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Adult 3D coming to a TV near you

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March 3, 2011

Adult 3D coming to a TV near you

Adult 3D coming to a TV near you

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In the hierarchy of human needs, sex ranks a close third behind food and air. Pornography has always been one of the drivers of technology adoption, and it seems likely that the budding 3D television industry, which quite frankly is in dire need of a problem to solve, might have a savior in the rush to market of the pornographers. Just as it has done previously with new video formats (home players, internet video and internet HD) porn will provide key content to drive the technology adoption, and this one will be 3D, and Penthouse has just begun the first Pan European 3D formatted adult channel – PENTHOUSE 3D, and others will soon follow.

Pornography has always been at the forefront of technology and new and more detailed platforms to deliver its wares – it was one of the primary factors in the superior Beta home video player technology being gazumped by VHS – the porn industry chose VHS and built winning consumer adoption. Video delivery over the internet was also pioneered by the porn industry, so the ever more granular mediums of HD and 3D HD are a natural.

Adult 3D coming to a TV near you

Though I and nearly all of my colleagues at Gizmag are still highly dubious of the benefits of 3D, it's becoming increasingly likely that sport and adult content will be the drivers of purchase for the 3D market once it gets beyond the early adopters.

The channel launch on March 1st, 2011 includes 30 hours of full 3D HD refreshment monthly and will be available on a daily basis from 11:00 pm until 5:00 am (GMT +1) on ASTRA 3B, 23, 5 Degrees East.

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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8 Comments

"In the hierarchy of human needs, sex ranks a close third behind food and air."

...I'm pretty sure it's not, actually.

Von Meerman
3rd March, 2011 @ 04:38 am PST

water is second making sex fourth so yes your right Von.

Wayne Carkeek
3rd March, 2011 @ 03:18 pm PST

You 2 seriously need to get laid.

christopher
3rd March, 2011 @ 05:43 pm PST

3D...*YAWNS*

The party really gets fun when things go erohaptic feedback.

DR.VEGAS
3rd March, 2011 @ 11:16 pm PST

It seems that the importance of sexuality changes throughout one's life. Thus its placement in the list of human priorities is probably dynamic, not static. As a man gets older, acquiring a bottle of fine wine might (mentally) excite him more than an attractive woman did when he was younger.

4Freedom
4th March, 2011 @ 06:18 am PST

The invention of the Brewster Stereoscope in 1849 was effectively the start of stereo photography (drawn stereograms came earlier). Within a year, the Parisian market in naked photographs went stereo. For the voluptuous taste of the times, the added depth was great added value.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Geometeer
4th March, 2011 @ 06:35 am PST

3rd time you've posted this article Gizmag. What, not enough technology going on out there?

sonic
4th March, 2011 @ 08:15 am PST

Penthouse or Playboy stuff is not pornography.

Regarding take-up of 3D, why don't games companies produce first-person perspective games in 3D? More people play games than watch films.

rmrwoodward
5th March, 2011 @ 02:22 am PST
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