Neil Schneider from MTBS3D.com did another video interview at CES 2010, this one features David Cole and DJ Roller, Co-Founders of NEXT3D. What is interesting here is that the company plans to launch its Next3DTV service – a broadband-delivered stereoscopic 3D HD video download beginning in the first quarter of 2010, so this means pretty soon and even before Blu-ray 3D titles start to appear. Next3DTV is supposed to offer a variety of stereoscopic 3D content, including theatrical 3D movies, films originally created for 3D IMAX theaters, movie trailers, sports, news, documentaries, live 3D weather maps, and games. Additionally it will offer user-created content channels for stereo 3D enthusiasts to post and share stereoscopic videos and still images. Movies, special events, games and other premium content will be offered on a rental basis (you’ll not own the content), while some of content will be free for everyone. One of the first announced big content providers for Next3DTV is Turner Broadcasting System with others probably soon to follow.
Next3D has Stereoscopic 3D Full high definition encoding and player technology for nearly every platform: PCs, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, Blu-ray disc and television set top boxes. Content encoded with Next3D’s enabling technology delivers full stereoscopic 3D in 1080P high-definition to the home over a broadband, cable or satellite TV connection. Next3DTV will be initially available for PC’s, with support for Mac, game consoles and select set top boxes to follow. For PC users, Next3DTV will support 3D Laptops, most NetTop PCs, and modern PC’s with NVIDIA or ATI video cards. During CES 2010 the technology has been demonstrated on NVIDIA 3D Vision System. So far in theory everything sound very good, but the gaming part is still not very clear as well as the international availability of the content and of course the pricing, because of the content rental and you not actually purchasing and owning the 3D content. An affordable monthly subscription plan, just like a cable TV, with access to all the content along with good and always fresh stereoscopic 3D content might make things very interesting for everyone.