3D TVs Hitting Walmart This Year

Posted Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Walmart says they’re working to bring down costs and give customers an affordable 3D experience.

It usually takes a long time for technology to be considered a part of the mainstream, and Walmart sales are the number one indicator of just what is and what isn’t a crucial part of the market. It took the super sized retailer a long time to start stocking anything but a few new release Blu-rays, and just as long to get BD players on shelves.

In a surprise announcement, Walmart revealed that they’ll be stocking 3D televisions for the 2010 holiday season. It’s big news, especially since 3D TVs are still so new. Early adopters are still just getting their hands on these and Walmart is already ready to stock them.

“We are going to be instrumental in helping to bring the costs down and bring a more affordable 3-D experience to customers,” said Walmart’s Gary Severson. “We are excited about it.”

The success of home 3D entertainment is still a question mark, but this endorsement from Walmart looks like an indicator that 3D may be here to stay.

Source: Market Watch

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