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China Trials Its First 3D TV Channel 48

Posted by timothy
from the smell-o-rama-next dept.
rtoz writes with the news that Chinese viewers will soon be able to watch a 3D TV channel service, to be opened in late January. Excerpting: "The first stations for the 3D trial are China Central Television, Beijing Television, Tianjing Broadcasting TV, Jiangsu TV and Shenzhen TV. 3D programs will be offered daily from 10:30 am to midnight. The programs include animation, sports, documentaries, TV dramas, entertainment and live broadcasting of big events, such as CCTV New Year's Gala and the London 2012 Olympic Games. The stations will charge no viewing fees during the early phase of operation."
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China Trials Its First 3D TV Channel

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  • by elrous0 (869638) * on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @11:54AM (#38572634)

    It's roughly translated to "Woman Read Chairman Mao To Inspirational Music In Front of Picture of Chairman Mao." And I hear it looks *amazing* in 3D.

  • I'm still waiting for my 3D Sound experience and smell-o-vison.
    • 3D Television is great. You can have a great big TV blaring away in your living room, and all of your flatmates, not having goggles of their own, will think it's a blurry mess. They'll leave you in peace.

      3D Sound is easy, as long as you can avoid tripping over the speaker wires.

  • Great! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by webanish (1045264) on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @12:21PM (#38572934) Journal
    Big-time censorship in three dimensions.
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      In 3D it's easy to circumvent by looking around the side of the black rectangles.

      • I wonder what pixelation looks like in 3D.

        I wonder if they can do a volumetric cut of "offensive" images, so they can for example, cut off the image of a guy's dick so you don't see it when it is broadcast. Might be easier to cut it off in real life first though, especially if he is a political dissident.

        Even better, broadcast a 3D image of the police coming to arrest you if you say anything treasonous to scare potential dissenters. They will never know if it is a 3D projection, or the real police, Like Arn

  • They have to be aware that 3D is failing in the marketplace around the rest of the world (looking at 3D movie attendance, Nintendo 3DS sales numbers, 3D TV sales figures, etc.), so my question is: Why are they jumping on this ship now?
  • The 3D trial in Australia was a real non-event [http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD.PC/pc=PC_312131] since the cost of broadcast was excessive when considering the small amount of interest in watching 3D TV [http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/hometech/3d-tv-falls-flat-as-broadcasters-tune-out-20110902-1jp0u.html]
  • Oh, neat. I'm in Jiangsu. Except for some reason all of my channels come from the Philippines. I'm getting good at Tagalog, which doesn't really help me in China.

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