Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


DS9



295 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

# 81556 14-Apr-2011 10:43
Send private message

I See the RWC will be in 3D but the bit that interested me was this from http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=202 and this line
“While we are still working through the technical and operational requirements it is our intention to offer these 3D matches to SKY subscribers and our hospitality industry partners.”.




I aim to misbehave.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1039 posts

Uber Geek


# 458620 14-Apr-2011 11:14
Send private message

So you'll be able to see the tears actually rolling down the ABs faces when they choke to the French in the quarters

 Wink

815 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 458623 14-Apr-2011 11:24
Send private message

langers1972: So you'll be able to see the tears actually rolling down the ABs faces when they choke to the French in the quarters

 Wink


ooooooooooooooooo burn. 

 
 
 
 


355 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 458660 14-Apr-2011 12:24
Send private message

Couldn't give a toss about 3d myself.

1039 posts

Uber Geek


  # 458664 14-Apr-2011 12:28
Send private message

Chainsaw: Couldn't give a toss about 3d myself.


+1 Biggest technology for technology's sake example for a while, HD yes 3D no

28431 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 458665 14-Apr-2011 12:31
Send private message

I'm guessing you'll need to take your own glasses to the pub.. And make sure you have the right brand to the TV they have!

6359 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 458706 14-Apr-2011 13:18
Send private message

DS9: ... our hospitality industry partners.”.


Can you really call someone a partner that you overcharge for live sporting events? Go back to the Tua vs Cameron fight:

Sky charged bars $1500 to screen the match, for a main event that lasted less than four minutes, and publicans say they will pay that money again only if the event justifies it. 


1699 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 458849 14-Apr-2011 17:13
Send private message

this is the most meh technology out there for the home IMO. I'd go watch a game in the cinema, but yeah

I think it's better to invest more in HD personally.

 
 
 
 


18 posts

Geek


  # 458982 14-Apr-2011 23:01
Send private message

Would much rather see more HD stuff, at least we're going to get ESPN HD soon...


langers1972: So you'll be able to see the tears actually rolling down the ABs faces when they choke to the French in the quarters

?Wink



That's why the ABs are playing them in the pool stage, so the only time they would play them again is in the Final, which France is unlikely to get to.

3625 posts

Uber Geek


  # 458991 14-Apr-2011 23:40
Send private message

I wonder how they'll do this...
For games shown at pubs, surely a broadcast format that works with polarised glasses will be ideal.
But for home viewers, a majority of people tuning in will have the 'side by side' format, meaning Sky will need to show the 3D matches on two different channels as well as the standard 2D format.

With 3D coming out on pretty much all TV's for 2011, it's not surprise to see this move come about. And having seen the Football W/Cup 2010 on 3D BluRay, it is a pretty cool spectacle...

1773 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 459079 15-Apr-2011 11:02
Send private message

Well that's a bit different from what Sky was saying a year or so ago - they were fairly emphatic that RWC was not going to be 3D broadcast enabled, citing the technology was too new, and there wasn't sufficient penetration of 3D sets in NZ.

Nevertheless, I'm pleased to see a turn-about, and will probably boost the uptake of 3D sets for those hard core fans. Unfortunately, not in my budget :-(, I'm not that rabid enough ...





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


2258 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 459093 15-Apr-2011 11:51
Send private message

Yay, blurry RWC.

#pointless




Delete Social Media

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.


815 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 459132 15-Apr-2011 13:43
Send private message

geekiegeek: Yay, blurry RWC.

#pointless


+1

I would much rather see more HD content!  

554 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 459284 15-Apr-2011 23:33
Send private message

I would much rather see more HD content!

Yeah, but you are not going to.
They were already recording in 3D for Europe, so if they can display it, why not?

I imagine they will have a seperate 3D world cup channel which you pay some amount (like the rugby channel)
They will just get rid of a couple of PPV movie channels for the duration of the cup like they did with the commonwealth games.

I dont have a 3D TV - so would more likely to be watching big games at a mates, or cinema.


1773 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 460065 18-Apr-2011 12:08
Send private message

geekiegeek: Yay, blurry RWC.

#pointless


Agreed, but the new LG Cinema 3D tech is purportly better than the current home 3D tech, and less blurry / fuzzy.
http://www.channelnews.com.au/Resources/Pro_AV/B9D8U6L6

No doubt this is their premium range, may take a year or so for it to trickle into the not-so-premium range ...

Sucks if you already have purchased a 3D TV.




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


DS9



295 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 462138 25-Apr-2011 13:23
Send private message




I aim to misbehave.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.