3D Now Available on DISH Network!

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#1
The following notice was sent to Dish Network retailers yesterday..

3D Now Available on DISH Network!

DISH On Demand Movie Premieres November 30th
November 30, 2010

Unless you’ve been living in a vacuum, you’ve most likely heard about all the excitement around one of the newest TV technologies in the marketplace today, one that will revolutionize programming content as we know it!

It’s 3D and it’s now available on DISH Network! With the launch of 3D programming options, DISH Network will now add another great service to our spectacular lineup. 3D is just one more way we continue to strive to add best-in-class technology, and the latest and greatest content to our customer offerings.

DISH is thrilled to announce that our launch of 3D programming will start with the movie “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” on November 30, 2010 for $7.99!

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 3D – Premieres
November 30th
The ongoing war between cats and dogs is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat with her own sinister plans for conquest. Rated PG.

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 3D
Availability November 30th
Price 3D: $7.99

Ordering
Order by remote on channels 501-558
Currently can only be viewed using a ViP® 922 SlingLoaded™ DVR with a compatible 3D HDTV and applicable 3D glasses.

Additional Information Regarding 3D Since this is our first offering of 3D programming content, we would like to provide additional important information
regarding 3D. Please see below.
• What is 3D and what makes it special? 3D allows HDTV viewing to come to life. This is achieved by adding length as a third dimension to the TV screen’s height and width dimensions. By adding depth to the viewing experience, some objects seem closer, and others seem further away.
• What is required to view 3D?
o ViP 922
o 3D programming content
o Compatible 3D HDTV, and applicable 3D glasses
o HDMI cable connection between the ViP 922 and a compatible 3D HDTV (the HDMI port and cable that comes
with the ViP 922 will support 3D viewing).

• Which 3D HDTVs are currently compatible with DISH Network equipment? As the number of model 3D HDTVs grows and becomes available in the marketplace, please continue to check DISH’s 3D webpage located at DISH Network's 3D Site FAQ for details on what 3D HDTVs are compatible with our different equipment.
• Are there any restrictions while viewing 3D content on DISH equipment?
o Picture-in-Picture (PIP) features are not available while viewing 3D content.
• How do customers order 3D movies from DISH Cinema? The ViP 922’s “DISH On Demand” menu will have a new area called “3D On Demand.” Customers can order 3D content through the DISH On Demand menu the same way they order other Video On Demand content. It will be clearly identified as 3D content.

Additionally, when a customer places the order for a 3D Video On Demand movie, their model ViP 922 receiver will check to make sure their TV is 3D compatible. If it is not compatible, the customer will see an error popup message explaining the issue.
• Where can customers find more information about 3D from DISH? Customers can continue to visit DISH Network's 3D Site FAQ for the latest information and news regarding 3D on DISH!
On DISH Network's 3D Site FAQ customers can find:
o Information on equipment required to view 3D HDTV
o A list of 3D Video On Demand movies available to view
o Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)
o Technical support
o And more!
So it's just the ViP922 that will do 3D at this time. I am sure the software update will go out to other ViP series DVR's in the future.
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#2
One of the many problems of 3d TV: Lack of content. Maybe this will be a (small) shot in the arm.
 

CptlA

DTVUSA Member
#3
Additionally, when a customer places the order for a 3D Video On Demand movie, their model ViP 922 receiver will check to make sure their TV is 3D compatible. If it is not compatible, the customer will see an error popup message explaining the issue.
That's pretty cool. Seems like 3DTV is going to be a tech support nightmare for cable and sat providers with bringing receivers up to date and making sure their customers TVs can support 3DTV.
 

Yes616

The Mod Squad
#4
At $7.99 per movie ($2.00 more than regular or even 1080p HD), I wouldn't have any interest even if I had a 3DTV. I am pretty sure that is the highest PPV price anywhere!
 

DanB_DISH

DTVUSA Member
#5
That's pretty cool. Seems like 3DTV is going to be a tech support nightmare for cable and sat providers with bringing receivers up to date and making sure their customers TVs can support 3DTV.
Currently only the 922 receiver is capable of receiving 3D, any troubleshooting for a 922 is handled by a special department. If you caught the last Charlie Chat, they are considering a special chip set that will eliminate the need for 3D glasses. Sounds interesting!

Daniel Busa
DISH Network Customer Service
 
Top