The Blu-ray Disc Association, the governing body for the Sony based HD technology has announced that it will be embracing 3D.

“The BDA intends to take full advantage of the format’s high bandwidth and capacity to achieve the very highest possible quality 3D experience”, said Victor Matsuda, Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee chair. “Just as Blu-ray Disc has paved the way for next generation, high definition home entertainment, it will also set the standard for 3D home viewing in the future”.

According to the Association, it is examining a number of criteria and at a minimum, the specification will require delivery of 1080p resolution to each eye and backward compatibility for both discs and players. This means that 3D discs will also include a 2D version of the film that can be viewed on existing 2D players and 3D players will enable consumers to playback their existing libraries of 2D content.

3DTV is expected to be a major theme at this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany with a number of manufacturers launching 3D TVs and devices.

Sony is expected to go 3D in 2010, while Panasonic is also rumoured to have 3D set details.

We will keep you posted.