There's no denying that companies all over the place are jumping onto the 3D bandwagon. Obviously someone, somewhere up on the corporate food chain in all of these manufacturers believe that 3D is the way to go. And, as long as that means we don't have to pay a hefty price tag at the theaters every time we want to enjoy some 3D goodness, we can see where they're coming from. (Of course, 3D in the home is still pretty expensive too.) With that being said, Toshiba is making another push into the 3D Blu-ray market today, with the announcement that the BDX3100KB 3D Blu-ray player will be released later this year.
There's a couple things to take note here, when announcing a 3D Blu-ray player. The first is that, thankfully, it will still play your favorite 3D-less Blu-ray movies. The second, is that if you want to really enjoy any kind of 3D player, you'll need to also have yourself a 3D TV, too. With that in mind, though, we can move onto the features. The BDX3100KB will showcase full 1080p HD resolution at 24fps for you without a problem, as well as showcase your 3D movies to the best of its ability (which is very good).
But, if you're someone who loves to partake in all sorts of media, ranging in all types of file formats, then you'll also be happy to know that there's a USB port on the back of the 3D Blu-ray player, which will allows for support of AVCHD, DivX, JPEG, MKV, and MP3 files. The player supports Dolby's TruHD, as well as the DTS Master Audio Essential. And, if you've got plenty of speakers in your living room, it will offer support for 7.1 channels. The HDMI port is also 3D compliant. And, as you might expect, it also offers upscaling for standard definition viewing, all the way up to 1080p. Unfortunately, while Toshiba confirmed that the 3D Blu-ray player will be released in October, there's no confirmation on pricing.