Samsung’s 3D Blu-ray player is pricey, but packed with features
By Matthew Moskovciak
It seems like as soon as Blu-ray became a definitively mainstream home theater format, manufacturers scrambled to find a new format to charge extra for–3D. Samsung’s BD-C6900 ($360 street price) is the first 3D Blu-ray player we’ve reviewed so far, and the 3D price premium is steep. The step-down BD-C6500 is nearly identical except it lacks 3D and costs about $135 less. Not to mention the fact that you’ll need to buy a new HDTV and pricey 3D glasses, as well as 3D content–which is exceedingly rare at the moment. We also didn’t find the 3D Blu-ray experience to be all that satisfying with the Samsung UN55C8000 3D HDTV we used for this test, although we suspect our issues in that area had more to do with the TV than the BD-C6900’s 3D performance.
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