Sony Playstation 3 Can Play 3D Blu-Ray Movies

My wife and I are big fans of Sony Playstation 3. We use it more as a media streaming device and a DVD/Blu-ray player than as a gaming console.

We use TVersity to stream videos from our desktop or notebook computers to our HDTV.

With the 3D HDTVs gaining adoption and with the impending holiday sales making a big push, there is great news for Playstation 3 owners and for those consider purchasing it.

PlayStation firmware 3.50 was just released. And it has brought support for playback of 3D Blu-ray movies on PS3.

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If you have a PS3 already and just bought a 3D HDTV or planning on buying one, you can now watch 3D blu-ray movies right at home.

PS3 firmware 3.50 also added

    • Facebook Integration: Developers will be able to create PS3 games that have deep interaction with Facebook. Once compatible PS3 titles are available, PS3 users can choose to access their information on Facebook – including user name, profile, photos and friends list – to enhance their gameplay experience.
    • Grief Reporting Function: Users can send claim reports directly from the XMB for any inappropriate messages they receive from other PlayStation Network users. This feature is accessible from the option menu of the messages list in the FRIENDS category.

As long as you have your PS3 and 3D HDTV are hooked up with HDMI cables all the way and the settings are in auto, you will be playing 3D Blu-ray movies in no time right inside your home.

We don’t have a 3D TV yet and we will have to wait a while to make this happen. But, for those looking to purchase a media device, Sony Playstation 3 continues to be on the cutting edge in entertainment.

If you are looking for a game console that can double as your media center device, look no further.

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