Sky 3D is coming to homes and pubs in the UK 3rd April, with Chelsea vs Man Utd the first game to be available to the public shown in 3D.
The day also marks the launch of the Sky 3D channel in homes, but this will not be showing the match – merely a showreel of selected 3D footage.
After the Chelsea vs Man Utd game, Sky has vowed to show five more games in 3D and only in pubs before the end of the season – although these are to be confirmed.
Non-Premiership fans, however, will be pleased to learn that the Coca-Cola Football League Play-Off Finals from Wembley Stadium at the end of May.
Sony showcased its latest television range in London today, but told TechRadar that it is not going to start major publicity on 3D until the UK market is ready.
Speaking to TechRadar, Christian Brown, Senior Category Marketing Manager Home Entertainment for Sony, explained the company’s stance on 3D noting: “Our big push for 3D will be in June.
“We are doing it then because that is when the 3D content will be in the market, so we are not going to do a major push on something that isn’t currently here.”
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With the Blu-ray 3D specification finalised and Sky’s 3D TV channel due to launch this April, the UK faces another telly revolution.
Forget the digital switchover, 1080p ‘Full HD’ and web-connected TV widgetry. Jump-out-of-the-screen ‘stereoscopic 3D’ is the technology that has set everybody a-buzzing. Trying to describe it is like trying to paint a symphony.
So what will you need to watch 3D TV? Who’s doing it? When? And will your existing HDTV work? Carry on reading to find out the answers to these and many more 3D TV questions…
Who is making 3D TVs?
The CEO of EA Sports, Peter Moore, has revealed his thoughts about 3D gaming and feels that sports titles will play a big part in bringing the technology to the mainstream.
Speaking exclusively to CVG, Moore said about the importance of 3D and sports: “It’s no coincidence that of the 3D [TV] broadcasts I’ve seen in the last two years, I can count the NBA All-Star event in Las Vegas, while ESPN has announced 3D programming – perhaps even a full channel.
“There have also been a number of announcements around the World Cup, with some games broadcast in 3D.”
Too many hours spent playing videogames indoors is contributing to a rise in rickets, according to a new study by doctors.
Professor Simon Pearce and Dr Tim Cheetham of Newcastle University have written a paper in the British Medical Journal which warns of the rickets uptake – a disease which sufferers get when deficient in Vitamin D.
The study boils down to the fact that as more people play videogames indoors they don’t get enough sunlight and this has meant the hospitals are now having to combat a disease that was last in the papers around the time Queen Victoria was on the throne.
Velocity Micro today announced the availability of the Edge Z5 Special Edition, the foremost gaming PC for budget conscious users. By utilizing premium quality components, tuning and tweaking techniques, expert engineering, and their trademarked Hyperclocking process, Velocity Micro has created a $999 gaming PC that crushes benchmarks without crushing the wallet, perfect for the frame rate hungry gamer on a budget. It doesn’t look half bad either as you can tell from the picture below.
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