Dixons and Amazon are currently stocking the cheapest 3D television in the UK at £465.49, a very significant drop especially since the model, the SAMSUNG PS43D490, is a 2011 one which means that its price will go down even more over the next few months.
The TV set, which is available here and here with free delivery, is HD ready rather than full HD and carries a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels, the same as the iPad 2; this is Samsung's biggest let down and the biggest corner cut in order to make the model cheap.
It boasts a Freeview tuner (that was expected) and a 600MHz refresh rate as well as three HDMI ports. Other connectors include a USB one for playing content from your USB drive, SCART, component, composite and VGA.
There is a 2D to 3D converter and the screen uses Samsung's own proprietary Clear Image Panel technology. As expected, there are no mainstream or high features like Social TV, Samsung's Smart Hub, Skype on Samsung, Web browsing functionality or DLNA compatibility.
Most importantly though, there are no 3D active glasses included which could well have added another £70 to the price on their own. The first Samsung 3D TV was the LE40C750 which cost £998 back in May 2010 which means that the price of the entry level 3D TV has been more than halved in just over one year.