DirecTV to launch 3D channel in early 2010?

File this one under rumor for now, but HD Guru says it has
heard that DirecTV could be have a big CES announcement this year: The availability
of 3D programming by the end of the first quarter.Directv  

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
small.

 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.

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