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Future TV and gaming

2010 saw 3D TVs finally leave the tech show booths and enter (a few of) our homes. There’s also 3D Blu-ray players, projectors and 3D channels, but so far the uptake has been slow, with potential viewers put off by cost, lack of content and, it must be said, the glasses.

Will 3D TV even make it to 2020? The other huge area of growth is IPTV – on-demand telly via your computer. Pioneered by pirates on YouTube, MegaVideo and others and then by the legitimate likes of BBC iPlayer, online services are fast becoming our preferred way to consume content.

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damnyouretall2552d ago

its 2011, where the hell are our vr helmets?

Dark_king2552d ago

screw vr helmets I want holodeck now.No the vr helmets just are not safe you can't see anything around you.I played with one many years ago at COSI.They basically have to put railings all around you an force slow movements to prevent injuries.Spin around to fast you get dizzy,fall down and you sue them.
I believe vr helms and motion controls would be prefect together imagine the next elder scrolls allowing vr helms and next gen move.However the risk of injury would prevent any company from doing it.

DA_SHREDDER2552d ago

"There’s also 3D Blu-ray players, projectors and a 3D channel from Sky but so far the uptake has been slow, with potential viewers put off by cost, lack of content and, it must be said, the glasses."

I haven't had a job in years and somehow I've been able to afford a 3-D tv. $909 dollars for a 50 inch samsung that came with two pairs of 3-D glasses. And thats with taxes. So the fact that people don't have tv's is not because of the cost, its because you guys just dont want it. If you dont want it, then just stfu and move on with your lives. That is if you have one?

JMyers2551d ago

Technology is moving so fast. It don't think it will be about power, but engaging the player to the fullest and in as many ways as possible. Imagine like a virtual world, where you make decisions in the game, and interact through avatars. Maybe its far fetched and geeky, but I can see it happening in another few generations.