English FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D

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More people are going down the 3DTV route these days as the technology becomes more accessible and cheaper. Over in the UK it has been announced that the English FA Cup Final is to be shown in 3D for the first time.

Patrick Goss from TechRadar is reporting that ESPN’s coverage between super rich Manchester City and Stoke City, will be shown on Sky 3D. The game on May 14th will also be shown on ESPN and ITV and in 3D in pubs across the UK.

Sky 3D is currently available to householders who subscribe to Sky’s World package, and have access to a 3DTV. ESPN’s Murray Barnett said “ESPN is extremely proud to have been at the forefront of the development of 3D sports coverage, and are very excited to work with other companies like Sky that are leading the way as well“.

This sort of announcement continues the push into the 3DTV by manufacturers and media companies. But some consumers have been reluctant to embrace the technology due to price and the need for multiple sets of glasses. As prices drop and technology improves more people will be tempted to take the 3DTV plunge.

Have you got a 3DTV yet?

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