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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by syphix, Jan 5, 2010.
so do you have to sit in front of the tv with special glasses on?
I already wear a pair of glasses, not about to start wearing two.
Sports Business Journal just tweeted that ESPN3D will most likely be the 3D channel that DirecTV announces at CES this week...
Wow, talk about a fringe network. Not many people with expensive 3D TV's and you still need glasses - even if all you need is the stupid 3D glasses, seems too gimmicky to me.
To watch the content, viewers must have a 3D-ready TV set, and might need a new set-top box. And yes, viewers also must wear 3D glasses.
...and now ESPN costs everyone $5/mo instead of $4/mo (even if they don't want it)
I think the heading would be more accurate saying:
Coming: ESPN 3D?
That's likely what the reality is...
Also Discovery channel 3-D
Hopefully this 3D stuff will be an extra package to opt in for cause I'm not interested.
Nope it will be a must carrry for every package, even family, & if u refuse u are terminated immediately + your SS# is given to the FBI.
The current 3D-Ready displays on the market aren't that expensive. Actually, for equal size, they're cheaper than a LCD, since they use DLP. I got my 61" for $1700 back in November of '08.
That's the way it goes. There are a ton of channels, and a ton of programming on ESPN that I don't watch, but have to pay for anyway.
For me, this is exciting, and will be looking forward to it this summer.
And even if someone doesn't have a 3D-Ready display, it's still not a big waste of bandwidth, since the channel won't be on 24/7. Heck, I bet it'll only be on once or twice a month, and they've already said there won't be repeating programming.
I am all about HD not 3D! It's in my name! Read it sometime!
I need to get me some 3D contacts for this!
I suspect 2010 is the year that everyone says they're getting into 3D, just like last year everyone said they were getting into wireless HD, and I don't remember what it was the year before that. I have seen demos of no-glasses-required 3D and it's not bad, but not ready for primetime. As far as wearing 3D glasses all the time in the house, I just don't see it happening.
It's expensive if you already have HD sets that aren't 3D ready...... Not upgrading for 3D, not interested in having to wear 3D glasses to watch TV - too gimmicky
Im all for 3D in Theaters but @ home, Ill pass. Last thing I need is a horney pre-teenager looking at half dress girls in 3D in my home...LOL
Ok, I have what is probably a dumb question but I'll ask it anyway. I have Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D on DVD. They give you the glasses and yes, it's in 3D. Does that mean my TV would work with ESPN in 3D or is this going to be some new technology my TV won't be compatible with? I didn't exactly ask 2 years ago when I bought it if it was 3D ready.
It sort of depends. For red/green 3D I'm sure it would work fine. For the kind of 3D they have in theatres, which uses polarized lenses, I don't think it would.
Hey, it's all speculation right now anyway, and 2 years ago there was no 3D standard so even if you'd have asked, there wouldn't have been an answer.
I never did like the 3D Movies in the Theaters. Didn't find them all that "3D". Anyway, maybe this will be better, but what I'm really excited for is "Hologram HD", lol, probably will be dead before that type of tech comes out.