Sony home cinema systems to get 3D update

Sony has announced that its recently-announced Blu-ray home cinema systems will be capable of 3D movie playback after a simple software upgrade.Sony o

Sony has announced that its recently-announced Blu-ray home cinema systems will be capable of 3D movie playback after a simple software upgrade.

Sony officially announced yesterday that the PS3 would shortly be receiving a firmware update to make it 3D ready, and it seems the new systems will be getting the same treatment.

Both the 2.1 and 5.1 channel systems will get the update, meaning the BDV-F500, BDV-E370, BDV-E670W, BDV-E870, and BDV-IZ1000W will be capable of full HD 3D movie playback from Blu-rays discs.

These will sit on shelves next to Sony's first two 3D-capable standalone Blu-ray players, the BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 – the latter being able to play 3D straight from the box, while the more affordable BDP-S470 will need the software update as well.

Of course, you'll still need to have a 3D TV to make it work, some silly-looking glasses and a 3D movie - none of which are in stores as yet.

Still, when they are you'll be ready. Check out our guide as to what you need to get 3D TV and let us know if you're going to buy in to an extra dimension below.

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