Super Bowl 43 (played on February 1st, 2009) is history and the Pittsburgh Steelers have won. Now all the tech talk after the game is focused on the commercials… which have given Gen X and Gen Y hope that this television season will bring high tech changes to come. Commercials, commercials, oh those fabulous and funny Super Bowl commercials…
“Hulu” website promises the ability to watch major network television programming with no T.V. involved.
Enter Hulu.com, a new online service promising users can watch major network T.V. from their computer terminal desktops and laptops without needing to head to turn on their television sets at home. For those looking for the link, the service can be found at http://www.hulu.com.
Though Super Bowl night web surfing reported that HULU was going to be down for scheduled site maintenance, we’re optimistic that Alec Baldwin would not lie to us or change his tone. With the humorous Alien commercial promoting the psychological sales mechanism idea that watching your favorite programs will in fact not rot your brain but “soften it” in a positive way (so aliens like Baldwin can come scoop your brains out of your head with melon ballers so they can, “gobble them right up”), we expect the newly famous site to have Internet hits by the couch potato vegetable tons.
Next up– 3-D television and movies form the comfort of your own home.
The classic three dimensional 1950’s & 60’s movie theater “red and blue glass” plastic and paper framed experiences, Jordie La Forge (from Star Trek the “Next Generation”) style Polarized Glasses used by movie-goers to watch Captain EO at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World’s “Journey into Imagination” by Kodak (just one theme park over from Florida’s globally famous Magic Kingdom) have inspired multi-aged generations.
No longer a technophile or nerdy dream, “3-D TV” has hit the prime time big–with an appearance during the football mid-game show. When a commercial in the new space age friendly format made it onto our big screens and into our living rooms during the Super Bowl, people around the country cheered louder that when the Steelers made the longest play in Super Bowl History and made that 100 yard touchdown run to goal.
Not only were viewers treated to the opportunity to preview a 90 second “Monsters” 3-D screening, we are promised an upcoming full fledged three dimensional show called “Chuck” due out Monday February 2nd, 2009.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW 3-D GLASSES WORK
Glasses Sponsored by Pepsi and SOBE can be found free at a variety of in-store locations and local displays.
Now, the trick–what to do if you have not got the proper glasses to see these technological home theater masterpieces? Simple. Head out first thing tomorrow to pick up your own family sets at the following common stores and locations across the country and the Baltimore Washington DC Metro region:
- Super Walmart
If you can’t find them easily or stores are out, call 1-800-646-2904 to have pairs delivered to your home. They might come after the programs, but better late than never; with the brilliant features of cable television reruns, DVR, TiVO, and other necessary beloved evils that allow us to keep pace with the time schedule of our modern world, it’s nearly assured that the glasses will come in handy later on down the road.
Movie Theaters offer 3-D Coraline at select theaters but expect 2-D “Coraline” to draw big crowds as well (despite being a technical notch below, storyline and film stars promise to make it family friendly and good).
Until the glasses and plethora of new realistic home programs arrive, we’ll be satisfying more of our cravings that draw us into the virtual world here in the Dulles Technology Corridor by visiting our home theaters in search of the new movie “Coraline” due out in February 2009. Expect to be dazzled with in depth images created by the same folks who brought us “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. Click the links below to find information on your local show times and locations before you head out into the winter cold.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT FOX CINEMAS IN BRAMBLETON
Fandango Theater Tickets to locations offering 3-D shows