Sony just unveiled the "active" 3D glasses they will launch to view 3D programs on their 3D Ful HDTVs.
"Sony Style" :-)
I just don't see everyone rushing to get a 3D TV. I mean heck there are millions of people without HDTV let alone 3D TV. I know 3D gaming on PS3 Is going to be like mind blowing freggin' awesome but the price is going to be fu***g steeeeeeeepppppppppp man!!!
I posted about this in this article that was never approved: http://n4g.com/NewsPendingC... $130.00 for a pair of 3D-glasses. Are you kidding? If I want to have friends over, we have to buy $130.00 3D glasses to watch a movie? "Hey man, let's check out that new TV you got. I'll tell the guys." "Hang on...it'll cost over $1,050.00 for all 8 of us to watch a movie in 3D... is that cool?" "Wtf!"
This whole deal is cheaper than what samsung is charging.... Samsung ---> 3k+ for 3D TV's, and $150 for the glasses
Yeah..Sonys 3D solution is not cheap..i will get Samsung 3d tvs and will get all 360 games in 3d without glasses. sony failed again in my opinion. yeah, yeah..you hear it clearly. samsungs 3d tvs can give you 3d games without glasses. make some google research and don't let sony fool you again. that is an examples: 1. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 2. http://www.youtube.com/watc... 3. http://kotaku.com/5444551/p... "That was because it was the television doing all the work, not some specialized build of Gears of War 2 retrofitted to spit out 3D stereoscopic visuals. The Samsung HDTV on display could take any game from any console or any video source and simulate a 3D visual. And you know, it actually kind of worked. At least it did in Gears of War 2."
I think I'll stick with regular HD a bit longer, seeing as how its such a recent technology and all. Somehow I don't see people forking out thousands more just to have the 3DHD experience.
I own a 50" Plasma that has no 3D support, So for all those lucky people out there that haven't spent money on a Full HD screen yet, thats your reward. Are all you people Serious ?? An extra few bucks to watch Blu-Ray movies in 3D, in your sitting chair, listening to surround in the optimal position ?? You watch it with friends , just watch it 2D, Full HD style..... Nothings changed. Gotta love the capacity of Blu. For all the nay-sayers, Your cheap or cant afford it. Either way, you cant tell me it aint a experience ! And no, I cant afford the upgrade to 3D, but one day , IT WILL BE MINE....... Ha ha ha ha ahaaaa ha... cough cough...
So how does that work, iMad?
I'm going to wait till they make an HD3D tv that doesn't require glasses to use.
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@ $130 per viewer, poor off angle viewing, and requirement to replace my $2000 TV with a $3000 TV, this whole idea reeks of fail. Have any of you guys been to a 3D movie in the past year? It's not that big a deal.
Stop complaining about price. EVERYTHING new that's electronic starts expensive. That's just the way it works. The end result is that EVERYONE adopts it. Color TV used to be really expensive. CD players, really expensive. DVD players, really expensive (in fact, as recently as 3 years ago, my inlaws still didn't have a dvd player...we actually had to give them one for them to catch up...and you could buy them for $30). BluRay? REALLY EXPENSIVE. HDTV? REALLY EXPENSIVE. But people owned HDTVs even before they owned BluRay. People will buy 3D tech. It won't fail. I know it won't fail because it sells out in the movie theaters. Why would anyone pay 2x the price to watch a movie in the theater in 3D when the price of a movie is already ridiculous, and they make you sit through 20 minutes of commercials? They pay it because they like it. That's why people bought HDTV. That's why people bought surround sound. Does everyone have it? No. But the prices have come down to where everyone CAN have it, if they want it. I only know one person in my family that DOESN'T have an HDTV, and that's the inlaws that just got a dvd player a few years ago. I bought my first DVD player in 2000, along with "Gone in 60 Seconds" on DVD. It cost me $130. It was the cheapest one Walmart had. I bought my first HDTV in 2008. It was $1700. It was the cheapest 1080p Walmart had. I bought my PS3 at launch. It was $600. Recently, I purchased a PS3 for $300. I purchased a 1080p HDTV for $550. That's right. I got a PS3 and HDTV for almost half of what the same TV would have cost me just 3 years ago. So quit whining about price. If you don't have the money to buy one, then wait a few years. What you fail to realize is that the guys who can afford 6 pairs of $200 3D glasses will buy them because it's a drop in the hat and they want the best. They're the same guys that had GPS in their car back when it was only available in a Jaguar. Now, everyone with a Ford Focus has GPS. I have it on my $99 iPhone...the same iPhone people had been paying $499 for. This is the way it works. Get used to it.
Nice post man, bubbles to you for having common sense.
Probably better of going with a 3rd party if your looking for out and out value for money. Not exactly the most stylish things either are they, lucky you dont have to wear them outside of the house anyway.
they don't look bad. Bu...bu... Glasses suck. Seriously that's everyones biggest compalint the fact you have to wear glasses which is a god awful excuse. My mistake, that's pretty expencive.
"The glasses will be the Sony TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 which should be sold around $130 each. To synchronize with your 3D screen, they will need an IR Emitter, sold for $55" $55 for the transmitter, not the glasses.
Yep pretty pricey, like I've said in the gamer zone, 3rd party are usually the way to go with such things.
3D gaming led by the ever innovative numero uno gaming titan sony. this is real next-gen. they were right all along. next gen starts when they said so. while 360 battles ps2.
Actually, there've been a lot of 3d gaming movements in the last couple years. Sony is far from first. iz3d, Nvidia, both beat Sony to the punch by a couple of years.
What I think he's saying panda is that Sony is pushing it on console and movie viewing. Now everyone whose been here awhile knows your a pc gamer so don't go and get your panties in a crunch. We all know pc has been doing it for awhile.
wow i did not expect so much for glasses
For a family of four...quite $450 will be needed just for 3D glasses... :/
question : will Sony glasses work on Samsung 3D TV's ? Or each TV has its own glasses ? :/
Nope, the brands all require the use of their own glasses even though they all rely on the same technology. Sony need Sony, Samsung need Samsung etc meaning no third party alternatives either. I do remember however Sony said they will bundle 2 pairs of specs with the top of the range model (with the built in transmitter) while all the other brands require the purchase of the glasses separately.
Awesome. So if I have one brand of TV in one room the glasses won't work on another brand of TV in a different room. Gotta love proprietary solutions for stuff like this (facepalm).
I won't be entering the 3D space for a long time, it seems. I refuse to drop $185 just for ME to watch in 3D, then need to spend $130 more for my gf or bro. Not worth it. Not at all.
im interested 3d and dont mind paying 55 myself but thats a horrible price for the mass market hopefully theyre not aiming for the mass market
Glasses are 130. 55 for the transmitter, so for one person your looking at $185, family of four, $575.
haha wat? u need a transmitter for each pair? thats hilariously impractical
My hdtv is only a year old. So i'm stuck with it for some time, but this tech is really interesting. The Last guardian in 3D; just the thought of that is mindblowing.
So it's gonna cost me $705 for my family to watch a 3D movie. To those of you who can afford this good for you. I have a great Blu ray collection(about 340 of em) and out of the 340 I probably on watch a more than a handful multiple times. IMO opinion 3D is better kept in the theater/Imax. This to me is just a fad.
a person like me who doesnt just buy into the new tech will have to wait and see wots coming and wots the future. im not into the newr films anyway to go and get 3d,but 3d gaming would be cool. alls a person can do is sit and wait to see wots the norm of 3dtv
Sorry i'll gladly pass and go for a LED HDTV instead, for a fraction of the price and no glass required. I'll wait till I can have 3D with out the glasses. I mean hell I lose the remote all the time, I cant imagine the horror if you lose those glasses.
And people say microsoft charges too much for accessories??? WTF is sony thinking?? EPIC FAIL!!!
I thought all the tech is built in the tv like in the cinema its built in the projector so they can give out free glasses ? can someone explain the diffrence to the 3d in cinema than this ?
3D won't take off until the next round of consoles. The price is just to prohibitive. New HDTV...Glasses at over $100+ They already have this exact type of 3D gaming already and its been out for years. Nvidia has it and it did not take off because it cost a bit...and that cost is nothing like this
Cant I just use the glasses I lifted from my "Avatar" viewing experience?
Nope. And neither can you use your current HDTV if you have one...even people who bought a HDTV yesterday. They are screwed
I see. Well, I was planning on buying a 3D television anyway, but thought I was good on the glasses. Oh well. My current hdtv is a 40 inch Sony xbr2. I'm gonna go bigger and get a 55 inch Samsung this time and move the Sony to my bedroom. The cost of the glasses doesn't really bother me as I'll be the only one who uses the 3D function most of the time. If friends are over, 2D 1080p will be just fine.
Make sure when you buy, purchase one that is 3D capable AND SAYS THIS ON THE BOX. This also applies to stand alone blu-Ray players. If it does not support HDMI 1.4 you are screwed as no manufacturers have come out and stated if they will have a update for this if your player is out of date.
Way too pricy for my taste I'll pass aaargh!!! everything is so damn expensive these days.
Hope there are lots of early adopters so that the price comes down
shouldn't it be noted that this is also only required for certain 3d tvs' and not the auto-stereostopic(may have called that/spelt it wrong)one's? only the first line of 3dtvs will require glassess
It's new technology and with that comes a price. So it's fair if you have the money and want to experience something new. Of course I won't be getting it anytime soon, but if I do have plans I'll be once again playing the part of the cost conscientious gamer and going with whatever is affordable.
It is gonna be pricey. Hell I remember how much a double-layered blank DVD9 RAM disc was when it came out? Like over $60. The prices of this stuff will all drop down one day. I wouldn't be an early adopter of this, because sure as shyt they are gonna improve on it after the first wave of the tech is released.
I'm sure you guys called BS on the $ when plasmas and lcds first came into the market.
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