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3-D TV May Make You Sick

by Gary Susman, posted Apr 15th 2010 6:00PM
The new wave of 3-D televisions offers something for almost everyone: nausea, seizures, cramps, dizziness, muscle-twitching, disorientation and strokes.

By "almost everyone," we mean children, teenagers, pregnant women, people with a family history of epilepsy or stroke, the elderly, people with serious medical conditions and people who drink. Those are among the groups cited in a medical warning posted online by Samsung, one of the manufacturers of the new 3-D TVs.

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Comcast Planning 3D Coverage of Masters Tournament

by Erika Milvy, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:31PM
Tiger Woods MastersIs 3D the new fore?

According to Variety, Comcast is planning to air the upcoming Masters tournament in 3D on its own dedicated channel and website, Masters.com. The tournament, which runs from April 8-11, will be available in 3D for two hours per day to those who own 3D-enabled technology.

Meanwhile, 3D coverage will not be available on ESPN or CBS, which has broadcast the Masters since 1956.

Still, ESPN plans to show the World Cup and NBA games in 3D on a brand-new network, beginning in June. Discovery, Imax and Sony have plans to jointly create a 3-D entertainment channel next year.

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New 3-D channel coming at ya

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 15th 2009 9:05AM
3d glassesHave you been clamoring for an all 3-D television network? Have you been hoping and praying that the god of your choice would listen to your prayers and deliver unto you a fully three dimensional network? Have you been unable to sleep for months on end as your very sanity teeters on the precipice of your grasp on reality?

Me neither.

Nevertheless, a publicly traded company hopes to turn a humble syndicated network into the world's first fully three-dimensional channel.

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Chuck: Chuck Versus The Third Dimension

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 2nd 2009 9:25PM
Chuck 3D

(S02E12)
"The cell is mightier than the sword, or the very large knife." -- Chuck

There were some funny bits in this episode of Chuck. There were also some good bits of plot development. Still, for what was being promoted as a spotlight show, including the novelty of 3-D, it's hard for me to sing the praises of tonight's episode. It just left a lot to be desired. What it did leave me with is a headache.

Before getting into the particulars, let's get the 3-D thing out of the way. It was terrible. Joel wrote about this a few days ago, and he was right. The 3-D glasses were cumbersome and lame. They also seemed too dark because instead of the effects popping, they just seemed murky and dim. I give NBC credit for trying to think outside the box, but 3-D is not the answer for how to make TV viewing more exciting. Compared to high-def, 3-D is not awesome, just annoying.

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Too bad we didn't have 3-D glasses for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 7th 2009 8:02PM
Super Bowl 2009We told you last month about NBC's plan to plug their shows during the Super Bowl game on February 1. Now it turns out that they're also going to show some stuff in 3-D.

Two commercials during the game will be broadcast in 3-D: one is for the new animated movie Monsters vs. Aliens, and the other is another ad for Sobe that features wacky lizards dancing (because last year's ad was so great?). If, however, you're not a fan of commercials but are a fan of wearing red and blue eyewear, you're in luck: the episode of Chuck that airs the night after the game will also be shown in 3-D. You can get the glasses (thanks to Intel) in Sobe displays in supermarkets and other stores.

3-D movies and shows are always disappointing. For every effect that makes you smile, there are 27 that are just really lame. Besides, I think Heroes might be more fun in 3-D. I think it lends itself to 3-D more than a show like Chuck does. We'll probably have these silly scenes of Chuck throwing a cell phone towards the camera or someone suddenly using a javelin.

[via AdFreak]

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