Is any 3D programming still available on DTV ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mikemyers, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. mikemyers

    mikemyers Legend

    May 19, 2010
    Two years ago, I could and did tune in 3D movies, although back then it was mostly as a test to see if it worked. It did.

    Curious, is there still any 3D programming available, or has it been completely dropped by DTV ?

    I've got a good Sony TV, capable of playing DTV 3D (although it wouldn't play the "side-by-side" type of 3D from Netflix). If the programming is still available, will all the current DVR's from DTV support it?

    Very sad, this reminds me of the phone calls to DTV a couple of years ago to discuss this, back when the person at the other end of the phone actually understood what was going on. Hard to find anyone like that nowadays.
  2. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    I thought there was a 3d ppv movie channel. But it might have been dropped with the new 4k channels ...

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  3. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    The last 3D PPV channel was dropped a long time ago. I think it was ch 103. It was the lone hold up from the 3D channels but it is long gone.
  4. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    The 3D experiment failed, and TV OEMs quit caring about it when something else came along (4K) that they could use to get everyone to buy a new TV. It'll probably come back again later next decade, when they've squeezed all the life they can out of 8K TVs and know that they aren't going to be able to sell anyone on 16K TVs...

    They'll argue that 3D is way better than last time because of the higher resolution :rolleyes:
  5. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    I'm holding out for 32k 4D TV.
  6. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Yep, 103 CINE3D was discontinued back in September and its bandwidth went to 156 CINEHD.
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  7. mikemyers

    mikemyers Legend

    May 19, 2010
    Oh well, maybe I can find other sources of 3D, not that I was ever all that excited about it. Is there a better source of 3D available on the internet? The SBS format doesn't work for me, so Netflix wasn't useful. Maybe now it's dead all over?

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