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December 19, 2008

Sky testing 3D TV

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by David Allen

It looks as if Sky subscribers will be able to view TV in 3D at some point during 2009.

The broadcaster has been testing 3D with a number of its programmes, including sport and programmes on Sky One.

Unfortunately, viewers will have to wear those glasses with the red and blue lenses for the 3D effect to work properly, as the brain cannot process the effects of 3D without help.

However, Sky promises to make the action jump out into the living room.

It is believed that 3D programming can be broadcast through the existing Sky+ HD set top boxes, but as with HD, a viewer will require a 3D TV.

These are currently costing around £2,500 but, again as with HD, once there is a demand then the prices normally fall substantially.

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2 Comments »
  1. What I find interesting is that I saw 3D TV at work at the IPTV World Forum in February, and there was no need for any kind of glasses then.

    If that sort of system can be rolled out, that could work brilliantly, because a) you didn’t need glasses, and b) it wasn’t dependent on the angle of viewing.

    Comment by Brian Turner — December 19, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

  2. Yeah, I saw the same thing Brian except it could only be from particular places.

    It seems the idea of the wii remote in reverse is really doing some revolutionary stuff

    Comment by James — December 20, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

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