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Buy a Sony Bravia 3D TV, get four free 3D games

Thursday, 15th April 2010 16:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony’s running a deal where if you purchase a Bravia 3D television during June, you will have access to four free 3D games.

The deal is to celebrate the launch of the HX803 and LX903 series 3D TVs in early June, which will be made in 46 and 40 inch models, respectively.

To sweeten the deal a bit, SCEE will release four 3D stereoscopic PS3 games for purchasers through PSN.

Titles are: WipEout HD, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, PAIN, and Super Stardust HD.

It’s also offering an exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movie bundle with selected Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players.

“Sony is a clear leader in all aspects of 3D and this great promotion allows us to bring together the technological leadership of Sony’s 3D TVs with stunning 3D stereoscopic gaming,” said SCEE president Andrew House.

“Only Sony can deliver this breadth of 3D entertainment.”

Looks like it’s coming folks, whether you are ready for it or not.

Glasses supported by the TV are compatible with Sony’s Active Shutter glasses which feature a battery life of 100 hours, an auto shut-off function, and the kids can get smaller versions of the specs in pink and blue.

The glasses typically cost around £100 a pair.

Prices for the TVs have yet to be announced.

Full PR is below.

SONY 3D TVs AND CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM JUNE

Four compelling reasons to join the 3D revolution and make your first 3D experience a Sony one:

* New Sony 3D TV “BRAVIA” HX803 launch model
* Free 3D stereoscopic game titles for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) with all Sony 3D TVs
* Exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movies bundled with selected Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players
* The most comprehensive range of 3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems available.

London, 15th April 2010. Sony today reconfirmed its pre-eminent position at the forefront of 3D with the announcement of a unique high-value 3D offering that draws on the strengths of Sony’s unique ’3D World’ expertise in consumer electronics, movie making and gaming.

Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray players will be available in stores in June, announcing a package of products, services and free content, comprising four compelling reasons for consumers to make their first 3D TV experience a Sony one. Pre-orders are already available for consumers in the UK through sony.co.uk and Sony Centre stores.

Best Value Sony 3D TVs – BRAVIA® HX803 launch model and 3D accessories

Reinforcing their intention to make the excitement of 3D accessible to all consumers, Sony announced the introduction of the HX803 series 3D TV that will offer 3D cinematic capability with outstanding consumer value and will undoubtedly set the benchmark for stylish, technically advanced yet affordable 3D compatible TVs. The HX803 launch model will be followed within weeks by additional models in Sony’s 3D TV line-up.

The new Sony 3D TV – BRAVIA HX803 series

Sony’s very latest 3D technology will naturally be included in all new BRAVIA 3D TVs. Built upon Sony’s very latest 200Hz high frame rate technology that allows viewers to see 3D in full High Definition 1080p1 fidelity, the High Definition 3D image is further enhanced with the inclusion of ‘High Speed Precision2′, ‘LED Boost3′ and ’3D up conversion4′, three technologies unique to Sony and designed to make the 3D image even clearer and brighter and the 3D experience even more exciting. ,

Free 3D stereoscopic game titles for PS3 available with all Sony 3D TVs

With the launch of Sony 3D TVs, PS3 users are in for a treat as 3D stereoscopic gaming really comes of age. Timed to complement the launch of the HX803, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will release four 3D stereoscopic PS3 game experiences5 through the PlayStation Network, available as a free collection to purchasers of BRAVIA 3D TVs. The promotional 3D stereoscopic game experiences include something for all the family, from the visceral excitement of Wipeout ®HD and Motorstorm Pacific Rift to the wry humour of PAIN, through to the family friendly fun of Super Stardust™ HD.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3s to be 3D game compatible with a firmware upgrade prior to the Sony 3D TVs becoming available. A further firmware upgrade to make PS3s 3D BD movie compatible will be made available within 2010.

Exclusive 3D Blu-ray disc movies bundled with selected Sony 3D products

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Deep Sea Blu-ray 3D™ discs will be bundled with selected Sony 3D products. Additionally, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D™ will be sold separately at participating retailers from the 14th June 2010.

3D glasses and Transmitter accessories

Sony’s 3D glasses, using active shutter technology to deliver full High Definition 3D are designed for both comfort and stamina, with flexible and adjustable side arms and nosepad and a choice of colours to allow a stylish and comfortable fit for everyone. Smaller pink and blue glasses are available for people with smaller face such as smaller children, and with a battery life of approximately 100 hours7, and an auto shut off function, Sony’s 3D glasses will allow you to enjoy the 3D action for longer.

Whilst the LX903 Sony 3D TV will come with 3D glasses and built in transmitter, for a limited time, special 3D accessory packs containing two sets of glasses and a 3D transmitter will be available to complement the new HX803 3D launch model.

3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems complete the 3D Home Entertainment picture

Designed to complement the new Sony 3D TV models, Sony can lay claim to the most comprehensive range of 3D Blu-ray Players and Home Cinema Systems available.

Already in-store is the highly affordable S470 “3D ready” Blu-ray Player. Bringing full HD 3D Blu-ray disc playback, a 3D firmware update will be released in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D TVs in June. The S570 model, coming hot on its heels in May, will be the first with 3D playback out of the box.

Spearheaded by the BDV-E370, Sony’s complete range of Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems this year is also “3D Ready”.

Sony’s 3D Credentials and the World Cup

In another demonstration of Sony’s long standing experience and expertise in the creation of professional 3D technology and content, Sony and FIFA recently confirmed that they would be filming 25 matches in the FIFA World Cup™ in 3D.

Complementing the 3D live broadcasts and a series of public viewing opportunities around the world, the general public will also be able to enjoy the 3D promotional trailers for each of the 25 games, shown on Sony 3D TVs in around 1,300 Sony-affiliated retail stores and flagship stores throughout Europe. Furthermore, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled plans to release the official 3D FIFA World Cup film on Blu-ray 3D™ during 2010.


Specifications and information

1. 1080p resolution available from 3D Blu-ray and other devices and services with sufficient bandwidth .

2. High Speed Precision’ is the technology solution Sony has developed to minimize crosstalk (the mixing of 3D images assigned to left and right eyes). Based on the high frame rate technology of Sony’s Motionflow 200Hz TVs, High Speed Precision delivers a beautiful, clear 3D picture.

3. ‘LED Boost’ increases the picture brightness by selectively boosting the LED backlight to give you the best and brightest 3D picture. This has no effect on overall power consumption of the TV.

4. ‘Simulated 3D’ (3D Up-conversion) converts 2D content to simulated 3D and is intended as an additional entertainment feature and not a replacement for ‘real’ 3D. Quality may vary depending upon the quality of the original 2D source content.

5. PS3 free game experiences (available to download from PlayStation®Store via a voucher code provided to purchasers of Sony 3D BRAVIA sets):

§ Wipeout HD: full 3D game (not including WipEout HD Fury)

§ PAIN: 3 x 3D episodes + 1 x 2D tutorial

§ Super Stardust HD: full 3D game (not including DLC)

§ MotorStorm Pacific Rift: single level 3D demo

PS3 free game experiences will be exclusively available to purchasers of Sony 3D TVs for a limited period.

6. Battery life may vary according to the viewing environment.

Specifications for Sony 3D TVs and Blu-ray Players

BRAVIA® 2010 RANGE

SIGNATURE RANGE

LX903

· Inbuilt 3D technology with 2 pairs of glasses included

· Stunningly slim design utilising backlit LED technology

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 200Hz pro technology

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· Ensure the optimum viewing experience with switchable 0 or 6 degrees display settings.

· Available sizes 40″ (102cm),60″ (152cm)

CINEMATIC RANGE

HX903

· Deeper Black and better contrast with intelligent dynamic LED technology

· Ensure the optimum viewing experience with switchable 0 or 6 degrees display settings.

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 400Hz pro technology

· Intelligent Image enhancer

· 3D Upgradeble technology for amazingly real, High Definition, next generation viewing

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· Available sizes 46″ (117cm),52″ (132cm) )

HX803

· 3D Upgradeble technology for amazingly real, High Definition, next generation viewing

· Wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video giving you access to You tube and catch up TV

· Slim design utilising the latest edge LED technology

· In built Freeview HD for easy subscription free,High definition TV

· The smoothest,sharpest,most detailed picture with 200Hz pro technology

· Available sizes 40″ (102cm),46″ (117cm)

Blu-ray Players

BDP-S470

· Next-generation home entertainment with stunning 3D action on a 3D TV (following a software upgrade)

· Monolithic Design concept to add a unique style to your living room

· Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet Videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

· Wireless LAN Ready for easy access to online content without the hassle of connecting wires (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)

· Enjoy movies & music throughout the home with USB connections

· Search for movie, actor and director listings using the Entertainment Database Browser from Gracenote®

· Supports both DivX HD and MKV formats

· Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a BD Remote Control for your Blu-ray Disc Player

BDP-S570

· Next-generation home entertainment with stunning 3D action on a 3D TV

· Monolithic Design concept to add a unique style to your living room

· Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

· Built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to online content without the hassle of connecting wires

· Enjoy movies & music throughout the home with DLNA & USB connections

· Search for movie, actor and director listings using the Entertainment Database Browser from Gracenote®

· Supports both DivX HD and MKV formats

· Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a BD Remote Control for your Blu-ray Disc Player

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6 Comments

  1. Windsmeare

    What’s the street value of a giant frog?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. FeaturePreacher

    Doesn’t sound like a good deal to me compared with what they’ll offer when they get even more desperate to rid themselves of excess inventory of this 2nd huge mistake.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Holy shit these fu*$ers must be expensive if they’re throwing in FOUR games

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I read that the TV’s would be £2200 and £3500 somewhere. Don’t know if that’s accurate.

    Probably is though, knowing Sony.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OwningXylophone

    @ Dr. Ghettoblaster

    Actually, only 3 games and a demo… Because that’ll make all the difference to the consumer…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. cookiejar

    Should of chucked in a console. They did in Australia with HDTV’s, they should with this.

    #6 5 years ago

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