The wait for Sony’s PlayStation 3D Display is almost over as the monitor should start shipping this weekend and more precisely on November 13th in North America at least, but the availability should soon follow in other regions as well. The 24-inch LCD screen with full HD 1080p 3D support over HDMI 1.4 interface could be a nice addon for PlayStation 3 gamers, but unfortunately won’t be that attractive to PC gamers. Even if you are not into stereoscopic 3D gaming, the PlayStation 3D Display has another interesting feature called SimulView that will allow multiplayer gaming with each of the players seeing only his own gameplay – no more split-screen gaming. You can watch the latest introductory video from Sony about the PlayStation 3D Display’s features embedded above if you are still not familiar with the product.
November 11th, 2011 · 9 Comments · General 3D News
October 20th, 2011 · 6 Comments · General 3D News
It seems that the Sony PlayStation 3D monitor will be available starting November 13th (at least in USA) as Amazon is already taking pre-orders for it with the shipping date set for then. Just a reminder, this 3D display will be equipped with HDMI 1.4 interface in order to be used with the PlayStation 3D console for gaming in stereo 3D mode. It will not be officially compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology, although it may get supported through the 3DTV Play software and also might work with AMD HD3D technology. However you should be aware of the fact that when using HDMI 1.4 for stereo 3D content you are limited to 720p 50/60Hz 3D mode intended for gaming and 1080p 24Hz 3D mode intended for movies.
August 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · General 3D News
Sony is expected to make available their next system software update version 3.70 today for the PlayStation 3 console that will introduces some new stereoscopic 3D related features among other things. The first one is the addition of support for 3D digital photos in MPO (Multi-Picture) format that can now be viewed in 3D on the XMB and in the Photo Gallery application. So if you have a 3D-capable camera that uses this format, you will be able to preview your 3D photos on the PS3 console if you have it connected to a 3D HDTV. The other interesting updates cover the Blu-ray 3D movie playback functionality of the PS3 console. After applying the 3.70 software update you wuill be getting support for playback of Blu-ray Java (BD-J) content recorded on Blu-ray 3D discs as well as support for DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HR decoding/bit stream output (lossless audio) while playing Blu-ray 3D movies. So you can say that the PS3 is now finally becoming just like a dedicated Blu-ray 3D-capable player, supporting all the extra features you’d expect from such a device, but that on top of the gaming functionality of the console.