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LG isn't going to supply Sky with 15,000 3D TVs so that the broadcaster can enable 15,000 of Blighty's pubs to show their clientele 3D footie matches, the consumer electronics company has claimed.

Yesterday, it said that 15,000 total is the number of tellies it had agreed to sell to the satellite broadcaster, which will kick off its 3D channel in pubs and clubs next month before launching an in-home service later in the year.

Today, however, LG said that figure was "inaccurate". Sky, it said, isn't buying a warehouse full of 3D TVs, after all. Instead, it is "helping support its commercial customers purchase TVs direct from a UK third party".

In other words, it's working with pubs to encourage them to buy 3D TVs. Not to mention the dozens of pairs of 3D glasses they'll need to allow boozers to enjoy three-dimensional soccer action over a pint or two.

All of which means we're now far less likely to see 3D TVs blooming in the nation's boozers this Spring than we would have been had Sky decided to install the screens itself. ®

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