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Sony’s Plans for Stereoscopic 3D Support in the PlayStation 3 Console

July 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Other S3D Tech


By now you should know that the PS3 console already got its firmware update (3.30) that dded support for 3D output to the console (for gaming in stereo 3D) and not so long time ago even a few “3D demo” games appeared for people that already have a 3D HDTV to connect their PlayStation 3 console to. But Sony’s plans do not end with providing 3D gaming support for the console, they seem to have plans to further extend the stereo 3D capabilities of the console a lot in the next 12 months with the help of more firmware updates…

Later this year we are expecting the second in line firmware upgrade for the console that should add the anticipated support for playing back Blu-ray 3D movies on the PS3 (available as early as September), so if you already have the console and a 3D HDTV then you might skip the purchase of a dedicated Blu-ray 3D player and wait for the new firmware. There are still not a lot of Blu-ray 3D movies available, so purchasing a dedicated hardware player can be easily postponed for a few months anyway, and if you’ve got the PS3 you can even skip that purchase.

It seems that Sony is already planning to have 3D content broadcasted through its PlayTV service as well. And support for the 3D Sweep Panorama pictures taken with some of the Sony digital cameras (MPO files) is also coming, as well as support for user created stereoscopic 3D photos and videos apparently. YouTube 3D content playback in stereo 3D on the PlayStation 3 is another feature that is expected to be available.

So things sure seem to be moving the right way in terms of S3D support for Sony and the PS3, but you should be aware that most of these features are already available for almost any PC equipped with some sort of stereo 3D setup able to play 3D content. And the best of all is that on the PC you can go with a much cheaper 3D-capable monitor as compared to the 3D HDTVs currently available on the market… ;)

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 3D-dOOd // Jul 10, 2010 at 22:52

    Sony sucks for not supporting majority of the 3D displays, TVs, and projectors already out there.

  • 2 Viva HOLLAND // Jul 10, 2010 at 23:57

    Tell me: what kinda 3 d display TV sony does not support?

  • 3 3D-dOOd // Jul 11, 2010 at 01:04

    @Viva: Every single one that isn’t HDMI 1.4 that has been made since around 2007. Pretty much anyone that was an early adopter of 3D, whether it’s DLP, Projectors, nVidia 3D Vision, or 120HZ LCDs and Plasmas, got the shaft.

  • 4 Viva HOLLAND // Jul 12, 2010 at 00:51

    Hdmi 1.4 is reconizing a 3d signal thats all!
    Sony 3d Playstation 3 has all hdmi 1.3 output so again my question:

    which 3d tv Sony doesnt support? A 3d tv made since 2007? LMFAO!! u must be kidding me!! Plse gimme a typenumber and brand of a 3dtv which is made around 2007!!

  • 5 Bloody // Jul 12, 2010 at 08:21

    Sony PS3 should be compatible only with the 3D HDTVs introduced this year using HDMI 1.4(a) signaling to provide stereoscopic 3D support (no actual 1.4 hardware is required for that). However there were numerous 3D DLP TVS introduced in the last few years from Mitsubishi, Samsung etc. that are not compatible with PS3’s 3D functionality.

  • 6 Viva HOLLAND // Jul 12, 2010 at 13:00

    If u have a 3DTv with 1.3 HDMI (every 3dtv has it)input it supports a Sony playstation.

    So conclusion: Sony playstation is compatible with ALL different 3Dtv’s on the market

  • 7 BoomDaddy // Feb 9, 2011 at 06:34

    Fail holland. Ps3 does not support checkerboard 3d which is used in dlp tv’s and projectors. Look it up

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