Sony's 3DTVs coming in June
Sony has finally confirmed the launch of its first 3DTV, the LED-based Bravia HX803. It'll be landing in June, complete with free stereoscopic games for the PS3 and a number of 3D accessories.
The Bravia HX803 features a 200Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution, LED backlighting and the ability to upconvert 2D content into something that vaguely approximates 3D, though it obviously won't be as good as a regular 3D bit of content. It'll be arriving in either 40-inch or 46-inch sizes and there's inbuilt Freeview HD.
There's another couple of models too. There's the HX903, which adds better contrast and a 400Hz refresh rate, and is available in 46-inch and 52-inch screen sizes. Then there's the LX903, which is only 200Hz, but comes with two pairs of 3D glasses. It's available in 40-inch and 60-inch sizes.
PS3s will be getting a firmware upgrade that makes them compatible with 3D games, and four 3D titles will be released onto the Playstation Network that will be freely downloadable by people purchasing a Bravia 3DTV. There'll be Wipeout, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD. Sony says there'll be another firmware update later in the year to enable 3D Blu-ray compatibility.
Sony's existing 3D Blu-ray player, the S470, will similarly be getting a firmware update in time for the launch in June, and a new model - the S570 - will be rolled out too in May and come with 3D playback right out of the box. Sony's home cinema systems, including the BDV-E370, also works with 3D.
There's no pricing yet for the HX803, HX 903 and LX903, but as soon as we get some more info there, we'll let you know. Despite Sony claiming pre-orders have started on sony.co.uk, we couldn't find anything on the site. Let us know if you have any luck on that front.