Alongside Sony’s upcoming 3D-capable LCD sets, the company has announced standalone shutter glasses and an infrared emitter to drive them. For a family of four, the 3D upgrade would cost $US587.
Sony’s TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 active shutter glasses will cost about $US133 this June in Japan. The emitter will run about $US55. (Prices converted from yen.)
Keep in mind, if you buy Sony’s flagship LX900 TV, starting at $US3900, you get the emitter and two sets of glasses “free”. But clearly, Sony’s money-making strategy is as much, if not more on the peripherals than it is on the televisions themselves. While their glasses may be a higher quality than others in the industry – a reasonable possibility – at least one manufacturer assured me at CES that their shutter glasses would cost about a quarter of Sony’s current asking price. [Sony Japan via Akihabara News]