Sony: Up to 50% of our HDTVs to be 3D-capable by 2012

By Jos ยท 39 replies
Nov 30, 2009
  1. Sony first revealed plans for 3D-capable Bravia televisions earlier this year, and most recently it also laid out some ideas for stuffing the technology into its Blu-ray players, VAIO laptops and PlayStation 3 console. While it remains to be seen how consumers in general react to the idea, the company is apparently very confident of its success, expecting around 30 to 50 percent of all the TVs it sells from April 2012 to be 3D-enabled.

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  2. Moltar

    Moltar TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Is there anyone else out there that isnt jumping on this 3D band wagon? I feel like the TV manufacturers are just trying to come out with some new variation to put more money into their pockets.
  3. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    You're telling me that I just spent 3500$ on two Sony Bravia TVs that will be outdated in 2-3 years? Oh well, I'm not buying new TVs any time soon, so I guess I'll skip this new technology for the first few years.
  4. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 127

    I think the whole 3D thing in televisions and gaming systems is really really cool and all, but i'll definitly be waiting on the technology until it gets to a point where glasses are not required to see it in 3D. Get to that point and I see this as a huge success...glasses and I see it being mainly just enthusiasts buying.
  5. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I agree with the other posts, 3D is not really needed at this time. Plus with a family of 4, that would add an extra $800. I can see little Jane and John fighting over a $200 pair of 3D glasses and oops, need another pair. I'm still using old CRT TVs, which look and work just fine.
  6. topcoach

    topcoach TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    I'm looking forward to seeing how well this new technology works.
  7. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    I think that this new technology is not needed now..its introduced early just to earn the manufactures more money!
  8. Rapidhic

    Rapidhic TS Rookie Posts: 24

    3D HDTVs, Project Natal... the new age has begun!
  9. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    $200 for a 3D glasses? seems like they all make lots of profit on accessories
  10. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    And just as you implied, that's only the HALF of it. When the first intense 3D games come out, we'll need quite some graphics processors to figure all that information out. Can you imagine the kind of money and the power needed to enable 3D gaming? These HDTVs and 3DHD glasses are only the beginning.
  11. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    Wouldn't it be so cool if you could have a 3D TV or graphics without the need for glasses? I'm just imagining myself strolling around my house. I don't want to have to sit down directly in front of the TV and put on some glasses to be able to enjoy it. It's kind of restrictive...
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Here's an interesting video for you guys if you haven't been keeping up with this 3D TV thing - . This should give you an idea of where we're headed with this thing - sure it may be a few or more years, but it'll eventually be something we all deem essential. Believe me, I've spent way more on TVs in the last 4 years than I'm willing to admit and I'm not looking forward to replacing them, but resistance is futile and there's no need to fear change.
  13. stwongbad85

    stwongbad85 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Everything I have seen in "3D" so far just gives me a headache and overall seems kind of gimmicky. Also, watching stuff at home requires a completely dark room, otherwise, it just feels distracting.
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    this seems to me like a big way for sony to make alot of money on a product that will not be used as they intend it to be who is going to shell out $200 for glasses?
  15. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    So whats the chance that "3DTV" will be a slightly higher resolution than 1080p to force people to yet again get new TV's?
  16. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    In that case, I'm still gonna keep my CRT TV until 3D OLED 2xHD sets come out :p
  17. Heretic

    Heretic TS Rookie Posts: 37

    This would be pretty cool, but I'm just a little bit confused on how this would work with gameplay. Just watching a scene in 3 dimensions is complicated enough. Being able to look around and walk through it as a character is going to be complex as hell.
  18. muljator

    muljator TS Rookie

    i think it will be at least 5 years until 3D tv is a mainstream technology.
    so no point to worry about lcd being outdated yet.
  19. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only other person who is using CRT's and doesn't want to toss out $800 in gizmo glasses and a several grand on TV sets to replace entertainment that is otherwise meeting it's needs.
  20. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Enthusiast Posts: 52

    this is a technology that I think won't catch on very quickly...
  21. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I'd be thinking it's going to take longer than that. It's taken HDTV almost a decade to become mainstream.
  22. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    lmao if they think i will shell out my hard earned dollars to buy some stupid 3d glasses for $200 each... Enough Said now Called ED. LOL
  23. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Dammit! I'm still using a CRT TV that's almost 10 years old. I thought about getting an LCD TV a couple of yrs ago, but decided to wait for 120hz. Now I'm waiting for LED back-lit, local dimming sets to come down in price. By the time that happens, 3D TV will be rolling out. Guess I'll still be watching SD on my CRT for another five yrs.
  24. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    technology goes too fast, i just got myself an HDTV (almost 1 year) & now this...

    well i'm sure i'll go for it for SONY also said would update the PS3 FW to support this, so mostly to get the best our of everything, i will surely get a new 3DTV ;)

    will have to sell that one though, i'm not rich .. just Richy ;)

    this is a nice move SONY, yet dangerous these times, the worst is that i see people complaining this & that around me but they still do continue to buy, buy buy ...

  25. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    .. But if it does catch on, economies of scale will make it cheaper and more affordable, thats something I'm hoping for 2-3 years after its introduction.
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