3D TV showing of World Cup is nifty, if not without issues

By June 17, 2010Newswires

3D TV showing of World Cup is nifty, if not without issues

By Edward C. Baig

Three-dimensional TV is a kick. At least, I think so after watching World Cup soccer in 3D.

I felt like I was inside the Durban soccer stadium, where Germany routed Australia, though South Africa is halfway around the world from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters, where I watched on an off-the-shelf 46-inch Samsung LED 3D TV.

Especially on close-ups and replays, the 3D broadcast added depth and perspective that’s impossible to duplicate on the two-dimensional TVs we’ve watched for years, even high definition.

But obstacles remain before 3D goes primetime in homes, starting with the fact that new 3D TVs aren’t cheap. The Samsung 8000 series 3D TV I watched on costs about $2,400.

Moreover, you — and anyone who wants to watch with you — must don a pricey pair of 3D glasses.

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