updated 05:05 pm EDT, Wed August 25, 2010
Sony NX810 upgrades edge LED TVs with 3D
Following a brief tease in Europe, Sony today updated its 3D-capable Bravia TVs with a new set of slightly lower-cost but still high-end models. The NX810 line replaces the NX800 from January with the addition of 3D support for those who want to upgrade later. They still require separate 3D glasses, but Sony promises two free 3D Blu-ray movies and a PlayStation network code to get a set of 3D-capable games.
The sets themselves are similar outside of 3D with edge-lit LED backlighting, 240Hz panels and an ambient light sensor. Wi-Fi is built-in and supplies both Internet widgets as well as access to video services such as Sony's own Qriocity.
All NX810 variants ship in September and will start with a 46-inch model at $3,000, followed by a 55-inch version at $3,700 and a 60-inch $4,700 edition. Glasses cost $150 for each pair.