3D TV Without Glasses: Still too Expensive for Consumers

By Alan Ng - Aug 25, 2010

Electronics giant Toshiba has hit the headlines today as they will be building the world’s first 3D TV which doesn’t require the need for consumers to wear 3D glasses. We’ve talked about this concept before, but the biggest issue is still large at hand – price.

Firstly, if you want to read more about Toshiba’s plans to built no fewer than three new TV sets without the need for glasses, you can head to our previous report here for the full lowdown.

While normal 3D TV sets are openly available to buy in stores today, sales haven’t been as good as manufacturers had hoped, mainly due the fact that customers are still having to having to pay an extremely high premium in order to take one home.

The good news, is that the holiday season is approaching, more specifically – Black Friday. This will be the biggest chance that eagle-eyed consumers will have, of picking up a 3D-capable set with a considerable discount. You can bet that Best Buy and Walmart are already planning their Black Friday Electronic sales, and that consumers will be on the lookout for the latest technology available.

While a 3D TV without glasses would be great, I’m more interested to see when normal 3D sets are reduced to an acceptable purchase price. Do you agree or not?

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  • kate

    Seriously I have a 3d blu ray player and a 42 inch plasma which was already expensive the plasma without being 3d compatible was 500 plus the warranty plan. On top of our 300 dollar blu ray with surround sound so that’s almost a grand already..

    If 3dtv wasn’t so damn expensive I would consider it but in the stores its not that cool.. plus I don’t wanna wear glasses to have to watch tv.. they look uncomfortable and can’t be good for your eyes…

    The fact that 3dtvs are like 2800 is ridiculous that’s a down payment on a car…id rather get a car id get more out of it.

    Im thinking and heard once 3d becomes more mainstream the prices will go down but that’s how EVERYTHING works..

    like when im sure the price of the ipad will go down after all these new tablets come out thus taking down the price of laptops and netbooks..

    Seriously…what’s next? 4d? Smell o vision?

  • The 3D sets out now are at reasonable prices. I think most people want to get the biggest screen and fear the price, or their last purchase was under a certain amount. I purchased a LED TV for $3400 last year (2009). The same TV released this year in 3D is $2,800 – So to me, 3DTV's are actually at a really good price.

    • Mike

      I agree, I purchased a Samsung 55" LED 3D TV for $2699 that came with a 3D bluray player and glasses. These TV's are already priced aggressively for interested consumers.

      • hound

        best tv made the samsung un55c7000