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Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer 105 105

An anonymous reader writes "Japan HD TV operator Sky Perfect will start 3D programming this summer, with focuses on live events and sports events. As more Hollywood movies are shot in 3D, and 3D TVs are expected to come onto the market in the very near future, Sky Perfect is hoping that people will switch to 3D TV just like people switched from black and white to color. How about 3D TV in other countries?"
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Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer

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  • Meh (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Antony-Kyre (807195) on Sunday January 31, 2010 @04:14AM (#30968796)

    If you have to wear glasses, will any bother?

  • by Xemu (50595) on Sunday January 31, 2010 @05:54AM (#30969074) Homepage

    Give it another 10 years and they might get it sorted properly.
    It took some 20 years for HDTV to become a reality. I saw an impressive Sony setup at Telecom 87 in Geneva. 20yrs later and it is ready for consumer use.

    If you have more cash than sense then buy a 3D TV rig. Better be prepared to throw it all away when a decent system is standardised.

    You know, if it takes 10-20 years until a proper standard is deviced, it is actually not a bad idea to buy a 3D system now. 10 years is a pretty good life span for home electronics.

  • Re:Meh (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Inda (580031) <slash.20.inda@spamgourmet.com> on Sunday January 31, 2010 @07:07AM (#30969264) Journal
    I already have to wear glasses to see the TV. Am I expected to wear a second pair because the ones I've seen wont exactly fit over the glasses I'm wearing now? No one seems to be answering this question.

    Will I have to buy yet another pair of prescription glasses? I already own an indoor pair and pair of tinted outdoor glasses. Prescription glasses aren't cheap.

    Or, as I suspect, people without 20:20 vision will be discriminated against, forced to wear contact lenses, forced to have laser eye treatment, or forced to give up the TV. Three people in my house wear glasses, 50% of the people at work wear glasses, figures on the internet talk about millions of people having less than perfect eyesight.

    Meh indeed.
  • by Cyberax (705495) on Sunday January 31, 2010 @09:34AM (#30969902)

    They were (at least here).

    I wear polarizing anti-glare glasses and I was stupid enough to forget to take non-polarizing glasses to the movie. So I could either watch Avatar with one eye or watch it without my glasses.

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