Samsung Finally Makes 3D In The Home Somewhat Affordable

Samsung Finally Makes 3D In The Home Somewhat Affordable

And the fall begins. As with every other major technology, "time" usually is the best solution to high prices. As with PCs, CPUs, GPUs and HDTVs, time has also allowed the prices of HDDs and SSDs to fall. And even though 3D is the real rage these days, it's still not immune to price drops as time marches on. Samsung has this week introduced a new 3D makeover deal that may have 3D pundits thinking twice. New promotions will allow owners to make the 3D experience in the home more affordable than ever.

Starting April 24, Samsung will provide two pairs of 3D active glasses for its entire 3D TV lineup at no additional cost with the purchase of any Samsung 3D LED TV or 3D Plasma TV. On top of that, the company's 3D active glasses will hit retail for under $50 starting May 1.  With the new promotions and price reductions, 3D TV customers can now outfit a family of four with 3D active glasses for under $100. The SSG-3100GB model does not require charging and will provide up to 70 hours of use from the included replaceable battery. Of course, families still have to cope with wearing these glasses while enjoying a film, but at least the cost barrier is starting to fall.

Is this enough to make you think again about 3D? Or are the prices still way outside of what you'd be willing to pay to upgrade your already-excellent 1080p television?

Samsung Makes Home 3D Experience More Affordable Than Ever

All Samsung 3D TVs to Provide Two Pairs of 3D Active Glasses; Extra Pairs to cost under $50

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced new promotions that will make the 3D experience in the home more affordable than ever for consumers. Beginning April 24, Samsung will provide two pairs of 3D active glasses for its entire 3D TV lineup at no additional cost with the purchase of any Samsung 3D LED TV or 3D Plasma TV.

    “Reaching new audiences with the wonder of Samsung’s Full HD 3D is key to driving continued adoption of 3D in the home.”

Also beginning May 1, 2011, Samsung’s 2011 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB) will be available at retail for under $50.

With the new promotions and price reductions, 3D TV customers can now outfit a family of four with 3D active glasses for under $100. The SSG-3100GB model does not require charging and will provide up to 70 hours of use from the included replaceable battery.

Customers purchasing the D7000 and above 3D LED TVs or the D6500 and above 3D Plasma TVs will continue to receive Samsung’s 3D Starter Kit (SSG-3100M). The kit includes two pairs of 3D active glasses, promotional versions of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s (Nasdaq: DWA) complete Shrek collection on 3D Blu-ray and a voucher for Megamind 3D on Blu-ray. Customers already receiving this starter kit with a step-up TV model will not be eligible for the new promotion.

Samsung’s 3D Active technology delivers a no-compromise 3D experience. Unlike other approaches to 3D, Active 3D Technology delivers 2x the resolution for an immersive, Full HD image (1080p picture for each eye), a wider viewing angle and no black lines interfering with the picture.

“We are excited to make it even more affordable for the entire family to enjoy Samsung’s lifelike 3D experience,” said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Reaching new audiences with the wonder of Samsung’s Full HD 3D is key to driving continued adoption of 3D in the home.”

Samsung’s 2011 3D active glasses deliver superior image quality and vivid, realistic 3D imagery. Samsung’s complete line of 3D glasses (including the stylish and incredibly light glasses designed by Silhouette) will also soon be price-adjusted.

For more information on Samsung’s full line of 3D glasses and TV accessories, please visit http://www.samsungusanews.com/. 
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Not enough for me to consider upgrading to 3D I really want to see where the technology goes for a little bit longer. Consumer 3D still has a little while before it matures plus some standards would be nice.

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^ what he said.. but also I probably wont make the change until they somehow get rid of the gimmicky glasses.

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^^ both of these guys are reading my mind. Standards and glasses free 3d. I never really go into the whole 3D thing so it will be a long time before I buy anything specifically for it's 3D capabilities. I can only watch about 30 minutes before I start feeling sick. I love that they are making it widely available at lower prices, that is always a thumbs up!

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It's only a few dollars less. What the manufactures need to do is start lowering the price of 3DTV's.

I'm asking, what technology could possibly make the 3DTVs $750 more expensive then other TV's? If that technology is worth $750 then it must make for some mind blowing kick-ass 3D that no other TV's can provide; or even handle...

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Samsung is intimidated by the superior LG technology "Cinema 3D" which offers large viewing angle and 20$ glasses: http://bit.ly/lw5600

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Benjamin franklin would be glad that his face is no longer the general value of a pair of glasses that cause headaches!

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Im waiting on glassless 3D thanks.

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Prices are still a bit high for me, but I'm glad to see they're starting to come down.

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The glasses and price are a big consideration, really the amount of 3D content is still somewhat low as well. While this is changing pretty quickly I still don't see a lot of point in this at home other than as a gimmick really. The positive though is the lowering of the platform price wise with HD televisions to me.

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@ Soldier1969, glassless 3D? Get ready to drop about $11,000 on a 55 inch set. No way I am. I think my TV will last me a few good years, ( LG LW6500) and its already better than all the Samsung models they have out right now.

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