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The Illustrated 3D Blu-ray Disc Player List

This page lists Blu-ray disc players capable of playing back the new Blu-ray 3D format discs and connecting to the Blu-ray 3D compatible HDTVs. This list is a supplement to The Illustrated 3D Movie List.

The first 3D Blu-ray disc players were released in early 2010. A wide range of Blu-ray disc players from many manufacturers are now available. Most 3D Blu-ray disc players output 3D in the HDMI 1.4 standard for connecting to HDMI 1.4 compatible 3D HDTVs (see list). Some 3D Blu-ray disc players will also output 3D in the checkerboard which is very useful to directly drive the wide range of Samsung and Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTVs that have been available since 2007. (Do you have a Samsung or Mitsubishi 3D DLP HDTV and not know that it is 3D compatible? Check the list.)

An expanding range of Blu-ray 3D discs is now becoming available - check the Illustrated Blu-ray 3D disc list to see which discs are available now and coming soon.

Please note that I don't sell these 3D Blu-ray disc players. The buy links will take you to various commercial providers, including Amazon. Additionally, 3DMovieList is unable to guarantee the 3D compatibility of all products listed here - especially those that haven't been tested. Please do your homework. Manufacturers wishing to have their products verified for 3D compatibility should contact 3DMovieList.

Don't forget to check the Blu-ray 3D discs list and 3D HDTVs list. We are in the midst of a huge roll-out of 3D products - Stay Tuned!

Andrew Woods


Recent Changes:
  - 3D Movie List is now on Twitter!   Follow our 3D updates here: http://twitter.com/3DMovieList

  - new Blu-ray 3D players: Panasonic SC-BTT350, Panasonic SC-BTT750 and Samsung BD-C7900.
  - new Vizio Blu-ray 3D player.
  - new Panasonic Blu-ray 3D player: DMP-BDT100.
  - new portable Blu-ray 3D player - Samsung "BD-C8000" now available.
  - The long awaited firmware update which allows the PS3 to play Blu-ray 3D discs is now available!
  - added Sony BDP-BX57 Blu-ray 3D player.
  - added Blu-ray 3D playback software: PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D and ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum.
  - added availability of Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players in USA and Japan.
  - added Japanese Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players with integrated HDD recorder: DMR-BWT3000K, DMR-BWT2000K, DMR-BWT1000K.
  - added availability of LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player.




 


Jump: [ software players | 2011 players | 2010 players ]


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  Blu-ray 3D playback software
Product Image
Make and Model Comment  
product image PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D
Windows PC software for Blu-ray 3D playback
(requires a PC with a Blu-ray ROM drive or Blu-ray writer drive)
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product image ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum
Windows PC software for Blu-ray 3D playback
(requires a PC with a Blu-ray ROM drive or Blu-ray writer drive)
usa
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product image Corel WinDVD Pro 2010
Windows PC software for Blu-ray 3D playback
(requires a PC with a Blu-ray ROM drive or Blu-ray writer drive)
usa
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uk
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  2011 Blu-ray 3D Disc Players
Make Model Comment  
Oppo BDP93 Multi-region  CODEFREE DVD & MULTIZONE BLU RAY DVD 012345678 PAL/NTSC & BLU RAY ZONE A + B WORLD-WIDE VOLTAGE 100~240V 50/60Hz AUTO. Integrated Wi-Fi
 
Panasonic DMP-BDT310   The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US may not have the checkerboard option. Integrated Wi-Fi.
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Panasonic DMP-BDT210   The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US may not have the checkerboard option. Integrated Wi-Fi.
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Panasonic DMP-BDT110   The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US may not have the checkerboard option.
usa
buy
Samsung BD-D7500  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Samsung BD-D6700  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Samsung BD-D6500  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
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Samsung BD-D5500  Wi-Fi ready with optional adapter
usa
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Sony BDV-E570  1000 watt 5.1 channel surround sound Home Theater System. wired enternet + Wi-Fi ready.
usa
buy
Sony BDVE280  1000 watt 5.1 channel surround sound Home Theater System. wired enternet + Wi-Fi ready.
usa
buy
Sony BDP-S780  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Sony BDP-S580  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Oppo BDP93  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Sharp BD-HP75U   Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
LG LHB336  1100W 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System with Smart TV.
usa
buy
LG BD690  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
LG BD670  Integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
LG BD650   
usa
buy
VIZIO VBR133  wired ethernet
usa
buy
Toshiba BDX5200  integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy
Toshiba BDX4200  Wi-Fi ready with optional adapter
usa
buy
Toshiba BDX3000  integrated Wi-Fi
usa
buy

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  2010 Blu-ray 3D Disc Players
Product Image
Make and Model Comment  
Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Panasonic DMP-BDT100   The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US do not have the checkerboard option. WARNING: The US version of this player blocks playback of 50fps discs - it has been intentionally disabled.
usa
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uk
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ca
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de
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Panasonic DMP-BDT350 Panasonic DMP-BDT300
The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US do not have the checkerboard option. WARNING: The US version of this player blocks playback of 50fps discs - it has been intentionally disabled.
usa
buy
uk
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Panasonic DMP-BDT350 Panasonic DMP-BDT350
(Japan: DMP-BDT900-K)
The US version of this player can directly output checkerboard 3D format (in addition to HDMI 1.4) which makes it particularly well suited to drive the 1080P Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP HDTVs. Players from outside the US do not have the checkerboard option. WARNING: The US version of this player blocks playback of 50fps discs - it has been intentionally disabled.
usa
buy
jp
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Panasonic SC-BTT350 Panasonic SC-BTT350   Includes complete 1000W 5.1-channel surround sound speaker system. Integrated iPod/iPhone dock.
usa
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uk
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de
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Panasonic SC-BTT750 Panasonic SC-BTT750   Includes complete 1000W 5.1-channel surround sound speaker system. Integrated iPod/iPhone dock. WiFi included.
usa
buy
product image Panasonic DMR-BWT3000K
(Japan only?)
Blu-ray recording including 2TB HDD.
jp
buy
product image Panasonic DMR-BWT2000K
(Japan only?)
Blu-ray recording including 1TB HDD.
jp
buy
product image Panasonic DMR-BWT1000K
(Japan only?)
Blu-ray recording including 750GB HDD.
jp
buy
Samsung BD-C8000 Samsung BD-C8000
Portable Blu-ray 3D player. (NB: internal screen is not 3D - must be connected to an external 3DTV for 3D viewing)
usa
buy
Samsung BD-C7900 Samsung BD-C7900 Built-in WiFi, 2 x HDMI out.
usa
buy
Samsung BD-C6900 Samsung BD-C6900 Built-in WiFi, 7.1 Channel audio output.
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
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Samsung BD-C5900 Samsung BD-C5900  
usa
buy
uk
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de
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LG BX580 LG BX580  
usa
buy
Sony BDP-BX57 Sony BDP-BX57 Is a firmware update required for 3D compatibility? Do you know?
usa
buy
NB: Sony originally announced that the BDP-S370 would be 3D-ready via a later firmware update - however it seems that firmware update was never released. Do you know?
Sony BDP-S470 Sony BDP-S470 Firmware update required for 3D compatibility.
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
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Sony BDP-S570 Sony BDP-S570 Firmware update required for 3D compatibility. Built-in WiFi.
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
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Sony BDP-S770 Sony BDP-S770 Built-in WiFi.
NB: A Region-free version of this 3D Blu-ray player is available.
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
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Sony PS3
Sony Playstation 3 (aka: PS3) Sony have released a software update that allows the PS3 to play 3D Blu-ray Discs and play a select number of games in 3D. Ensure you are running firmware version 3.50 or higher. There are some limitations.
usa
buy
uk
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ca
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Toshiba BDX3000 Toshiba BDX3000  
usa
buy
product image Vizio VBR333  
usa
buy


If you know of any other 3D Blu-ray disc players, please drop me a line.


FAQs

What is the Blu-ray 3D disc format? The Blu-ray 3D disc format is defined by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and has not been released publicly. In general terms it uses MPEG4 with MVC (multi-view coding) to store the extra stereoscopic second view information. The left perspective view is encoded in the standard video stream, and the second perspective view is encoded as a difference information signal (the difference between the left and right perspective views) stored as an MVC stream. On playback, the player converts from 2D+MVC+difference and converts this to left and right perspective views and finally outputs a 3D signal via the HDMI connector (usually HDMI 1.4 frame-packed).

What video formats does the Blu-ray 3D disc format support? Full-HD (1080P) 3D at 24P, 720P 3D at 30P and 25P. (I have not been able to ascertain whether 1080i 3D content is supported - do you know?). You will notice that video (30fps and 25fps) content cannot be encoded in 3D at Full-Hd resolution.

Must I view Blu-ray 3D discs in a 3D Blu-ray disc player? Yes, if you want to see it in 3D. Some Blu-ray 3D discs can be played on a regular Blu-ray disc player, but they will only be seen in 2D. Please note that Blu-ray 3D discs can also be played in 3D using a PC with a Blu-ray drive, Blu-ray 3D compatible playback software, and a suitable 3D HDTV or 3D monitor.

Can I watch field-sequential 3D DVDs or Sensio 3D DVDs in 3D on a HDMI 1.4 compatible 3D HDTV using a 3D Blu-ray disc player? No*. Current 3D Blu-ray disc players do not recognize the field-sequential 3D or Sensio 3D formats and are incapable of outputing them in the HDMI 1.4 3D format. At the present time the easiest way to do this is using a PC and 3D compatible software (e.g. Stereoscopic Player, DepthQ player, or DDD Tridef Media Player).
*There is one caviet here... The Sensio 3D DVD format is a side-by-side quincunx formatted 3D signal. Some 3D TVs will accept side-by-side 3D format so theoretically they will support the side-by-side formatted Sensio discs, but note that unless they _also_ implement quincunx decoding, the playback will not achieve the full 3D resolution encoded on the Sensio 3D DVD.

If you have questions about 3D displays, discuss them here: http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/3dtv/



Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference



See also:
* The Illustrated 3D Movie List
* The Illustrated Blu-ray 3D and 3D DVD List
* 3D HDTVs and 3D Monitors
* Blu-ray 3D Players
* 3D Cameras
* 3D Glasses
* 3D Laptops
* 3D Phones
* 3D Projectors
* Contact

* 3D Gallery
* 3D Video Equipment
* 3D Movie Reviews
* Andrew Woods' Home page: conference papers, software, other 3D stuff
* Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference

Maintained by: Andrew Woods
Last Revised: 1 June, 2014.
©2011 Andrew Woods.