Samsung is giving us some nasty surprises on th HDTV front. First was wide range of blazing LED displays. Of course they are superior than LCD with better contrast ratios, making them richer on the display.
With the latest offering, they target the 3D entertainment space.
The TV features 55-inch 1080p panel with a true 240Hz refresh rate. 240Hz, though doubted to be any advantage over 100Hz, is the highest one can find i the market. To enjoy the 3D content, you will have to use a set of “shutter” glasses, which rapidly alternate between blocking out the left and right eye, thereby creating 3D effect.
Of course, the value or otherwise of a TV like this is going to be found only by experiencing its output in person. If you by chance put-up near Seoul this week, head on down to the IMID 2009 conference get eyes-on this product.
At the moment, there’s far more content available on good old Blu-Ray HD than there will be in either 3D format and that’s not going to change very fast. Unless you’re a really big fan of a particular title that’s available in 3D, you’re likely to sit this out for a while.