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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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