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Submitted by Hellsvacancy 1975d ago | opinion piece

Blu-Ray 3D Exclusivity May Kill Format

I4U: Of the 25 Blu-ray 3D titles that are being manufactured and pressed this year, only six will be available on store shelves. And most of those aren't even heavy-hitting titles. As a result, there's a lot of mixed feelings about the future of the brand new format (PS3)

ryogahibiki   1975d ago | Spam
Bluemaster77  +   1975d ago
No one Cares about 3D that much it just isnt that impressive out side of theaters
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Thecraft1989  +   1975d ago
so translation you can't afford a 3dtv
M-Easy  +   1975d ago
Lord_Doggington   1975d ago | Bad language | show
Petro  +   1975d ago

Maybe because the image wont pop right before your eyes with glasses free setups? Seriously people stop being so exited for glasses free 3D cause the image wont come out of the TV it goes inside of the TV and that is weak.
Thecraft1989  +   1975d ago
Lord_Doggington glasses 3d tech is years and years away with my 3dtv I can have all friends sat around the tv rather than them all having to be centre with glasses 3d tech as the viewing angle on them is terrbile.

I was in manchester with friends testing the 3ds and it was amazing if you where the one playing but if you where guy on side then it was blury and could not see the 3d effect.
catguykyou  +   1975d ago
So translation, you already blew your savings on a glasses 3d tv and can't afford a new glasses free set.

The glasses free sets that are coming out allow the viewer to sit at many different angles, not just straight ahead. Also, you won't have to buy 200$ glasses for each of your friends.
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Lord_Doggington  +   1975d ago
just youtube glasses free 3d tv and you'll see that the tech has been available for a while.

also "it's doesn't pop out of the tv?" youtube that shit, son. they even say that it pops out of the tv.

stop arguing crap and do your damn research.

Oh and multiple viewing angles is also available.

you idiots will argue anything but know absolutely nothing.
Theonik  +   1975d ago
No, just no...
richierich  +   1975d ago
@Bluemaster77 Im sorry but I have to disagree with you I own a 3D TV and 2 days ago I bought a 3D blu ray player to see what all the fuss was about. And after seeing Monsters vs Aliens I was blown away with the quality the depth and the effects where things popped out of the screen. I think you show own a 3D TV before you say that it isnt impressive out side of theaters
stevenhiggster  +   1975d ago
Personally I don't care for it, I've been round a few stores to check out their 3D displays and it really didn't impress me at all, it's just total meh.
And I dunno if it's just me but I can clearly see the flickering and it's very annoying, no way I could watch a movie or play a game like that.
rdgneoz3  +   1975d ago
I've watched movies in 3D and enjoyed it. Though I'd rather get a 3D TV for gaming rather than the movies. I still remember the video with Jimmy Falon when he switched from regular to 3D with Killzone 3.
crzyjackbauer  +   1975d ago
personally i worry more about my eye sight
i already need glasses i dont want to go blind
GamerSciz  +   1975d ago

Nuff said. 3DS only works because of the screen size and how you are always around the same distance from the screen. Glassless 3D is in the works but it's not practical at all for the home. I am looking to get a 3D tv. Best buy has 3 years no interest on any TV over $700 or something around there. I am looking at a 46" Sony or Samsung 3D. I will mainly use it for games, and movies however Time Warner Cable just announced in a month or two they will be giving me ESPN 3D. Monday night Football in 3D sounds like fun to me.
Sweeper_  +   1975d ago
Dont know about Blu ray but 3D is definetly doomed.Its a gimmick.It always has been.Its not mind blowing on any level
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1975d ago should play Motorstorm in 3D.
Kain81  +   1975d ago
Motorstorm Apocalypse allows user-made game modes to be shared via PSN
OneShotThrill  +   1975d ago
I agree
Blu Ray isnt even a "new" format anymore it will be fine but its a stupid ass idea to sign exclusivity deals for movies to certain TV brand manufacturers. Exactly how can they try to push 3d as some grand ass form of entertainment when they are making it terribly difficult for the consumer to adjust? Im going to need a Panasonic 3d TV if i want to see The Avatar in 3d? Thats just retarted....
JoelR  +   1975d ago
at least Sony out of the lot is selling the 3d movies they have in stores... Go to your best buy and pick em up. I don't understand the idea of platform exclusives on movies in a hardware industry that needs contentto be adopted.
JoelR  +   1975d ago
*double post*
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OmarJA-N4G   1975d ago | Trolling | show
N4g_null  +   1975d ago
The Sony 3d fish tank is the only way I go 3d.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1975d ago
enkeixpress  +   1975d ago
What I find funny is that why is 3D only starting to bloom now.. It should have been out there ages ago lol
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Aquarius  +   1975d ago
because 3DTVs have only just been available to the public?
Kurisu  +   1975d ago
3D TV's will surely drop down in price next year. When they are affordable people will snap them up. I know I will. When I'm able to get one I'm sure there will be plenty of content available. Sky already has the 3D channel, and the PS3 update is coming later in the year. That's enough for me right there.
whitesoxfalife  +   1975d ago
yea this will hurt the consumers like myself....really i dont know what to say.....o well torrents here i come
pixelsword  +   1975d ago
I don't understand. Because not all of the movie titles are out yet that they will fail?

-It's not like you have to buy the player day one.

-Isn't the PS3 supposed to do 3d as well? If so, I'll play games while I wait.

-How many great movies were out on Blu-Ray when it first came out? Likely Plenty, but in the beginning, they were being trounced by that other format (I forget what it was called) and they didn't have a stellar line-up at first if memory serves.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1975d ago
Their movie selection was comparable.

It was HD-DVD, by the way.

Sony had two aces though: The PS3 and support from more studios.
pixelsword  +   1975d ago
Thanks. HD-DVD, I totally forgot about that.
callahan09  +   1975d ago
Wait really? Is this really true? This is actually what these companies are doing? You can only play Panasonic-released 3D Blu Rays on a Panasonic 3D TV? If they're making proprietary content on a per-TV or per-player basis, that will absolutely kill the format. Movies have never been like that, and they never should be. My DVD player can play any DVD on any TV. Blu-Rays, the same. 3D Blu-Rays should NOT be any different!!
devilmaycry2020  +   1975d ago
Timed exclusive
Each movie studio have signed with certain manufacture to produce and sell their movies and the only to get that movie is to buy their player which comes bundled with the movie, it will play on other players but the title itself won't be available until after a certain date.
callahan09  +   1975d ago
Thanks for the info. That's much more reasonable than what I thought they meant. Bubbles for "helpful".
devilmaycry2020  +   1974d ago
Glad to be of help.
madpuppy  +   1974d ago
That would certainly be the death of the 3d format if that was true
There is no way a studio would limit a movie release to a certain hardware manufacturer. A fractured format dies a quick death.
wanaraceu  +   1975d ago
3D is Awesome
What 3D is awesome saw some footage of 3D tvs and its like your there. i have waited all my life for 3D! I remember joking with friends in high school saying imagine if one day games and movies will be true 3D. Sucks how avatar is not on other tvs. I thought that movie was shoot with sony cameras
Brixxer600  +   1975d ago
Been a long time since they done a Blu Ray is doomed article , guess someone had to do it. Load of nonsense
K-man00  +   1975d ago
Deja vu
This reminds me of Blu-ray is dead articles. Sigh.
PSWarlord  +   1975d ago
3DTV's are 10x (Dare I say 100x) better than that at the cinema..I went to my local Comet shop and asked for a demonstration, I was amazed at the clarity/depth and the overall picture quality...At the cinema the picture is dulled by the glasses and it still seems fuzzy, but the 50" Samsung I was shown had brilliant colour and the 3D was crystal clear no blur effect at all (Must be the difference between the cheaper and more expensive shutter glasses)

Dont be fooled by some of the setups they have because for some reason they demo upscaled 2D to 3D images, instead a real 3D source like I was shown.

Personally I dont own a set yet, but later next year I will be making the jump when there is more content out.
tiamat5  +   1975d ago
Translation.Microsoft or Nintendo isn't doing it therefore it is going to fail. Just the usual Sony bad, Microsoft/Nintendo good articles that always pop up.Everything that they do always gets the highest degree of scrutiny.
Ares84PS3  +   1975d ago
If you can't afford it, than condemn it!!
Especially when it comes to Sony products.

Are people reallt that screwed up in their heads?
user146773   1975d ago | Spam
nikoado  +   1975d ago
This article is confusing me.

It seems to be talking about companies buying up distribution rights etc. to certain movies. However, all blu-rays must comply with certain standards. Therefore all (fw upgradable) blu-ray players should be able to play all discs. Correct?

So, it doesn't matter to the end user which company distributes what movie. That would only possibly affect availability.

A couple of questions that I'm curious about.

How much extra does it cost to manufacture a 3D blu-ray disc?

Is the 2D version included on the same disc as the 3D version?
Ares84PS3  +   1975d ago
I can answer 1 of your questions.
2D versions are included on 3D blu-ray. What you will get with most movies is a copy of the 3D and 2D version...also a DVD version (which they should drop already I think, there is no point) and a digital copy.
monkeys  +   1975d ago
why are people see eager for blu ray to die ? What will it be replaced with? dvd? you mean a format that has been around since the mid 90s for 480i movies?

What the hells the point in having an HDTV then? Downloads still can't touch the quality and features of movies.
Horny Melon  +   1975d ago
3D is already dieing
The movie studios are already paring back the number of 3d movies they are making because 3d is not taking off. 3D TV sales are not projected to do well because 90% of people polled DO NOT want to buy one because of the glasses.

As for Blu-ray, what has hamstrung it is cost. Yeah they look better but that doesn't add a 75 - 100% worth of value.
haoshiwang   1975d ago | Spam
hiredhelp  +   1975d ago
ryogahibiki wrote..

blu-ray and 3d are doomed /s. come on people are always trying to go back to 2006 or something lol.

its funny how everyones jumped on the 3D part nt the bluray. blu ray will be around for a very long time yet. because of the added layers. making it limitless.

as for 3D they said blu-ray wouldnt win the hddvd war. WHAAAAAAAAA TOLD YOU SO.!!
3D had started on pc before (NVIDIA) the console and pushing of the new 3d hd tellys started.
3D will be here to stay also. the price of 3d tv's will be dropping more makers will adpot them. new xbox and wii will have 3d enabled and 3ds has already started for it. 3D will be a option to turn on and off. it will be here to stay people. the problem at the moment is its new to consoles tellys just started them prices are high. give it a year so!!
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Reigen  +   1975d ago
the guy dosent get it
stereoscopic 3d dosent play a picture pasted together from 2 difrently enlighted pictures(like IMAX)
instead it simoutainously plays 2 seperate pictures in flashes, the glases just flicker so that each eye gets a difrent picture,
its posible only on bluray because the movie must be at 120 to 150 frames per second so that the eye dosent see the flicker, an awarage dvd movie is plaved at 25 to 30 frames per second, trying to put a 120 fps movie on a dvd would quadruple the space requred,
in other words: "you would be getting a dvd 3d movie on 2(or more) discs"

sory for my badd speling, english has complicated text...
btk  +   1975d ago
Still a long way to go before 3D is generally in homes. For the next two years it will be a niche market.
yewles1  +   1974d ago
'Doomed' article? Yep, it's definitely Halo Season. XD
Droid Control  +   1974d ago
I won't buy a 3D TV until...
I can watch movies without glassess. Its coming, but its a way off.
Also, i won't pay over £500 for a set either.

I feel like i've only just paid out for my HDTV's like yesterday.
mivanc  +   1974d ago
Same here.

Upgraded from tube TV to HD TV 1 year ago ...
maverick40  +   1974d ago
I love being able to afford a 3d tv and over 100 blu ray movies. The joy of having a high-paid job!

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