Samsung 50-inch 3D Plasma Now Available For Under £700

It didn't take that long after all for 3D plasma screens to become affordable as the Samsung PS50C490B3WXXU, a 50-inch monster can be had for as little as £700 from Tesco Direct.

The television set even comes with a free 3D promotional kit which includes two pairs of 3D glasses (SSG-P2100T/XC) worth around £50 each plus a copy of Monsters versus Aliens in 3D

Tesco's description of the product is slightly ambiguous; it is apparently a full HD set but has a screen resolution of only 1280x720 pixels (which makes it a HD ready one).

It has built in Freeview, three HDMI ports, a USB one (which will allow you to record and stream content), component input, digital audio output, Samsung's Intelligent Light Sensor technology, Dolby Digital and even active shutter.

Samsung also produced the LE40C750, which was until now the cheapest 3D LCD television on the market, and comes with a Freeview HD tuner; however at 40-inch, it is significantly smaller than the PS50C490.