Sony Announces 3-D Blu-ray Gizmos and Movies

Sony Announces 3-D Blu-ray Gizmos and Movies

Sonia Zjawinski
Jan 7, 2010

They've been promising it for years, but 2010 is the year of 3-D -- according to Sony. Not only has the consumer electronics side of the mega company announced a slew of 3-D compatible Blu-ray players and TVs at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment just announced that it'll be selling 3-D enabled Blu-ray discs and ESPN will broadcast games in 3-D. Welcome to the future.

Sony introduced three lines of 3-D TVs at CES as well as its first standalone 3-D Blu-ray player, the BDP-S770.

The LX900 series of Bravia HDTVs is due out this summer and will include a 60 inch model. All models will have an edge-lit LED backlight system, which is said to ease eye strain. All 3-D TVs in this line will come with two pairs of active shutter glasses for watching 3D media.

The HX900 and HX800 series wil include LED backlighting, but 3D viewing glasses will be sold separately.

Sony's 3-D Blu-ray player will include WiFi (as will the TVs) for streaming online content and will offer an iPhone/iPod app to turn your mobile into the device's remote.

The first Sony Picture's Blu-ray 3D release will be Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and will be available in the summer as well. If you're wondering what else you can watch in 3-D, well ESPN just announced that it'll be broadcasting 85 live sporting events in 3-D this year. The first ESPN 3-D broadcast will be June 11 with the initial 2010 FIFA World Cup match between South Africa and Mexico. Hellz ya!

Those of you with PlayStation 3's will be able to enjoy 3-D Blu-ray movies with a firmware update! How fresh is that!? You'll still need to get some glasses and a 3-D compatible TV though...

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