3D TV cruising along with major league baseball initiation
Over the weekend, DirecTV, Cox, Verizon, FiOS, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and a few regional services broadcast the first 3D major league baseball game in the New York and Seattle areas. Popular HDTV pundit Gary Merson from HDGuru.com reviewed the broadcast and while it wasn't perfect (and I hear some movies are just horrible), it does demonstrate the potential of 3D TV.
The telecast gave a new perspective to the game, highlighting the physical space and interaction of the fielders as well as the pitcher to the batter like no other prior broadcast. You need to see it to appreciate it. My perspective shifted from distant spectator in a 2D HDTV broadcast to an umpire's eye view and "you are there" immersive feel.
Of course there were a few technical glitches, but it seems real 3D TV is on its way.
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Posted by Justin Davey at July 13, 2010 1:35 PM