Electronics giant Sony is expected to release its first commercially available 3DTVs in the UK market this June – but as is the case with all early adopters, those wishing to take the plunge early on face a hefty outlay.
Sony’s first 3D sets will include in the box two sets of active shutter specs and a 3D emitter. However, households where more than two people are expected to watch the TV at any one time face an additional fee of 90 per pair – at least, that’s a direct translation of the Japanese price.
In addition, sets not boasting an in-built emitter will need an external one, the price of which being 33.
This, of course, comes on top of the high price the first 3DTVs will retail for. Japanese launch prices for Sony’s LX900 translate to around 4,325 for the 60” model and 2,130 for the smaller 40” unit.
The entry level HX800 set will see prices starting from 1,630, though both an emitter and specs will have to be bought separately to watch 3D footage on these units.
Other TVs supporting 3D-compatible displays include the HX700, HX900 and NX900.
It was claimed earlier this week that Sony is prepping a 3D update for the PS3 to coincide with the TV’s arrival in June.