RIDGEFIELD, N.J. —
Samsung Electronics America will provide two pairs of 3D active glasses for its entire 3DTV lineup and is offering extra glasses for less than $50.
The two pairs of glasses will be provided at no additional cost with the purchase of any Samsung 3D LED TV or 3D plasma TV starting April 24.
Beginning May 1, Samsung’s 2011 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB) will be available at retail for less than $50. The current price is $129.
With the new promotions and price reductions, 3DTV customers can now outfit a family of four with 3D active glasses for less than $100, Samsung said. The SSG-3100GB model does not require charging and will provide up to 70 hours of use from the included replaceable battery.
Customers purchasing the D7000 and above 3D LED TVs or the D6500 and above 3D plasma TVs will continue to receive Samsung’s 3D starter kit (SSG-3100M). The kit includes two pairs of 3D active glasses, promotional versions of DreamWorks Animation SKG’s complete “Shrek” collection on 3D Blu-ray and a voucher for “Megamind” 3D on Blu-ray. Customers already receiving this starter kit with a step-up TV model will not be eligible for the new promotion.
Samsung’s 3D active technology delivers 2x the resolution for an immersive, FullHD image (1080p picture for each eye), a wider viewing angle and no black lines interfering with the picture, the company said.
“We are excited to make it even more affordable for the entire family to enjoy Samsung’s lifelike 3D experience,” said John Revie, senior VP of Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America, in a statement. “Reaching new audiences with the wonder of Samsung’s FullHD 3D is key to driving continued adoption of 3D in the home.”