Samsung reaffirmed its commitment to 3D video today, highlighting a range of new 3D-compatible home theater, TV, and Blu-ray products at a press event in Manhattan. The company also demonstrated the growing array of interactive onscreen apps available on many of its current and newly announced Internet-connected products.
The minor mid-year refresh to Samsung's mammoth home theater lineup includes many products that had already leaked on retail sites such as Amazon in the days and weeks leading up to the announcement. The full recap is as follows:
HDTVs: Two new series of 3D plasmas join Samsung's lineup. The 50-inch PN50C490 (which was widely leaked yesterday) is notable for being the first 3D plasma TV to break the $1,000 price point. It's joined by the PNC680 series (the $1,600 50-inch PN50C680 and the $2,300 58-inch PN58C680). Samsung also highlighted the availability of the $6,000 UN65C8000, a massive 65-inch LED edge-lit 3D LCD TV. (CNET has already reviewed the 55-inch version.) … Read more