Coming to a screen near you

By on December 17, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

I have to admit I really like the new 3-D technology and it’s great that it’s available in homes now.  I saw this story in GEICO Now magazine and thought I would pass it along.

Ever since “Avatar” shattered the box-office records last summer, 3-D entertainment is on everyone’s radar, both at the theater and now at home. But if a new 3-D TV is on your family’s gift list this holiday season, be prepared to shell out big bucks.  Samsung’s high-end model—a 55-inch 3-D LED HDTV—starts at $7,000.  And don’t forget about all the extras.  A pair of Sony’s 3-D glasses, for instance, will set you back another $133. Next, you’ll want a 3-D enabled Blu-ray Disc player.  Panasonic’s DMP-BDT350, for one, costs more than $400.

To ease the pain, you can choose a priced-right bundle for a complete home theater system.  But it also pays to be patient.  In a year or two, you’ll be able to enjoy these toys at a price that won’t have you seeing double.

I may have to wait a year or two to have a 3-D TV of my own.  In the meantime, I’ll keep an eye out for more movies like Avatar.  Do you have a favorite 3-D movie?