Wimbledon is Going 3D as Sony Unveils a 3D TV for PlayStation Users
In an attempt to get 3D moving over in the U.K., the BBC will be screening the final of the Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis tournament in 3D. This will mark the first ever serious recent broadcast in 3D by the corporation and could signal the start of wider interest among the viewing public. For those without 3D sets, the finals will also be shown in some cinemas which has to be the best way to enjoy it.
The 3D versions will be shown on the service's dedicated HD channel which can be viewed by most UK cable, satellite and terrestrial TV viewers for free. This follows Sky's agressive push for its satellite service with sports, movies and documentaries in 3D. There is no word on if international broadcasters will use the BBC's 3D feed.
Back in the U.S. and at the E3 games show in Los Angeles, Sony has just announced its first 3D games bundle, packing a 24" 3D LCD tv, PS3-branded glasses, a HDMI lead and a copy of upcoming monster hit Resistance 3. All you need is your PlayStation 3. The bundle is designed to help promote 3D and is more likely aimed at those with systems in bedrooms.
The set can play 1080p and comes with curved edges, following recent PlayStation styling. It can also use the activer shutter system to let two players enjoy full screen 2D gaming without the need for two TVs. A price of around $499 should see these fly of the shelves as gamers rush into the third dimension.