Ready to see Tiger Woods in 3D?
If he does return to the game, he’ll be broadcast in all three dimensions online and on TV.
The Augusta National Golf Club just announced that the 2010 Masters Tournament will be produced and broadcast live in 3D for the first time.
Two hours of live afternoon 3-D coverage will be available each day beginning April 7 and continuing through April 11.
Comcast will carry the 3D broadcast, and you’ll need a 3D TV and glasses to see the effects. Comcast is also partnering with IBM, the tournament’s technology partner, to bring a live 3D feed on www.masters.com.
It is the first time a golf telecast has been shown in 3-D and will include multiple 3-D cameras placed strategically throughout the course, according to a club announcement.
Samsung and Panasonic just rolled out their $3,000 3D TVs into retailers last week, so we don’t expect too many people to enjoy the 3D action from their living rooms. But some might go the extra mile to get a pair of 3D glasses and watch it online, just to see what it’s like.
Even if big sporting events in 3D convince consumers or bar owners to pick up a few TVs, we still think 3D TV is dead on arrival.
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