Know When to Fold ‘Em… 3D TV On Cable

11 Feb

BTX3's Blog Goes 3D...Now, about those glasses...

What do these guys know that nobody else knows?

Sales of 3D Televisions haven’t exactly been lighting up the cash registers…

And Hollywood isn’t exactly jumping up and down with 3D Box office successes other than the slasher movies, which are the modern version of “The Wolfman” I saw back when I was a kid with those funny paper glasses in the theater…

So…Either this is the dumbest business plan since New Coke – or they have something up their sleeve nobody else has seen yet.

I’m betting on a bust. Not because I don’t think 3D is viable long term. I just don’t think it’s viable now.

Two Channels Go All 3D, All the Time

The future has arrived: Within the next week, two 3D television channels will begin broadcasting full-time. 3net, a joint venture from Discovery, Sony, and IMAX, will begin televising Sunday night. The other, ESPN 3D, will become a 24-hour channel the next day, the New York Times reports. Of course, with so little 3D programming available, expect lots of re-runs; 3net will only have around 20 hours of original programming this month. It will only be available to DirecTV subscribers at first … DirecTV subscribers with, obviously, a 3D television set and 3D glasses.

Apparently, you need different glasses to watch different programs in 3D. (BTX3 has temporarily standardized on the red/blue ones in fitting with my political themes.)

I remember the cheap paper ones back in the day! Makes you wonder, that if this takes off, will Revo and Porsche be producing 3D “sunglasses” for $400 a pair?

I think I can wait until they get the obvious issues solved.


Posted by on February 11, 2011 in General


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4 responses to “Know When to Fold ‘Em… 3D TV On Cable

  1. Constructive Feedback

    February 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    My good friend:

    I was watching Bloomberg today with an interview of the CEO of Imax.

    THE STOCK HAS DOUBLED in about 18 months.


    “A Bust” is a relative term – indeed!


  2. t-shirts101

    February 11, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    It’s my understanding that as screen resolution becomes 1) super-high and fine and 2) the prices come down, 3D will fade off like the fad that it is. Improved depth will be achieved through a superior 2D viewing experience.

    I’ve heard speculation that long term use of this technology could be damaging, especially to young eyes.


  3. brotherbrown

    February 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    HD is good enough for me, images are very sharp. The fact that I need glasses to see sharply means I’m not ready to wear 3D glasses to watch TV at home.

    I have to say I enjoyed the 3D experience of Avatar. An I understand a docu-movie featuring the latest teen heartthrob is about to be released in three-d and is expect to break all records for first weekend and total gross because teen girls worldwide are about to lose their collective minds.


  4. anonomous

    April 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    sounds like another thing to distract us from whats really going on.



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