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Samsung Announces Explore 3D Video App

To meet the ever-growing demand for 3D content and immersive home entertainment, Samsung announced its beta version of the “Explore 3D” videoapp, available for free download from Samsung Apps, the world’s first HDTVapps store.

“Explore 3D” is the first application we’ve heard of that provides streaming 3Dcontent via the Internet. Currently, viewers can access 3D movie trailers from box office favorites Shrek Forever After, Megamind, and How to Train Your Dragon directly on their 3D-capable smart TV from Samsung, without the need for additional equipment such as a Blu-ray player or cable device. Apparently, more content will be made available through this app in the future. With the dearth of real 3D content on Blu-ray, this is one way Samsung can at least begin to justify sales of its new 3D televisions – something that is turning out to be a real bust for most manufacturers this year.

See the original post here: http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/samsung-explore-3d-video-app

(Phil Lelyveld comment: This story is a rerelease of a story that was originally reported on over a month ago – http://www.etcenter.org/2010/11/samsung-3d-streaming-service-described-video/ )

Cinema’s popularity on the rise

(Excerpts) WHILE the cricket kept many entertained at home, Gold Coasters also embraced another great Boxing Day tradition yesterday — spending the day in front of the silver screen.

Robert Olive, the manager at Harbour Town’s Reading Cinemas, said admissions increased by 10 per cent each year.

”New technology such as the roll-out of 3D movies, better sound quality and bigger screens has made viewing experiences even more superior,” he said.

”I expect admissions to increase further in the future as more and more people realise watching a film at home can’t beat watching a film on the big screen.”

According to ABS figures, attending the movies seems to be favoured among young people, with 93 per cent of 15 to 17-year-olds going at least once in 2009-10, compared with 71 per cent of 35 to 44-year-olds and 32 per cent of people aged 75 and over.

Read the full story here: http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/12/27/278855_more-gold-coast-gig-guide.html

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