Samsung Announces Prices and Dates for 2010 HDTV Lineup

Posted Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

The newest sets from Samsung are already rolling out, but if you’re looking for something a little higher end, you’ll have to wait a few months. Among the releases of course, are Samsung’s plasma line and the much touted 9000 series.

To start things out, Samsung is launching a series of CCFL LCD televisions. No LED lights here, but the prices reflect that. Most of these will be available in March, but you’ll have to wait until May for the LN46C750. At $1,699, this 46” set is the only traditional LCD television from Samsung that’ll handle 3D.

Samsung’s plasmas will all be hitting shelves this May too, and at very reasonable price points. The 50” PN50C7000, which can handle 3D content and convert 2D to 3D in real time, runs $1,799. Kicking it up to the PN63C8000 gets a bit more expensive, but it does provide 13” more screen, Samsung’s Real Black Filter, and Motion Judder Canceller. The 63” plasma in the 8000 line will run $3,799.

LED backlit sets will start showing up this month, and trailing out until this summer. The 4000, 5000, 6300 and 6500 lines are set to reach stores in March, though the largest screen sizes of each will wait until May.

The Samsung 7000 line is the first of the 3D TV releases and is available now with a price topping out at $3,299 for the 55” model. The 8000 series steps things up a bit in picture quality, down a bit in bulk, and runs just $200 more than the 7000 series in both the 46” and 55” models.

Samsung’s 9000 series is the top of the line for LED backlit LCD televisions. The UN55C9000 for example, is amazingly thin and packed with all the picture enhancing technology Samsung’s got to offer. It also comes with the impressive touch screen remote, which runs $350 separately. Of course, you’d expect a few bonuses to be thrown in since the 55” model in the 9000 line will cost you twice as much as the 8000 series - $6,999.

Source: Samsung

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