Half of Sony tellies to go 3D by 2013, says exec
Vaio PCs and PS3s too
Half of the new TVs Sony releases will be 3D capable by 2013, the electronics giant has claimed. But it admitted that hardware sales will be governed by the availability of content.
Speaking earlier this week in Japan, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Executive Deputy President of Sony, revealed that 3D sets will account for between 30 and 50 per cent of all Sony TVs sold by the end of the firm’s 2013 fiscal year, which will end on 31 March 2013.
Sony first announced plans to sell 3D TVs globally in September 2009. The company has since said it expects to generate revenue in excess of ¥1tn (£7bn/$11.4bn/€7.7bn) from 3D products, including TVs and games consoles, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Just before the annual IFA tech trade fair kicked off in Berlin in September 2009, Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer revealed plans to make Sony’s Vaio laptops and Blu-ray Disc players compatible with 3D technology.
Sony has since promised that the PlayStation 3 will go 3D during 2010.
Yoshioka admitted, though, that sales of 3D such hardware will still be dependent upon the availability of 3D content, such as films and videogames. ®
Nobody simply knows...
In fact such a technology of real 3D already exists and it'll be for free sale in 2010. It is without any glasses and multiscopic (non 2 in stereo). I don't know if this needs more bandwidth.
DVB-t is so ten years ago.
You need DVB-T2 (UK HD) and MPEG4 (Anywhere in Ireland, Estonia, NZ etc for SD, or UK/France HD) now. Plus MHEG5 for Interactive (Ireland), Plus something else they will think of in 2011.
I don't even want bloody 3D....
...not until a 3D hologram can sit on my coffee table.
All very well, but will they be capable of handling DVB-T ?
It's not remotely 3D. There is no Z axis (Raster/Image based 3D) or Wavefront creation.
NOT 3D but Stereoscopic.
It's just a Left Eye and Right Eye Picture. A trick.
It doesn't even work very well for some people and without LCD shutter "glasses" doesn't really work for perhaps as much as 20% of people.
This is an epic waste of money and bandwidth. To have the same quality you need up to twice the bandwidth. Of course real 3D using Image/Raster Z-axis would need over 100 times bandwidth. Holographic 3D bandwidth is worse.
Of course for "fake 3D" Stereoscopic TV you only need two cameras side by side.