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    News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Many customers are still getting their heads around HD, but Sky has confirmed that it will launch 3D and VOD services next year.
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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Well i remember reading something last year possibly the year before about them filming Gladiators in 3D so this could be a reasonable date, but how many people have even got / will buy 3D capable TV's ?
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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Quite happy with the screen I have and certainly couldn't justify upgrading (even for want of new toys) anytime soon. Like the article says, knowing Sky, they'll want to charge a premium for bugger all content. Pixar and the like will be 3D, Cameron's at it with Avatar and it appears the major studios are edging towards that tech. Obvious why, paying bums on seats at the cinema; pirate copies won't be useful for many and cameras won't be of any use (). It'll be a few years yet before there's a decent schedule worth paying for.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    on demand service would be good, i guess it would allow access to skyplayer-esque program via sky box in turn connected to your sky routers green ethernet port, hopefully removing the need to have it hooked up via my phone line

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Is their just me that really doesn't like 3d? given im long and short sighted they don't tend to work lol.

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    @Jasp - I took my daughter to see Ice Age 3D yesterday, and while the technology was effective, I found that after a while the experience was physically uncomfortable. I used to be - perhaps still am - slightly long-sighted. On the 3D side, it was fun, but I don't feel an overwhelming desire to go out and chuck my current HD screen.

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    On the 3D side, it was fun, but I don't feel an overwhelming desire to go out and chuck my current HD screen.
    Although ive not experienced current 3D, O/LED is whats on my radar when it comes to new displays.
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    I realy cant see majority of consumers going out and replacing their TV with another highly priced model when there is such little demand for it at the moment.

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    @Jasp - I took my daughter to see Ice Age 3D yesterday, and while the technology was effective, I found that after a while the experience was physically uncomfortable.
    Anything that tricks your brain into thinking it's seeing something different, seems highly likely to cause that effect...

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    Re: News - Sky to launch the UK's first 3D channel in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Anything that tricks your brain into thinking it's seeing something different, seems highly likely to cause that effect...

    Every 3D tech I have tried has made me feel sick or dizzy
    Its true, most people will not be able to watch 3d images for a long period of time. Our brain can't handle the information for long periods and in turn causes our eyes to become what feels like tiredness...

    Its a wasted concept and too be honest its probably a publicity move as the hype around HD has dropped.

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