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My apologies if this is the incorrect place to ask this. I was very interested in buying a xbr8 55 inch a little while back, however, there was all this hoopla about 3d tv and the ps3 could do 3d and so on, so I decided to hold off and buy one later that supported the 3d.


But I realized that in order to use the 3d im gonna have to buy a whole new audio system, and that aint happening. I just got it!! So, does anyone know where I might be able to still purchase an XBR8? Thanks in advance.
 

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My apologies if this is the incorrect place to ask this. I was very interested in buying a xbr8 55 inch a little while back, however, there was all this hoopla about 3d tv and the ps3 could do 3d and so on, so I decided to hold off and buy one later that supported the 3d.


But I realized that in order to use the 3d im gonna have to buy a whole new audio system, and that aint happening. I just got it!! So, does anyone know where I might be able to still purchase an XBR8? Thanks in advance.



what does audio have to do with a 3D Sony XBR??



I would love to have a $4,000 Sony 3DXBR even if its just with TV speakers.


You can easily have a 3D HDTV and use the glasses and see everything in 3D


Heck the good thing is many manufacturers have backed away from the whole you need HDMI 1.4 in order to get 3D.


Having seen 3D HD many times now at my local malls SonyStyle store, Its not a FAD, its gonna be here 5 years from now and more. High end Gamers will demand it in games, which look amazing.



Caveat, I have seen Games but not played them, because Sony only shows you a HD video of gameplay. Input Lag, remains to be calculated and determined if these 3D HDTV sets and panels have high Input Lag, which would ruin them for gaming.


Given that Sony is pushing it for the PS3 I am guessing not, they have good engineers, who would catch that.
 

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So are you saying that I wont need a new receiver? I just want to make sure I get my full surround sound.
 

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So are you saying that I wont need a new receiver? I just want to make sure I get my full surround sound.

If you want to use a single HDMI connection then you will probably need a new receiver that supports HDMI 1.4 - and many companies are announcing these right now.

However, Panasonic just announced a Blu-ray player that features two (!) HDMI outputs. You could connect one to a 3D-capable TV and the other to your existing non-HDMI-1.4-capable receiver so that all audio formats are supported (other players with no second HDMI output have at least an optical output that supports Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1).

I expect other companies to follow suit and announce similar players.


You could keep your existing audio hardware -- problem solved.


Also: If you buy a new TV now that isn't capable of 3D either you will have an even bigger ballchain at your leg if you want to be able to display 3D content one day.
 

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Get the XBR8 if you can find one. Still the best looking direct-LCD made to date. Imagine a Superbowl party at you house with 3-D and supplying all of your guests with $100+ synchronized glasses!
 

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Get the XBR8 if you can find one. Still the best looking direct-LCD made to date. Imagine a Superbowl party at you house with 3-D and supplying all of your guests with $100+ synchronized glasses!

last time i saw a lot @ magnolia hifi, in santa clara ca.
 
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