Sky TV is offering shoppers at Westfield shopping centre in West London a chance to win a 3D TV package tomorrow (Friday 12 March), as part of Sky’s first shopping centre 3D TV experience.
Sky’s 3D TV demo at Westfield is the first of more 100 shopping centre 3D TV experiences Sky has planned over the next 12 months, and is a precursor to Sky’s planned launch of Sky 3D later this year.
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Sky 3D demo at Westfield
Sky’s Westfield demo will showcase a selection of 3D content Sky has filmed over the past two years. Fashionistas may be particularly keen to view the first public 3D screening of footage from last month’s Burberry London Fashion Week show.
The Sky 3D showcase also contains footage from the world’s first live sports 3D TV broadcast – Arsenal vs. Manchester United – as well as tennis, golf, boxing, ballet, movies and live music.
Sky will supply 3D glasses to view the demo, which will take place at the Sky Retail Store on level 2 of Westfield shopping centre.
Every visitor to the stand will have the opportunity to register to win a competition to be one of the first people in the UK kitted out with a 3D TV, Sky+HD box and subscription to Sky’s top channel and HD packs, ready for when the service launches.
How to watch 3D TV at home
The first 3D TV sets are expected to be available to buy at the end of this month, so if you’re looking to buy a new TV set and are tempted by the 3D experience you might want to hold out for a few weeks.
Sky says that its Sky 3D service will be compatible with all 3D ready TVs coming to the UK this year, including models from LG, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung.
Take a look at the Which? Panasonic 3D preview to find out more about what could be on offer with a 3D TV set.
Sky 3D set-top boxes
Sky’s existing Sky+HD boxes are already set up to receive Sky TV, so if you already have a Sky+HD box you’ll only need to upgrade your TV and not your set-top box. Sky plans to launch its 3D service with a range of content including movies and sports as 3D TV sets reach peoples’ living rooms.
There’s no confirmation yet on exactly how much it will cost to watch Sky’s 3D TV service or whether it will be a pay per view or subscription service.
If you’re in the market for a new HD-ready TV but aren’t yet convinced that 3D TV is anything more than a gimmick, check out the wide choice of Which? Best Buy TVs on offer in the Which? LCD and plasma TV review.
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