Televisions: Stereo-3D TVs Now Cost Less Than $1000
TV-sets with high-definition and large screens are very widespread these days, yet retailers continue to offer them as doorbusters with large discounts. All the large retail chains offer 50" or larger HDTVs with or without LED backlight technology at below $1000, whereas 42" - 46" devices cost in the range between $199 and $699, whereas incredible 60" TV-sets can be obtained for $1499.
Slowly but surely, stereoscopic 3D televisions are heading to the mass market. They are not yet truly affordable, but they are dramatically cheaper than they were back in 2010. This year a lot of stores offer noticeably discounted stereo-3D HDTVs and many of those models can be considered very interesting.
Here is a short list of S3D TVs that cost around $1000 that you may find this Black Friday or Cyber Monday in various stores:
- LG 47" 47LW5300 LED LCD 120Hz 3D TV + LG BD 3D player + 4 3D glasses for $799 at Walmart
- Sony 46" KDL46EX710 LED LCD 120Hz 3D TV for $899 at CompUSA
- Vizio 47" E3D470VX LED LCD 120Hz 3D TV for $899 at RadioShack
- Mitsubishi 73" WD-73640 DLP 120Hz 3D TV for $999 at CompUSA
- Sony 46" KDL46NX711 LED LCD 120Hz 3D TV for $1099 at Amazon
- Toshiba 42" 42TL515 LED LCD 240Hz 3D TV for $1099 at RadioShack
- Samsung 46" UN46D6400 46" LED LCD 120Hz 3D TV for $1149 at Amazon
- Sony 55" KDL55HX800 LED LCD 240Hz 3D TV for $1299 at CompUSA
The HDTVs are gradually getting less expensive as manufacturers of their components find new ways to trim production costs. As a result, next year we might see reasonably-priced 50"-class TV-sets. However, it is more logical to expect substantially more affordable stereo-3D TV-sets next year as the technology is clearly pushed by both TV makers and content producers. In fact, large S3D HDTVs for about $999 are reality even today and in the coming months there will be more of such TVs available as manufacturers standardize 3D glasses technology and other factors come into play.