Samsung UE40C7000The first 3D television has finally gone on sale today, after what seems like months of hype.

The television in question is the fully loaded Samsung UE40C7000 which is a 40″ LED backlit 3d ready LCD television, with full 1080p HD and built-in Freeview HD. Quite a specification on that we think you’ll agree. The most notable addition in the television is the new HDMI 1.4 spec socket so that the high bandwidth 3D signals can be transferred which means you’ll need a compatible cable too.

Of course a 3D screen without a 3D source is only of use as a normal television, but combine it with the Samsung BD-C6900 3D Ready Blu-ray Disc Player and you’re away. Well almost – you’ll need some 3D glasses and some moves to go with it – but you know what we mean.

Samsung’s televisions have always been highly regarded, and we see no reason why this set should be any different. The actual LCD/LED display technology used is now well bedded in so you should get crystal clear 3D images to make you jump out of the way/duck/make a grab for accordingly.

Unfortunately, there’s some bad news – and that’s the price. As an early adopter of 3D television you’re going to have to pay a hefty premium – think in the region of £1000 – over a normal 40″ screen. But if you like your movies, and are looking forward to some 3D World Cup action this summer, it could be a price worth paying.

The Samsung UE40C7000 is available at John Lewis on it’s own for £1799, or you can buy the television, the Samsung BD-C6900 Blu-ray player, two pairs of active 3D glasses, and the 3D version of Monsters versus Aliens for £2148.

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One Comment to “3D Television finally goes on sale”

Paul Stands on May 29, 2010 said:

I don’t think the price is too bad, when compared with the first flat panel TV’s and even the first true HD TV’s were that kind of price also. The TV market needs to keep moving and 3D TV is exactly what is needed, hopefully with the cinemas supporting the 3D format it should take off…

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