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Samsung now mass producing 3D LED TVs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2010 21:42 User comments (7)

Samsung now mass producing 3D LED TVs Samsung has announced that they have begun mass producing displays for 3D LED HDTVs, a move that puts a lot of support behind the technology that many critics have called a "gimmick."
Being in mass production should mean lower prices for the end user in a short time frame. 3D TVs have so far come with a heavy price tag.

"Recently, 3D displays have captured the industry spotlight. Samsung Electronics aims to lead the global 3D TV panel market in pioneering mass production for 3D LED and LCD TVs,"
reads the press release.

The displays being produced are 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch.

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7 user comments

128.1.2010 17:59

Samsung better be mass producing something, to catch up with the lag that is sure to be created now that their patent infringement case with Sharp has ended badly. From the time the ruling was made against Samsung, they still have 60 days to import the infringing displays, which include the Samsung UN55B8500 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV, that I almost bought on Amazon recently. I am glad I did not end up buying it though, after I scared myself by reading various reviews/posts/user comments. Apparently, the 8000 series can no longer even be found on Samsung's website, and owner/user inquiries into the issue meet with less than helpful answers. I think Samsung's official pitch right now is that these particular displays were a "limited production run" or some such B.S., but many have pointed out, that this is just a convenient way for them to gradually kill all support for these panels in the form of firmware updates etc.

Plus, the more I read about the UN55B8500, I also came to find out that about 1/2 of all owners, after about 30 or 40 days experience the now fairly well documented "crop circle" phenomenon that appears on the screens.

All of this basically leads me to the conclusion, that these new 3D displays they are in the process of mass producing, are a way to quickly push another half assed product out the door, to cover their asses on the whole Sharp patent infringement deal. Unfortunately, this rushed product release will likely result in more headaches for early adopters/unwary customers, because they have probably had very limited testing of these new 3D panels. Not to mention the fact, that Samsung I think is banking too much on a consumer level 3D @ home experience. I mean it's fine if you go see Avatar at an IMAX theater in 3D, just don't expect the same results with a 55 or 60 inch 3D LED LCD HDTV. (Man...that's a lot of acronyms). Anyway, I think Samsung bungled this up pretty well, and is only about to make things worse not only for themselves, but buyers, who plop down their hard earned cash.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Jan 2010 @ 18:10

228.1.2010 22:28

I would love to see this cause i wouldn't mind buying this if the price is right. I would just look at specs and pick based on them if Sony does not create anything like this then Samsung would be a good alternative.

328.1.2010 23:34

The local Sony Style store has a 50ish 3D display up and running in the store as a demo only. There is no price and it is not for sale. It was kind of neat, but not enough so that I felt the urge to run out and buy one right away.

My wife didn't like it because about fifteen seconds after putting on the glasses, she got a really nasty headache.

430.1.2010 16:27
LissenUp
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AFter doing a bit of research and checking, it has come to light that Samsung counter-sued Sharp and won in a Tokyo court. It has also become somewhat regular for LCD and flat panel manufacturers to sue like this to gain market share so it's really just a ploy.

Samsung absolutely makes the best LCD tvs in the world. Better than Sony (and I love Sony) and better than Sharp. They last longer, look the same if not better and seeing that Samsung is one of the world's 3 manufacturers of the 'crystal' of an LCD, more trusted if you ask me.

Sorry to hear about the 'crop circles' of your LED tv. After checking...........the vast majority of customers apparently have not experienced this but the many that have should be compensated by Samsung as there is no excuse for flaws such as that.


Oh..........and 3D is a gimmick and per Sony (paraphrased) 'an in between for LCD and OLED' since they can't all seem to get their shit together and make those last any noteworthy period of time.

3D WILL NEVER LAST AND WILL BARELY SELL. DOWN WITH 3D. IMAX 3D rocks as the first comment states but c'mon...............at home?????? Gimme a break.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jan 2010 @ 16:30

51.2.2010 15:41

Originally posted by SuckRaven:
I am glad I did not end up buying it though, after I scared myself by reading various reviews/posts/user comments. Apparently, the 8000 series can no longer even be found on Samsung's website, and owner/user inquiries into the issue meet with less than helpful answers. I think Samsung's official pitch right now is that these particular displays were a "limited production run" or some such B.S.
The Only Difference I know between the UN55B8000 and the UN55B8500 is that the 8000 has 5 Megapixel Contrast and the 8500 is 7 Megapixel

besides that all i know is that it can play mkv's with the USB port

68.2.2010 10:53

As an owner of a UN55B8500 Samsung since they arrived to the US. Crop circles was a one time event and were resolved with firmware update 30 days ago. This TV has the best LCD picture performance I've seen, it is the real deal. The discount if it continues and you can find one is worth buying. I can echo the long term firmware update concern, however on my professional Sony LCD I never updated firmware since I bought it and was very pleased with it for the life of the TV.

As for the 8000 vs 8500 model difference, it is edge lit vs local dimming (Smart LED) technology between the models. Local dimming is the only reason I paid up front launch prices for the 8500. I can also echo Samsung makes the best panels in the business and reading Sony will outsource even more of the TV production next year means I won't be buying another Sony in future years.

78.2.2010 11:49
scum101
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I have to agree with the above statement about the quality of samsung displays..

A couple years back i was dragged around a heap of places all selling huge (and to my eyes pointless) tv's.. and the samsungs consistently looked the best even under showroom lighting.

IRF .. and it's a huge IF because I am more than happy with my 20 year old crt tatung.. I was in the market for a new tv I would defo consider a sammy first.


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