Vudu is now offering 3D streaming through on VUDU-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players, including Sony's PlayStation 3 and video products from Boxee, LG, Mistsubishi, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio. If you already have one of these Vudu enabled devices, the Vudu application will automatically be updated for 3D streaming.
According to Vudu, 3D titles will be available at three resolutions—SD (480p), HD (720p) and FullHD (1080p)—and the minimum bandwidth requirements for 3D viewing are the same as for 2D.
Vudu 3D streaming rental will costs a dollar more than 2D rentals. The 3D title selection is pretty limited currently, but I expect it will expand quickly.
When I did a quick test of the 3D streaming on a Panasonic TC-P54VT25 plasma using their Viera Cast Vudu app, everything worked seamlessly and image quality was very good.
From Marc Waxman on August 21, 2011 :: 7:34 pm
I have Panasonic 3D Bluray and TV and neither is enabled to stream Vudu 3D. the Bluray can stream Vudu but not 3D. I can not find out from Panasonic when they will have a firmware update.
What models do you have?
From Josh Kirschner on August 22, 2011 :: 8:00 am
I tested the Vudu 3D on a Panasonic Viera TV and it was updated immediately through the Vudu app. What model TV do you have and are you sure you have the latest firmware update? Also, is it that you can’t find a 3d option for movies on Vudu or do 3D movies not correctly stream in 3d?
I have the Viera TC-46PGT24
From Marc Waxman on August 22, 2011 :: 1:11 pm
I have the Viera TC-46PGT24 (3DTV) and the DMP-BDT100(3D Blu-ray player). The Blu-ray player has the Vudu app. I can stream 2D Vudu, however, when I attempt to access the 3D folder it is empty. Vudu support stated that the player is only enabled for 2D. The TV does not have the Vudu app installed at all! On Vudu’s web site they identify Panasonic’s only 3D enabled equipment as a 10” TV. I don’t understand why Panasonic won’t update the firmware (3D) at least for the Vudu enabled player. Updating the firmware for the TV would be an added benefit.
This seems to be a
From Josh Kirschner on August 26, 2011 :: 3:47 pm
This seems to be a Vudu issue. I can no longer access Vudu 3D on our Panasonic player and from the Vudu forum, it appears that very few devices are actually supporting Vudu 3D at this point, even though information on the Vudu site may lead you to believe otherwise: http://forum.vudu.com/forumdisplay.php?f=131