Samsung is making it clearer that 3D HDTV is going to start having a big impact in 2010. Following the ESPN-HD announcement of broadcasting some World-Cup Soccer in 3D in June and another 3D alliance between Sony, Discovery, and IMAX, 3D HDTV is ready to deliver a thunderous impact on new TV and video sales during 2010.
Samsung’s 2010 HDTV lineup includes the 7000 Series and above LED TVs, 7000 Series and above plasma TVs, and 750 Series LCD TVs. The HDTVs include Samsung’s proprietary built-in 3D processor and emitter that is optimized for and enables compatibility with multiple 3D standards including half and full HD resolution formats, as well as the Blu-ray Disc Association ratified “Blu-ray 3D” standard. In addition, Samsung’s 3D system delivers a picture using a full color spectrum for an unbelievable, immersive viewing experience.
Samsung offers versatile choices for 3D viewing or not. For those who want to add the third dimension to their regular TV viewing, Samsung included in its 3D processor an auto-conversion technology that renders 2D content into 3D in real time. When not in the 3D mood, you’re back to watching one of the best quality HDTVs on the market with the push of a button.
Samsung, DreamWorks Animation SKG, and Technicolor announced that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the delivery of a complete 3D home entertainment solution in 2010. The three companies have joined forces to accelerate the worldwide deployment of in-home 3D to mainstream consumers.
The solution includes a broad line-up of 3D-capable HDTVs from Samsung, its new 3D Blu-ray disc player, and an exclusive promotion that includes a first-time feature-length, 3D Blu-ray version of DreamWorks Animation’s 2009 release, “Monsters vs. Aliens.” The disc will be created and produced by Technicolor, the leading innovator in entertainment technology. Samsung will provide customers several 3D selections, including a short entitled “Bob’s Big Break” as well as trailers for 2010 DreamWorks Animation feature film releases “How to Train your Dragon” and “Shrek Forever After” on Samsung HDTVs with its Internet@TV feature, an embedded Internet TV feature to be found on most 2010 Samsung televisions.
If you have broadband Internet access, you can route your Samsung HDTV to the Internet. Access Internet content from Yahoo!, Flickr, and more while watching TV via easy-to-use TV widgets. Widgets are like Apps used on Smartphones like the iPhone. You can expand your Widget library by downloading more from a Samsung website.
Virtually every TV manufacturer is racing to release and produce 3D TV. It’s a fight to the finish. At the end of the race, 3D will be in the picture.