Unlike the movieIQ system (covered in yesterday’s Take Ten article) which is already a part of the specification, a 3D standard hasn’t yet been devised for Blu-ray.
We know that TV manufacturers are already producing TVs capable of displaying 3D video, and that the UK’s Sky satellite broadcaster is just one media company working towards the transmission of 3D images. Having 3D on Blu-ray would open up more content possibilities, but of course a cross-platform standard has to be in place otherwise we’re set for a system that doesn’t work universally and confuses consumers.
In any case, the BDA has stated that it “intends to take full advantage of the format’s high bandwidth and capacity to achieve the very highest possible quality 3D experience”. Hopefully we’ll see developments on this, and a standard put in place, in the not too distant future.