Samsung 3D LCD Television Sets Go On Preorder In Korea, US From $2000

A number of online retailers have started taking preorders on Samsung's 3D television sets ahead of the official launch which is set to happen next week, coinciding with the CEBIT event in Germany.

A report by Reuters says that Samsung is selling the 46-inch 3D HD Television set for around £2350 while the 55-inch model will be sold at around £3250.

US-based Sears has both models available on pre-order for £2098.63 and £2663.64 respectively (yes, these are GBP prices quoted by Sears' website) but they are not available for international shipping.

Another US retailer, Onecall, has the 40-inch available on pre-order for a more palatable $1999.99 (or £1309), a price that includes free delivery in the US.

But it is Amazon US which seems to have the best deal yet as it is taking preorders of the 46-inch C7000 3D LCD television for a shade under $2600 or £1696, a price that includes free delivery as well.

A run-of-the-mill 46-inch Samsung LCD TV like the LE46B550A5W costs around £785 and you can even get a 50-inch Full HD Samsung plasma model for a tenner extra.

All the three models will feature full 1080p HD resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, a ConnectShare functionality that allows either a Flash drive or a digital camera to be connected seamlessly, an Internet@TV functionality with customisable widgets, Skype and DLNA compatibility.

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Samsung has also set some very high targets for first year sales. It wants to sell as many as two million 3D television sets in 2010 and is set to roll out content from a deal with Dreamworks. Prices however will have to fall significantly though for it to happen.

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