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Know When to Fold ‘Em… 3D TV On Cable

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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