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Samsung Bows 3-D Television Line

8 Jan, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd in late March will offer two plasma HDTV models capable of broadcasting 3-D content.

The 450 series of HDTV, which have not been priced yet for the U.S. market, represent the Korean's CE manufacturer's belief that there exists a burgeoning market for 3-D movies and to a larger extent, video games, according to Charles Park, executive of the PDP TV division.

The TVs, which are available in 42-inch and 50-inch screen sizes, includes required 3-D glasses and special software that must be run through a connected PC.

“There are almost 100 video games and 10 movies on DVD in 3-D available in the U.S.,” Park said. “The reason we have introduced a 3-D plasma TV is that we will be ready in the market when consumers see more 3-D content available in the market.”

He said the 3-D feature, on display through Wednesday at Samsung's booth at International CES 2008 in Las Vegas, has brought positive feedback from attendees.

“I think 3-D can be an attractive feature,” Park said.

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