Watch 3D Movies On Demand In UK With New Service

Virgin Media has launched a new 3D Movies On Demand service for its television subscribers in the United Kingdom that will bring on-demand 3D movies to the subscribers’ living rooms. The service is a logical extension given that the company’s set-top boxes are already 3D-ready. Viewers will however need a 3D-compatible television and 3D goggles to relish the experience.

The first movie to be made part of this new offering is StreetDance 3D that will available for a 24-hour rental period at £5.99. Other movies that are expected to become available over the course of the next few months shall be Garfield’s Pet Force 3D, Disney’s A Christmas Carol 3D, Step Up 3D and Despicable Me 3D. These movies shall release starting next month and before early 2011.

It’s not a lot of movies at the moment. But Virgin Media has said that they will be working on increasing their portfolio. Nevertheless, if you are a Virgin Media customer, you can go ahead and check out these movies as and when they are released.

Sony PlayStation 3 With 3D Blu-Ray Support Coming On Sep 21

Sony has announced that a new firmware update for their game console is coming soon – on September 21 to be precise. The new 3.5 firmware update will bring with it the ability to render 3D Blu-ray content.

Speculations surrounding the new 3D Blu-ray support on Sony PS 3 have been doing the rounds for quite a while now though it is only now that Sony has officially confirmed the impending launch. The technology will require users to wear polarizing glasses.

This upcoming firmware update was recently showcased by Sony at the Tokyo Games Show. Folks at Engadget have caught hold of a pretty convincing video demo to showcase the 3D capabilities on the new Sony PlayStation 3 firmware 3.5 update. Do you like what you see? Tell us what you think in the comments below.