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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 5, 2013.
Can those covers be correct? They are the same price and you get a Blu-ray 3D disc and digital with one and a Blu-ray disc and digital with the other?
Ok, that's weird. 3D and non 3D are the same price. I'll have to wait for a deal on the 3D.
Well that stinks. Looks like the end is coming for the 3D plus non 3D in the same package.
Bill Hunt said something similar on The Digital Bits, but I don't get it. Can't 3D Blu-rays play in 2D on any Blu-ray player?
That was what I thought but now i'm not sure.
To make it worse, there a $5 coupon on the 2D but not the 3D. That pisses me off. I thought the blu-ray standard required 3D to also support 2D? If this disc is 3D only, I'll vote with m wallet and pass on it. What if I have company and they don't like 3D? I hope thi s is just a labeling error.
I know using PowerDVD 12 on my computer, I can watch 3D Blu-rays in 2D (at least the few I have). PowerDVD can also convert 3D Blus to red/green so you can watch them in 3D on a non-3D set using colored glasses.
Also note that the 2D version includes a copy on DVD. This is pretty screwy. Re: 3D BDs being playable in 2D on 2D players, the straight answer is: it depends. MVC allows for it, but many studios insist on authoring separate versions, giving excuses like the BD needs the extra room as it is for 3D, blah, blah, blah. Even Sony is inconsistent in this regard; many titles come out being 2D compatible, but some do not (mostly kiddie titles).
As a 3-D owner, I'm hoping it's NOT a labeling error, but thinking it probably is, because it's just too darn good to be true.
Put yourself in the 3D owners' position. (
I wonder how the changeover from 1.33 to 2.4 ar will be done on the Blu-ray? I hope the 1.33 will be within the 2.4 letterbox frame.
If previous experience is any indication (Brother Bear), it will be.
Johnny, what kind of display do you have? My Panny allows me to play 3D discs in 2D, even if the 3D disc is authored 3D only.
I have a Samsung 55ES7100. I don't know if it has to ability to convert 3D to 2D.
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So, there are four versions now.
Blu-ray and DVD
Well, they're definitely experimenting, and trying to figure out what not to release--
I keep getting online marketing surveys (including one for Oz, a month ago) asking "Would you buy a 3D edition, if it was available? Would you buy a DVD-only edition, if it was available?"
I've responded several times that "no, I would not buy a DVD edition on a train, I would not buy it in the rain", but they seem to be still on the last edges of clinging to it as their safest bottom-tier mass-market Wal-mart impulse sales.
RIght now, they've put all their eggs in the Ultimate Combo basket, and they may be just starting to hit upon worries that it's hurting sales. In the case of 3-D, they're right, but we just have to help them work through this stage, and come out to a healthy new perspective. (Ie., a 3+2 edition, and a 2+DVD edition, that's IT.)
Yeah, that 3+2 is what I want.
The UK adds a Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray version - region free
I wonder if there will be any content differences between US and UK?