CES2010: Sony introduces 3D TVs, ESPN 3D, new cameras

The Sony press event was held this evening at CES. As with other television manufactures, the primary focus was placed on the upcoming 3D models of Sony's latest LED TVs. Sony will be launching these televisions later this year. A variety of sizes will be available including a 55 and 60 inch model. As with other 3D TVs, special 3D glasses are required in order to view 3D content.

In order to provide viewers with a steady steam of 3D content, Sony has partnered with ESPN to create the ESPN 3D network, expected to launch later this year. A multitude of sporting events and news will be broadcast in a 3D format. Sony has also partnered with IMAX and RealD to maintain a steady stream of 3D content for the future.

Additional products, including a completely revamped video recorder and camera line up were also introduced, focusing on social networking and easy media transferring from one device to another. A user simply connects to another device, wirelessly, to exchange photos or videos. The technology, called TransferJet requires the devices to be within close proximity to each other. Bloggie, a new HD video camera, was created to easily allow uploads to Facebook and YouTube. It's compact size and extended battery life provide a mobile solution without having to worry about inefficient battery life or bulky storage issues.

Sony also introduced Dash, a 7 inch touch screen device, designed to access 1000 free internet applications, including news, weather, social networking sites, and calendars. Dash requires a wireless internet connection, and does not have an independent 3G connection.

Finally, the Playstation Network framework will now be expanded to other devices, allowing TV's and Bluray players to download movies, trailers, 3D media, and other various content. 3D Bluray support will be added to the PS3 via a firmware update later this year.


The new Sony Dash


TransferJet, exchanging pictures between two cameras


Bloggie, the compact mobile HD video camera

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still1 said,
3D TV... Are there even 3D movies release out now?

They say there will be later this year. BTW everywhere I can I will say it hurts my eyes, its completely unnatural the way our eyes read the fake 3d and if you google it you will find this study where this child who watched 3d remained permanently f'd in his eyes.(crosseyed).

still1 said,
3D TV... Are there even 3D movies release out now?

A little picture called Avatar is supposed to be 3D I hear.

Some nice technology was developed in 2005 an has been improved upon since. A few animated movies have been "real" 3D since then. Because of Avatar, we're going to be seeing a lot more 3D movies come out.

cloaked said,
They say there will be later this year. BTW everywhere I can I will say it hurts my eyes, its completely unnatural the way our eyes read the fake 3d and if you google it you will find this study where this child who watched 3d remained permanently f'd in his eyes.(crosseyed).

OMG... That's scary...

I think 3D television will fail miserably. It is way too early for them to be introducing the technology especially since HD hasn't become mainstream yet. Only when EVERY single piece of content out there is HD and there are no more SD channels should we consider the next step. But when HD support is still pretty scarce, introducing a new technology into the consumer market is just stupid! Most broadcasters barely have HD equipment and we don't have full HD broadcasts in some cases so even HD is taking forever to make it in. Now they will be concerned with introducing 3D and will be caught between two choices! Honestly what is this stupid 3D interest all of a sudden???

Move films are being shown in 3d as of the late year. and the industry is looking to profit from it at home. And if you know anything about how the glasses are going to work, then you will aggree it for a failure.

will only be interested when the image is not on the screen (ful halogram) and i dont have to wear stupid glasses

It really feels like Sony owns the entire 3D movement. Ok there are competitors in the actual TVs, but aside from that, everything is Sony:

Sony cameras, Sony content (or co-producing/sponsoring content), Sony distribution etc etc

Bhav said,
It really feels like Sony owns the entire 3D movement. Ok there are competitors in the actual TVs, but aside from that, everything is Sony:

Sony cameras, Sony content (or co-producing/sponsoring content), Sony distribution etc etc

I'm not really seeing a problem. Sony also owns Blu-ray, the only proper HD content distribution there is at this moment which is available for everyone. If they have the best technology (and they do) it's quite normal they own the market.

Yeah, it's not at all a problem for me! I'm actually quite impressed...in order to be this involved they must have been wayyy ahead of the game.

I agree. It was only 2 years ago I brought a HDTV, now it seems to e with the modern times I gotta fork out another $1000AU to buy a 3DHDTV. fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

er sorry...where was the announcement that said everyone had to buy a 3D TV? :S If you're happy with HD then stick with it...it's not going anywhere to make way for 3D.

Anarkii said,
I agree. It was only 2 years ago I brought a HDTV, now it seems to e with the modern times I gotta fork out another $1000AU to buy a 3DHDTV. fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Digital TV and HDTV standard is so 1990s.