Comcast Offers Free 3D Movies On Demand

Comcast Offers Free 3D Movies On Demand

One problem with owning a 3DTV is that there’s not much to watch through your ludicrously expensive glasses. Comcast is offering a slate of obscure films you can use to show off your technology to visiting friends, provided you keep extra sets of those glasses handy. [More]

You Can Game In 3D On Your PS3 Now If You Really Want To

You Can Game In 3D On Your PS3 Now If You Really Want To

Welcome to the future, which sadly is lacking in jetpacks, Cubs World Series titles and robot maids but does at least have 3D gaming, although it requires a special, expensive TV and dorky glasses. As of today the PS3 supports 3D in three downloadable games: Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD and Pain. You can also nerd it up by playing the free MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo in 3D. [More]

PS3 To Get Update That Lets It Play 3D Games

PS3 To Get Update That Lets It Play 3D Games

High-Def Digest reports that come June Sony will be sending out a downloadable PS3 update that will give the system the ability to play 3D games for those who are big enough dorks to game with their glasses on their newly purchased 3DTVs. The update won’t let the system play 3D Blu-ray films, though. [More]

3DTV Can Make You Sick, Samsung Warns

3DTV Can Make You Sick, Samsung Warns

As if the burden of having to wear dorky glasses in your living room weren’t a big enough strike against would-be-next-big-thing 3DTV, now Samsung warns that watching can give you a feeling akin to motion sickness, Digital Home reports. [More]

You Don't Need HDMI 1.4 Cables For 3D TV

You Don't Need HDMI 1.4 Cables For 3D TV

If you’re ready to shell out $3,000 for a new 3D-capable TV (plus as much as $150 for each additional set of goofy goggles), you can still save a few bucks in one place: cables. Despite what the aggressive electronics dealer might say, any high-speed HDMI cable will work just fine with today’s 3DTVs and Blu-ray disc players. And those so-called HDMI 1.4 cables? They’re not even allowed to mention them. [More]

Best Buy Clarifies Its Policy On Imaginary Sync Service For 3D Glasses

Best Buy Clarifies Its Policy On Imaginary Sync Service For 3D Glasses

Last week, HD Guru pointed out that Best Buy was advertising 3D glasses syncing as part of a $150 installation service for people buying 3D TVs. The problem with the offer is it’s not necessary (or even possible) to manually “sync” your 3D glasses with a 3D TV. Now Best Buy has responded to the post, partly by explaining that some customers might not know that the glasses sync up automatically and that they can depend on Geek Squad to educate them. [More]

Geek Squad To Provide Yet Another Useless Service For 3D Televisions

Geek Squad To Provide Yet Another Useless Service For 3D Televisions

HDGuru reports that Best Buy is at it again, charging innocent customers for truly unnecessary services. This time, they’re offering to sync your 3D glasses as part of a Geek Squad package to hook up your new 3D TV and Blu-Ray player. Sure, the connection services are logical enough, but the glasses sync thing makes no sense. Why? Because 3D glasses don’t need to be synced. [More]

Comcast To Add Third Dimension Of Boringness To Masters Golf Tourney

Comcast To Add Third Dimension Of Boringness To Masters Golf Tourney

Maybe golf would be a more interesting televised sport if it appeared that golf balls or clubs were flying out of your TV right at your head. Comcast will put the theory to test come the April 7, when it will broadcast the Masters in 3D both on TV and online. [More]

Consumer Reports Tests 3D Televisions, Goofy Glasses

Consumer Reports Tests 3D Televisions, Goofy Glasses

We might have all of the cat pictures here at Consumerist, but our sibling publication, Consumer Reports, gets to play with very cool toys. Right now, the folks in the TV-testing lab have some of the exciting new 3D televisions from Panasonic and Samsung, and they made a preliminary video to show them off and weigh the pros and cons of being an early 3D TV adopter. Sorry, the video is only in 2D. [More]

New 3D TVs To Cost You $1K Per D

New 3D TVs To Cost You $1K Per D

Colin Boyd of Get the Big Picture put together a roundup on the upcoming home entertainment craze of 2010, 3DTV. The verdict: New bigscreen, 3D-capable TVs in the 46 to 50-inch range from Panasonic and Samsung will cost about $3,000. And the early industry standard seems to be that the sets will come with two pairs of glasses. Additional glasses, required for watching in non-blurry vision, will cost an extra $150. [More]