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Sony, Discovery and IMAX to launch 3net, The 24/7 3D Television Network

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Sony, Discovery and IMAX to launch 3net, The 24/7 3D Television Network


3net, the joint venture television network from Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation today announced that DIRECTV will be the first distributor to launch 3net, the 24/7 3D network, beginning February 13, 2011. 3net will initially be available to millions of DIRECTV customers across the country. 3net will go live at 8:00 PM ET on DIRECTV (channel 107) with a primetime slate featuring world premieres of new, one-hour, native 3D original programs CHINA REVEALED and FORGOTTEN PLANET, in addition to the world 3D television premiere of INTO THE DEEP 3D. Throughout February, the network will offer an unprecedented rollout of original 3D series and new program debuts every night at 9:00 PM ET. 3net will deliver compelling, native 3D content to the marketplace and thus serve as a critical driver for consumer adoption of in-home 3D entertainment. The partnership's commitment to the emerging 3D market is historic, with plans for the channel to offer viewers the largest library of native 3D entertainment content in the world by the end of 2011.

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Oh man! I have no contract left with dish network, I am really tempted to go back to direct tv. Dish has no 3d channels, other than payperview in 3d, Plus in order for me to watch it, i have to upgrade my receiver to the new 922. For 200 bucks! Thats nuts!
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Sounds good to me, there's not much on D*TVs other 3D channels to watch yet so I'll be checking this out on Sunday. Thanks for the heads up!
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Originally Posted by jlluna View Post

Oh man! I have no contract left with dish network, I am really tempted to go back to direct tv.

If you can put up with the sluggishness of the DirecTV HD DVRs then I say go for it. You might want to try one out first though. If you know anybody that has one, you should take it for a test drive. I have a friend with DirecTV, and I can't stand how sluggish and unresponsive it is to navigate the interface. My Dish 622 and 722 DVRs are extremely responsive and snappy when going through channels, etc.

Historicallly, Dish has competed very well with DirecTV on programming, so I expect we will shortly hear something from Dish.
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Originally Posted by Edgar_in_Indy View Post

If you can put up with the sluggishness of the DirecTV HD DVRs then I say go for it. You might want to try one out first though. If you know anybody that has one, you should take it for a test drive. I have a friend with DirecTV, and I can't stand how sluggish and unresponsive it is to navigate the interface. My Dish 622 and 722 DVRs are extremely responsive and snappy when going through channels, etc.

Historicallly, Dish has competed very well with DirecTV on programming, so I expect we will shortly hear something from Dish.

The newer HR24 DVRs from DirecTv are very fast. In fact it is my understanding that they are faster and more responsive than Dish's DVRs.
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I hear ya Edgar, I am happy with dish,but i wish they would come out with some 3d.
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Dish will have something soon. I have faith.
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The newer HR24 DVRs from DirecTv are very fast. In fact it is my understanding that they are faster and more responsive than Dish's DVRs.

That's good to hear. Is the HR24 what they're using for all new installs, or are they still using the old DVRs also?
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The newer HR24 DVRs from DirecTv are very fast. In fact it is my understanding that they are faster and more responsive than Dish's DVRs.

Not faster or more responsive than the 922.
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Yeah, they told me the only way i could watch 3d content is with the 922, heard it was a great receiver, could get one for free, just have to renew to a 2 year
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Originally Posted by jlluna View Post
Yeah, they told me the only way i could watch 3d content is with the 922, heard it was a great receiver, could get one for free, just have to renew to a 2 year
Wow for free? I'd jump all over that!
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but what good is 3d when almost nobody has a receiver that can pass hdmi 4.1?
If DVRs came out with dual hdmi outs like the OPPO bdp-93 then we would have a way to get both 3d and master audio. I've had an integra 80.1 for a year and found it would cost about $900 to upgrade to a 80.2 w/ 4.1. Thats not going to happen!
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Just got a 3D TV, arrives tomorrow. Will get the starter kit on Friday and see if I can't get a free upgrade.

Sports is basically the only broadcasted thing I can think of that will embrace 3d. Other than the obvious movies.
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I just checked it out. Looks like pretty limited content so far but the 4 shows they are showing are great. I'm sure more will come soon I cannot wait to see Walking on the Moon is 3D tomorrow.
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The program on China looked great!
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Just switched to Direct Tv, from dish network, I cant wait to see how the 3d content is on Direct tv 2 Hd dvr receiver will be installed tomorrow, Cant wait! will report back.
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Not faster or more responsive than the 922.


And the HR-25 is just around the corner...



I was impressed with the depth of field on all three programs they showed last night, and recorded Into the Deep to show friends/family when they come over, very cool.

The programming in their repeating (ad nauseum) commercial looks good too, we may finally watch enough 3D to have to replace/recharge our glasses batteries, lol.
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Originally Posted by Edgar_in_Indy View Post
That's good to hear. Is the HR24 what they're using for all new installs, or are they still using the old DVRs also?
It's still possible to get a new install with an old/slow receiver. Luck of the draw I suppose. Can also depend on how the installer feels, or if he has any in the truck. The only way to be 100% sure is to spend 200$ and buy one yourself, then let the installer dude hook it up. If you're due for a free HD DVR upgrade, then maybe they can reimburse/credit you for the purchase.
post #19 of 23
Looks like 3net has lots of stuff coming...watched a space show with Tom Hanks last night....looked amazing. They have really good 3D....at last!
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I really like what Discovery is doing. They are the first to jump to HD, and now 3D.
Although I personally don't want to wear another pair of glasses to watch 3D, so I will have to wait until we have glassless 3D.
post #21 of 23
Well, I just switched to direct tv and watched a few shows in 3d the space show, and some paranormal show in 3d, Looks Great! just have to get use to the direct tv guide, i prefer the dish guide over direct, But great 3d content on direct.
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its about time we had some 3d television broadcasts
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Damn Dish Network... Waiting for glassless 3DTV's, gimme a break!!
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