RMA Cable to test 3D TV -- Olympics in 3D
RMA Cable will test our ability to deliver 3D TV over the next two weeks as we attempt to carry the NBC Olympic 3D channel. This high tech technology test will push both the RMA staff and equipment to their limits.
The 3D TV service will be carried on channel 113. Those without cable boxes can see it on channel 113.1 (some TV's may require a SCAN to find the channel) while those with cable boxes will receive the channel on 113.
Needless to say, only those with 3D television sets and 3D glasses will receive the channel in actual 3D. Just as only those with HD television sets can receive HD TV.
NBC has elected to broadcast their 3D channel on a 1 day delay basis. Programming begins tomorrow (Sat. July 28th).
We expect some glitches, problems and a learning curve as we learn what equipment will and will not carry 3D programming and as we determine the proper setting for the various equipment. Can you record a 3D channel on your DVR and watch it in 3D later?? 3D TV has a very high data rate, perhaps 2 to 4 times that of an HDTV channel.
The channel is currently available on either 113.1 or 113 (cable box). We have requested the iGuide provide listing for the channel however it may take them a few days to catch up with us. "To Be Announced" will be shown until the iGuide adds the listings.
Wlile there have been 3D films made since about 1915. We sure have come a long way from my childhood days of watching 3D horror movies in the 50's (House of Wax)....or have we?