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England’s Six Nations rugby matches in 3D

Europe's first live 3D sports broadcast

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Two of the England rugby team’s Six Nation matches will be broadcast to cinemas in 3D.

The England v Ireland rugby game on 6th February 2010 at Twickenham, will be the first European live 3D sports broadcast. The England v Wales match on February 27th will also be filmed and broadcast in 3D.

Although this 3D broadcast will only be shown in cinemas, you will soon be able to experience the depth of 3D in the comfort of your own living room when Sky launches its 3D TV service later this year. 

Six Nations in 3D

The games will be shown in 3D at 40 Odeon and Cineworld cinemas across the UK. Adult tickets will cost £12.50 and upwards, and will go on sale to the general public from 29th January.

Customers of O2, the England rugby team’s sponsor, can book priority tickets by texting 3D to 2020 from 25th January.

Dave Holes, Which? audio-visual expert and rugby fan, said: ‘This is exactly the type of event that lends itself well to 3D, where people sit down for a set period of time to focus on the screen. It’s likely to be major sporting events and films that drive the sales of 3D products this year to those who can afford them’.

3D TVs and 3D Blu-ray players

Which? reported from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, where a host of 3D TVs and Blu-ray players were unveiled that will be making their way to the market later this year.

You may also be interested in our in-depth, lab-based reviews of more than 200 LCD and plasma TVs.

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