Wednesday April 6, 2011 3:29 pm
Samsung drops prices of 3D glasses to $50, packing in two pairs with TV purchase
Samsung announced an upcoming price drop for its current 3D glasses, which will complement its recently redesigned and streamlined active shutter glasses. The SSG-3100GB 3D glasses are now $129, but starting May 1 they will retail for $50 per pair. They don't need recharging and can run for up to 70 hours before the battery has to be replaced.
The $50 glasses aren't only a new low point in the cost of active shutter 3D glasses, but they're also the key to letting users enjoy their 3D HDTVs with no additional investment. Samsung will include two pairs of SSG-3100GB glasses with all of its 3D HDTVs for free.
This does not include the D7000 and higher LED TVs and D6500 and higher plasma TVs, which will continue to include the SSG-3100M 3D starter kit with which they were already bundled, which also includes the two pairs of glasses and a 3D Dreamworks movie.
Most 3D HDTVs don't come with glasses, requiring an additional investment of $200 to $400 to make them 3D-capable. With the bundled glasses and the lower price, Samsung 3D HDTVs will be able to furnish a 3D experience to four viewers for only $100 more than the base price, and offer two viewers 3D content out of the box.
SSG-3100GB 3D glasses are currently available, but the price drop and bundling deals will go into effect on May 1. Samsung has not yet announced pricing and availability for its newest high-end model of active shutter glasses.
This article, written by Will Greenwald, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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