LG backs away from '15,000 3D TVs for pubs' claim
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. ®
i think some of you have confused the technology slightly. Passive is the technology that LG are looking to use for commerical (bars etc) use. The glasses for this are considerably cheaper then the glasses used with the active shutter TVs.
The active shutter glasses are more expensive as they create a HD image whereas passive do not. To create an HD picture obviously is more expensive and i think even requires battery in the glasses!
I was one of the lucky few who got to see the LG passive 3DTV when it was tested out showing man utd vs arsenal in the premier league in 3D. Totally blown away by the experience. It was excellent!!
I blogged about it with pictures here:
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Thank gawd for that
At a hundred quid per pair, how many pubs are going to buy the 30 or 40 they'll need, never mind manage to get them all back at the end of night ?
LG PR couldn't organise a piss up in a... wait a minute...
The LG specs are cheap - £1.50 - better than the heavier, costly monsters from Sony / Samsung
Didn't believe it for a second
We're talking about Murdoch here, he doesn't give anything away he can sell.
I bet even a proportion of the sky high subs for his mostly naff TV service goes on funding the 'free' decoders.
Only decent thing on Sky is the golf but I wouldn't pay 50 quid a month to watch it.