Some of television's biggest players — from ESPN to an alliance of IMAX, Discovery and Sony — announced Tuesday a leap big enough to turn a blue Avatar green with envy. They will be broadcasting in 3-D soon, as in June for ESPN.
But here's something to really make your eyes pop:
That 60-inch HDTV plasma screen you just bought? It probably won't cut it.
"You're going to have to move it to your bedroom," said David Wertheimer, the executive director of the University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center.
Odds are you're going to need a new set. Price tag: $1,000 or more.
As for those zippy computerized "active shutter" 3-D shades?
Chalk up perhaps an additional $200, plus more for a new 3-D Blu-ray or DVD player.
Right now, TV experts said, television manufacturers have yet to agree upon a single standard that will allow one pair of glasses to be used with sets produced by different manufacturers.
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