First Portable 3-D Blu-ray Player
Samsung this week launched the first portable 3-D Blu-ray player. From the outside, it looks like a netbook, but open the lid and you've got a 10.1-inch screen, built-in Wi-Fi to access Samsung's Internet apps, and up-to-date HDMI 1.4a support. The device can run for three hours on one charge according to the company. Samsung lists the price at $500, but Amazon has it for $450.
To see 3-D content, the Samsung player must be connected to a 3-D TV and used with 3-D glasses, markedly reducing its portability. Otherwise, it's limited to displaying full 1080p, high definition 2-D content .
Along with its portable 3-D player, Samsung announced a range of 3-D home theater components from an entry level 3-D Blu-ray player at $230 to the ultimate 3-D Blu-ray player with 7.1 speaker surround sound system for $1800.
All of this week's offerings are designed to access Samsung apps including Netflix, Pandora and Skype.
Samsung aims to help consumers "future proof" their entertainment systems for when they are ready to purchase a 3-D TV , noting that its new line-up of 3-D Blu-ray players can be used for both 2D and 3D content.