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If you own a 55-inch 3DTV, chances are you've invested in at least a cheap soundbar to match the power of the picture. You basically have to because the built-in sound on the thing is horrendous. The new 55-inch JVC Black Saphire 3DTV is more than twice as powerful as comprable TVs, and from what we just heard in a hotel room in New York, you might not need that soundbar anymore.

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The 3D feed of the Olympics is the most ambitious 3D broadcast in history. It employs 50 3D camera rigs, manned by 80 souls who are split into three teams, which scurry around London from event to event. Obviously, it's incredible to watch, but is it enough to make the effort and cost of watching in 3D worth it?

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The Nintendo 3DS is pretty great. A solid enough 3D screen with no goofy glasses. We need more stuff like that if 3D is going to take over our living room. And MIT agrees, but they think they got an even better way to push out glasses-free 3D.

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If there was one clear message from Sony's press event at CES today, it was that they love them some 3D. But what was most exciting was some of the prototype devices they were showing off on their stand, including a 24.5-inch OLED 3D screen that doesn't require glasses.

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I have to admit that even though I'm not overly fussed on the whole concept of 3D in the home, I'd still like to win Sony's 3D home promotion. They're offering one family in Australia the chance to host a Sony-themed house party, where they'll kit your house out with the latest Sony 3D gear, invite celebrities and Sony Music artists to perform in your back yard and pretty much leave your house completely 3D'd.

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3D is here. Whether we like it or not, the push to drive 3D capable televisions into the home has begun, and there's nothing any of us can do to stop it. But a conversation I had with Panasonic's Group Marketing Manager for Viera, Matt Pearce, at their AV launch down in Melbourne the other day may have persuaded me that despite the fact that 10 percent of people can't see 3D and the technology gives me headaches, it's actually really good for TV technology on the whole.

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The starter's gun has fired, and Samsung have bolted out of the gates in the race for your 3D TV dollars, with official word that their new range of 3D TV sets will be available in store starting from next week.

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One of the biggest hurdles for the upcoming release of 3D televisions in Australia is the lack of content. Sure, there'll be a handful of 3D Blu-ray discs, but Foxtel aren't planning on doing anything until next year, and the free to air networks are struggling enough with the concept of high definition, let alone 3D. Except that last part may not be true... According to Lara Sinclair in the Australian, SBS is looking into the possibility of broadcasting the FIFA World Cup in 3D later this year.

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With rather lofty ambitions, LG has said it hopes to sell one million 3DTVs this year, securing it 25 per cent of the market. The LX9500 model was announced yesterday as going on sale May, when it could cost $US4000 if it's anywhere near a direct conversion from the Korean price. (Though a retailer has contacted me saying it's already in their system as $US3599.99.)