Sky 3D on its way?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Radiation, 16 October 2008.

  1. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Newcastle United
  2. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Oooh! Awesome!
  3. Rycon316

    Rycon316 Non-League

    20 October 2006
    Pfft! Sounds like a hoax. I'll believe it when I see it.
  4. matherto

    matherto 20 times 20 times Man United

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    I'd rather they concentrated on improving their HD services and getting more HD channels than trying to set up this pointless shit.
  5. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    I can't imagine this working really, I can't see anything looking realistic in 3D from a TV.
  6. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    If it would the Americans would have done it by now seeing as they are already established in HD
  7. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    How will that work then given the differing screens etc?...
  8. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    It will only apply to those who actually have 3d-compatible tvs. Ive seen a bunch of Samsung ones over in Asia... imo its not worth it.
  9. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    3D is pointless simply because most people watch TV whilst sitting or standing in a fixed position. Unless you like to run around your room, how are you supposed to see the 3D effect from other angles?
  10. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005

    Sky TV says it has made a significant step towards bringing 3D television to British viewers.

    The satellite broadcaster says it has successfully tested the delivery of 3D programming to a domestic television, via a high-definition set-top box.

    Sky has been filming a number of events using 3D cameras over recent months.

    Such broadcasts would require the use of 3D televisions, not yet available in UK stores, and viewers would need to wear 3D polarising glasses.

    Earlier this year BBC engineers broadcast a Six Nations rugby union international in 3D to an audience at a theatre in London.

    Sky says it has gone further by showing that 3D could be delivered into homes, straight to its Sky+HD set-top box, without much difficulty.

    Sky is stressing it is not making a product launch, but producing a technological demonstration.

    "We have shown it is a technical reality," Sky's director of strategic product development, Gerry O'Sullivan, told BBC News.

    "Now we have to find a way to bring it to viewers."
    SKY 3D camera (Sky)
    The approach requires new recording as well as playback equipment

    At a demonstration at its West London headquarters, the company showed clips from programmes it had filmed in 3D, including a Ricky Hatton boxing match, a rugby union international and an episode of Gladiators.

    Mr O'Sullivan said major TV manufacturers were beginning to look at building 3D sets and at January's Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, a number of prototypes are expected to be on display.

    He explained that for broadcasters, the move to 3D would not be anything like as expensive as the investment the industry had made in high-definition television.

    "It's not hugely costly," he explained, "because it piggybacks on the investment in HD."

    Hollywood is beginning to invest heavily in 3D movie production and in Japan some television channels are already broadcasting in 3D.

    It is a technology that first surfaced in the 1950s, but modern digital technology has brought new interest from producers and manufacturers.

    Mr O'Sullivan dismissed the idea that it would appeal only to a small minority of viewers.

    "I heard HD described as a niche product," he said. "Now we've got nearly 600,000 HD customers."
  11. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Hmmm 3D porn...:...
  12. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    CES will be interesting, not long to go.
  13. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Could get a bit messy though......

    Its not 3-d holograms!

    Its that old fashioned style were you wear blue/red glasses so that different elements "popout" from the screen. I remember watching some movie in the states (universal studios) years ago that did that and it was really good. I think they did it recently for the latest Mummy film in a couple of cinema's in the states.
    Last edited: 19 December 2008
  14. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I cant see 3D so it would be useless to me
  15. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Newcastle United
    one eye?
  16. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002

    i can see with it but not in any detail

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