It’s official: 3D TV arrives at Future Shop stores across Canada tomorrow

By March 25, 2010Newswires

It’s official: 3D TV arrives at Future Shop stores across Canada tomorrow

– The good news: Recent survey shows Canadians are surprised by affordable price of new Samsung 3D TVs –

BURNABY, BC, March 25 /CNW/ – The 3D TV revolution starts today in Canada with Future Shop, Canada’s leading retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, kicking it off with an impressive 3D TV line-up from Samsung. The good news does not stop there: according to a new survey conducted by Angus Reid on behalf by Future Shop, almost half of Canadians (44 per cent) anticipate the new 3D TVs will cost more than $3,000, but in reality, are much more affordable.

“We’re thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer Canadians the opportunity to get their hands on this amazing technology at an affordable price,” said Todd Empey, Vice President of Operations, Future Shop. “Together with Samsung, we are now able to enhance the home entertainment experience with 3D TVs.”

The first 3D TVs Future Shop will offer Canadians are five Samsung models in three different sizes – 55″, 46″ and 40″. With nearly seven in 10 Canadians most excited to watch movies in 3D, Future Shop will also carry a selection of 3D films and Samsung 3D accessories including a 3D blu-ray disc player and rechargeable 3D glasses.

All new 3D TVs are compatible with regular HDTVs and can feature technology like LED, Wi-Fi, Internet streaming and upconverting capabilities.

“The new Samsung 3D HDTVs are the latest demonstration of our ability to up the ante and provide consumers with a home entertainment experience they never thought possible,” said James Murphy, vice president, Retail Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics Canada. “We have designed these 3D TVs to complement all the innovative features consumers have come expect from Samsung while also ensuring their compatibility so that the transition to 3D is seamless.”

 Tune-in to 3D

 Below are some of the Samsung 3D TVs and accessories now available at Future Shop stores across Canada and online at Futureshop.ca:

 3D TVs and Accessories

 1. Samsung 40″ 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV(xx) – Dark Brown – $2499.99

Web ID: 10140381
http://tinyurl.com/yhx9dor

2. Samsung 46″ 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV(xx) – Dark Brown – $2899.99
Web ID: 10140315
http://tinyurl.com/ybuc9sw

3. Samsung 55″ 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV(xx) – Dark Brown – $3699.99
Web ID: 10140314
http://tinyurl.com/ybl6jxy

4. Samsung Rechargeable Adult 3D Glasses – $249.99
Web ID: 10140322
http://tinyurl.com/ybgwwal

5. Samsung Rechargeable Children 3D Glasses – $229.99
Web ID: 10140321
http://tinyurl.com/yjqr34b

6. Samsung 3D Blu-ray Disc Player – $399.99
Web ID: 10140324
http://tinyurl.com/ybs4hyt

7. Samsung 3D Kit: 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses and Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D
Blu-ray Movie – $449.99
Web ID: 10140323
http://tinyurl.com/yhhellx

8. Rocketfish 2.4m Advanced 3D HDMI Cable – $99.99
Web ID: 10131788
http://tinyurl.com/yztlcse

 “This is just the beginning of 3D technology at Future Shop,” said Empey. “Customers can expect to see more 3D technologies being rolled out at our stores and online from vendors like Samsung throughout the year and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled too for models exclusive to Future Shop.”

 

*All statistics were gathered through a survey conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of Future Shop*

 

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