Manufacturers at this year’s CES showed to the public their 3D HDTV displays and spoke about general availability, but prices remained under wraps. Panasonic came out with Japanese prices for one of its upcoming 3D HDTVs on February 9th, giving us a glimpse at how much its new technology will cost.
TheTVs priced out are the Panasonic VIERA TH-P54VT and Panasonic TH-P50VT2, which are both full HD plasma screens with full 3D capability (with Active Shutter glasses). The televisions feature Viera link, web connectivity, 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 4 HDMI ports and 16cm×4cm×2cm speakers with built-in subwoofer. The 54-inch TH-P54VT will cost $5,900 and the 50-inch TH-P50VT2 will cost $4,800. Both sets go on sale in Japan on April 23.
Compared to similar non-HD sets also priced February 9th, 3D will cost about $800. There is no pricing or availability information for other markets. [via CrunchGear]