3D TV could be coming to a screen near you soon!
Major TV manufacturers, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony have all revealed plans to support Sky’s upcoming 3D TV channel with new ranges of 3D-ready TV sets. While 3D TV currently isn’t anywhere near ready for the masses, the technology exists and can be used now.
With James Camerons Avatar film being such a big success at the box offices in 3D, it looks like this year could be the year for 3D uptake. Sony have already announced plans to update the Playstation 3’s firmware with support for 3D in games, this will again require a 3D-ready TV.
Sky’s service will run over their current HD infrastructure so will already be available to a large number of subscribers who will only need to upgrade their TV to watch in full 3D. They plan to show specially produced films that have been shot in 3D along with sports and other content filmed in 3D.
Not only is Sky looking at moving into 3D this year in the UK, over the other side of the pond they are announcing plans to start broadcsating in 3D on the TV networks there. With the broadcasters taking the first step, this should help drive 3D uptake from the start.
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on it… I’ve tried gaming on 3D screens in the past and thought it worked quite well and avatar was visually impressive in 3D.