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Sony's Active-Shutter 3D Glasses Shipping Now For $150

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Sony may ship two pairs of glasses (and the emitter) "free" with the LX900 TV, but for anyone needing to pick up an extra pair or two they're available now on Amazon for $150 each.

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Compatible with Sony's HX800, HX909 and LX900 3DTVs, the batteries last for up to 100 hours before needing charging, but don't forget you'll need to purchase an emitter for $48 if you haven't done so already, and a 3D Blu-ray player. The 3DTV is pretty crucial too, but then I don't expect anyone to be buying these glasses for kicks. [Amazon via 3D-Display-Info]

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I went and tried out the 3D TV yesterday at my local Sony Store. I will admit that watching sports — in this case a college football game — was absolutely incredible. The experience of seeing the depth of the playing field was transformative. Truly stunning.

That said, it is ludicrous to think I would ever pay this amount to outfit my house. What am I supposed to do - buy 10 or 20 pairs if I want to have a Super Bowl or World Cup Final party? Alternatively, do they expect someone to go out and buy a pair simply because a friend has a 3D TV? Come on. Unless and until the price of the glasses comes down to essentially negligible, the 3D TV experience will remain one enjoyed essentially on your own. In other words, porn.