Friday, January 15, 2010

3D TVs Coming Soon --by Samsung,Sony & others

The success of Avatar throughout the world has forced Television manufacturers as well as broadcasters to take 3D seriously. It's no wonder that in the world's biggest electronic show, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3D managed to capture everyone's attention. But can 3D TV at home become reality and be used at a large scale as it has its own share of other problems. Not everyone can enjoy the 3D experience, and many people cannot see 3D at all or suffer headaches or other ill effects from it.

In order to have 3D experience at home, a user will need new 3D content, which can be in form of 3D TV channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game. ESPN and Discovery have decided to take a step in the 3D world as both have announced that they will soon make 3D content available. ESPN has announced that the upcoming Football World Cup will be broadcasted in 3D. Many movies are already available in 3D and may games are also following the trend.

Samsung Electronics has announced that in 2010, the company's premium models in the LED TV lineup - 7000, 8000 and 9000 will all include Samsung's proprietary built-in 3D processor and emitter that is optimized for, and enables compatibility with multiple 3D standards including half and full HD resolution formats as well as the Blu-ray Disc Association approved "Blu-ray 3D" standard. In addition, Samsung's 3D system delivers a picture using a full color spectrum for an unbelievable, immersive viewing experience.

Sony's XBR-HX900 series has local dimming with a full array of LEDs behind the screen. This TV is 3D compatible and has 240Hz refresh rate. It also comes with Bravia Video interactive suite with Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, NPR, Yahoo Widgets and more. A user can decided whether to go for the optional Wi-Fi connection or not.

Sony XBR-HX900 series has two models, XBR-52HX900: 52-inch, XBR-46HX900: 46-inch and both will be available by this summer. Sony has still not announced the price of these products.