View Full Version : NFL to Broadcast Game in 3-D

Nov 24, 2008, 07:23 AM
Link (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122749333275552323.html)

I'd love to be able to see this.

Next week, a game between the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders will be broadcast live in 3-D to theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Boston. It is a preliminary step on what is likely a long road to any regular 3-D broadcasts of football games.

The idea is a "proof of concept," says Howard Katz, NFL senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations. "We want to demonstrate this and let people get excited about it and see what the future holds."

Nov 25, 2008, 07:51 PM
This would be sweet to see. I wonder if the camera positionings would be different. Watching a game in 3-D from the normal camera at the 50 yard line high up in the stands would be a lot less impressive than having cameras as close to the field as possible.

When it becomes possible, and cheap, to do this at home, I wonder if there'd be a way around wearing those glasses. I'd feel kind of stupid always putting 3-D glasses on when I'm going to watch TV.