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IBC 2010: The Great 3DTV Debate

September 11, 2010 - 0 Comments

3DTV is no doubt one of the top issues at IBC this year, being featured in booths of countless device makers and discussed by most off of the attendees in one way or another.

“it is the dawn of a new era of television,” “it is banished to the niche hobbyist and will never hit mainstream,” “it suspends disbelief even further and makes a good TV experience great,” “no one will be willing to pay for it,” “it’s possible only because of HD,” “it’s not going to take off because of HD,” and “what’s up with those glasses?” are all comments that I have heard in just the past few hours. All of them make sense to some degree, but do they miss the point?

As a longtime SP360 contributor and an obvious coffee drinker dealing with some massive jet lag, in the following video, I go into the debate further and give my opinion on the debate. (Next year, we’re seeing if we can get two competing animated characters yelling the pro and con debate from each shoulder, but until then, you’re just going to be stuck with me giving a dramatic reenactment…)

For more on IBC 2010, see our other posts in this series and let us know your thoughts in the comments section:

IBC 2010: Network Infrastructure – The Backbone for Connected Video Devices

IBC 2010: Leading the Pack in “Contribution-Grade” IP Video

IBC 2010: Why IP Video, Why Now?

IBC 2010: The Monetization of Social Media

IBC 2010: IP Video Groundswell – What’s Next?

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