Saturday, April 17, 2010


We just had Astro b.yond installed last month so the family could enjoy all the excitement of the 2010 World Cup in high definition (HD). That was before we knew Sony would be launching its 3D TV worldwide in June and offering 25 World Cup matches in 3D. It's near impossible to play catch-up with new technology and it's too expensive to even try.

This morning on Day 1 of the PIKOM Fair at KLCC, I finally got a tiny taste of what 3D TV was all about. My verdict? I am impressed. If you can afford the hefty price tag of US$3215 for a 40-inch model, go for it! But I was told the Sony Bravia 3D model will only be available in Malaysia in July. Well, still in time to catch the semi-finals and finals of the World Cup in 3D.

A note of caution. According to some media reports, watching 3D TV could be a health hazard for pregnant women, the elderly, children and those suffering from serious medical conditions. I must admit I did feel slightly dizzy watching the 5-minute clip of a FIFA match. But that shouldn't be a problem once you get used to the thrill of having 'live' action right there in your living room.


Worth said...

watching a football match on LED TV at my friend's home was a very good experience.Since i cannot afford it, I participated in a prize draw to Win a 3D LED TV. Hopefully I will watch the next football match at my home.

willg said...

I think I will withhold my judgement 3d television until they make that does not require the glasses. I heard Toshiba made one, not sure of the quality or whether it's available for consumers.