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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

January 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM

CES 2011: Sony teases glasses-free 3-D

LAS VEGAS — Sony brought tantalizing new glasses-free 3-D TVs to CES, but didn’t say when they’ll go on sale or for how much. I’m guessing that means they won’t be on sale until 2012.

Working prototypes of the glasses-free technology include a 24-inch OLED set with 1080p resolution, a portable 3-D Blu-ray player with a 10-inch screen and a 56-inch LCD with 4,000 x 2,000 lines of resolution. They were demonstrated in darkened alcoves where their images looked bright and crisp.

Even more futuristic is a wraparound headset that displays 3-D in widescreen format to the person wearing the set.

This year Sony is introducing 27 new sets, including regular 3-D sets needing glasses and some that will have “built-in cable” service provided via the Internet by Time Warner Cable.

The company is also showing a refreshed version of its network media player products for the home, including a new universal remote control for streaming music around the house, similar to the high-end system made by Sonos.

Among the new PCs on display in Sony’s booth this year are a new 24-inch touchscreen Vaio with 8 gigabytes of RAM, 2 terabytes of storage and a next-generation Intel i7 processor.

A few quick pics taken with my phone during the press conference:

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