The satellite company will reportedly announce a 3D HD channel, with movies, sports and TV shows beamed down to subscribers – with most
existing set-top boxes able to handle the content with a firmware update.
The stickler here, though, is that no broadcast or cable
network has begun filming its shows in 3D, which makes that “and TV shows” part
a little hard to swallow. And the number
of folks who own a 3D HD set in the first three months of 2010 is going to be infinitesimally
That said, plans are underway to film both the Winter
Olympics and World Cup in 3D – so there could be some truth here. We’ll find
out in a little over a week.