3-D is coming to TV, but will anyone watch?
Cable programming giant Discovery Communications Inc., in partnership with Sony Corp. and big-screen theater operator Imax Corp., said Tuesday it would launch a 3-D channel in 2011. At the same time, Walt Disney Co.'s sports channel ESPN announced it was entering the 3-D fray with its own network set to debut this year.
3-D is coming to television, but entertainment reporter Joe Flint raises the question, how many consumers are really ready to shell out more than $2,000 for a 3-D-compatible television set, not to mention wear those goofy glasses while sitting on their couch at home?
Fewer than 1 million of the nation's nearly 115 million television homes have a TV that can view 3-D content, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn.
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