Sony has started the roll out of 3D TV technology in the UK, first with an update for the PlayStation 3 earlier in the week and now with the arrival of the first Bravia TVs capable of displaying 3D images.
The new 3D TVs on which Sony has been working are available in a number of styles, although you will have to put up with a limited amount of content if you are going to jump on the 3D bandwagon from day one, as the first 3D Blu Rays and games will be arriving in a trickle rather than a flood.
Sony held a press conference on Thursday in order to launch its 3D products and talk a little about how the technology would become relevant to UK users. It said that by 2014 around 40 per cent of UK households will have some kind of 3D ready device, which is a bold prediction to make.
The cheapest of Sony’s 3D TVs will require that the user buy both the active shutter glasses and the sensor which synchronises them separately, but if you opt for the top of the range screen this sensor is integrated, simplifying the setup.
Sony is launching a pack of four 3D ready games via the PlayStation Network and it showed off trailers on a PS3 to prove that the 3D gaming experience was worthwhile. Titles such as Gran Turismo and Kill Zone are going to get a 3D makeover and both WipEout HD and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift really make use of the effects.