You'll typically use a new TV for the better part of a decade, so even if you're skeptical about 3D, you could well change your mind. That's one reason Sony is offering models that can be easily turned fully 3D with an optional emitter. The KDL-HX800 series in 40-, 46- and 55-inch screen sizes is ready to extend the picture to the tip of your nose when you decide the time is right for 3D.
Getting started with 3D requires more than the TV. To see depth you need 3D glasses, and to be sociable, more than one pair. You may also opt for a 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc player. So, you can see why a bundle is a good thing. B&H has assembled 30 kits involving 3D TVs in different series and screen sizes. Grab a bundle by July 3, and you'll save $300 off the regular price.
Still photography just got a major upgrade. By downloading a free firmware upgrade from Sony, Nex-3 and Nex-5 owners who have been confined to capturing pictures in two dimensions (width and height) can add depth. Viewed on a big-screen 3D TV from Sony, Panasonic or Samsung, among other manufacturers, the third dimension can elicit jaw-dropping reactions from viewers. I should know. I just witnessed my first 3D slide show.
The successful 3D movie Avatar has stirred up huge interest in 3D technology. Manufacturers are now pushing 3D television sets, even though there’s currently not much 3D content to watch on them. Of course, PC manufacturers don’t want to watch the bandwagon roll on by, so they’re introducing 3D PCs. One such example is ASUS’s new G51J 3D, a 15.6" notebook computer with 3D graphics built right in.
Having been generally unimpressed by home 3D TV products that have come and gone over the last dozen years, I was more than a little skeptical when the chatter from this year's Consumer Electronics Show was mainly about 3D TV. So, I wasn't expecting much when I visited the Samsung Experience at Columbus Circle in early April to check out a range of 3D TV products.
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