They said it couldn’t be done in a million years, but Panasonic and Verizon proved them wrong, demonstrating that it is possible to deliver full resolution HD 3D video over the web… albeit you need to be on Verizon’s all fiber FiOS network to pull it off.
Okay, so no one ‘actually’ said full HD 3D over the web would never happen (well, I’m sure someone did somewhere), but that doesn’t mean what they’re doing is any small feat. Until now, full resolution 3D has been limited to Blu-Ray disc, with it’s spacious capacity and blazing-fast data transfer speeds.
According to the press release, FiOS engineers demonstrated 1080p 3D over IP in the Verizon Blogger Lounge at CES 2011, where they showed a selection of undegraded video samples streaming at 18 Mbps - roughly twice the average bitrate of most cable subscribers.
It’s a pretty high requirement for sure, but 18Mbps isn’t unreachable for other Internet mediums, like cable, sometime in the future. Until then, we can hope the tiny subset of the population that can actually get FiOS service really likes 3D, otherwise this whole thing’s moot.
Matt Whitlock manages several technology-focused community websites, including Explore3DTV.com, TechLore.com, and several others. With almost 15 years in the consumer electronics industry to draw from, his writings span a wide range of technology categories, from home entertainment systems to electronic gaming and everything in between.
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