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Television begins a push into the third dimension

From staff and wire reports
January 6th, 2010

A full-fledged 3-D television turf war is brewing in the United States, as manufacturers unveil sets capable of 3-D and cable programmers rush to create new channels for them, reports the New York Times. Beginning at around $2,000, the 3-D sets will, at first, cost more than even the current crop of high-end flat-screen TVs, and buyers will need special glasses to watch in 3-D. But programmers and technology companies are betting that consumers are almost ready to fall in love with television in the third dimension. Anticipating this coming wave, ESPN said Jan. 5 that it would show World Cup soccer matches and NBA games in 3-D on a new network starting in June, and Discovery, Imax, and Sony said they would jointly create a 3-D entertainment channel next year. The satellite service DirecTV is expected to announce its own 3-D channels at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where every major television manufacturer is planning to announce 3-D televisions and compatible Blu-ray DVD players on Jan. 6…

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Television begins a push into the third dimension

By Meris Stansbury
January 6th, 2010

A full-fledged 3-D television turf war is brewing in the United States, as manufacturers unveil sets capable of 3-D and cable programmers rush to create new channels for them, reports the New York Times. Beginning at around $2,000, the 3-D sets will, at first, cost more than even the current crop of high-end flat-screen TVs, and buyers will need special glasses to watch in 3-D. But programmers and technology companies are betting that consumers are almost ready to fall in love with television in the third dimension. Anticipating this coming wave, ESPN said Jan. 5 that it would show World Cup soccer matches and NBA games in 3-D on a new network starting in June, and Discovery, Imax, and Sony said they would jointly create a 3-D entertainment channel next year. The satellite service DirecTV is expected to announce its own 3-D channels at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where every major television manufacturer is planning to announce 3-D televisions and compatible Blu-ray DVD players on Jan. 6…

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About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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