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Sony 2010 3D HDTVs coming June with PS3 3D upgrade

Sony 2010 3D HDTVs coming June with PS3 3D upgrade

Sony UK have announced their 2010 3D HDTV range, which is set to go on sale from June.  Interestingly, rather than outing a flagship first and then gradually pushing out cheaper sets, Sony reckon their 3D debut - the BRAVIA HX800/HX803 - will be "affordable", though exact prices aren't yet revealed and you'll need to shell out a little extra for the necessary 3D glasses and IR emitter unit.  Meanwhile the PS3's 3D firmware upgrade will arrive in sync with the 3D HDTVs, complete with some free 3D games for those who buy a new set.

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Dell Precision M4500 hits virtual shelves: Core i5/i7 and Quadro FX graphics

Dell Precision M4500 hits virtual shelves: Core i5/i7 and Quadro FX graphics

If you're in the market for a beastly mobile workstation then Dell have you covered; the Dell Precision M4500 has finally gone up for sale, complete with a choice of dualcore Core i5 or i7 CPUs or Intel's quadcore Core i7 chips.  Either one or two hard-drives can be specified (either up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD) and a choice of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or FX1800M graphics.

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Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray deck finally on sale

Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray deck finally on sale

Having been spotted up for sale once before, before being unceremoniously yanked from the virtual shelves a few hours later, Samsung's 3D-capable Blu ray player, the BD-C6900, is now finally shipping.  Announced back in January at CES 2010, the BD-C6900 obviously supports Full HD 1080p content but also includes both wired and WiFi connectivity for streaming media and internet-connected widgets.

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Sony BDV-E570 Blu-Ray Home Theater System Available Now, 3D in Summer

Sony BDV-E570 Blu-Ray Home Theater System Available Now, 3D in Summer

3D is making a huge push, hoping that the technology will be widely adopted by everyone sooner than later. Sure, there are still some people out there that refer to 3D as an old, recycled gimmick, but that's not stopping all the major companies from doing everything they can to try and get it not only into movie theaters around the world, but also into your home. Enter Sony, who have just made available their BDV-E570 Blu-Ray home theater system, which comes with a nice little surprise this summer.

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Sony, LG, Panasonic & Samsung new Blu-ray players hit Best Buy

Sony, LG, Panasonic & Samsung new Blu-ray players hit Best Buy

Looking to buy a new Blu-ray player, but wanting to wait until the CES 2010 haul arrived on shelves?  Well, the shelves may not be particularly well organized at this point, but according to Dave Zatz the newest models from Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung have all arrived at his local Best Buy.  That's eight new Blu-ray players, prices kicking off at $180 and all packing network connectivity for streaming.

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Intel Sandy Bridge chips packing PCI Express 3.0, super-frugal battery life possible?

Intel Sandy Bridge chips packing PCI Express 3.0, super-frugal battery life possible?

We're hearing increasing amounts about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge platform, the 32nm chip architecture expected to begin production in Q4 2010, and now a few new tidbits have us even more excited.  According to Hardmac's sources, Sandy Bridge will not only include native USB 3.0 support but PCI Express 3.0, for faster intercommunication with GPUs and other components; meanwhile we should apparently expect some healthy battery life improvements.

LG HDTV roadmap leaks: 3D LX9500 from mid-May

LG HDTV roadmap leaks: 3D LX9500 from mid-May

A leaked spreadsheet has tipped LG's upcoming HDTV range, together with various different A/V components.  According to the document - which now looks to have been closed down - the LG LCD and plasma HDTVs the company announced back at CES 2010 will begin to arrive in March and April this year; of most interest, perhaps, is that the company's 3D LX9500 HDTV will ship in the second week of May.

PS3 3D gaming due Summer 2010

PS3 3D gaming due Summer 2010

Remember how we told you the Sony PS3 was compatible with the Blu-ray Disc Associations finalized 3D specification back in December 2009?  If you've been wondering when exactly that 3D technology would actually arrive on the console, the answer is sometime this summer.  Pocket-lint grabbed John Koller, director of hardware marketing for SCEA, and pestered him into confirming that Sony are currently developing 3D stereoscopic games that are scheduled to arrive alongside the company's 3D LCD HDTVs over summer 2010.