It may be putting the cart ahead of the horse a bit, but Sonic Solutions announced today that its Roxio CinemaNow service will be capable of offering 3D video downloads sometime at an unannounced future date. Of course, 3D TVs aren't here just yet, and there are just a handful of 3D computer monitors on the market, but why let that get in the way of letting us know CinemaNow is still out there competing with Netflix's on-demand service along with Amazon Video On Demand.
Of course, with the growing number of 3D movies being released and the interest of companies like Panasonic in bringing 3D tech to future HDTVs, it may work out in the long run for Sonic to lay the groundwork for 3D downloads. In the meantime, it's working with Nvidia to make sure its tech is optimized for GeForce graphics cards and 3D Vision-ready displays, such as the Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ and ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm. Sonic says it's also working with home theater companies to bake the 3D technology into future HDTVs and Blu-ray players.
When will the first 3D downloads be available? What will they cost? Those dimensions to CinemaNow's announcement weren't made visible.