Sony 3D TV kit, PS3 games released tomorrow
But bundles less than generous
Sony will release its first four stereoscopic 3D games for the PlayStation 3 tomorrow.
The titles - Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain and a one-vehicle, one-track demo of MotorStorm Pacific Rift - will be delivered to PS3s through the PlayStation Network, but only to gamers who buy a 3D-enabled Sony Bravia TV.
Right now, that means a KDL-HX803 in either its 40in or 46in size. Sony describes the HX803 as "3D capable for future use" which means that the telly doesn't come with active-shutter glasses or the transmitter used to synchronise screen and specs.
That also goes for the BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc players that, like the HX803, go on sale tomorrow. Likewise, the BDV-E370 and BDV-E870 home theatre sets.
Sony won't be bundling all this stuff until it releases the top-of-the-line LX903 3D TV in July. It has a built-in transmitter and comes with a two pairs of specs. ®
hmm if I read that correctly
'Right now, that means a KDL-HX803 in either its 40in or 46in size. Sony describes the HX803 as "3D capable for future use" which means that the telly doesn't come with active-shutter glasses or the transmitter used to synchronise screen and specs.'
that means although the PS3 is capable of 3D, and the TV is 'capable' of 3D you still cant play the games in 3D? I looked on the Sony website, not sure of the price of the TV but the glasses are £99 and the transmitter is £50. Also had to smile at the advertising blurb 'the world cup is being filmed in 3D' shame no one is transmitting it in 3D :o) also the TV isnt even available til mid june according to the website, by which time the 3D world cup thats not being shown will be half over!
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
Others may see it differently but when I consider the various problems that I have experienced with Sony flat panels, I can not imagine my purchasing yet another Sony panel. This aside, there is always the question of whether the added gadgetry is worth paying for. I think it is not.
One point well worth considering is that the 3D effect that we are being cajoled to purchase requires that one have two functioning eyes in order to perceive the so-called-but-not-truly 3D effect. My wife has only one functioning eye; in real life she has 3D vision but for her the simulated 3D effect is wholly absent and for her, the picture clarity is actually worse.
So when there are devices that a one eyed individual can actually use for 3D, then I will consider paying the 3D "tax".
@ The Bobble ... Insightful!
As we all know, zero x (3D) /2 = #VALUE!
By mid june then, we can be saying "They think it's half over ..."? I can't wait!
sorry....i've got a PS3 and I'm interested in the 3D gaming big time but (and very big BUT), I've already got a 40" HD TV set that I bought a couple of years back (and a 37" one in t'other main room that was bought 4 years back).... they are both great sets. 1080p, 3 HDMI etc but they dont do this new 3D stuff. pity. and I wont buy a set to just do that...
especially when it needs glasses to view. thats just silly. what, got some mates around? want to buy about 8 sets of glasses just to watch the film/game/TV? that'll be more expensive than the
4 wimotes + wiimotionplus dongles from last christmas!
nope. cant recall...but I think its Phillips....have got tech that means no glasses are needed. THAT is the real 3D option...not this quick-to-market stuff.
Somme1, so you think this technology is comparable to the old multicoloured lens approach of 30 odd years ago? If you really have tried the active shutter glasses you would realise this method is far superior in almost every way. As far as your comments go regarding having to wear glasses in the first place, that's about as ridiculous as saying "What? I have to use my hands to drive a car? How primitive!" The tech to achieve hands free driving or glasses free 3DTV are only just being developed and won't be used by regular consumers for a long time yet.
Excuse the rant but I'm totally fed up of the "no glasses" comments on these articles, they really are a stupid excuse for a counterpoint.