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Hardrock69
12-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Blu-ray 3d specification is final - The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1566484/blu-ray-3d-specification-final)


THE SPECIFICATION for 3D Blu-ray has been finalised by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) so it shouldn't be long until we can all fork out another wodge of cash for new kit if we want to buy into 3D.

Jumping on the 3D bandwagon, the BDA has decided we need our headaches to be created in full 1080p high definition and is attempting to thwart the traditional format war by coming out with a standardised spec as quickly as possible.

"Throughout this year, movie goers have shown an overwhelming preference for 3D when presented with the option to see a theatrical release in either 3D or 2D," said Victor Matsuda, chairman of the BDA global promotions committee.

"We believe this demand for 3D content will carry over into the home now that we have, in Blu-ray Disc, a medium that can deliver a quality Full HD 3D experience to the living room."

The specification uses 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. MPEG4-MVC compresses both left and right eye views with a typical 50 per cent overhead compared to equivalent 2D content. It also provides details on other features such as 3D menu navigation and subtitles.

According to the BDA the specification will ensure 'uniformity and compatibility across the full range of Blu-ray 3D products, both hardware and software' and you'll be happy to know that your 2D Blu-ray discs will work in your 3D player, so can safely trade in your current brand new player for pittance in order to upgrade.

Furthermore the specification is display agnostic, meaning that Blu-ray 3D products will deliver the 3D image to any compatible 3D display [surely that's the definition of 'compatible', innit? - Ed].

"From a technological perspective, it is simply the best available platform for bringing 3D into the home," said Benn Carr, chairman of the BDA 3D Task Force.

"The disc capacity and bit rates Blu-ray Disc provides enable us to deliver 3D in Full HD 1080p high definition resolution."

Fortunately it appears that some Blu-ray players, including the PS3, will be upgradeable to support 3D. If you're one of the unwashed masses unfortunate enough to be stuck on 2D, the 3D discs will have a 2D mode for your existing player while you wait for the second mortgage on your house to be approved.

According to Matsuda in 2009 Blu-ray was the "most rapidly adopted packaged media format ever introduced," but no details were given about how such a conclusion was reached.

"We think the broad and rapid acceptance Blu-ray Disc already enjoys with consumers will be a factor in accelerating the uptake of 3D in the home," he said.

"In the meantime, existing players and libraries can continue to be fully enjoyed as consumers consider extending into 3D home entertainment."

The completed specification will be available shortly so manufacturers and content providers will be able to get into making Blu-ray 3D devices and discs in the New Year.

Coyote
12-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Oh fer fucks sake...

ELVIS
12-18-2009, 05:38 PM
I could honestly care less...

Hardrock69
12-18-2009, 06:01 PM
I wonder how many more levels we have to go through before a home holodeck hits the market?

kwame k
12-18-2009, 06:05 PM
No idea on that one but........here's a truly bizarre one I came across looking for virtual reality shit....*****NSFW*****

Virtual Sex Machine (http://www.vrinnovations.com/index2.htm)

Coyote
12-19-2009, 06:54 AM
Fuck it, I'm staying outta this...

BITEYOASS
12-19-2009, 10:52 AM
I'm tired of this new physical media BS! With the advent of high-speed internet and high-capacity hard drives, CDs & DVDs are going the way of the dinosaur.

Anonymous
12-19-2009, 11:31 AM
"In the meantime, existing players and libraries can continue to be fully enjoyed as consumers consider extending into 3D home entertainment."

Oh, how thoughtful & generous of them. :)

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Seriously, are we supposed to lube up when we read this, or something?

It's, well... disgusting, isn't it?

Cheers! :bottle:

ZahZoo
12-19-2009, 01:16 PM
Interesting... already upgrading and I haven't even sprung for a regular Blu-Ray player yet.

Nitro Express
12-19-2009, 02:56 PM
I could honestly care less...

There's nothing to watch and people don't care about such shit when they are losing their jobs and then their homes. It amazes me. We are in a depression and many people just don't get it. They think some celebrity president is going to magically fix decades of mismanagement.

Nitro Express
12-19-2009, 03:02 PM
I'm tired of this new physical media BS! With the advent of high-speed internet and high-capacity hard drives, CDs & DVDs are going the way of the dinosaur.

I have all my music on an iPOD, I download MP3's, I back up my computer on flash memory, I use a digital camera, and if I watch TV it's usually old shows on Netflix and I have a box that connects that to my regular televisions.

CD's and DVD's make great frisbys and plus the players always seems to break. I've had about ten players go bad over the years and these were ones that were well known brand name ones.

I still have an old JVC VHS machine from the 1980's that still works. I was going to transfer stuff on old VHS tapes to DVD but now I'm glad I never got around to it. That would have been a waste of fucking time.

Nitro Express
12-19-2009, 03:04 PM
I wonder how many more levels we have to go through before a home holodeck hits the market?

I'm not buying anything new until porn is on a holodeck and you can turn the porn stars into physical beings and fuck them at home.

ace diamond
12-19-2009, 03:11 PM
I'm not buying anything new until porn is on a holodeck and you can turn the porn stars into physical beings and fuck them at home.
and when you are done with her, you can erase her into thin air like she was never there.......
dude, that is fucking genius......

Hardrock69
12-19-2009, 05:25 PM
I'm tired of this new physical media BS! With the advent of high-speed internet and high-capacity hard drives, CDs & DVDs are going the way of the dinosaur.

My VHS collection was up to over 1,000 tapes by the time DVD came out and I got a burner and video capture stuff for my PC.

So for several years now I have slowly been sorting through the tapes, transferring stuff to DVD I want to keep, and then erasing the tapes and giving them away by the box (70-80 per box). Can't sell the fucking things.

It is going to take a couple of years longer to finish the process.

Then there are my collection of cassette audio tapes.

I have a few bootlegs I recorded in the early 90s that I have yet to transfer to CD. Among them is a good stereo audience recording of the Irvine Meadows stop on the Operation Rock and Roll Tour on July 12, 1991 in Irvine, CA.

I taped all 5 bands: Metal Church, Dangerous Toys, Motorhead, Alice Cooper and Judas Priest.

If you do a search on the web for the Judas Priest set from that date, I am the source of it, as I released that set several years ago.

I also have a Rush/Mr. Big show I taped in May of 1992 that has yet to see the light of day.

This continual evolution of formats is great, as we can have super high-quality media, but it sucks for those of us who amassed large collections of the previous media type. Thank god I don't have a huge vinyl collection.