This makes Samsung the first to begin mass production of the new displays.
Anyone following television news over the last few months knows that Samsung loves 3D. Their CES booth, press releases, and product announcements have been dominated by news of 3D television. It should come as little surprise then that Samsung is the first manufacturer to begin mass production of 3D panels.
As of January 27th, Samsung is officially producing three dimensional panels in forty, forty-six and fifty-five inch class sizes for both their LCD and LED backlit televisions. The televisions made will all be compatible with “3D Active Glasses” that feature active shutter technology.
All the new displays will be 240Hz to provide smooth motion and a 3D picture, but Samsung has lowered response time as well. The new Samsung panels are twenty percent faster, bringing the response time down to less than 4ms.
Of course, all of the new displays will look just fine in two dimensions. If you’re not ready to make the 3D jump, you can still pick up a nice set; it’ll just have a feature you don’t use.