Samsung Releases the First 3D Capable Portable Blu-ray Player

Posted Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The player is 3D capable, but the screen isn't. You'll need to plug it in if you want to enter the third dimension.

While portable DVD players once came in all shapes and sizes, portable Blu-ray players just haven't taken off in the same way. There are only a few models out, and none of them really satisfy. Samsung's BD-C8000 might just change that.

The new portable player features a 10.3 inch screen, which is quite large for a portable player. It handles Samsung Apps, gives you access to videos from Blockbuster and YouTube and even streams from your PC.

Before you go getting to excited about the whole 3D thing, let's clarify. The Samsung BD-C8000 can play back 3D movies on a 3D capable screen. The screen on the BD-C8000 isn't 3D capable. That means you'll have to plug the player into a 3D television to go 3D.

Still, for what it is, the BD-C8000 is impressive, slick looking and packed with features – though Samsung has not disclosed the screen resolution. It's also just $449.

Source: Amazon

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Tags: Industry Trends, High-Def Retailing, Portable Blu-ray Players, 3D, Samsung (all tags)