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According to a new study, 3D LCD TV shipments are up and continuing to rise. But buying 3DTVs and playing 3D content are two very different things.
Futuresource Consulting study finds nearly 15 million 3DTVs will be in U.S. homes by the end of 2012. Moreover, 3D Blu-ray films will take up a larger slice of disc sales going forward.
The cable provider kicks off its round-the-clock 3D channel with an outdoor NHL game between Calgary and Montreal, followed by a Kings of Leon concert.
In the coming years, Blu-ray production will only increase. In fact, FutureSource believes 2 billion Blu-ray discs will be produced and shipped in 2014 alone.
The 3D service is set to go into effect in the next few weeks for people with the PlayStation 3, but it's available now on Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray players.
The future of blu-ray movies looks good
Over 4 million 3DTVs will be sold worldwide by the end of 2010, and about 5 million such sets will be purchased in the U.S. alone next year, according to Futuresource Consulting.
Good box office returns for the 3D film are expected to spur 3D entertainment from the theater to the living room.
New research from UK-based Futuresource Consulting suggests Blu-ray has momentum and is set to move from early adopter to early majority phase with 80 million disc sales forecast for the U.S. in 2009.
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