3DTV for Under $1000? Sure Can Do, Says Samsung
It didn’t take long for a company to break that sub-$1000 barrier on 3DTV. Samsung has revealed that they are planning to release the first 3DTV that will not jeopardize your kid’s chance of going to college in the future. Hooray! The new 3DTV from Samsung will retail at less than $1000.
With that sort of price tag, it does make the Samsung PNC50C490 the cheapest 3DTV flat panel on the market, for now. The 50-inch Samsung PN50C490 will have a resolution of 1365x768p and sport features such as 3 HDMI 1.4 ports, two component video inputs, one USB port, a composite and VGA input, optical audio, 3.5mm audio jack, two 10W SRS speakers and can easily be connected with other devices courtesy of ConnectShare. It has a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.
Wonder what’s the catch with such low starting price? The Samsung PN50C490 will only support a 720p resolution – there goes your 3D HDTV wet dream. It will also not ship with any 3D glasses, so expect to shell out about $200 for each pair of the glasses to watch those 3D ESPN.
But hey, at $989 – the Samsung PN50C490 is roughly $400 less than the next cheapest 3DTV one. So it’s definitely worth the money – and the subsequent 3D dizziness.