d is a borefest
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   401d ago
Either you have a really ceappy 3dtv or you never owned one, take your pick.

3d is awesome.
Scatpants  +   402d ago
AC4 is in 3D on PS4 or so they were claiming. Maybe they changed their minds.
imt558  +   402d ago
Pacific Rim 3D FTW!
kratos_TheGoat  +   402d ago
smart tv is a better value then 3d tv. for me i get really bored fast with 3dtv/movies
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TimeSkipLuffy  +   402d ago
As much as I love the PlayStation brand I think Sony have rushed to release the console too early... now we will face one patch after the other after we have the console at home... this is like buying an unfinished product with the knowledge of the manufacturer and most of the fans just accept it. Even play it down. If you release a big product like this there shouldn't be many things to fix right after release...
yewles1  +   402d ago
That tends to happen nowadays when you release a console the same year you announce it...
FamilyGuy  +   401d ago
Updates are not the same as patches you know?

Adding in functionality isn't something to complain about, its main function (playing PS4 games) works out the box. It's not like it's riddled with system bugs that need fixing.

Patches fix things
Updates IMPROVE things

Complain all you want but as long as it does what the box and commercials advertise then it's not a problem. If Sony held off on release till every non-gaming aspect they wanted or thought up was included the console would never release.
It's called progression, get use to it.

I'm personally glad we don't have to wait till the once or twice a year marker to get updates like with the 360. Prefer it continuously improving as soon as updates are ready.
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TimeSkipLuffy  +   401d ago
actually updates usually include patches...
but never mind ^^

I do not complain. I just stated a fact that they release a hardware and with it unfinished software. The only reason to do that would be to release it as fast as possible.

And my opinion is that it shouldn't be that way. Sony praises the PS4 as an entertainment console with primary focus on games.
But there are industry standard functionality missing right out of the box.
You can call it update or patch or hotfix whatever... but in my opinion this is not how it should be!

That said I can't wait to receive my PS4 this year and the XBone maybe in 2-4 years later :3
IRNMUNKEY  +   402d ago
When the same thing was announced about Xbox everyone jumped on it saying it was a joke and how great PS4 was. Funny how it doesn't seem to be a big deal now.
Wh15ky  +   402d ago

When are people going to realise that millions of people leave comments all over the internet and that the opinion of a very small minority does not = everyone.

I do, however, think this is a big deal and it is one of the many reasons that I never buy a console at release. I'll stick to my PS3 for now.
PS4isKing_82  +   402d ago
3d is dead. 4k is the future. Ces earlier this year proved that as most manufacturers were showing off 4k sets instead of dedicated 3d tvs.
dansdooz  +   402d ago
3d is not dead, most movies i saw in the theatre this year were 3d, maybe you should tell zack snyder or james cameron!
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Fishy Fingers  +   402d ago
It's the last draw for cinemas that's why studios push it so much. Most films are only shown in 3D on the bigger screens at launch to elimate choice. Most cinema goers I know would rather watch a crystal clear 2D version than a muted 3D affair.
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PS4isKing_82  +   402d ago
For now but most cable providers, streaming services and movie studios will slowly be converting to 4k over the next two years. A brand new 55inch Sony 4k tv is already available for $3,400. In another year, 4k should be even more affordable. I'm deff getting one next year to go with my ps4 :D
colonel179  +   402d ago
3D in theaters are a big thing, at home not so much. Like PS4isKing said, a lost of manufacturers announced 4K TVs WITHOUT 3D this year at CES. It's very likely that new TVs for next year won't come with 3D.
dansdooz  +   402d ago
3d is an option its nice to have, i have quite a few movies in 3d, some movies i prefer in 3d some i dont. It should be a feature thats included, i was gutted xb1 has no 3d at launch.
It means these consoles wont replace our 3d players which means its another box under the tv!
Scatpants  +   402d ago
Pacific Rim is awesome in 3D
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   401d ago
and that's all I'm saying...I'm like WTF? Should be a no-brainer just like mp3/dnla/cd support!
Mogwai  +   402d ago
Godmars290  +   402d ago
Still, the XB1 got railed on pretty heavily for not having it. Now its suddenly no big deal?

Holy hypocrite Batman!

Especially because its Sony. Nevermind that it begs the question why the PS4 is being sent out in such a state. not being able to play BR's/DVD's w/o a patch.
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Hicken  +   402d ago
I don't have a 3D TV, but I have to admit, it's kinda a slap in the face for this not to be available.
kratos_TheGoat  +   402d ago
i knew both x1 and ps4 wouldn't have it and I got a lot disagree now I'm here laughing my ass out.
Mogwai  +   401d ago
did it? i didnt realise, it a non issue for me.
wether the xbone has 3D capability or not isnt gonna sway me to buy that overprice, under powered set top box at the amount theyre asking.
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tiremfej  +   401d ago
Sony was the biggest pusher of 3D TV's a few years ago...kind of odd they wouldn't include it.
phoenix_dusk  +   402d ago
I'm pretty sure there is 3D bluray playback with the day one update or am I just imagining things?
CalibriSerif  +   402d ago
no 3D blu-ray playback? oh nooooeeeeesss!

pre-order cancelled.
next-gen cancelled!

skoorydook  +   402d ago
Gives me a headache 3D tv, just another passing gimmick for me
jhoward585  +   402d ago
Sony gotta make their money this holiday.
I'm pretty sure they want to sale off all of their product, including their stand alone 3d blu ray player.

So don;t worry Sony will eventually add the 3d blu ray feature after the holiday. Adding it at launch isn't smart business.
richierich  +   401d ago
Yeah but when? next month? the middle of 2014? The end of 2014?
jhoward585  +   401d ago
Anytime after Christmas is a good time,but not before.

Releasing the blu ray patch for the PS4 before Christmas isn't smart business. Christmas holiday is a great money making opportunity for most company, and I'm sure Sony(as well as other major company want to bring in as much doe they can get their hands on during the holiday season.

If sony releases the 3d blu ray patch now, People would simply avoid buying a stand alone 3D blu ray player . why would they if they already have it. I know I wouldn't.
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kwiksilver99  +   402d ago
as much as i prefer not watching 3d,i think its kind of backwards for next gen consoles to be 'missing' features at launch-mp3,dnla support,3d bluray support?
wonder what else these boxes dont support out of the box.
it is kind of sad when yuo think about it.
hope they patch it up
colonel179  +   402d ago
Photos... it does not support photos at launch.
kwiksilver99  +   402d ago
Godmars290  +   401d ago
Apparently the XB1 wont support "anything" out of the box.

I mean, bad enough that the PS4 wont play movies much less 3D w/o its patch, at the very least it will play games. But with the XB1 you absolutely have to have the patch before you do anything with the console.

And even then again, that download has to be via the internet where you can at least use a disc - maybe a thumb drive? - with the PS4.
kwiksilver99  +   401d ago
yea.its kinda sad for both xbox and ps4.
i'll be getting a ps4 myself even i have to say that the ps4 should have featured almost everything that the ps can do and then some.
unless they have a real legitimate reason for not doing so.

time for ps4 game reviews.
DeezR  +   402d ago
Finally the 3D hype is over
BobBelcher  +   402d ago
internet folks seem to love the word "gimmick".
XxGOWxX  +   402d ago
no mp3/mp4/3D at launch. what is this a PS2?

Looks to me like the PS4 software is very rushed. Average GUI and lacking features from the last generation.

PS4 should be a ps3 with nicer interface and better gaming system as a minimum at launch. Other features can easily be added later. I didnt expect basic features to be an add on.
NateCole  +   402d ago
Its coming later. Sheez. I rather they focus on getting the launch right form a gaming standpoint.

Remember that the PS3 3D playback was not introduced until later in the PS3 lifecycle. This means they had time testing it before introducing it on the PS3.

Remember this. Any hint of consoles not working or bricking at launch due to complex features will generate a lot of negative feedback.
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ELCUCO  +   402d ago
They better add this feature soon. I love watching 3D movies.
jimbobbeers  +   402d ago
Such a stark contrast to the MS article reporting the same thing. Was huge news, now its "meh".
Nerdmaster  +   401d ago
3D movies are terrible. They have so shallow depth that I understand why people say that it adds nothing. 3D games are an entirely different story, since you can control its depth. I don't know if console 3D lets you control the convergence too, but it makes a huge difference on 3D on PC.
richierich  +   401d ago
There are some 3D movies that are terrible I agree but these are just converted from 2D to 3D you probably haven't watched any Full 3D Movies like Pacific Rim or Wrath of the Titans?
Nerdmaster  +   401d ago
I'm used to watch 3D movies. I watched Avatar, Toy Story 3, The Hobbit, just to name a few. But even though it adds a little (enough for me to prefer watching them in 3D instead of 2D), it's nothing compared to 3D gaming. 3D movies depth is low because they don't want to make people not used to 3D complain about headaches and whatnot. But it comes with the cost of not being as awesome as it can be, especially for people who are used to 3D.

In movie theaters the effect is a little better, since the screen is enormous, but in a TV it really isn't impressive. If you watch a 3D movie on a TV and then play a 3D game (preferably on a PC where I know for sure you can control depth and convergence) you'll see it's a world of difference.
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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   401d ago
Avatar 3d blu-ray,Final Destination 5 3D are really good ones...if you haven't seen DREDD 3D,buy it ASAP!
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Volkama  +   401d ago
I play almost everything in 3d. Games really do look better that way. It obviously adds depth to the image, but it also seems to bring out detail as well. I don't know why, it just does.

Tridef <3
richierich  +   401d ago
I think I just realised what Mark Cerny meant when yesterday he said PS4 Not Meant to be “A Box You Can Watch TV On”
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Me-Time  +   401d ago
That's crap. Why is the update needed to activate it?
jinjojuice  +   401d ago
3d dead no chance. 4 k tv will just enhance the 3d,just about every 4k tv supports 3d passive or active.
Underworld  +   401d ago
Weird it doesn't have it. Hopefully they can add it later. Though I didn't even know so many people cared about 3D. I have a 3D TV, and I do watch in 3D sometimes but not that much. I'll only be using my PS4 for games not movies.

When was it announced that X1 doesn't have it either?
annus  +   401d ago
MS goes full media, and Sony goes full games.

There seems to be a lot of odd choices made by Sony about media lately.
PositiveEmotions  +   401d ago
Lol there was an article saying you could so idk if i believe this
gamertk421  +   401d ago
Over promise, under deliver. Brought to you by Sony. People never learn.
tiremfej  +   401d ago
Exactly!!!! Bubbles for you! Happens every single time! People have selective memory.
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