CableLabs, working with consumer electronics manufacturers and with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), has organized a demonstration of the latest 3D theater and TV displays as part of the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, a part of Cable Connection – Fall 2009 in Denver, October 28-30.

The 3,400-foot CableLabs 3D TV Pavilion, co-sponsored with SCTE, will include a D-Cinema 3D demonstration in a mini theater provided by Sony and a home theater experience offered by Panasonic, as well as displays of consumer 3D TV sets from Hyundai IT, LG Electronics and Sony.

As part of this 3D TV Pavilion, CableLabs will be demonstrating transmissions of synchronized, full color, HD stereoscopic 3D video signals over a single cable channel on a real cable system. Unlike the 3D-TV delivery of the past that used colored glasses, this new system works with the new generation of 3D-ready TVs (using either polarized or active shutter glasses) to bring the realism of the theater-like 3D experience directly to the home.

“We think 3D television delivered to the home may be a way for cable operators to differentiate themselves with consumers and we are very interested in the technology on display in this pavilion as a component of that effort,” said Comcast CTO Tony Werner, in a statement.?

As part of the CableLabs exhibit, Comcast Media Center (CMC) will be providing 3D content from cable programming networks.

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