Those crunched for space (and keen on looks) might consider Panasonic's SC-BFT800, a wall-mountable, all-in-one Blu-ray affair. Packing speakers, 3D Blu-ray playback, WiFi connectivity, and iPod support into one bar, the unit also offers virtual 7.2 support with wireless subwoofer. [Panasonic]
Samsung debuted the world's first 3D-capable Blu-ray player today, but don't get too excited about relaxing to a 3D movie on a long flight. The BD-C8000 doesn't offer 3D on-the-go, just when hooked up to a 3DTV.
In a lot of ways, a 3D laptop makes at least as much sense as a 3DTV, especially when that laptop is the first to play 3D Blu-ray discs in the US. That's Toshiba's A665. It's kind of beastly.
Also known as the Satellite A665 in Europe, the TX/98MBL is a 15.6-inch laptop with 3D Blu-ray playing compatibility. There may be few 3D Blu-rays out there at the moment to watch, but Toshiba's putting the hardware up first.
Yesterday we got excited over news that Avatar would be coming to 3D Blu-ray before the end of this year, but Fox wrote in to inform us that otherwise:
If you weren't content with just seeing Avatar in 3D in theaters, don't worry. According to James Cameron, we'll be seeing a 3D Blu-Ray version of the movie before the end of this year:
As soon as I saw Samsung's BD-C6900 3D Blu-Ray player, I desperately wanted to preorder one—awkward product name aside. $400 just seems like a small price to pay for 3D-induced headaches in my very own living room.
The Blu-ray Disc Association has issued the official specifications for 3D Blu-ray, thankfully confirming that the discs will be backwards-compatible for when you tire of actors lunging out of the TV at you.