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LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony to show Sky 3D TV

Sky’s 3D service to work on big brands' 3D TV sets

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Digital TV provider Sky today confirmed that its forthcoming Sky 3DTV service will be compatible with a wide range of 3D Ready TVs to be launched in the UK in 2010. Sky plans to roll out the service over the next year.

Which? is attending this week’s international Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer technology exhibition, where Sky says that major TV brands will reveal plans to introduce Sky 3D compatible ‘3D Ready’ TVs this year.

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How can I get Sky 3D TV

The Sky 3D service will offer a range of 3D programming, expected to include movies, arts, entertainment and sport. The service will be broadcast across Sky’s existing HD network.

Sky 3D TV will need a Sky+ HD box to access the service, and the company says that existing boxes will work. Viewers will need to update their TV to a new 3D Ready model and, and use 3D glasses.

Brian Lenz, Sky’s director of product design & TV product development, said: ‘Our HD customers already have a 3D capable set-top box, so if they are interested in experiencing TV in a third dimension, the good news is that they’ll have a range of 3D Ready TVs to choose from. 

‘This is a great example of Sky and TV manufacturers taking the initiative to ensure there is no confusion over formats. By working together with set manufacturers, we want to provide a hassle free way for consumers to enjoy 3D TV.’

Which? TV buying advice

Although we haven’t tested any 3D TVs in our labs yet, Which? reviews more TVs than anyone else. 

If you’re looking to buy a new TV, use our in-depth LCD and plasma TV reviews – all of the TVs we test are HD-ready. 

When 3D TVs hit the market, we’ll update our TV test program and bring you detailed, independent reviews of 3D Ready TVs.

Catch up with all the latest Which? reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show on 3D TV and a host of other innovative tech products – from digital cameras to mobile phones like the brand new Google Nexus One handset.

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