It was the ultimate test. Could 3DTV get geeks inside from the beautiful scenery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Just outside the window of the private home I was fortunate enough to visit today are the Grand Tetons. Yet inside we were sitting, watching 3DTV. Now, I’m sure some of you will say “what a horrid shame.” Don’t worry about us, we’re going back outside now, but we were here to hear a talk by Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital and get his view of the state of the art of 3DTV (audio interview I did with him after the talk).
Don’t know who he is? His company filmed the first NFL game in 3D. Among many other “3D firsts.” He’s a true pioneer.
Me? I was skeptical about 3DTV. At CES I went and looked at the different models and thought “this isn’t the year for 3DTV.”
I was wrong.
In the picture below, Sandy is the guy in top right corner in a reddish shirt.
And, after being in a living room and watching the current state of the art of 3DTV I can tell you I was doubly wrong.
Did you know that sales of beer in pubs in UK and Ireland went up by five times after the bar owners hung a 3DTV up? I believe it.
Sports is 3DTV’s killer app. We watched a hockey game. A boxing match. And more.
A week ago I was at Oakley. There, the designers are working hard on finishing off some new 3D glasses that don’t make you look like a dork and have even better quality than the ones I was handed here.
Last week I wondered why Oakley would be “betting the company” on 3D, but now I understand. Brilliant.
Anyway, watching sports makes 3DTV a whole new experience that I want in my home. Listen to this interview with Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital, and you will hear what excited me: a new way to experience events. In the interview Sandy covers production costs, TVs, glasses, and more. We really cover a lot of material, hope you enjoy it.
I’m sold. Now just got to wait for my gadget budget to be approved by Maryam. Heh.