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ESPN 3D To Launch June 11...

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by VARTV, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 #1 of 14

    VARTV Godfather

    Dec 14, 2006
    ESPN is going 3D. The venerable sports network will launch ESPN 3D on June 11 with a World Cup soccer match, creating what it says will be the first all three-dimensional television network to the home. (read more - USA Today)
  2. Jan 5, 2010 #2 of 14

    mystic7 Icon

    Dec 9, 2007
    Will part of ESPN's expenses be supplying actual viewers with 3-D HDTV's?
  3. Jan 5, 2010 #3 of 14

    Smthkd Icon

    Sep 1, 2004
    I know these people are crazy! 3D is great and all but Im not going out to buy a new 3D capable HD set right after everyone begin making HD mainstream. Not going to happen!
  4. Jan 5, 2010 #4 of 14

    liverpool Legend

    Jan 29, 2007
    This TV technology is going to hit a huge wall this year when the industry realises that viewers do not want 3D tv.
  5. Jan 5, 2010 #5 of 14

    ebaltz Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2004
    How many "3d Ready" Tv's are actually out there?

    Who is going to carry this channel actually? Unlikely anyone if it means the rates will go up. What will end up happening is that ESPN will try to strong arm providers into carrying the channel with their other channels and raise rates, then Charlie et al will say not at that price and have to drop ESPN altogether to prove a point etc. etc...
  6. Jan 5, 2010 #6 of 14

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2006
    A Galaxy...
    You will be surprised as there are several models from a variety of manufacturer's that are 3-D ready such as Mitsubishi, Phillips, LG & Panasonic just to name a few. There are many more brands that have already announced they are releasing models later this year. Sony has already announced its first 3D-compatible Bravia LCD TV, to arrive in 2010.

    And to answer your question on who will carry the stations, most likely DirecTV as they have already announced thier launch of 3D programming later this year.
  7. Jan 5, 2010 #7 of 14
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I have a Samsung HDTV that is 3D ready as well... but I don't have any glasses to watch.

    I'm not sure that the market is ready for a channel... especially when this 3D channel will not be full-time 3D... kind of like how many years after the launch of ESPN and ESPN2 in HD, those channels are still not full-time HD channels.

    So who is going to run out and spend lots of dollars for the occasional game in 3D on a single channel?
  8. Jan 5, 2010 #8 of 14

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    ESPN has never been shy about doing things first, so this does not supprise me. ESPN was first with the First and Ten lines on the football field and I believe they were first with the overhead camera on cables, at least on a regular basis. Now most football games are produced with both. Directv and ESPN may be working on this togeather since it is said that Directv is going to have a 3d channel.
  9. Jan 5, 2010 #9 of 14

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    I remember when color TV came out. Very few people had Color TV's at the start and not all shows were in color. 3d TV will evolve just like every other technology advancement in the past. It was 10 years after color came out before I got my first color set.
  10. sammib

    sammib AllStar

    Jun 13, 2007
    Stewart, you have crystallized my thoughts, succintly. This is the biggest crock of sh*t to come out this year. What a joke.
  11. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Hopefully this will be a "premium" channel and not a forced channel for providers. I would not like my bill to increase for a channel that few will be able to take advantage of and only some that can will even care.
  12. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    I just don't understand the appeal of this

    Just give me solid HD for the games and I will be happy
  13. cousinofjah

    cousinofjah AllStar

    Feb 16, 2010
    But you didn't need special glasses to watch the color TV
  14. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Actually, that was the XFL on NBC. It's the only good thing they did.

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