3D TV: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Jan 7, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Yesterday, Jan. 6th, DIrecTV confirmed a previous story we ran about entering the 3D world. Revealing details for the first time, in its latest announcement, DirecTV said that starting in June it will offer three HD channels dedicated to 3D programming, all with "exclusive presenting sponsor"  Panasonic.

According to the release, "At launch, the new DIRECTV HD 3D programming platform, powered by Panasonic, will offer a 24/7 3D pay per view channel focused on movies, documentaries and other programming, a 24/7 3D DIRECTV on Demand channel and a free 3D sampler demo channel featuring event programming such as sports, music and other content."

To sort out the good, the bad and the ugly of these recent spate of 3D TV announcments that have been surrounding the CES show that starts today, Jan. 7th in Las Vegas, we highly recommend you click here to this piece at TV by the Numbers. The short blog entry by our friend Robert Seidman is of interest, but the real nitty gritty can be found in the excellent comments by various readers to the blog. Well worth checking out those comments.

–Chuck Ross

One Comment

  1. I’m going to go on record and say: 3DTV will not succeed, at least with current and forseeable technologies. I’m not going to sit and watch a football game or a movie wearing those stupid glasses and neither are most. We can do that now; several DVDs come with a 3D version on them and those cute glasses, but it is way more pain than it’s worth.

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