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Australian 3D TV trials

To watch 3D TV at home you would need a 3D-capable TV and special 3DTV glasses. The technology also lets you watch 3DTV from a disc.

In 2010, trials of 3D broadcast TV were held in seven locations around Australia to test:

  • production
  • transmission
  • reception

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved the Australian trials - reportedly the first free-to-air trials of 3D broadcast technology - in order to consider policy and consumer issues. Further trials will be considered as the need arises.

ACMA policy review

On 1 September 2010 the ACMA released a discussion paper dealing with spectrum availability and the impact on consumers of further trials. The ACMA received nineteen submissions to its discussion paper:

Further information on 3D TV trials

3D TV trials: 18 September 2010 to 8 October 2010 

Copies of reports of these trials are available:

3D TV trials: 19 May 2010 to 19 July 2010 

Copies of reports of these trials are available:

3D TV in the news

General 3D information 

Links to other sites 

Last updated: 12 May 2017