Blu-ray 3D Standards Finalised

The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that a 3D Blu-ray specification standard has been finalized reports CNet.

Using the new MVC codec, an extension of the MPEG-4 AVC codec currently used by most Blu-ray discs, 3D films will require around 50% more space than their 2D counterparts while the discs should be backwards compatible with existing Blu-ray players.

To take advantage of it though it will require a 3D capable Blu-ray player, PS3 owners will get an operating system update that will make theirs 3D capable. However it will likely also require a new TV set capable of supporting stereoscopic 3D which may be a hitch as none have really hit the market yet, and there’s simply not enough titles to take advantage of 3D capability.