Japanese electronics giant Sony this week announced the sales price for the optional 3D set in Japan. Together with particular TV models, it ensures a 3D film experience and consists of a pair of active 3D shutter glasses as well as an intra-red transmitter.
However, only the newest televisions in the Bravia series are compatible with the set – only one model is already "3D Ready". There is talk about Sony’s top model, the LX900. As well as an integrated infra-red transmitter, it has an integrated infra-red transmitter and is delivered together with two pairs of shutter glasses. Users can look at 3D films without any additional devices.
The glasses are provided in the colour combinations black, light blue and pink (Picture: Sony).
If the audience is somewhat larger, an additional pair of glasses must be purchased for each extra person. Cost: 12,000 Yen (90 GBP); the glasses are available individually. The transmitter necessary for image synchronization is also available on its own, priced at 5,000 Yen (33 GBP). It can be used with the NX900, HX700, HX800 and HX900 models and makes these 3D-enabled televisions into 3D-compatible models.
Both the glasses and the TVs are not yet available on the European market. Sony will begin selling the first televisions in Japan in June. From the 10th of June, the first 3D televisions in the LX900 LCD TV series with screen diagonals of 40 and 46 inches will be sold here. The sales launch for the larger 52 and 60 inch models is planned for July 16th. In Germany, Sony intends to begin selling the new 3D televisions in the LX9 series in the second half of the year.