3D Blu-Ray movies could be availabe on the PS3 with a single firmware update later this year. Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO & President of TDVision Systems has stated that they are "in the process to enable the PlayStation 3 to playback 3D movies using our TDVCodec and Blu-ray discs at our R&D labs since the PS3 is enabled with the BD2.0 version." He also stated that "we have it working on a PC in 3D and after some changes on the firmware and installing some software for the PS3 we’ll be playing 3D directly form the PS3."
Movies not recorded in 3D can simpley be re-encoded using the TDVCodec, which will display the movie in 3D if it is supported and 2D otherwise. Since one Blu-Ray disc can store both a 3D and 2D version of the movie, it makes the technology somewhat backwards compatible. The only obstacle here is to get the major movie companies to re-encode their existing and new titles to a compatible format.
Only a single firmware update is needed to enable the PS3 to play 3D movies, whether on Blu-Ray or DVD format. The company is planning to release their technology for the PlayStation 3 later this year.