Samsung today announced the U.S. availability and pricing of its LED HDTVs, with eight series ranging from 19 to 65 inches, including 3D possibilities. Samsung's LED TV lineup will begin to roll out in retail this month.
55C9000 : $6,999.99.... ouch ;(
how come the 65in is cheaper that the 55in model? It says the 65in has 3D too. Edit: Thanks dude... bubbles+ 65in overkill... I call it "immersion overkill". fu*k yeh! World Cup + SKY 3D TV + 50+in TV = awesome summer!
It will have better specifications, like contrast ratio, refresh rate etc. might be thinner as well. 65 inches is overkill though :P
Actually, I think these prices are fair, compared to what I thought they were going to be.
I'd get the C7000 for $1,999 at $40 inches. That's the same price I paid for my 52 inch Sony Bravia awhile ago.
i will b looking at the samsung 40" at 1999 msrp (meaning ~1799 amazon or less) but will wait until compatibility/review with ps3 comes out. if not then i'll review the prospect for other 40" ones (from sony and MAYBE plasma, if it comes to it)
LOL at these prices, I'm still on a 27" SDTV...
i would get the cheapest 40". i went with a 40" bravia like a year and a half ago at a decent price (and it wasent the best, Vseries) and i am still happy with my purchase, still looks amazing... not up grading for a couple more years thought, maybe it depends on if i can sell this tv and save up, dont think it is worth it just yet tyhought because of how many games and stuff would support it in the begingin.
These are really nice tvs, but if you're like me and you dont have seven grand laying around I would recommended looking at a Mitsubishi DLP. For around $1400 you can get a 65 inch big screen tv! If you've seen Avatar in 3D then you saw it on a DLP projector. Here's the one I own and its amazing. http://www.amazon.com/Mitsu... And if you do have cash to burn take a look at the Mitsubishi Laservue. It's one of the best tv's ever made.
I want one for Uncharted 3 (you know it's going to happen :D ), but it seems pretty expensive. Hmm... maybe next year. There's no way I can afford a decent 3D 1080P HDTV this year. Wow, that was a mouthful. What's next?
I heard Sony will have cheaper ones from a guy in brandsmart.
Currently I'm using a 1080p home theater projector on a 92" screen. Bring on the 3D projectors!
Now Sony just need to release their 3D PS3 update and some games and were good to go.
The 65 inch HDTV is not overkill if you plan to use the standard 1 inch of viewing size per every two inches of seating distance. If you are sitting 130 inches away from the set then 65 is perfect.
I have to agree with Syronicus. I have a 40" TV and I sit 13 foot away from my TV. My tv looks small from that distance. I would love to be able to afford a 65" TV.
check out the review from this consumer.... he bought a 32in led tv from samsung http://www.amazon.com/Samsu... I've been told that led tvs tend to do a halo effect around blacks which isn't good. It all looks like a gimmick to me. And BTW Sony's tvs are cheaper. Just letting you guys know...
That's actually a lot more reasonable than I thought it would be... I'm surprised.
I'd have to agree. a 32 inch for 700...wasn't more than a year or 2 ago where a 32in HDTV went for that price. I'd expect the price to drop in a year or so to where u can get a 32in 3Denabled one for about 400 like now...maybe.
Less than £2k for a 50in 3D TV. Puts it in the must have bracket for the number 1 tech gadget this year. Always spend your money on a good TV and bed... there the two things you use most in your house. @ Butter The wording seems to imply that3D is for the C7000, C8000 and C9000 models.
be able to do 3D? If so, I'll definitely be picking one up ASAP. I'll have to wait for the prices to come down on the larger models, though. Yeah, it looks like I won't be upgrading until I can afford a 3D model.
this is also first generation 3d displays.. do you remember how much first generation plasmas cost?? 20k bucks.. these are also Retail recommended price so you should be able to get them 10-15% cheaper.. next year these prices will be 25/30 % cheaper.. soon premium makes such as samsung, sony, panansonic will only sell 3d tv... nearest analogy is nicam stereo tv.. when nicam stereo first came out they commanded a 20% premium.. now nobody sells mono tvs.
They didn't seem to list the price of the glasses, or I missed it. I've seen that Samsung 2 glasses plus movie pack listed at over $400!!! If this is the kind of pricing they are launching with then 3D won't be taking off this year. And I don't understand how they can justify that price since active shutter glasses can be had for $30-50 a pair.
sony includes two pairs free.. i should think samsung are doing the same.. i heard additional pairs are hundred bucks though so if u on s budget then you are better off waiting because generic glases will be very cheap
$1999 for the 40 inch seems good.
Did you guys see the remote!? " The C9000 Series come equipped with a premium 3-inch color touch-screen remote control – which features a live feed of the channel you’re currently watching. For the C9000 only, the easy to use, full touch-screen remote control comes complete with an earphone jack and Twin View, which lets you watch TV or Blu-ray DVD titles on the remote or TV at the same time. The remote includes Allshare and a QWERTY keyboard for the LED C7000, C8000 and C9000, and at 2.4 Ghz, its integrated Wi-Fi and infrared technology controls the TV, STB and AV devices with on-screen buttons. The touch screen remote is available as an accessory for the LED C7000 and C8000, as well as select LCD and Plasma Series. " HOW AWESOME IS THAT!? I'm going to upgrade from my LN52B750 to one of these.
I just bought a 7000 series and apparently you can buy that remote as an add on for it when it comes out! Gonna have to be done
Hmm.. That is actually very good value (for the smaller tvs at least).
The 40 is about as small as I'm willing to go. The biggest TV has a hefty price tag.
the price is really great , and nip the bud those "3d tv wont work" naysayers . Seriously , those prices , further cuts down the line , a the Afrika world cup in sight , plus a surge in interest with 3d blu-rays and gaming ? Smells already like success
That touch screen remote is sick. I can't justify spending more than 2 grand on a TV though unless i was rich. I'm gonna wait a while and see if 3D really kicks off to decide to get these TV's.
They made it clear the tech wouldn't greatly increase prices, I'm not sure why some expected outragous price hikes. Personally I'll be waiting on the second gen, hopefully towards the end of the year.
At least that's what we were told months ago... but then since the HD READY logo is getting old, I suppose they'll just sell the same TVs with a 3D Ready logo, and whack up the price.
Sadly not, while some current models meet the minimum specs, they'll lack certain other requirements such as an updated HDMI port (1.3/4).
I suppose, but the PS3 will be compatible, and has only a HDMI 1.3 spec port... unless the HDMI ports are future compatible, and require only a software update to use more of the functionality? No skin off my nose, I already have a HDTV and I'm not buying another one until they start shipping them with the 3D film on the screen (as demonstrated in an other article today), negating the need for glasses all together.
@fishy What about the monitors that are compatible with the nvidia tech if they have hdmi 1.3?
Corrwin, from what I read 3D will work on PS3 using some tricks and only at 1080i. For real 1080p 3D, HDMI 1.4 will be needed. That means a new TV, new Blu-ray player, glasses, and if using an A/V receiver then a new A/V receiver to support HDMI 1.4.
Here is a link with more info. http://3dvision-blog.com/ta...
Cheers, I figured it would require a step down from 1080p, which isn't a big deal when it comes to games, since they mostly run at 720p anyway. I'm on the fence about it, 3D films can look amazing, but as we saw with the Wiimote, some devs will try an shoehorn it in just so they can say they support it. Not sure I'm ready for a whole new wave of gimmick games.
@10.6 most games are already modeled in 3D so games for 3D displays don't have to be gimmicky, they can be the same games we have now, just with a visual pop-in. For me the biggest drawback is the price of replacing the current (perfectly working) equipment. The secondary drawback is having to wear glasses. For both these reasons, I will wait an iteration or two for the prices to drop further and see if solutions without glasses become commercialized.
True, but most 3D games already have in place mechanisms to trick the eye into thinking it's 3D (motion blur, forced depth perspective blur, etc.). It's only a matter of disabling them, but I still think a lot of games would include it as a gimmick. The same way all games already used a controller, so in theory adding waggle should be easy, and not gimmicky. But as we've seen over the last 2-3 years, the wii is infested with cheap waggle shovel ware, or great games that didn't need waggle in the first place.
a little too pricey for me right now.I'll have to wait a bit until the prices drop,but of course when that happens something new is going to come out...i hate how technology works -.-
I will need to raid my piggy bank for one of these. Off topic sad news -- Lost Boys actor Corey Haim found dead age 38 - Apparent accidental overdose.
wow, LED tvs have been out for awhile but this is the first time I've really seen a complete set and complete listings to really becoming the norm in the market, it looks like the LED is coming, YAY!
Seems alright but maybe its just my bad luck but every Samsung product iv had has had problems. The TV I had always had a high pitched noise and after 3 services wasn't fixed but they did finally replace it, the DVD-RW for my PC wouldn't close properly and the Phone I had kept freezing on me :/ I'm reluctant to get a sound system from Samsung but it has everything I want and need.
My eyes are messed up enough from watching PC Monitors and Regular TV already the less thing I need is to damage them further with stuff like this. Ever watched Avatar in 3d? I came out dizzy out of the theater, was a good experience though.
The Samsung UN40C7000 says $1999.99 but obviously in Canada it's $500 more at Futureshop. That's so bullsh1t.
Sounds like a reasonable price for name brand. I bet the some other random company will sell them for much cheaper. Looks like I will be picking one up this summer!
This is great This means that people in the market for a HD tv can now consider one that includes 3D and not pay much more of a premium! good work, and really looking forward to seeing PS3 3D games
People say Panasonic Plasmas will be way better for 3D than LCD models... true ? wrong ? :/
Anyone have a good link to some other 3d tv models that are due soon? I don't mind picking up a decent off-brand if I can save some money and perhaps even get a bigger screen size.
vizio has a vid on cnet i think its $2000 for 55 inch and $3500 for 72 inch. but that may not be the final prices.
Cool. Thanks for the info!
Damn i just brought a $1700 52' 240hz led samsung hdtv 2 weeks ago. i wont be jumping on this til no glasses required is on the box.I know its going to happen.
The real sad part is your $1700 HDTV won't beCapable. But you are not alone here. Almost everyone who bought a new HDTV in the last few months even won't support 3DTV.
To jump into 3D gaming, I am gonna look for a 24" monitor for the den and the PS3
Viacom has been pumping these into studios for the past year. It's finally hitting the streets which is a good thing. They are expensive and to those prone to seizures I sincerely do not reccomend even looking at one. There are lawsuits already in play...that's really all I can say. Once these beasts go mainstream...I can already see the hard days of work ahead and media coverage/attorney commercials.. "If you are or a loved one purchased "XXXXX 3DTV" and have experienced temporary blindness, involuntary twitching, and seizures. THERE MAY BE A CHECK FOR YOU!! Call 1-800-IT ONLY HAPPENS TO A FEW PEOPLE BUT WE CAN STILL MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT!"
I bought 52'' sony bravia cost bloody lot but money from saving up car insurace and buying my car its 240hz that means it can do 3d cant it ?
It can't do 3D. Anyone buying a new HDTV and new Blu-Ray standalone player MUST LOOK FOR ANY logo stating 3D READY. If not, you're screwed. Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp and Toshiba are JUST now starting to release 3D ready TV's. Almost all the TV's bought prior to this are not capable like ALL the standalone players that do not support HDMI 1.4
Pssh I was going to buy a 3D TV and than I found a Pioneer Kuro and that idea went out the window. Not ONLY did I pay significantly less than the price of that 50" 9000 series, my Kuro is probably STILL superior.
Samsung 3D Active Shutter Glasses : http://www.zone-numerique.c... Sony 3D Active Shutter Glasses : http://www.zone-numerique.c... 3D will be styled ! :)
ms said 3d is not needed
3D gaming is already here with Nvidia. The consoles are late to this game. Then again by the time this takes off the next round of consoles will be out
....here I come!!!!!!! I've been saving money for this every since I've heard about it. Just can't wait till summer!!!!!!!
I hope that the early adopters enjoy this stuff. This is a technology that I'll probably have to wait on. I recently bought a Samsung UN46B6000. It'll definitely hold me over until this tech becomes more affordable.
i couldn't care less.
back in 2007, but i have no desire to get a 3D TV anytime soon. in truth, 3D stuff gives me a headache. i absolutely LOVED Avatar in 3D, but that 2.5 hour movie length was pushing it. i play games for, at LEAST 5 hours when i sit down to play. i can't imagine playing a 3D game for that long without wanting to barf. 3D gaming is neat and all, but the long term usage is what concerns me. i'm buying my wife her own HDTV and PS3 as soon as i can (we're going to be battling over the TV next week when her Dragon Age: Awakenings, and my God of War 3 come via Amazon), but i'm not going to buy her a 3D set. there are certain things i'll be an early adopter on, but 3D TV is not it.
Seven grand for a 55 inch? WTF!? Kind of makes you appreciate the price of a normal HDTV at that size. Get one for just a hair over 1500 for a nice one. We just bought our High Def on Black Friday, so we're not in dire need for a new one just yet. Hopefully it won't take a crap on us. It's smart to buy the warranty.
really HDTV is just now to the point that more people have them then don't. I think it's far to soon for something like this, and I really don't think it will take off.
If you are buying a new tv wouldn't you shell out for the model that seems to be future proof? I suspect most people buying a new tv have seen Avatar or some other 3D film and anticipate it being the norm in a few years.