Dolby Brings Cable 3D to NCTA Theater

In developing the latest round of technology upgrades to the HD theater at the headquarters of the NCTA (www.ncta.com) in Washington, DC, the NCTA and Dolby Laboratories (www.dolby.com) have collaborated to create a cinema-quality 3D feed using a cable set-top b...

In developing the latest round of technology upgrades to the HD theater at the headquarters of the NCTA (www.ncta.com) in Washington, DC, the NCTA and Dolby Laboratories (www.dolby.com) have collaborated to create a cinema-quality 3D feed using a cable set-top box presented in a digital cinema environment enabled with Dolby 3D.

Dolby Production Services installed Dolby 3D in NCTA's theater, which recently showcased its new 3D display opportunities with the broadcast of ESPN’s 3D coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was delivered through a Comcast set-top box, then split into a left and right eye stereoscopic image through a Doremi format converter. The signal was then passed through an image processing unit into a Christie digital cinema projector equipped with Dolby 3D. Audiences wearing Dolby 3D glasses were able to experience 1080 3D playback of the World Cup in a movie theater environment. The NCTA theater is also equipped with Dolby Digital technology.
More in Home