Official : 3D "Worth Less" as TV Prices Fall To £599

For the first time since the television manufacturers decided that 3D should be mainstream, the price of one 3D TV has slipped under £600.

We have just received a newsletter from Richersounds which indicates that the Samsung PS50C490 plasma television can now be purchased for as little as £599.95 if you are a VIP member; that's £100 less than at Dixons.

Membership to this exclusive club is free and you not only get a £10 voucher when you join in but you also get a free pair of Maxell Budz earphones as well.

Unfortunately, you will have to buy the television instore which means that you will have to have a rather big car boot to accommodate for the television which is a 50-inch model.

The only major corner that has been cut is the screen resolution which is HD ready (1366x768 pixels) which should be enough in most cases. For the rest, you still get Dolby compatibility, a 600Hz sub-field drive, Samsung's own Mega DCR contrast technology, three HDMI ports, component, composite, PC input, SCART, a USB 2.0 port, PC input and normal Freeview.

In comparison, the cheapest, comparable 50-inch Plasma HD ready television set costs £499.95 at Richersounds, which means that plugging the 3D capability alone adds a £100 price premium.