3D Blu-Ray movies on 27" iMac

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  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Will the 27" iMacs be able to play 3D BR movies?
    I currently own a PS3 and heard about a 3D update coming out sometime this summer. So since there is already a way to hook up the PS3 to the iMac and basically use it as a TV, does Apple's ultimately yellow display have the power/requirements to play a 3D movie?

    I remember someone saying that the 3D TVs have better 'specs' than the ones that are out now.

    Has anyone ever thought of this? Or maybe heard anything about it?
     
  2. redshift1 macrumors regular

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    No, you need a 3d TV .
     
  3. wessew macrumors member

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    3D LCD TV's have trouble with ghosting, blackouts and double imaging when you turn your head even slightly. Plasma's so far perform quite a bit better. The technology is still bleeding edge and prone to rapid improvement over the next 18 months.
     
  4. Norco macrumors regular

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    Technically for 3D all you need is a LCD screen capable of 120hz. I don't know how well they perform versus official 3D LCDs, but that's the bare min. requirements.
     
  5. redshift1 macrumors regular

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    Can you provide a source that supports your statement.
     
  6. Norco macrumors regular

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  8. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    it won't you need a 3d tv period. whether it be plasma or lcd. or muli projector setup or single projector 3d enabled. best bet now is to wait but if you must buy get the panny plasma it's out of this world and light years ahead of the 3d lcds.
     
  9. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    and be prepared to drop 150 for each set of glasses needed for every viewer.
     
  10. redshift1 macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  11. Norco macrumors regular

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    Lol, you +1 a guy who supports your view, with zero facts. Yet when I present an actual source, you argue. I don't know if the iMac screens that are built into the units are capable of 120hz, good possibility they aren't, but 3D TV's are NOT the only way to view 3D material, sorry that your opinion is not fact.
     
  12. mtnDewFTW thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think a 3D TV is? Cause right now it sounds like you think that the only TV that can play 3D material is a TV that had a 3D label on it and nothing else.
     
  13. redshift1 macrumors regular

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    Here's some info from cnet regarding the refresh issue and 2d vs 3d. Yes there are multiple 3d formats but not all translate into a watchable viewing experience.

    Yes. With one exception, none of the TV manufacturers we spoke with said that any of their current HDTVs can be upgraded to support the new 3D formats used by Blu-ray, DirecTV and others. One reason we've been given is that the TV must be able to accept a higher-bandwidth signal (technically 120Hz) to display Blu-ray 3D, and older TVs can typically only accept relatively lower-bandwidth (60Hz or less) signals. That's potentially confusing because many non-3D LCDs have 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rates, and manufacturer marketing also mentions "600Hz" plasmas. Regardless of the "Hz" spec, these non-3D models can only handle a source that outputs at 60Hz or less via HDMI--the "conversion" to a higher rate, if applicable, occurs inside the TV itself.
    Another reason is that 3D requires different video processing and additional hardware, including some way to send the necessary Infrared or Bluetooth signal to the 3D glasses. We're not ruling our the possibility of third-party add-ons overcoming these limitations, but as of now there's no way to convert any 2D TV to be compatible with the new 3D TV formats.
     
  14. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    no facts right! good post my friend. alot of people are confused with the whole 3d revolution i've been following closely and am not ready to pull the trigger just yet.
     

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