By Burt Davis
Photos by Burt Davis unless otherwise noted
Technology and sports came together at CES at ESPN's Bowl Bash.
ESPN 3D in conjunction with real D 3D televised The National Championship BCS bowl between Notre Dame and Alabama in special 3D. The game was shown on a full 50 foot movie screen in the LVH(Formerly LV Hilton) theater on January 7, 2013.
Viewers were given 3D glasses. Seeing the football tossed around in depth enhanced the experience. Unfortunately, the game was a blow out for Alabama and unless you were a die hard football fan, the most exiting thing about the game was the Alabama cheerleaders.
ESPN was quite the host. They supplied an endless supply of solid unhealthy football food. The menu included chili dogs, hamburgers , nachos ,chicken wings and fingers. There was a chicken wrap, which did border on healthy food. But who cared.
Someone used the expression “dazzling digital luminosity”, kind of big words for football fans, but yes, it was great experience.
“Watching sports in 3D adds an exciting new dimension to ‘the thrill of victory’ that a 2D image cannot provide,” said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions, Christie in an accompany press release. “Christie 3D digital cinema projectors are found in theaters around the world, entertaining a new generation of moviegoers with exciting 3D feature movies, as well as alternative content that includes musical performances, theater and other entertainment and cultural events. Digital 3D is especially ideal for coverage of the world of sports, where fans want action that is literally ‘in your face.’”
Using Christie’s CP2230 was a no-brainer, according to the company. Christie claims it is arguably the brightest digital cinema projector. All I know is, it was great fun.