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World Cup opens in whole new dimension


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- While many soccer fans flocked to restaurants and bars across the area to watch the World Cup today, a handful watched this morning's action in a whole different dimension. The soccer ball jumped off the screen in 3D at AudioLab on Oleander Drive in Wilmington.

While 3D TV sets have been available for some time, the World Cup is one of the first broadcasts available in 3D in the US. Those who watched the match said it feels just like being there.

"Now what's going to happen is starting with today we're going to see a lot of broadcasts," AudioLab owner Richard Schmetter said. "When you see sports in 3D, it adds a whole other sense. Very exciting. You see a whole depth of field. I can't wait till maybe the Super Bowl in 3D."

For those who want to bring the 3D action home, there is a bit of a downside. 3D sets will still set you back between $2,000 and $3,000 and the glasses are around $150 each.

Don't forget, WWAY is proud to be your home for the FIFA World Cup (in 2D). You can catch all the action through July 11 on the networks of ABC and ESPN.

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