E3 was full of surprises, but one unit showcased had people buzzing long after we had returned to the hotel. Sony unveiled a 24-inch PlayStation 3D “Dual View” gaming monitor that at first had us scratching our heads, but later had us pretty pumped up. This unit can do some amazing things besides just delivering a 240Hz refresh rate to an LCD panel. When you’re scoping a game in 3D, you’ll be getting 60 frames per second to each eye, but this is where things get a little weird…
Of course, we know by now that you get signals to your left and right eye when wearing 3D specs, but Sony took things a step further. A button on the glasses will allow you to get a private gaming session in while the other player is playing on the same screen. You read that right. The way it works is they send two left eye signals to one player and two right eye signals to the other. Basically, you’re gaming against each other without seeing the other’s screen.
This is all what Sony is claiming anyway, so we’ll let you know how things pan out when we get our mitts on one of these bad-boys. Also added to the mix is better technology to reduce ghosting. With a unit like this, you know Sony has some titles already in mind that will make the most of their new creation. To further increase excitement, Sony’s apparently working on holographic and head-mount display technology, so we’ll keep you posted. Looks like Sony’s gearing up for a huge year!
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You know you’ve been thinking about it. You’ve been looking at all of those 3D TVs and wondering to yourself, “why don’t I just get a 3D projector?” Well, Sony is offering up something that you may want to take a look at: meet the VPL-VW90ES. Now, this is the top of the line rendition, but you don’t need to take the hit to the piggy bank just to get one of these into your living room. Instead, Sony has released the more affordable VPL-HW30ES, which carries the same projection power with a few of the features removed. Either one would look incredible in your living room, don’t you think?
Priced at $3699, the HW30ES has specs that don’t look like it’s a discounted rendition. With a 70,000:1 contrast ratio and 1300 lumens of brightness, you should be able to impress just about any 3D lover. The new upgrades are said to reduce the amount of 3D crosstalk that you’ll experience, so that should be a welcomed improvement.
Active shutter 3D glasses and the IR sync are sold separately, so you won’t be able to get an experience right out of the box. But, don’t beat Sony up too much regarding the omission of the active specs. When you consider the price tag for this unit, it’s actually pretty reasonable…
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Sony is giving everyone a quick glimpse of what life will be like when the entire digital world is delivered in 3D. When 3D movies hit theatres again, many were skeptical that it would really take hold. Any of those questions have been silenced with the speed in which the major distributors have moved forward on this. And, just to ensure that nobody is cooling off, it seems that we’re going to be getting all of our social networking in 3D as well. Sony is showcasing just what that means with their contest “Your Life in Sony 3D”.
Sony Electronics has a Facebook page that’s inviting you to deliver your life experiences in 3D. Visit www.facebook.com/sonyelectronics and offer up your content in whichever category applies. By delivering your event description, you can be entered into one of four categories: Sports & Recreation, Arts & Entertainment, Cause & Community or Life Milestones & Events. Did you recently graduate from college? Maybe you have a band that had an incredible show? Regardless, by submitting, you’ll be judged should you become one of 10 finalists.
The winner will obviously get plenty of exposure, but the prize pool also includes a tour of the 3D production truck, an edited 3D video, a Sony 3D HDTV & Blu-ray player, and some 3D cameras to use at your leisure. Sony stores and the 3net channel will air the winner of the contest and a 2D rendition of the winner will make the Sony billboard in Times Square. Need some exposure? Let the games begin!
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Sony isn’t pulling any punches these days, and while everyone swooned over the 13.3-inch flexible e-paper they were showing off, it wasn’t until later that they unveiled 2 glasses-free 3D panels. SID was dominated by the e-paper technology, but many were left scratching their heads…weren’t there supposed to be flexible screens? Oh, there were…you just had to be invited to the private party to see them.
The 3D LCD displays from Sony have screen sizes from 10 to 23-inches, and can deliver 3D directly to the viewer without the use of glasses. What can this mean to the ongoing active vs. passive 3D war? Maybe the entire thing is moot with so many companies pursuing the glasses-free 3D technology.
By using a backlit LCD panel, and a separate backlight for 2D content, the screen is easily switched between the two. We’re getting information about their release soon, so stay tuned, but if these panels deliver the way we expect them to, look for Sony to all but end the active/passive conflict with one fail swoop. And, to make things even better, they aren’t the only ones pursuing this avenue. We’ll post more details as we get them, but the bottom line is that the glasses-free 3D is coming. The market is about to get a huge upheaval in that department, that’s for sure.
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Sony builds quality electronics, as just about everyone knows. However, the latest release from the giant didn’t wow anyone when we took a look at the unit. Everything about the KDL-40EX74 looks appealing. However, there’s something lurking beneath the surface that will likely handcuff this model and prevent it from moving: the 3D.
This is the 40-inch model of the popular Sony line, and it looks great. The structure is sound and it doesn’t creak when you take it out of the box, and while the colors and blacks are great when using it, the old “switcheroo” occurs when you try to check out some 3D content. The picture suddenly worsens and the performance turns south in a hurry.
Why? We have no idea, but it’s unfortunate because everything else about this television screams success. It’s easily integrated into any entertainment unit and the 2D content will look as good as any other top-end unit on the market. It’s just that darn 3D that keeps this from being a 5-star television. Those that don’t care about 3D may find this television to be a perfect match for their needs, but with so much 3D content on the way, is there anyone out there that doesn’t at least want to have the capability moving forward? We’re guessing not, and therefore don’t expect sales of the KDL-40EX724 to blow accountants away…
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So you want to make some 3D home movies, huh? Sony had something for you when they announced the release of the HDR-TD10, but unfortunately had to delay the release due to the tsunami in Japan. But, the US market is getting something to quell that craving for 3D with the 3D Bloggie. The MSH-FS3 is the first portable dual-lens 3D unit from Sony thus far.
With the way the lenses are laid out, you’ll want to hold the camera horizontally to get the 3D capture. In addition to the orientation of the lenses, to capture at max quality, be sure that your subject is between 1.2 and 5 meters. That’s the camera’s sweet spot. Resolution may be a bit limited, but for a first generation 3D camcorder, Sony seems to be on the right track.
All of your captures will be in autosteroscopic 3D. Translation: you won’t need 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D experience. As far as recording time, you should be able to get between 40-60 minutes , with the playback window lasting about 2 hours. There are some file size issues, however, as 2GB worth of capture will shut this baby down. Ok, it won’t up and die, but it’ll stop recording. Aside from a few drawbacks, the Bloggie MHS-FS3 will be our first chance to see how Sony plans on handling the 3D camcorder design. Once we capture some videos of us playing around on our lunch break, we’ll be sure to upload them for you guys.
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LG’s new passive 3D technology piques the curiosity of Sony. Rumors circulate that Sony is looking to purchase and implement the format for their own units
LG is coming into the new 3D generation with guns blazing. LG Display has created passive 3D technology and rumors are circulating that Sony is interested in utilizing the technology. This is great news for LG, Sony, and consumers as the likely product will be incredible, state of the art 3D televisions that will stir the market into frenzy. The concept, known as FPR 3D was debuted at 2011’s CES conference, and current market leader, Samsung is definitely noticing.
Samsung has been dominating the 3D television market, and fired some shots of their own when questioned about LG’s new passive technology. Citing that it is early 20th century concepts, the corporation brushed aside LG’s attempt at 3D advancement in a statement from the president: “FPR would give some advantages in cost but that’s all. [It] can’t realize Full HD images as it has technological drawbacks, limiting its use to small-sized mobile gadgets.”
These are very strong words, and it seems that this technology battle is just heating up. There have yet to be any confirmations that Sony will actually implement the technology, but if they do, it’s a safe bet that Samsung will have a response. The 3D television market is highly competitive, but as with all things, consumers will ultimately benefit. I say “Duke it out guys!” Give us the technology we want at a reasonable price, and sort out all of your differences behind closed doors. Or, heck, it’s actually pretty entertaining…I retract the last statement. Duke it out in public! It’s so much more fun that way!
Sony are preparing to launch its new portable 3D enabled Vaio Laptop for its customers and proudly says that it’s a part of its strategy for making 3D models.
This laptop is a Window based computer and it offers a good 3D experience. The main requirement is an active shulter glass, if you want to play 3D games or to edit videos from a 3D camera. Vaio has an impressive and beautiful 16 inch 1080p LCD screen and offers a quality that a full sized 3D TVs has got.
This laptop has an Intel corei7 processor and has 1 GB video memory. It has a built in HDMI output which has an option that you can plug it in a 3D enabled television to view the pictures in big screen. You can use this laptop in the replacement of the desktop for the users who want the 3D dimensions, because sometimes it is impractical that the glass are compulsorily needed to use the 3D features of the Vaio.
It has a switch that you can easily toggle between the 2D and 3D mode, if you leave the 3D glasses at home.
The price of this 3D Vaio is $1700 and is expected to launch in Q1.
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Toshiba and Sony have joined hands together to promote some packages in 3D that will also include some expensive freebies for the buyer who is interested and can take home this holiday season.
The various promotion packages include a 3D Sync Transmitter, 2 pairs of 3D Glasses, 3D Blu Ray Player, or a Starter Kit in 3D all this for free. Sony is currently running two different promotion schemes on TV, along with the goodies depending on your qualification which would be based on the particular TV set you would purchase.. All these offers will be there in the market for a limited period. To be precise the promotion would be valid till 11:59 pm on December 18th.
The Second Promotional Offer from Sony will encompass presenting consumers with a Sony Alice 3D Deluxe Kit fro free which is normally priced at $398 in the market. The starter kit is well equipped with everything that you may require to have a thrilling home entertainment experience in 3D.
Toshiba has also come out with various plans for promotion of 3D TV – It would offer two pairs of 3D glasses absolutely free with the Toshiba 3D TV. You can also get 2 pairs of glasses when you buy a Toshiba 55WX800 which is a 55-inch TV with a resolution of 1080p. All these products can guarantee a sensational and mind chilling 3D experience that can take you to a different platform of viewing high quality performance with the help of the superlative technology of 3D.
Each offer is designed in such a way that is more attractive than the others. There are some surprises in store for the customers who buy smaller TV’s.
Don’t you think this offer is pretty yummy! Buy any Toshiba-Sony product and enjoy the fabulous gifts that are offered during this season!