Sony announces three new Bravia 3D HDTVs, none cheaper than $3,000

So much for affordable 3D HDTVs. Sony is committed to the upscale approach, at least if its latest introductions are any indication.

So much for affordable 3D HDTVs. Sony is committed to the upscale approach, at least if its latest introductions are any indication. Three new Bravia 3D sets were announced today, and none is less than $3,000.

The NX810 models are LED-backlit LCDs and come with built-in Wi-Fi for access to Bravia Internet video and widgets, 240Hz refresh rates, and local dimming. Still, you're going to pay three grand for the 46-inch Bravia KDL-46NX810, $3,700 for the 55-inch KDL-55NX810, and $4,700 for the 60-inch KDL-60NX810. The two bigger sets also include the LightSensor feature that automatically adjusts backlighting based on a room's illumination.

While no info has been released about whether these come with a pair or two of the active-shutter glasses you'll need for 3D viewing (for the price, they really should), Sony is touting that purchasing one of the NX810 series will net you two free Blu-ray 3D movies and a voucher to download 3D gaming "experiences" if you own a PS3. Sony couldn't do a little better than that for buyers of these big-ticket items? In any event, you can grab the new sets when they become available next month.

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