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    Sky HD+ 3D coming soon!

    Sky has announced that it will launch Sky 3D, Europe's first dedicated 3D TV channel, this April.

    As part of the final preparations for this ground-breaking launch, Sky will preview the new service with a world first this Sunday (January 31), becoming the first TV company anywhere to broadcast a live 3D TV sports event to a public audience.

    The Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United will be filmed in 3D and broadcast over the Sky platform to selected pubs around the UK and Ireland, with their customers becoming the first audiences anywhere in the world to experience live Premier League in 3D.

    To support this landmark broadcast, the nine pubs - located in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin - have been kitted out specially with some of the first '3D Ready' TV sets to reach the UK and Ireland.

    As 3D TVs become more widely available, Sky will roll out its 3D channel to hundreds of pubs from April, allowing football fans across the country the opportunity to experience a live Premier League match in 3D each week.

    Available
    Once 3D TVs begin to reach the consumer market later this year, Sky will then make Sky 3D available to all Sky+HD customers, giving millions of people the opportunity to watch a wide range of content in 3D, including movies, sport, documentaries, entertainment, and the arts.

    Sky 3D works with all existing Sky+HD boxes and will initially be introduced at no extra cost for customers. Sky 3D will also be compatible with all 3D Ready TVs coming to the UK and Ireland this year, including all models from Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic.

    To make the 3D preview a reality, Sky Sports will produce two edits of its live coverage of Sunday's game at the Emirates Stadium, one for its HD channel feed and another dedicated to 3D.

    Specially engineered 3D camera rigs will house Sky's high definition cameras, to provide comprehensive stereoscopic coverage from all angles.

    The 3D broadcast will be supported by Sky's dedicated 3D production team and purpose built 3D outside broadcast truck, which will enable live mixing between camera positions, slow motion replays and the use of innovative 3D graphics. There will also be a dedicated commentary team to support the 3D edit.

    Sky's commitment to launch a dedicated 3D TV channel follows a number of 3D 'firsts' achieved over the last couple of years.

    In December 2008 Sky was the first UK broadcaster to demonstrate 3D through a domestic TV and then went on to broadcast an exclusive demonstration of a Keane gig in 3D live over its satellite platform and offering the UK's first ever live public demonstration of 3D - a recorded performance of Swan Lake by English National Ballet - at the Hay Festival.


    Innovated
    Jeremy Darroch, Sky's Chief Executive, said: "3D is without doubt one of the most talked-about developments in television for many years.

    "Sky has always innovated to bring customers the best possible viewing experience, so we fully intend to take the lead in bringing the spectacle of 3D to the UK and Ireland."

    Gerry O'Sullivan, Sky's Director of Strategic Product Development, said: "2010 is the year for 3D TV.

    "People have already embraced 3D cinema and because Sky's 3D service uses the same kind of technology, we're confident there will be demand for sport, movies, concerts and drama in 3D.

    "The good news is that all Sky+HD customers already have the set-top box they need to enjoy 3D, meaning they simply need to buy any new 3D TV, all of which will work seamlessly with Sky's ground breaking new service."

    Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, added: "Sky Sports has a proud history of innovation, from the simple clock and scoreline in the comer of the screen through to high definition.

    "It's fitting that we're pioneering this new, revolutionary development in broadcasting."

    36 Comments

    Original Poster

    interesting
    romours of arsenal vs manchester united the first game in 3D

    this has been going around for months Arsenal/United is todays news

    if you go on the sony.com website you can see the new 3d tvs they will be launching.

    No doubt is sky 3d goes live in april then they will be out late march time

    Original Poster

    so we all have to buy new 3D tv's ?

    If I want 3D at home I look out the window.

    as if they expect all their SkyHD customers to buy a new tv...

    killerof8;7687564

    so we all have to buy new 3D tv's ?



    if you wanna watch 3d yes lol

    if you youtube sony 3d and ces there should be a guy called Tim Page talking about some of their new range, and explaining the glasses you get with it etc.

    its like HD when that originally came out

    people were like oh no expensive not gonna buy into that etc, well yes in the beginning the majority of people who will buy this equipment will be the more affluent, but no doubt prices will tumble etc as technology always does and in a few years it will probably be a regular occurrence in homes, just like HD is now starting to become

    Original Poster

    i got sky hd
    shame i will have to get a 3D TV

    my husband will love this!!! surely we wont need to wear glassess tho?

    hocka;7687805

    my husband will love this!!! surely we wont need to wear glassess tho?



    ...you will need a new 3d set and yes you will need glasses, which will be supplied

    Banned

    Any room for a fishing picture itt?

    guv;7687844

    Any room for a fishing picture itt?



    what was the fishing thing about earlier? i was confused lol

    numptyj;7687822

    ...you will need a new 3d set and yes you will need glasses, which will … ...you will need a new 3d set and yes you will need glasses, which will be supplied



    i bet in another couple of years there will be a way around wearing the glasses, dont like the idea of that, they get on my nerves at the flicks!

    hocka;7687867

    i bet in another couple of years there will be a way around wearing the … i bet in another couple of years there will be a way around wearing the glasses, dont like the idea of that, they get on my nerves at the flicks!



    possibly but the whole idea is that there are two different frames of information so you need the glasses to process it as the glasses flash 100 times a second on eye on the sony tv because of the 200hz refresh rate.

    The technology to do it without the glasses is probably around but no doubt is very expensive

    Original Poster

    so I can just wear some glasses like a prat instead of buying a £1500 average TV
    sounds good

    Original Poster

    the porter;7687912

    well all i can say if the 3d home experience is anything near as good as … well all i can say if the 3d home experience is anything near as good as avatar in 3d on the imax then my pio will go, if its not then im not interested



    is it good enough?
    they give away too much of the storyline already...:whistling:

    Original Poster

    killerof8;7687925

    is it good enough?they give away too much of the storyline … is it good enough?they give away too much of the storyline already...:whistling:

    killerof8;7687921

    so I can just wear some glasses like a prat instead of buying a £1500 … so I can just wear some glasses like a prat instead of buying a £1500 average TVsounds good



    can you read? lol

    when you go cinema to watch 3d they have different projectors than normal and you wear the glasses.

    same thing will be in your house, except the projector will need to be a 3d ready tv and you will need the special glasses for them, which will be different to the cinemas ones as each eye will open and shut 100 times a second

    Banned

    numptyj;7687857

    what was the fishing thing about earlier? i was confused lol



    Do you not get bites when you go fishing?

    Banned

    Just do the new glasses work for everyone? 3D never used to work for me with the retro glasses

    guv;7687953

    Do you not get bites when you go fishing?



    so im biting at the lame comments? lol damn lol

    Original Poster

    numptyj;7687933

    can you read? lolwhen you go cinema to watch 3d they have different … can you read? lolwhen you go cinema to watch 3d they have different projectors than normal and you wear the glasses.same thing will be in your house, except the projector will need to be a 3d ready tv and you will need the special glasses for them, which will be different to the cinemas ones as each eye will open and shut 100 times a second



    kkk ur not my mom
    cheeze louis:w00t:

    Original Poster

    sorry about that numptyj

    no skin off my nose lol, new technology excites me espec sony stuff lol so i like talking about it, cant wait to see some of it up close

    Banned

    numptyj;7687960

    so im biting at the lame comments? lol damn lol



    LOL.... no.....But mine had a hook and barb attached to mouth!

    the porter;7687999

    im with you but i think samsung will have a unit out before sony



    hopefully not, im a sony fan boy there new stuff does look pretty nice from what ive seen online got a B&O feel to it

    I used to work in a sony centre you see so always got to play with new equipment etc, now ill have to go in one day and be the annoying customer trying to find out the info

    Banned

    ODB_69;7687956

    Just do the new glasses work for everyone? 3D never used to work for me … Just do the new glasses work for everyone? 3D never used to work for me with the retro glasses



    numptyj;7687976

    no skin off my nose lol, new technology excites me espec sony stuff lol … no skin off my nose lol, new technology excites me espec sony stuff lol so i like talking about it, cant wait to see some of it up close



    oi GNAIDS boy!

    ODB_69;7688011

    oi GNAIDS boy!



    yo!

    the lame red and green stuff was crap lol

    the new stuff should work for everyone dont see why it wouldnt, unless you were one eyed I guess you wouldnt be able to process the two frames.

    btw have you been to cin to see a film with the polarised glasses? looks awesome...well Avatar did that might be down to broadcasting equipment also

    3d is only good in cinema. its crap on tvs. doubt ill even look into this, only good if you plan on getting a HUGE tv

    Original Poster

    i prefer samsung
    come on be first!

    crse2008;7688045

    3d is only good in cinema. its crap on dvd and tvs. doubt ill even look … 3d is only good in cinema. its crap on dvd and tvs. doubt ill even look into this, only good if you plan on getting a HUGE tv



    well on the lame red and green stuff but this is gonna be new technology can hardly call it crap till its been seen first hand..which will be in next few months

    Original Poster

    crse2008;7688045

    3d is only good in cinema. its crap on tvs. doubt ill even look into … 3d is only good in cinema. its crap on tvs. doubt ill even look into this, only good if you plan on getting a HUGE tv



    It can only get better:p

    Banned

    numptyj;7688020

    yo!the lame red and green stuff was crap lolthe new stuff should work for … yo!the lame red and green stuff was crap lolthe new stuff should work for everyone dont see why it wouldnt, unless you were one eyed I guess you wouldnt be able to process the two frames.btw have you been to cin to see a film with the polarised glasses? looks awesome...well Avatar did that might be down to broadcasting equipment also



    the porter;7688028

    pmsl yup cyclops will have a fit when he hears about 3dtv




    saw in 2D unsure about 3D tbh

    see prob is got damaged vision in right eye from years back, not sure will work

    ODB_69;7688093

    saw in 2D unsure about 3D tbh see prob is got damaged vision in right eye … saw in 2D unsure about 3D tbh see prob is got damaged vision in right eye from years back, not sure will work



    hmmm

    might as well try it, if it dont work then u no lol

    if it does, i dont think you would be disappointed with avatar in 3d

    numptyj;7688055

    well on the lame red and green stuff but this is gonna be new technology … well on the lame red and green stuff but this is gonna be new technology can hardly call it crap till its been seen first hand..which will be in next few months



    well i've got a time machine! so i know its crap first hand :thumbsup: haha

    but really yeh i dont expect it to be that good, as the 3d can only come from the screen and if your screen is too small is going to be rubbish. but we will see :thinking:

    dcx_badass;7688121

    It's our already, been one in Harrods for last 2 years, 3D without any … It's our already, been one in Harrods for last 2 years, 3D without any glasses, its in 3D but it's like fuzzy still needs some work. This 3D will never take off properly, it's not just like paper glasses, these are glasses with battery packs and stuff, that flicker the 'screens' on and off constantly. I can't see anyone wanting to wear the much.



    crse2008;7688385

    well i've got a time machine! so i know its crap first hand :thumbsup: … well i've got a time machine! so i know its crap first hand :thumbsup: hahabut really yeh i dont expect it to be that good, as the 3d can only come from the screen and if your screen is too small is going to be rubbish. but we will see :thinking:



    well the sony ones I know of start from 40inch so thats not too small.

    also dcx, the sony glasses that come with the new sets look just like a slightly larger set of sunglasses, i dont think there are wires and bulky bits of it to power it so i dont think there would be a lot of faffing around
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