Technology usually reserved for the cinemas made last night's State of Origin game a world first for Australian home-viewing.
The game in Sydney's ANZ Stadium became the world's first free-to-air 3D live broadcast.
Six extra cameras were situated around the ground and operated by an international team of experts especially for the history making event.
More than 10,000 Australian viewers watched the game through their battery-operated 3D glasses, which would have appeared fuzzy on any normal 2D television.
Viewers described feeling like they could touch the players while watching the game, but did not have nice things to say about the cost of owning a 3D television set - $2,500 for a 3D TV and $120 for a pair of glasses.