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Well it is official my friends ESPN is pulling the plug -- his 3-D network blaming a couple.
The lack of interest so what does this mean for your living room joining me now -- -- all tech analyst for all things digital.
-- Eric this is fantastic news in the -- household because that means I can ignore my husband's request for 3-D TV do you feel the same.
I can -- tell my dad not to buy -- you can just kind of the advice of -- left.
But it was a gimmick -- -- never we never really took off the moment has really come I -- some market data today and for my chest and about 33 million of these things sold last year maybe fifty million this year.
-- the -- it's not gonna continue to wow drop -- I think that it doesn't TVs are tuned into 3-D channels at any one time and you have to -- It was gonna work anywhere it would work in sports exactly and in sports that's where exactly the problem is ESPN clearly had a problem there.
But think about the logistics involved and we have one camera for every shot here.
Think of having the expense of having two and -- again in the sportsman you've got to have two cameras.
Taking up all that space all those different angles -- just that -- -- expenses mound up and not much of a -- What are people doing instead because it seems to me if -- if they're ignoring 3-D it's because something else -- their attention.
And second screen.
I don't have any market data to back is up yet but there is some there's some stuff coming out that begins to show people are spending a lot more time on their tablets are a lot more time on -- -- while they're watching TV that second screen experience.
Sharing on FaceBook sharing on Twitter and so forth.
That is an important trend to watch I would -- Absolutely and we do that all the time and I mean even watching anything from sports to movies to TV shows and pay little or almost nothing for the privilege.
You know I think -- if you're one of those folks who bought a 3-D TV sat right now you're probably not very happy.
No but then again let's keep one thing in perspective here I mean -- I think we'll probably still be some special events that might be broadcast optional in 3-D.
NBC for example hasn't said whether or helping me do -- a 3-D option for the Olympics next time around.
You know -- one time one off events.
But as a mainstream viewing option owned by the way discovery networks is still working on three -- they.
I would call that their research and develop -- say that would be beautiful right but you say there's another technology coming into play that really will be terrific yeah.
We had Sony showing off four case.
Viewing technology basically imagine.
High definition TV times 44 times a definition actually four K four K is what it's called in our apps it's like looking out of windows and and and what it basically means is you know I think there's some some additions to the picture that are probably.
To find for the human I had a really perceive.
But I will fit just so you're bald eagle -- got four case that is free jailbreak except that apple repair work out.
You can really see it as fact.
Eric thanks for coming -- it's always great to see you here thank you well.
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