Sony to Sell 3-D TV Glasses for Over $100
As the electronics, TV and movie industries start to push 3-D technology more and more, consumers are wondering just how much it will cost to convert their home to 3-D. Today Sony revealed that their 3-D glasses alone will cost around $133.
This could be a tough sell, however, since Sony's 3-D glasses will cost almost as much as the company's $200 3-D-ready Blu-ray player, which is far less likely to be stepped on or lost between the couch cushions.
Sony's new spectacles are a special kind of 3-D glasses, called Active Shutter. Unlike the well known blue-and-red glasses made of paper, Active Shutter requires batteries in order to shutter each lens individually. The 3-D infrared emitter, which sits on the TV and sends signals to the glasses about when to shutter each lens, will cost less than half as much, at around $55.
Sony Japan announced the prices of these glasses today, along with the prices for the company's upcoming 3-D TVs and other accessories. The glasses will be available in Japan this June and elsewhere around the world shortly after. Only one of the announced 3-D TVs, the LX 900 series, will come with the glasses and emitter included. Those who purchase other Sony 3-D TVs will have to pay full price for the glasses.