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That was it. That was 3DTV's best chance. ESPN just decided to discontinue its push for 3DTV sporting events, deciding its time would be better spent focusing on traditional high resolution broadcasts and Tim Tebow daguerreotypes. And that, in a nutshell, effectively kills 3DTV's chances of ever going mainstream.


CES 2013: The year UltraHD turned into the pipe dream of the future to the present reality you can't afford. Now that UHD TVs are about to hit the market, manufacturers are of course showing off 4K concepts, like this glasses-free 3D 4K panel from Stream TV Networks, which you will be able to drool and dream about but never ever buy.

Dropping four grand on a high-end television simply isn't possible for most households. Does that mean you should suffer with some $500 off-brand Fony set. No way. As Panasonic's second-best option in plasma reminds us that even if you can't get the VT50 you want, you can still go for the ST50 you need.

3DTV hasn't taken off the way the TV and Movie industries hoped it would, but institutes like the MIT Media Lab are getting closer to developing displays that have the 3D effect and don't require glasses, which is one of the big grievances of naysayer.

The BBC -- official broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics, and therefore provider to pretty much everyone else -- has announced which sports it'll broadcast in three glorious dimensions. Although for the actual sports, you'll need to be quick to catch the action.

Looks like 2012 will be the closest thing we've had to the year of the OLED -- real products with serious screen size. Like Samsung's "Super OLED", offering 55 inches of mega-rich colour and brightness. Bonus: Kinect-esque body tracking, too.

There's a raft of new 3D TVs out from LG, and they've all got one thing in common: the acknowledgement that the third dimension has been pretty lame so far. Not lame? Depth control, passive glasses and dual-view multiplayer gaming potential.

HDTV is cool, I guess, but it's going to be hard to go back after looking at LG's ultra-def 4k display, which packs four times the pixels as a 1080p set. It's mind-bogglingly crisp and enormously... enormous. Second mortgage time!

LG's study of 4060 Australians across the country suggests that it's the preferred brand of 3D LCD TV against models from Samsung and Sony. It's also expanding its Smart TV range, adding Red Bull TV to its services.