Tiger Woods in 3D?
Bell offering three-dimensional broadcast of Masters’ final two rounds
By Steve Tilley
Does Tiger Woods look as hangdog in three dimensions as he does in two? Bell TV customers will have a chance to find out this weekend, if they’ve splashed out big bucks for a fancy new 3D HDTV.
Bell has announced they’ll be the first Canadian TV provider to beam a high definition 3D television broadcast to subscribers, as the satellite carrier airs rounds three and four of the 2010 Masters Tournament in 3D on Saturday and Sunday.
The catch? Watching Tiger, Phil and the rest in crisp 3D means you¹ll need one of the recently released new 3D-capable HDTV sets, which currently start at $2,500 for a 40-inch model, plus $250 for each pair of the required hi-tech 3D glasses. Bell will be airing the tournament in standard definition and regular high definition broadcasts as well.
Canadian viewers who have 3D TVs and subscribe to Bell’s HD service can tune into channel 1000 for commercial-free 3D coverage of the Masters, running 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET each day. The Masters is the first major sporting event to be broadcast in 3D, and will be followed in June by 3D coverage of the 2010 World Cup.
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