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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by radiomandc, Mar 29, 2010.
Think D* will put the 3D channels in the 70s just like how they used to put the HD channels way back in the day?
I hope not
I doubt ESPN would allow that anyway. They're going to want this front and center, just like their regular channels.
If this is launching June 11th then I would assume that all is on target for D12 (I am assuming this channel will require a new slot). I found it interesting they will not be charging extra for 3D...but I am sure that could/would change down the line as more channels come online.
waste of time and bandwith no thanks :nono2:
There will just be three 206s instead of two. :lol:
How many people are going to actually have televisions to watch this? I don't know. I guess the same was probably said about HD. But are we really willing to wear glasses every time we want to watch a game?
Sadly, you might be right
What's sad about that? I think it's great.
I hope there will be an option to opt out from the guide data if you don't have a 3d tv. I don't want to punch in "2-0-6" and have it go to a channel I can't get...
If they do the 3D channels on the same channels (Like they do wit HD), is there anyway the receiver can check with the TV for compatibility (Like they do with 1080p)? Then if the TV is compatible, it automatically goes to the 3D version, and if not, it automatically goes to the regular HD version?
Are they going to fit over my current glasses? Or maybe I can have some special "Prescription 3D Glasses" made? lol
Considering a lot of 3D channels (including ESPN) will be part-time initially, I doubt they'd make 3D the default. I could see it being between HD and SD if they stick it on the same channel number.
DIRECTV to Launch ESPN 3D to Millions of Customers Nationwide
Beginning in June, DIRECTV Will Debut ESPN 3D with 2010 FIFA World Cup Matches
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and BRISTOL, Conn., Mar 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Continuing to lead the 3D revolution by offering customers new dimensions in sports programming, DIRECTV will add ESPN 3D, the industry's first 3D sports television network, to its upcoming 3D lineup that will offer three dedicated 3D channels, including DIRECTV's newly named linear 3D channel, N3D(TM) powered by Panasonic. Launching in June, millions of DIRECTV HD customers will have access to ESPN's entire 3D programming lineup, including up to 25 2010 FIFA World Cup matches.
ESPN 3D will showcase a minimum of 85 live sporting events during its first year, beginning June 11 with the first 2010 FIFA World Cup match, featuring South Africa versus Mexico. Other events to be produced in 3D include X Games 16, 2010 college football ACC Championship, 2011 BCS National Championship game, college basketball and NBA games in 2011. DIRECTV HD customers who subscribe to ESPN will receive ESPN 3D at no additional cost.
"Watching ESPN's comprehensive lineup of sports programming in 3D will be like having your own virtual seat at all of your favorite sporting events around the world. We are excited to be the first and only distributor to announce the launch of ESPN 3D and we look forward to announcing additional 3D partners throughout the year," said Eric Shanks, executive vice president, DIRECTV Entertainment.
"ESPN and DIRECTV recognize the groundswell effect 3D has already had on the television industry in the last few months. This agreement is the first step in providing sports fans access to exciting, dynamic content, as well as providing our affiliates new opportunities to provide cutting-edge product offerings to their subscribers," said David C. Preschlack, executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks Group.
In addition to N3D(TM) powered by Panasonic, which will deliver the best 3D programming from programmers such as AEG/AEG Digital Media, CBS, Fox Sports/FSN, Golden Boy Promotions, HDNet, MTV, NBC Universal and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., DIRECTV will also offer a 24/7 3D pay per view channel and a 24/7 3D DIRECTV on Demand channel, beginning this June.
This June, DIRECTV HD customers will receive a free software upgrade enabling them to have access to the 3D channels on DIRECTV. DIRECTV HD customers will need a 3D television set and 3D glasses to view 3D programming on DIRECTV.
According to the Best Buy website, 3D glasses are about $150 each. Even assuming that the price drops in half to $75 each, that's still pretty pricey.
If you have 10 people over to watch a game, then you need 10 pairs of glasses.
I agree waste of time and money. And my TV is 3d capable. I'm not forking over 100's of dollars for my family to see if that crap can even be watched.