- March 31st, 2010
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Three thousand dollars will score you a Panasonic 3D display which might be considered reasonable if you are the owner of a Sports Bar.
For the rest of us, we might have to wait until the prices come down, which may not be as long as you think. Consider when HD displays first went on sale ten years ago with the jaw dropping price of $8,000. Over time more consumers buy into a new technology and the price comes down precipitously. I bought my first flat panel last year for Christmas from a well known retailer in New York. With no tax and free shipping, I got mine (Sony Bravia 40″) for under $750.
In the meantime if you’d like to experience Tiger Woods and the Masters in 3D, call around to find out which local tavern will be offering it up or visit your nearest Best Buy.
In 3-D, Masters Does Have Extra Dimension NY Times 3.31.10
Clearly sports entertainment has the big bucks and the audience willing to pay for enhanced viewing. The question remains will 3D cameras covering sports be able to handle quick pans and lots of transient images and fast motion. And how close must the cameras be placed to make it worth the time and effort?