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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1009/S00534/hybrid-tv-brings-3d-first-to-new-zealand-homes.htm

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  # 381201 17-Sep-2010 12:32
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Moved to correct forum. Also posted here on Geekzone yesterday. Since just a link doesn't give much, here is the release:


TiVo customers who own a 3D television will be the first in New Zealand to enjoy 3D content delivered over broadband to the TV via CASPA.

The CASPA On-Demand service is available to TiVO owners in New Zealand.

From today, CASPA On-Demand offers 3D content, following a distribution agreement with DDD to deliver 3D content to the CASPA On-Demand platform for TiVo customers with 3D TVs to enjoy. The CASPA offering now includes DDD’s Yabazam 3D animations and short films. In coming months, the CASPA 3D Fun category will grow to include a diverse range of 3D content from DDD’s Yabazam catalogue, featuring everything from animation and extreme sports, to documentaries, indie shorts, comedy and music videos.

The pay-per-view 3D content includes short films and animations, ranging between five minutes to one hour in length.

“We are thrilled to be providing the first 3D video on-demand content over CASPA to all our New Zealand TiVo customers. We are extremely proud that our very first offering is a diverse range of 3D content which allows TiVo customers in New Zealand with 3D TVs, to get a real taste of 3D entertainment.

“It’s been a mammoth year for 3D – even bigger for CASPA customers with a 3D TV! Gone are the days of driving to the video store and paying late fees, CASPA delivers quality entertainment direct to your living room, giving you the freedom to watch what you want from the comfort of your lounge. With the ever- growing CASPA content offering, open to all TiVo customers regardless of their Internet provider, there is every reason to get a TiVo,” said Robbee Minicola, Chief Executive, Hybrid TV.

“Since November of last year, owners of the latest 3D notebook computers have been able to enjoy DDD’s library of high definition 3D content offered at Yabazam.com, and thanks to Hybrid TV a whole new audience of 3D television owners will be able to experience that same quality 3D programming through the CASPA platform,” explained Jay Wiskerchen, General Manager of DDD’s Content Group. “Compelling 3D content is an important component of a successful consumer 3D market and we’re very proud to be working with Hybrid TV to deliver this to TiVo subscribers.”







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  # 382583 21-Sep-2010 09:09
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Not that we'll ever get to see the figures, but I wonder how many 3D TV's in NZ are paired with a Tivo. If you can afford a 3D TV its likely you already have Sky installed and Tivo which also likes to be paired with Telecom Broadband is a highly unlikely combination.

Not that I want to bag progress, but I still see 3D TV/movies as being 2-3 years away, and with that in mind are broadcasters really prepared to pump money into a loss making venture for the next 2-3 years before they actually see a return?

I really think 3D gaming and 3D Gaming with motion control will drive the 3D band wagon along.

 
 
 
 


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  # 382639 21-Sep-2010 12:02
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langi27: Not that we'll ever get to see the figures, but I wonder how many 3D TV's in NZ are paired with a Tivo. If you can afford a 3D TV its likely you already have Sky installed and Tivo which also likes to be paired with Telecom Broadband is a highly unlikely combination.



That's a pretty long bow to draw, and not sure what it has to do with affordability, simply consumer choice.  Does Sky offer 3D or are they planning to? If not then maybe more will get onto TiVo/Telecom if they want this service.

If they want 3D to take off they need to get rid of the glasses.





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  # 382657 21-Sep-2010 12:53
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At this point 3D is a waist of time on TiVo considering what their offerings are. I would rather see them doing HD movies and TV programs as there are way more HD TVs attached to TiVos that 3D sets..




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