3D Blu-ray archive

  • I, Robot 3D Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Gift Set pictures and hands-on
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    I, Robot 3D Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Gift Set pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2012

    To commemorate the launch of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's first foray into 2D to 3D conversion specifically for Blu-ray 3D release, the movie studio has released a Limited Edition Gift Set version of I, Robot 3D featuring a life-size model head...

  • Fox: 3D Blu-ray will take time to develop
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    Fox: 3D Blu-ray will take time to develop

    By 18 July 2011

    3D Blu-ray has had an inauspicious start. Launch titles exclusively tied to consumer electronics manufacturers and kit bundles, a (minor) format war on which technology works best - passive or active, and a general lack of content have all attributed...

  • Samsung BD-D6900 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Samsung BD-D6900 review

    By 1 June 2011

    That Samsung’s latest high-def hero has touch-sensitive controls, a brushed metallic top, a gloriously slim 33mm profile and is able to silently slip out a disc from within won’t surprise anyone; this has been a brand at the coal face of product design...

  • Toshiba BDX3200   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba BDX3200 review

    By 26 May 2011

    Normally we’d be all excited about 3D playback, but so far the capability to read 3D Blu-ray discs hardly seems to be a high-end add-on feature at all. Take this so-called “flagship” Blu-ray player from mainstream brand Toshiba; it costs only a...

  • Panasonic DMP-BDT210   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMP-BDT210 review

    By 19 May 2011

    After the online content hubs of last year, is the next big thing in Blu-ray players iPhone control? It seems a bit harsh on the squillions of Android phone owners, but Panasonic has fitted its latest high-end 3D Blu-ray deck with an iPhone app as well...

  • Panasonic DMP-BDT110   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 review

    By 4 May 2011

    Created to partner screens in the brand’s three separate line-ups of 3D plasmas (VT30, GT30 and ST30) and sole range of 3D LED-backlit LCD TVs (DT30), this player is the most affordable of a trio of 3D decks in Panasonic’s 2011 range - the others...

  • Samsung BD-D8500   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Samsung BD-D8500 review

    By 27 April 2011

    There’s something decidedly low-rent about the word “combi”, but this two-into-one effort from Samsung is most definitely upmarket. Costing a whopping £380, it darn well should be, but wait until you see what it can do: 3D Blu-ray playback, Freeview...

  • Philips BDP7500S2   review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips BDP7500S2 review

    By 1 March 2011

    Fancy a Blu-ray deck that does it all? Able to spin 3D Blu-ray discs, this classy deck proves technically just as good as models from the likes of Sony, but it does lack one or two features rivals include. Its provision of 1GB of local storage is a nice...

  • Samsung: 3D Blu-ray exclusives scrapped
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    Samsung: 3D Blu-ray exclusives scrapped

    By 24 February 2011

    Samsung UK is to look for ways to add value to its 3D TV and Blu-ray products other than exclusive content deals with studios and their 3D Blu-ray portfolios. Consumers have long complained that deals between movie studios and CE companies, restricting...

  • Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray player hands-on
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    Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray player hands-on

    By 14 January 2011

    There are some who are starting to doubt whether Blu-ray will ever become the dominant standard for movie media, or whether it will be bypassed by cloud-based or digitally-stored video content instead. And as for 3D Blu-ray, it's struggling to get any...

  • Samsung 3D glasses v2.0 hands-on
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    Samsung 3D glasses v2.0 hands-on

    By 8 January 2011

    Samsung has completely refreshed its active 3D glasses range for 2011, with the premium pair claiming the title of World's lightest. The top of the range specs - SSG-3700CR - weigh a mere 27-grams and also support prescription lenses. There are three...

  • Samsung to show world's thinnest 3D Blu-ray player at CES 2011
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    Samsung to show world's thinnest 3D Blu-ray player at CES 2011

    By 28 December 2010

    The world is to go CES mental from 5 January-on, as the massive consumer electronics show takes over Las Vegas (and Pocket-lint). And Samsung has pre-empted the mad rush for kit announcements by leaking some pics of its latest 3D Blu-ray player a week...

  • LG reveals CES 3D system line-up early
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    LG reveals CES 3D system line-up early

    By 23 December 2010

    Korean manufacturer LG has revealed some of the home cinema kit it will be showing at the forthcoming CES 2011 consumer electronics exhibition in Las Vegas in January, and, as Pocket-lint guessed, it will be heavily pushing 3D technology. Two complete...

  • Avatar 3D Blu-ray exclusive to Panasonic until 2012
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    Avatar 3D Blu-ray exclusive to Panasonic until 2012

    By 13 December 2010

    Panasonic has confirmed that the 3D Blu-ray of Avatar will continue to be exclusively bundled with the manufacturer's kit until February 2012, dashing hopes that a retail version of the disc will hit stores any time soon. The company has been offering...

  • Sony BDP-S470   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony BDP-S470 review

    By 9 December 2010

    Is it time we abandoned the 2D Blu-ray player? At this low price Sony’s BDP-S470 makes a serious bid at being not just an excellent 3D Blu-ray player, but a fantastic value all-rounder that could quickly see the rug pulled from under non-3D players....

  • Avatar 3D Blu-ray now available
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    Avatar 3D Blu-ray now available

    By 1 November 2010

    Avatar has, at last, got a 3D Blu-ray release, courtesy of a tie-up with Panasonic. If you want to get your hands on one now, simply buy a full HD 3D Viera TV bundle and you'll get James Cameron's Oscar winning Pocahontas tribute thrown in. Laurent Abadie,...

  • PS3 3D Blu-ray hands-on: no high resolution audio support
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    PS3 3D Blu-ray hands-on: no high resolution audio support

    By 27 September 2010

    Sing hosanna. The PS3 was finally upgraded to play 3D Blu-ray movies with the 3.50 update arriving on Tuesday 21 September. However, before home cinema fans and AV-holics start to whoop and holler, it seems that some compromises have been made in order...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #18
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #18

    By 26 September 2010

    The Pocket-lint team have been jetting around the world of late, catching up on all the exciting developments in tech and gadgetry, so there was no podcast last week. And we know that may have had you all weeping uncontrollably for the last 7 days, so...

  • Panasonic DMP-BDT100   review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic DMP-BDT100 review

    By 17 September 2010

    Panasonic’s budget 3D Blu-ray player is designed to be paired with one of the brand’s two 3D TVs - either its 50-inch TX-50VT20 or 65-inch TX-65VT20 plasmas - though makes for a great future-proof buy of you plan to fork out for a 3D screen in the...

  • Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010
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    Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010

    By 13 September 2010

    The home versions of Toy Story 3 have been announced, in numerous combinations, but there's to be no 3D Blu-ray version this year. Available in Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD), Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Edition) and DVD-only releases, Toy Story...

  • Samsung snaffles exclusive Shrek 3D Blu-ray rights
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    Samsung snaffles exclusive Shrek 3D Blu-ray rights

    By 9 September 2010

    Samsung has bagged the exclusive rights to the 3D Blu-ray versions of the first four Shrek movies, including the release of the latest film, Shrek Forever After, when it comes out. It continues the deal that the major Korean manufacturer struck with studio...

  • Sony: PS3 will be 3D Blu-ray ready by October
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    Sony: PS3 will be 3D Blu-ray ready by October

    By 1 September 2010

    First it was summer, then it was September, and now Sony CEO Howard Stringer has - at a keynote speech at IFA - confirmed that the PS3 will be getting the ability to play 3D Blu-ray disks by the end of October. Bigging up 3D for the majority of the company's...

  • 3D-on-the-go with Samsung BD-C8000 portable Blu-ray player
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    3D-on-the-go with Samsung BD-C8000 portable Blu-ray player

    By 13 August 2010

    Samsung US has announced its sleek, black BD-C8000, the world's first portable Blu-Ray player that can handle new 3D discs. While the new player's screen is 2D only, it enables 3D playback when connected to a 3D-capable TV (and, obviously, used with 3D...

  • THX teams with BluFocus to create 3D certification
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    THX teams with BluFocus to create 3D certification

    By 10 August 2010

    THX certification has long been regarded as the reference standard for audio equipment. If a set of speakers, amplifier or subwoofer display the THX logo, they have passed through some of the most stringent testing procedures in the AV industry. More...

  • PS3 3D Blu-ray update in September - 3D photo update to follow
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    PS3 3D Blu-ray update in September - 3D photo update to follow

    By 8 July 2010

    It has been revealed that the 3D Blu-ray update "available in the Fall" will actually hit consoles sometime in September. Additionally, that won't be the end of the 3D upgrades, as a further patch will arrive later to bring 3D photo compatibility to the...