Sony promises firmware update to make your Blu-ray kit go 3D

Sony is to send a software update that will magically add an extra dimension to your new Blu-ray kit

Sony has announced that its new line-up of Blu-ray products will go 3D with a firmware update this year.

Sony announced a line-up of 3D home cinema products at CES in January, including the Bravia LX and HX 3D TVs . The range of products to go 3D includes the BDV-E670W, BDV-E870, and BDV-IZ1000W. We've contacted Sony for a full list of which products will get the update, and when. The big question is whether an update will be available for the PlayStation 3 .

The 3D Blu-ray spec was only finalised in December , so manufacturers are wasting no time. Other 3D Blu-ray players coming soon include the Samsung BD-C6900 and Panasonic DMP-BDD300 .

All well and good, but what are you going to watch? Monsters vs Aliens looks set to be the first 3D Blu-ray release, with Avatar no doubt close behind. James Cameron has hinted that a 2D release will come first, followed by a 3D release towards the end of the year, if there is enough uptake of the technology. Disney is weighing in with A Christmas Carol at the end of the year.

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