Are you ready for 3D HDTV?! Do you want to be the first in your area or the first in the US who get a new 3-D HDTV?! However, you won’t be able to enjoy it right now, but you can begin your preparation by purchasing the first 1080p 3D TV sets to hit the market: the Samsung UN46C7000 and UN55C7000 LED units.
The initial 3D sticker shock isn’t so bad; the 46-incher will cost $2,600 and the 55-inch will cost $3,300–the non-3D, 6000-series Samsung UN55B6000 actually costs the same as the UN55C7000. Of course, the active shutter glasses, 3D Blu-ray player, 3D cable package will quickly drive that initial cost straight up. More over, none of those other little conveniences are yet on the market, so early buyers will have to endure a brand-new 3D television set without the 3D television.
Both models are now available for order online at Amazon, Sears and other retailers. Both Amazon.com and Sears are charging the same price for each model, but Sears says the TVs will be in their stores in about nine days. In most states, Amazon.com doesn’t charge sales tax and is offering the sets with no shipping charge. So, the purchase through the online merchant could save as much as $300. Which might be enough to buy one of those new 3-D-capable Blu-ray players when they become available.
In addition to 3D, the televisions offer Internet connectivity, Game Mode, ultra-slim design and 4 HDMI ports. Other 3-D models from LG, Panasonic, and Sony will be available within the next few months. Once those sets come to market, you’ll be able to compare prices and performance. [via Dvice and NY Times]