Vizio Prices Its Passive 3D TVs

Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

They come in at surprisingly low prices, with even the 47 inch model at under $1,000.

When 3D televisions first hit the market and people complained about the cost of active shutter glasses, companies said that the alternative - televisions that use the same glasses we wear in theaters - would be too expensive. Vizio busts that myth with its new line of Cinema 3D TVs.

The cheapest of the new 3D sets may actually ship for less than $500. Vizio's 32 inch model has an MSRP of $549, which could easily turn into a shelf price of $499. Those "3D TVs are too expensive" excuses are out the window.

All of Vizio's new 3D sets come have Wi-Fi connectivity built right in so you can access Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus and more. They boast a trio of HDMI inputs, a two sided remote with a QWERTY keyboard on back and two pairs of 3D glasses.

Vizio hasn't announced a release date yet.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: Industry Trends, High-Def Retailing, Passive 3D, Pricing, 3D TVs, Vizio (all tags)