CNet’s Pam Carroll spoke to Sony’s Yoshinami Takahashi, who made the statement. Of course, there’s a big difference between “can” have a product on the market and “will” have a product on the market, but the bigger question here is “should” they even bother.
Despite the developments in 3D screen technology recently – to the point where it’s actually watchable – there are still going to be a lot of barriers stopping people from entering a 3D-capable home. Things like the need for (stupid) glasses, the inability to show both 3D and 2D images (you’ll need a screen dedicated to 2D and a screen dedicated to 3D), the expense of replacing your perfectly fine 2D Full HD screen with a 3D capable one, a lack of content, the fact that a percentage of people suffer from headaches and nausea when watching 3D all make this a very hard sell. Especially when the only benefit you get is a some depth on screen.
Now when Sony decide to walk down the Hologram Blu-ray player path, I’ll be totally on board. But until then, I still think I’m going to pass on 3D TV in the home.