Sky talks up subscription 3D merits
"Other broadcasters” only offering 3D taster, apparently
Channel 4’s week-long 3D TV spectacular only started last night, but rival broadcaster Sky has already chipped in with its opinion on how viewers should experience 3D in their living rooms.
While Sky told Register Hardware that it isn’t “blasting” C4’s 3D TV week, a spokesperson for the subscription-only broadcaster said...ahem...“other broadcasters” are only offering viewers a “3D TV taster” by using anaglyph technology and current generation sets.
C4’s 3D service – due to end on 22 November – employs Danish ColorCode technology, requiring viewers to wear special glasses with amber and blue filter lenses.
The amber filter relays colour information and the blue filter helps create that 3D depth of field.
Sky plans to launch a dedicated 3D channel next year, for which subscribers will need a 3D-ready TV and be forced to don polarising glasses. The service’s resolution is expected to sit somewhere between SD and 1080p.
The service, Sky hinted, will be more advanced than “the red and green glasses of the 1980s”. ®
Word of Advice...
A word of advice Sky... Work the kinks out of your current systems before striding head long into revamping OLD technologies. The day I class it as 3D TV is when I DON'T have to sit there wearing Geordie LaForges visor, looking like a d*ck!
It's bad enough that I have to wave my arms to operate a Nintendo Wii, now I have to wear David Blunketts glasses to be able to see it properly!!
im sorry but i dont find this 3d stuff exciting at all it didnt work in the 80s i cant see it working now people are getten headakes because our eyes cant cope with the glasses think il stick to 1080p thanks it looks amazing and it dont hurt the eyes unlike 3d
Money grabbing fat cats
I refuse to use SKY because they endlessly put adverts on (more so than even ITV and other companies) AND have the cheek to charge subscription fees on top! Their broadband costs were also jacked up...
Now good old Murdoch wants to start charging for his on-line content...
Well good luck with that Murdoch, your tabloids and channels are rubbish anyway and thankfully the BBC give us TV, radio and on-line content as part of our VFM licence fee!
Because even Paris knows how to give good service at low costs
The tech adoption driver for 3D will be ...
This has been a driver in all media formats so far.
I don't know that I'd relish the thought of it, but whatever floats your boat.
Paris for obvious reasons
@ James 5 - your friend left the house, and that was the moment the installer chose to turn up. That's known as Sod's Law, and it's hardly under the control of Sky. Rupert Murdoch may be a sod (probably the nicest thing he's been called in a good few years), but it's not his own personal law.
Also, @ andy gibson - wow, someone else actually remembers Wild Palms! Every time I mention it to a friend, they always look at me as if I dreamt it. You're not any relation to William Gibson, are you? I figured maybe you were only watching it to catch your brother's cameo.