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First Samsung 3D-Ready LCD HDTVs Available by the End of February

February 14th, 2010 · 10 Comments · General 3D News


The fight for being the first on the market with 3D-ready hardware seems to continue with full strength with Samsung trying to have its first 3D-ready 240Hz LCD HDTVs available on the market by the end of this month. Amazon already has a few models from the new C7000 product line of 240Hz LED-based LCD TVs available for pre-order with announced release date of February 26th, which is in less than two weeks. These are the 46-Inch Samsung UN46C7000 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with a price of $2,599.99 USD and the 55-Inch Samsung UN55C7000 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with a price of $3,299.99 USD. The smallest 40-inch UN40C7000 still hasn’t been listed, but it will most likely will appear soon with an expected price range of about $1,999.99 USD…

What you should be very well aware of is that these 3D-ready HDTVs from Samsung do not come with shutter glasses bundled, so you’ll have to buy these at a later time when they become available. Samsung still does not have the shutter glasses on sale and there is no information regarding the expected price of a pair of active shutter glasses that will work with these new TVs. Another thing that can be noted in the specifications listed by Amazon is that these new 3D-ready TVs will be equipped with HDMI version 1.3 and not the new 1.4 which does bring some interesting question regarding what type of stereoscopic 3D support will they offer. Also according to the information these new Samsung TVs should be able to convert 2D videos to 3D, but there are not a lot of details on how this autoconversion is being done. However it is most likely using DDD’s 2D to 3D algorithm that is a also available in their TriDef software for PC as Samsung has licensed it from DDD to feature in their 3D-capable TVs.


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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Matt // Feb 15, 2010 at 08:07

    Looks like amazon pulled those links… maybe the jumped the gun or the specs weren’t right. I could have sworn they said these were going to ship with HDMI 1.4 earlier this year at CES.

  • 2 Bloody // Feb 15, 2010 at 10:54

    It is possible that they made a mistake and removed the products, but if they are truly planning a 26th release they should list them back pretty soon with fixed specs.

  • 3 steve // Feb 15, 2010 at 13:56

    hmmmm one of these or a new car? choices choice! ><

  • 4 CrystalCowboy // Feb 15, 2010 at 20:31

    These are TVs. What about monitors? Samsung has been conspicuously absent from recent announcements of 1920×1080 stereo monitors.

  • 5 PahnCrd // Feb 16, 2010 at 01:46

    Too expensive for me.

  • 6 Bloody // Feb 16, 2010 at 02:18

    The Samsungs are back online at Amazon, but with a new release date – March 8th, which is a little over a week later than the first announced date, but is still quite soon.

  • 7 park // Feb 16, 2010 at 04:48

    anyway this monitor can not work with 3D vision
    right?
    if so
    that s too bad to me

  • 8 Bloody // Feb 16, 2010 at 10:00

    Theoretically should be capable of working with LCD TVs that can accept 120Hz or 240HZ video input, but having in mind that these TVs will have HDMI and not dual-link DVIs it creates some questions regarding compatibility. Still we’ll need to wait a bit more to see how things will work out when these TVs become available…

  • 9 mukus // Feb 23, 2010 at 14:47

    If those work with Geforce 3d Vision I’ll get the 40′ home for sure.

  • 10 Ahoto // Apr 25, 2011 at 09:32

    After connection my pc to my tv i cant hear the sound througt the tv but through speaker of the monitor,how do i go about that ,do i need an upgrade for samsung tv before that will work

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