"The ability to bring high-quality 3D programming into the home is a huge advancement in the evolution of television," said Derek Chang, executive vice president of Content Strategy and Development for DIRECTV. "Our innovative technology has allowed us to lead the industry in HD and we are continuing on that same path by establishing ourselves as the premier destination for the best 3D viewing experience available. We are proud to be partnering with Panasonic and are excited to deliver this new dimension of television to millions of DIRECTV HD customers across the country." "This is a major milestone in the young history of 3D home entertainment and Panasonic is very proud to work with DIRECTV to bring consumers this new TV channel dedicated exclusively to 3D programming," said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America. "We have launched our VIERA 3D TVs and Blu-ray 3D Player, and they have been very well received by consumers, but we know the key to the success of 3D for the home is the availability of content. The arrival of n3D powered by Panasonic underscores the fact that consumers will have access to a rapidly growing range of 3D TV programming including live major sports and entertainment events, as well as movies on 3D Blu-ray Disc in 2010." Panasonic is the exclusive presenting sponsor of DIRECTV's n3D channel. In January at the Consumer Electronics Show, DIRECTV and Panasonic announced their plans to launch 3D TV channels and have since worked together to leverage relationships with programming partners and movie studios to obtain new and existing 3D content. For more information on DIRECTV's 3D channels please visit www.directv.com/3D. Last month, DIRECTV HD customers received a free software upgrade enabling them to have access to the 3D channels on DIRECTV. DIRECTV HD customers will need a 3D television set and 3D glasses to view 3D programming on DIRECTV. Panasonic is a global leader in the development of end-to-end Full HD 3D technology solutions including the world's first Full HD 3D video camera that records to solid-state memory, Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring, and the award winning VT-25 Series of Full HD 3D VIERA Plasma TVs and 3D Blu-ray Disc Players. For more information on Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology, visit www.panasonic.com/3D.
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AWW, i don't have those channels... or a 3D television :(. Looks like the 3D business is picking up, i might be forced to get a 3D television soon...
Inspector! Hold off on that 3D TV! And mostly anyone who wants to buy a 3D TV. I just saw a YouTube video that makes a lot of this pointless. Check it out:
I haven't tried it yet, but it makes sense since it converts 2D into 3D, provided you have a pair of basic red and blue 3D glasses. What do you think? (And sorry for kinda hijacking the thread, but this is definitely related.)
Nethersprite, NVIDIA drivers also has the ability to do the same thing but also in Red & Blue. I don't know, I dislike having to wear red and blue glasses and also the 3D won't look as good as polarized. I would say the yellow and blue makes things a bit tolerable but not by much. I just wish there was a way we could use the RealD glasses we got from seeing 3D Movies and use them on our 3D Monitors, cause I personally think Polarized not only because we don't get headaches, but because the full color of the movie comes through even though it's darkened a little bit. Also I don't think it works for DirecTV so unless you got some device that changes signals from 2D to 3D, you're out of luck kid.
I don't think I'll ever make the leap to 3D. Whenever I watch a 3D movie, my eyes need a 30 second break every 15 minutes or so because I feel like I'm staring at something really close. I can sit on my ass and play a game for several hours on end, so I don't think my eyes would last too long if I was doing it while staring at a 3D monitor/tv.
This reminds me of when HBO first started! And the only thing that was on was "The Hindenberg!" Ten times a day All day!
So now if you subscribe you get to watch Mosters Vs. Aliens ALL DAY LONG :P
thnx for ur support.now finally its clear that Q6600 will not be suitable for 3Dso can i replace my Q6600 CPU with:INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9400 2.66GHZ (6MB CACHE - 1333MHZ FSB)and is it working on Asus P5Q moboand same time can i change my RAM DDR2 to DDR3 with new CPU but on same mobo (Asus P5Q)and can I replace my 8800GT to:GTX470 GeForce PCX 1280MB (320-BITS) DDR5 EVGA
so final configuration will be:Mobo: Asus P5QPSU: Thermaltake 750WattCPU: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9400 2.66GHZ (6MB CACHE - 1333MHZ FSB)GPU: GTX470 GeForce PCX 1280MB (320-BITS) DDR5 EVGARAM: DDR3 (4GB) (((help me what brand and bus speed is auitable for this config now - if not P5Q then what mobo to replace)))
and after that, is it ready for 3D ???