Friday, January 8, 2010

Tech News - 3D TV

On the wake of Avatar's success, yes, 3D TV is coming.

ESPN announced this week that it will launch a 3D channel on June 11 and begin with coverage of the World Cup games. It will also cover the Summer X Games, certain college football and basketball games, and the BCS National Championship Game. The channel will not be 24/7 though - it will only broadcast during 3D events.

Discovery Communications Inc. and DirecTV Group are also planning 3D channels.

Right now, they are looking to broadcast 3D signals into existing digital boxes. There's also talk of 3D TVs, but I'm not sure people are ready to ditch their brand new high-def TVs for yet another one. So we'll have to wait and see on that one. No mention yet if glasses will be required, either.

I'm excited for these changes! I still remember viewing my first football game in high-def and marvelling at the details. How wild will it be to see it in 3D as well?

In other TV news, a South Korean company unveiled a new LG flat-screen that is only 7 millimeters thick. It looks like a thin piece of cardboard! Read about it here on CNN


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bummer if glasses are required, although would hate buying a new TV, too!

Marvin D Wilson said...

Those are some exciting new technologies indeed!

The Old Silly

Helen Ginger said...

I heard about the 3D TVs. Right now, they're very expensive and you do have to wear the 3D glasses. Seems to me at this point you'd have to have money to burn to buy this.

Straight From Hel

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like the plasmas when they first came out, it will be awhile before the price comes down and the average Joe can afford one.