Blu-ray players will soon come equipped to show 3D movies in full 1080p, thanks to new standards announced yesterday. Players built to conform with the new standard, which should begin shipping next year, will send two images to the TV, both in full resolution. With the proper glasses, those images will resolve into a 3D image; without them, they’ll be a blur.
The industry has tried selling 3D movies before, but it’s never taken off, in part, executives presume, because of the low image quality on older TVs. They’re hoping full HD will change that, the Los Angeles Times reports. The new players will also play old-fashioned 2D Blu-ray discs.