Are you ready for 3D TV yet?
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Spectacular 3D TV deals to be had
My existing Panasonic Plasma TV works pretty well (I’ve had it for five years!) However, with all the new technology coming out recently (Blu-Ray, 1080p movies, and even 1080p 3D programs (world cup) and DVD’s) I feel like I’m stuck in the old days. My current TV maxes out at 720p and 1080i. While this is fairly sharp for standard cable, satellite, or FiOS programming, I’ve just seen much better pictures out there.
Free Blu Ray and 3D kits with TV purchase
So I’ve been on the fence when looking at the latest, super-thin displays. That is, until a friend just went through the upgrade process.
He originally bought a 46″ Samsung LED TV for about $1200 – which is essentially an LCD TV with a different back-lighting system. The unit was so thin, he hung it on the wall like a picture frame. But something wasn’t right – the quality was not as “fluid” as a plasma, and fast-moving objects became blurred. Plus, he would have to dole out more money for a Blu-Ray player. He then stumbled across a deal at Amazon.com – which gives you a free Blu-Ray player and 3D Starter Kit with the purchase of a qualifying TV. That’s like $700 worth of gear for free!
He chose the Samsung PN50C7000 50″ plasma (one down from the flagship model) – but got it all for $1540 delivered (white glove, inside the house, box opened and tested). Was one of the thinnest plasma models I’ve seen (a bit over an inch thick). And 3D programming too!
The deals are getting so good now, it may just be worth it to take the 3D plunge after all. Note that the Amazon deal ends on July 31st.
Anyone else have 3D yet? How do you like it?