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ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum With Blu-ray 3D Support Plugin

June 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments · General 3D News

It seems that ArcSoft has managed to beat the competition by actually being the first company that offers Blu-ray 3D support for its premiere product for playing back movies and videos – ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum. The company has released a 3D Plug-In for TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum called Sim3D that supposedly adds Blu-ray 3D Movie decoding capabilities as well as stereo 3D video playback and 2D to 3D photo and video conversion features. You need to have the TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum already installed (priced at $89.99 USD) and then get the Sim3D Plugin and install it (another $19.99 USD) to make everything work so the total cost for this solution if you don’t already have the TMT3 Platinum software goes to $109,98 USD which is quite expensive, but if you already have the main software the plugin comes quite cheap.

The Sim3D plugin does support Blu-ray 3D playback, 2D to 3D conversion for DVD Video and video clips as well as 2D photos and stereo 3D video files playback if they are in Side by Side or Over/Under format. You should however note that Sim3D currently does not support 2D to 3D conversion form 2D Blu-ray movies, although you can probably find a workaround over this by using software such as AnyDVD HD.

The 3D displays modes supported by the Sim3D plugin are anaglyph red-cyan 3D on a normal displays, PageFlip mode for 120Hz LCD displays including 3D Vision support, Line Interleaved mode for display using passive polarization and Checkerboard mode for 3D DLP TVs. No word on support for the new wave of HDMI 1.4(a)-based 3D HDTVs, but this may come as well with a later updates as otherwise you’ll have to use external hardware Blu-ray 3D player to play the movies on such a new 3D HDTV.

For more details about ArcSoft’s Sim3D Plugin for TMT 3 Platinum…

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rocco // Jun 5, 2010 at 14:34

    Works flawless with Nvida 3D Vision. Aliens vs Monsters Blu-ray 3D that is.

  • 2 Recostar // Jun 5, 2010 at 16:38

    I’m dieing to know how the 2D to 3D conversion is. I hope its a lot better then the cyberlink one.

  • 3 craylon // Jun 5, 2010 at 16:57

    I think I’ll wait till they release a trial version
    I wonder if this or any other ollution would be bundled with nvidia cards one day..

  • 4 Bloody // Jun 5, 2010 at 17:14

    CyberLink supposedly has a new and improved version of their 2D to 3D conversion that is coming to PowerDVD…

    With these prices that you have to pay in order to get Blu-ray 3D support Nvidia can probably bundle it only with Fermi cards ;)

  • 5 Josh // Jun 6, 2010 at 07:09

    The whole package is $59.99 on newegg.com. Two questions,

    1) will new 3d blurays be regualr blu rays with a 3d option in menu OR blurays that say 3D on the box? if so are any out currently?

    2) Besides the ArcSoft, Inc. ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum + SimHD Downloadable Software , a 3d video file, 3d blu ray, is ALL the rest of the things you need only the nvida glases, 120 hz monitor, and a REGUALR blu ray player? or am i leaving something out?

  • 6 Josh // Jun 6, 2010 at 07:16

    also forgot to ask. if you computer is hooked up to a 3dtv will this software output to the TV properly? my options to the Tv would be coming from a DVI port or mini HDMI port, will either of those work?

  • 7 Bloody // Jun 6, 2010 at 12:42

    It is not SimHD, but Sim3D… different plugins, so be careful not to make a mistake! The offer at Newegg is with SimHD, not with Sim3D!

    Blu-ray 3D Movies are backwards compatible, meaning that if you do not play them in a 3D-capable player they will still produce normal 2D image (playing only the left frame). You may be more or less be able to find Monsters vs Alians and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at the moment, but more are coming soon.

    You got the list of needed things right, although the Sim3D plugin also supports other hardware than 3D Vision. However still no support for 3D HDTVs using HDMI 1.4(a) stereo specs is available.

  • 8 gates Bill // Sep 4, 2010 at 22:57

    I never even got to run once.

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