Sony rolls out five new LCD 3D Ready HDTVs

Sony Canada today announced the introduction of five new models of LCD high definition televisions which are also 3D ready.

The new NX810 and NX710 Sony Bravia models, which range in price from $2,300 to $4,700, feature 1920 x 1080p resolution, LED Backlighting with local dimming, and a light sensor that adjusts the backlight based on room light.

Onkyo ships 3D-Ready Home Theatre in a Box Systems

Onkyo has recently begun shipping the Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 3D ready Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) systems.

Features of both systems include four HDMI-1.4a inputs, support for 1080p video upscaling, lossless Dolby & DTS high definition audio, Dolby height processing, and Audyssey automatic room equalization.

LG Electronics unveils 3D line-up

LG Electronics today announced the imminent arrival in stores of a suite of 3D technology products which includes its new “Infinia” LED HDTVs along with its first 3D-capable Network Blu-ray Disc player and 3D active shutter glasses.

Available in 47- and 55-inch versions, the less expensive Infinia LX 6500 series of LCD HDTVs is available now while the more expensive LX9500 series of HDTVs will be in stores later this month.

Onkyo TX-NR3008 and TX-NR5008 A/V Receivers ship in August

Onkyo recently announced that the company will be adding two new high-end network A/V receivers to their line-up in August.

The Onkyo TX-NR5008 and TX-NR3008 home theatre receivers are THX Ultra2 Plus certified which support: network audio streaming; various multi-room set-ups; iPhone/iPod playback over USB; and are 3DTV ready.

Panasonic 3D Ready Plasma HDTVs now in stores

Panasonic Canada has announced that its new 3D-capable plasma HDTVs, which were first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are now available in stores.

The Viera VT25 series of plasma televisions starts at $3,000 and consists of four models ranging in size from 50 to 65-inches.

Integra now shipping 3D Ready receivers

Integra, makers of premium audio and video components, has announced the availability of the Integra DTR-30.2 and DTR-20.2 3D-video-ready home-theatre receivers.

The THX Select 2 A/V Receivers feature HDMI 1.4a connectivity therefore they are compatible with all four mandatory 3D formats for broadcast content including the recently added “Side-By-Side (Half)” and “Top-and-Bottom” 3D video formats.

New Onkyo A/V Receivers support HDMI 1.4

Onkyo has announced March deliveries of its first 3D-Ready home theater receivers and home theater in a box (HTiB) systems which support the new HDMI v1.4 connectivity standard for new 3D video displays.

In addition to being 3D Ready, the new devices feature the ability to decode lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams, a new onscreen graphical display that lets the user watch the program in the background while using the function menu and “HDMI Thru” which allows content to pass through to the TV when the receiver is in a standby state.

Sony announces first 3D compatible A/V Receiver

In January at CES in Las Vegas many consumer electronics were proudly showing off 3D HDTVs and discussing how 3D would be the future of television.

Despite the hype, what CE companies really didn’t mention was the fact that virtually none of the HDTV’s sold in the last five years could display 3D images, none of the standalone Blu-ray players sold in the last two or three years could play back 3D films and none of the A/V receivers sold in the last few years could pass 3D signals.