3D satellite TV coming to the US in 2010
If 3D TV takes off, 2010 will be the year. It's been a long time coming and the success of Avatar over Christmas has really brought the idea to the forefront of mainstream consciousness. At CES next month, I expect there to be a ton of 3D-related products announced. I didn't think satellite cable providers would be first to jump on the 3D bandwagon in 2010, however.
Apparently though, DirecTV will bring the United States its first 3D HDTV channel next year. The satellite which will make this possible will be fully operational by March and existing set-top boxes will only require a firmware update to support 3D. The problem lies in the fact that not too many people have 3D-capable HDTVs. That'll be a requirement for the DirecTV content to work.
Next week we'll see 3D HDTVs on display at CES from Sony, Samsung, Mitsubishi, LG. Expect price to remain an issue for a few years to come.
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Posted by Justin Davey at December 29, 2009 4:20 PM
3D TV is cool, but I don't like the weird glasses. i also think that people aren't willing to already put a bunch of money into their tvs again right after most people upgraded to hd. maybe if we wait a while and they develop 3d without the hassle of glasses like 3dinformation.com says they will, then they would be a more reasonable purchase