Tomorrow’s a big night for hockey fans as Rogers customers get their first glimpse of the game in 3D.
If you’re a Rogers Digital Cable customers in Ontario with a 3D-enabled television, you can watch the 3D Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the Montreal Canadiens vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs on channel 900. Puck drops at 7 pm.
If you have a 3D TV and plan on watching the broadcast, here’s a checklist of things you’ll need to ensure you can get the full experience:
- An HD Box from Rogers. This will not work if you are watching on an SD box
- HDMI cable hook-up from digital box to your TV
- Active glasses that likely either came (or are compatible) with your 3D TV
- 3D mode enabled (some TVs do this automatically when they detect a 3D signal, but check your manual just in case)
Don’t fret if you don’t have a 3D TV, but plan to get one during the holidays. We will carry more games in 3D early next year and beyond as the technology grows in popularity, including the Winter Classic game (Pittsburgh vs. Washington) on January 1st and the Heritage Classic game (Montreal vs. Calgary) on Sunday, February 20th
We’re big sports fans here at Rogers, offering an array of programming options to satisfy even the most hardcore fan, including our popular Super Sports Pak, NHL Centre Ice and NFL RedZone. Earlier this year, we also broadcast the final games of the FIFA World Cup in 3D. We’re looking forward to bringing you even more sports – in the formats you crave – as technology continues to evolve.
Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.