DirecTV to Announce the Launch of 3D HD Channel at CESBy Chris Weiss
Apparently, in the tooth-and-nail world of cable/satellite competition it’s never too early to roll out exciting new consumer technologies. Before we’ve even seen a 3D HDTV hit the market, or really have any indication of how well the technology will be handled and received, it appears that DirecTV is poised to offer its first 3D HDTV channel. The satellite provider will reportedly be making the official announcement at CES on January 7.
The new channel will offer sports, movies and other programming and will be compatible with upcoming 3D HDTVs from manufacturers like LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. The satellite that will support the new 3D HD technology will become fully operational in March and existing HD customers will get a firmware upgrade that will allow them to view the 3D channel.
So get ready to enjoy a substandard station filled with random junk that you could be watching elsewhere on your non-3D TV. Then you’ll probably have to cancel in 30 days to avoid exorbitant monthly fees.
If you actually want to take advantage of the new channel, you’ll need to lay out the cash on a 3D HDTV, when one becomes available, and submit to wearing those stupid glasses around your living room. [via HD Guru]