DirecTV set to offer first 3D MLB games

May 6, 2010
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A few things are holding back the wide adoption of 3D home entertainment gear in the home. One of the things is the cost of the 3D sets and the fact that you need glasses to view the content. Another significant issue is the fact that right now there isn’t a lot of content available if you buy 3D gear.

DirecTV has announced that it will be the first broadcaster to offer viewers 3D Major League Baseball games. DirecTV will be offering these games in conjunction with YES Network and FSN Network. There are a couple caveats to the 3D broadcasts.

You have to be within the YES "home team footprint" to be able to view the 3D game, which will be broadcast from Safeco Field in Seattle. That home footprint covers all of New York State and Connecticut, Central New Jersey, and northeast Pennsylvania. Viewers in the FSN Northwest viewing areas of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and some parts of Montana and Idaho will also be able to see the 3D game. The game will air on Saturday, July 10 at 10pm ET and again on Sunday the 11 at 4pm. You will need 3D compatible TV and glasses to view the game along with a free software update for DirecTV HD customers.


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