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Friday, 10 September 2010

US Open Tennis Coverage Uses NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology

For the first time ever, the US Open tennis tournament will be televised in 3D... but you don't need a 3D HDTV to experience the action in breathtaking, eye-popping 3D.

To view the Web stream of the tournament you will need NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology (3D Vision glasses and software), a compatible GeForce GPU-equipped PC and a 3D Vision-ready monitor, or a 3D Vision-ready laptop. You will also need the most recent NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player (v1.6.4), which you can download here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-video-player-1.6.4-driver.html.

The US Open is being televised in 3D on DirecTV, and now during the men's and women's finals this weekend, you will be able watch the first-ever live online 3D stream of tennis. NVIDIA has partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to stream coverage of the US Open 2010 finals to viewers online this weekend:

The 3D coverage will be available during the following windows:

  • Women's Final: Saturday, September 11: 8-10 pm ET
  • Men's Final: Sunday, September 12: 4-7 pm ET

The stream will be geo-restricted to the US only. More information about the event and the 3D Web stream is available at www.usopen.org/3D.

Remember, last year's US Open finals? The crowd bore witness to history as 20-year-old Juan Martin del Potro ended the five-year reign of Roger Federer in a five-set thriller on the men's side, and Kim Clijsters made her triumphant return to the Open in a thrilling victory over Caroline Wozniacki. Hopefully we'll experience the same level of excitement this year... in 3D.

Please note that this will be a bit different than prior events, as the USTA will deliver the stream through the NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player (v1.6.4) instead of the Silverlight-3D Vision player. v1.6.4 is the most recent version posted last week so please be sure to update your player.


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