Several 3D HDTV Announcements

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas and several companies have announced plans for the first consumer 3D HDTVs to hit the market.

Sony Electronics is launching its 2010 Bravia® LCD HDTV series which run from 22-to-60 inches. Sony is also introducing 3D Blu-ray Disc Players to work with the system.

Main rival Panasonic introduced its Full HD 3D-capable VIERA Plasma HDTV range and a fully-featured Blu-ray 3D Disc player that run from 50-65 inches.

Samsung Electronics have also announced a line-up of 3D-capable LED & LCD HDTVs, a new 3D Blu-ray disc player and a tie-in deal with Dreamworks that will include a 3D Blu-ray version of “Monsters vs. Aliens”.

Each company is using proprietary shutter glasses technology and boasting about their qualities, real world reviews and tests however will be seen when the models go on sale starting in the Spring.

Meanwhile DIRECTV and RealD are currently working together to deliver high-definition 3D movies and TV programming via satellite to DIRECTV subscribers. The company will be launching three 3D channels sponsored by Panasonic.