Cowboys in 3D? Nice Try, but High-Def Good Enough
No, Jones took it a step further Sunday, handing out star-spangled cardboard-cutout 3D glasses to fans attending the very important Chargers at Cowboys contest at Cowboys Stadium, so they could watch the second half in the third dimension.
After the AFC West-leading Chargers, carrying a 10-3 halftime lead, took the kickoff to start the third quarter, the 11,520-square foot video board reverted to that weird, fuzzy 3D image that drives non-3D glasses viewers insane.
In defense, I donned the goofy cardboard shades, which were part of a promotion by HDlogix, an imaging and video company based in Edison, N.J., that performed the 2D to 3D conversion.
Almost immediately, I wanted a Dramamine. Watching the 3D video board was like riding the Zipper immediately after eating a funnel cake at the carnival in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Apparently, the annoying, nauseating feeling was shared throughout the sellout crowd.
With 8 minutes, 10 seconds left in the quarter, the video board showing a single, enthusiastically cheering Cowboys cheerleader suddenly reverted back to 2D high-def.
And the sellout crowd cheered wildly. The 2-dimensional, regular high-def Cowboys responded by driving 99 yards on 11 plays, capped by Tony Romo's 6-yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin.
The game was tied 10-10, the Chargers suddenly looked vulnerable and the 3D experience and accompanying motion sickness was a thing of the past.