PopBox has come to an agreement with RealD Inc., where the latter is a leading 3D technology provider for cinema, home and professional applications, which means the fruit of this partnership will result in PopBox equipping all of their devices with the ability to display high-definition 3D content – now how about that! This would make PopBox the first over-the-top set-top box that supports the stereoscopic RealD Format for the delivery and display of high-quality 3D content. You will be able to enjoy stereoscopic 3D capability right out of the box, so make sure that your HDTV is 3D-ready, otherwise you will lose out on the next generation of entertainment while the Joneses go on and on about how immersive the new season of National Geographic is, while getting bored of watching Avatar in 3D for the umpteenth time.
After all, PopBox clearly believes that content created in 3D should be enjoyed in 3D, so this partnership has allowed them to leverage the RealD format’s technology to bring the community a new dimension of HDTV entertainment right out of the gate. With PopBox, they hope to make it simple and affordable to play all the movies, music, home videos, and photos from your home PC and network-connected devices, and content streamed from the Internet, right on your HDTV itself. For those who can’t wait, it will be here soon, where you can place a pre-order at Amazon.com with the PopBox going for $129.99, while the PopBox Wireless is a wee bit more expensive at $149.99.
PopBox intends to build on the success of Syabas’ award-winning Popcorn Hour lineup of Network Media Tanks, which are the Popcorn Hour A-200 and C-200. All Popcorn Hour A and C series devices will also be well prepared to ride the 3D wave, as they too will have access to the RealD Format to enable 3D viewing. Of course, this means it is time to make more space in your living room to stash away RealD 3D glasses whenever they are not in use, since those tend to be pretty expensive to replace when broken or scratched. We can’t wait, but will it catch on?