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DjShadow

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#62950 17-Jun-2010 22:07
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Not sure if this is the correct forum to start this..

I just noticed an update on Facebook from SkyCity/Event Cinemas saying they will have the Fifa 1/4 finals live at certain screens in 3D and I assume the final itself sometime.

Feels to me they have jumped on a good opportunity that Sky at this point can't offer us (I assume only to lack of bandwidth available)

Price wise the website says $20 for the 1/4 final and $25 for the semi finals which is more than seeing just a movie in 3D (prob cost them a fair bit I'd imagine to bring the signal into NZ)

If Foxtel is anything to go by then it looks like the MySkyHDi boxes are all that are needed plus a 3D TV obviously once Sky can start doing it (maybe they could use some of their space on D3?) 

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  #342842 18-Jun-2010 07:50
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I would imagine that NZ wide would only have a couple of thousand 3D TV's in homes so far currently and probably not too many more before the World Cup finishes in three weeks time, and how many of them also have MySky HDi and actually like soccer as well? It's probably not that they can't offer it, it's not worth it to them.

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  #342848 18-Jun-2010 08:22
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My understanding also is that 3D TV broadcasts at present are 'experimental'. Until the proper 3D Broadcast specs are agreed on, I can't see any broadcaster settling down to purchase any equipment (or investing bandwidth) to broadcast this.

Likewise with Clevedon's response... What's the point at present of chewing up so much broadcast bandwidth for possibly such little reach? 3D TV's have only just hit the market so it will take some time for the 3D TV population to grow.

Personally I still see the 3D TV thing as a fad.




 

 

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  #342850 18-Jun-2010 08:36
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There is a piece in this mornings NZ herald about the IRB wanting Sky to transmit RWC games in 3D to the UK nut not for NZ viewers..

Can't find the online link..




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  #342873 18-Jun-2010 09:39
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SBS in Australia has 1 channel devoted to 3d coverage from the world cup so it can be done , as i would think most Australians wouldnt have 3d tv's yet as they got them the same time we did




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  #342906 18-Jun-2010 10:18
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3D doesn't take up excess bandwidth.
You send two images on the same frame, usually side by side and anamorphic.
The TV does the rest.
Sky decoders can do it.

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  #342952 18-Jun-2010 11:42
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old3eyes: There is a piece in this mornings NZ herald about the IRB wanting Sky to transmit RWC games in 3D to the UK nut not for NZ viewers..

Can't find the online link..


Link here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10652635

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  #342962 18-Jun-2010 11:58
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I watched a 3D demo of sport in HN Porirua the other day. Nothing short of bloody fantastic.

Can't wait until Formula One coverage comes in the same format.

3D, when perfected, will not just be another fad.......................

 
 
 
 


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  #342977 18-Jun-2010 12:10
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Reckon the head honchos @ Sky will be early watching the turnout at SkyCity cinemas to gauge attendance and audience reactions. If it flops, I guess we wont see 3D anything on Sky for a long time ....

If it's a sell-out, and the audience is a-buzz, that will certainly be a "in your face" confirmation that a significant number of sports fans would enjoy 3D sport - not just in cinemas, but @ home.

I certainly would like to see WRC 2011 in 3D, even if I have to attend a couple of cinemas.

And I probably will go and see the soccers semi's in 3D. Not a great footy fan, but certainly wouldn't mind catching it in 3D, just to see what the buzz is about. And importantly, if it's worth the hype.




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  #345149 25-Jun-2010 11:14
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This just in:

Cinemas prepare to tackle 3D World Cup Football
Cinemas in Auckland and Hamilton will screen New Zealand’s first 3D sporting action in coming days.

http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/feature/cinemas-prepare-to-tackle-3d-world-cup-football




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  #351456 14-Jul-2010 16:12
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I tried to find cinemas in the US showing the World Cup in 3D, but there weren't any sadly.

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  #351554 14-Jul-2010 20:02
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saw the world cup final in 3D at the cinemas. it was amazing!! to top it up the surround system was great. you really felt like u were at the stadium. luckily the vuvuzelas weren't that crazy lol

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