Samsung 3D LED TV gets March UK release date

Samsung getting jiggy with the 3D juggernaut
Samsung getting jiggy with the 3D juggernaut

Samsung has announced a UK release date for its new line of 3D TVs and Blu-ray player.

The new line will be landing in the UK in March (as we previously reported), in plenty of time for the 3D explosion at the end of 2010.

The LED 8 Series, 7 Series the LCD 7 Series TVs, along with the BD-C6900 Blu-ray player, will be the first 3D models will roll out in the UK from March.

These will be followed up in the UK by LED 9 series TVs, the Plasma 7 Series and the HT-C6930W home theatre system a few months later.

All of the 3D TVs will feature built-in Ethernet connection, wireless capabilities, and Internet@TV, offering access to the TV platform application store, Samsung Apps.

3D when you want it

For the TVs, Samsung has included in its 3D processor an auto-conversion technology to switch 2D content into 3D in real time, allowing users to add a level of depth to a live programming.

"The success of recent 3D movie titles is building anticipation from people who want to enjoy the richness of 3D content from the comfort of their living room," said BooKeun Yoon, President of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics.

"We are confident that by being first to market [with 3D technology] with the best integrated technology and approach, we have the best opportunity to capitalize on the market anticipation and continue to strengthen our leadership in 2010.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.