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Old March 21 2013, 11:19 PM   #1
TheCutestofBorg
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3D Bluray?

Can I watch a 3D Bluray on a regular HDTV? I know it wouldnt be 3D, but can I watch it like a regular HD BluRay movie?
Reason I ask is, I want to buy the Hobbit on Blu-Ray. I dont own a 3D tv... But I plan on buying one this summer or fall. So I wanted to get a 3D copy. Then I could watch it in normal HD until I get a 3D TV with a 3D BluRay Player.
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Old March 21 2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: 3D Bluray?

All 3d Blu-ray releases also include the 2d version of the film. You're good.
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Old March 21 2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Re: 3D Bluray?

Exactly.
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Old March 22 2013, 12:47 AM   #4
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Re: 3D Bluray?

And a good job it is, as there's no reading a 3D blu disc without a 3D blu reader, period.
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Old March 22 2013, 01:40 AM   #5
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Re: 3D Bluray?

Thank you guyz, This will be my first 3D purchase. So I never really thought about it before.
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Old March 23 2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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Re: 3D Bluray?

I bought one of these to hook up to my TV. It's pretty servicable 3D.

http://www.amazon.com/3D-Video-Wizar.../dp/B005SN3INA
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Old March 24 2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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Re: 3D Bluray?

I only have DVDs, but I have noticed that blu-rays are sometimes cheaper and always have the DVD, so it makes it a better buy.

There seems to be three different releases...

DVD Only
DVD, BluRay, Digital
DVD, BluRay, Digital, 3D, Mega extra shit.

So if you buy the 3D one you get everything needed to watch it on the "lesser" formats.
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Old March 24 2013, 01:40 AM   #8
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Out of my 100 or so Blu-rays, probably only 10 have the DVDs included. It is becoming a staple with blockbusters though.
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Old March 24 2013, 02:57 AM   #9
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Re: 3D Bluray?

Yeah, it seems like mostly only new releases have the DVD with them, old movies converted to BD don't usually have the DVD.
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Old March 24 2013, 03:53 AM   #10
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Re: 3D Bluray?

I'm not sure any of the above posts clearly answered the question.

You cannot watch a 3D Blu Ray on an HDTV that doesn't specifically support 3D.

However, most (all?) Blu Ray sets that include a 3D copy of the movie also include a standard Blu Ray copy, and you shouldn't have any problems with that.
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Old March 25 2013, 05:02 AM   #11
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Re: 3D Bluray?

Starbreaker wrote: View Post
I bought one of these to hook up to my TV. It's pretty servicable 3D.

http://www.amazon.com/3D-Video-Wizar.../dp/B005SN3INA

Do you have a 3d bluray player? I have a regular (2d player), and does it work with that?

Seems too good to be true haha
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Old March 25 2013, 07:16 AM   #12
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Re: 3D Bluray?

From what it says at the link the device appears to only enable a 2D tv to display 3D content. It doesn't bypass the need for a 3D-enabled player.
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Old March 25 2013, 08:39 AM   #13
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Re: 3D Bluray?

3D Blu-ray players aren't expensive anymore. If it's necessary to use that to convert 3D to 2D while you still have a 2D set, that seems to be the path of least resistance, assuming the movie doesn't ship a 2D blu-ray with it (many do, as the cost of making extra discs is so minimal).
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Old March 25 2013, 04:15 PM   #14
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Re: 3D Bluray?

If I read correctly that device doesn't convert 3D->2D, but rather enables viewing of 3D Blu Rays on a 2D tv if you have a 3D player.

In other words, if you have a 3D player and a tv that you love but that doesn't do 3D, the device may be worthwhile. If you don't have a 3D player you'll still need to upgrade. If you're planning to buy a new tv anyway, you should consider how much extra 3D may cost.
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Old March 25 2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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Shouldn't it be 4D?
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