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    First dedicated 3D networks coming to TV

    A new television network featuring 24-7 three-dimensional content will be coming to your home in 2011. The venture is backed by Discovery Communications, owners of the Discovery Channel and its family of networks, Sony, and Imax.

    According to the companies, all three firms will hold equal share in the joint venture. The goal, the companies wrote in a joint release, is to drive "consumer adoption of 3D televisions" and become a "long term" leader in the 3D home marketplace. When it launches, the network will be available only in the United States, but the companies did say they would explore international opportunities in the future.

    So far, the 3D network doesn't have a name. But when it launches, the companies said it will feature "content from genres that are most appealing in 3D, including natural history, space, exploration, adventure, engineering, science and technology, motion pictures and children's programming from Discovery, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Imax, and other third-party providers."

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    I wonder how this will affect bandwidth... if at all.

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    What do you mean Rik? I thought the 3D TV would use the save DigitalTV transmission technology?

    This still seems pretty new stuff for the mainstream... LED LCD's are just hitting mainstream, maybe 3-5 years or longer if there is a technology 'war' again.

    Anyone seen Avatar 3D?? Sea-sick?

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    I really don't know how it all works. Is there no difference or additional payload between a digital signal and a 3D show signal?

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    Hmm interesting, there'd definitely need more processing power and perhaps different 'glass' ontop of the LCD stuff...

    But when are the days where you can watch 2 different shows at the same time, either at different viewing angles or with different glasses on?!

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