Sony PlayStation 3DTV: Autumn UK Launch With £499 Price

For those of you keeping your eyes on Sony’s 3D TV with PS3 gaming in mind, we have some further news for you. The TV will be launched to consumers in the UK and Europe this Autumn, costing £499. When the word 3D is mentioned in the same sentence as TV you are normally talking over £1000 every time, but as this small screen has been made far more affordable.

Sony’s PS3DTV has a 24 inch screen which should make for a compact picture that improves focus. We suspect the significantly smaller screen size has something to do with the lower price but it is to be expected. Tech Radar reports that 2 pairs of PlayStation branded active shutter glasses will be included with the monitor, supposedly also compatible with other manufacturers TVs. This special PS3 TV was first announced at the E3 gadget expo.

As it stands we know the price but are still oblivious to an exact release date. Sony confirmed these details at the Gamescom 2011 trade fair in Cologne, Germany earlier this week. We suspect that the PS3 TV will launch in time for the holiday season, with Christmas sales an important factor to the Japanese tech titan. It would have been even more amazing if a PS3 was actually integrated into the TV, we saw this with the PS2.

A unique feature that the PS3 TV brings is “SimulView”, the ability for players to view 2 full screens on 1 TV. This looks to be the end of traditional split-screen gaming which is despised amongst some gamers. Many games including Call of Duty: Black Ops allow you to play split-screen multiplayer online which is a great gaming experience but is at times difficult with half a screen with 2 moving areas and 2 loads of sound, especially if it is also in 3D. We saw earlier how Sony has struck a deal with DirecTV so the PS3 can stream live NFL games.

HDTV Test reports that Sony’s model will come loaded with edge LED backlight and active-shutter 3D technologies as well as a built on subwoofer to maximize sound quality. Does this 3DTV designed for gaming appeal to you? Let us know if you will get one by leaving a comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/theused0 Stuart Deacon

    im getting one

  • http://www.facebook.com/theused0 Stuart Deacon

    im getting one