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Starting March 21, over 900 Best Buy stores will have a Samsung full HD 3D experience and over 250 stores will have a Panasonic full HD 3D experience for you to demo. Before heading in, it's probably a good idea to call your local Best Buy store(s) to make sure they are offering a 3D experience.
 

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FYI.


Starting March 21, over 900 Best Buy stores will have a Samsung full HD 3D experience and over 250 stores will have a Panasonic full HD 3D experience for you to demo. Before heading in, it's probably a good idea to call your local Best Buy store(s) to make sure they are offering a 3D experience.

Thanks. I want to check these out.
 

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Best Buy Goes 3D At 200 Stores On March 10; 900 Stores By March 21

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If you're sick—literally or figuratively—of 3D now, just wait until the end of the month. HD Guru has Best Buy's schedule for rolling out 3D capable HDTVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung and Panasonic, and they're coming soon.


The Guru claims that sales and demonstrations of 3D gear will commence at 200 Best Buy locations on March 10—as in, like, Wednesday. According to his sources, that initial blast will feature Panasonic's 50" TC-P50VT20 plasma 3D HDTV—we've heard it will retail for around $3500—in tandem with their DMP-BD350 3D Blu-ray player.
http://gizmodo.com/5487214/best-buy-...es-by-march-21

http://hdguru.com/best-buys-3d-launc...fferings/1380/
 

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I saw elsewhere that Samsungs glasses are not the rechargeable type. That really concerns me. If I had my choice, I'd take glasses that are rechargeable.
 

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I saw elsewhere that Samsungs glasses are not the rechargeable type. That really concerns me. If I had my choice, I'd take glasses that are rechargeable.

The ones that Sony is using in their demos (at least the two that I have seen) are not rechargable either. I don't know if it is a big issue though: LC power consumption is low and the Sony glasses "time out" if you remove them from your head.


PS: I've seen claims for some ACGs that they have 240hrs battery life. That does not seem too bad.
 

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Looking at the Vanns ad for the Samsung glasses, they use a CR 2025 button battery.

I think that was what the Sony glasses use.
 

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The Panasonic looks to use the CR2032 non-rechargable battery. This info is shown when you view the 3D glasses in 360 degrees mode on the website.
http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/3d/
 

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Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER /forum/post/18273876


Any website telling what BB's will have the demo on the 10th? My get me out of the house for a change this week?

All I can find at the moment:

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Best Buy will set up special exhibition corners where its customers can view 3D videos in its 300 stores in major U.S. cities. This will expand to 1,000 stores by the end of the year, the Nikkei reported.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...pe=marketsNews


EDIT - just saw this:

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available in Best Buy's Magnolia Home Theater stores.
 

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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart /forum/post/18273932


All I can find at the moment:



http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...pe=marketsNews


EDIT - just saw this:

My local Best Buy/Magnolia told me over the weekend they would be getting their 3D display setup on March 21st. Also the Reuters story fails to mention that 900 Best Buys stores would have the 3D displays by the end of March, as previously reported. Its my undertanding that most BB stores will be getting the Panasonic setup while a lesser number may have the Samsung 3D demo setup (either in addition to or instead of the Pansonic setup) within the next couple of weeks.
 

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Panasonic, Best Buy Begin Selling 3D HDTV Bundles

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Panasonic began selling its first 3D HDTVs on Wednesday, via a partnership with Best Buy's Magnolia specialty stores.


As expected, the retailer began selling a bundle of Panasonic 3D gear for a combined price of $2,899.99. The bundle includes Panasonic's VIERA VT20, a 50-inch 3D plasma TV normally priced at $2,499.95, coupled with a Panasonic BDT300 3D Blu-ray Disc player, sold separately for $399.95. The bundle also includes one pair of 3D glasses, normally sold for $149.95.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361167,00.asp


Panasonic DMP-BDT300 3D Blu-ray disc player

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives...sc_player.html
 

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Everyone knows Samsung offers both glasses right????


Battery and rechargeable....
 

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Originally Posted by DarkGSR /forum/post/18286705


Everyone knows Samsung offers both glasses right????


Battery and rechargeable....

Actually, they offer 3 kinds of ASG's:


Battery - SSG-2100AB

Rechargable - SSG-2200AR

Kids version - SSG-2200KR
 

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Okay, just making sure. I was reading here and looked like no one knew. Don't really have too much insight on the kids version besides just fitments?
 

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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart /forum/post/18263355

Best Buy Goes 3D At 200 Stores On March 10; 900 Stores By March 21

Went to my local one in Leominster MA, they do have a Samsung UN55C7000 on display, but no glasses and nothing hooked up to it for 3D content. Said they will have the full DEMO displays going by March 21st.


What was funny is, I asked the 2 girls at the Home Theater display, and they were all excited about having the set, said they watched it in 3D and it looks awesome, etc etc etc, I get over to the TV, and she's just putting it on the 2D to 3D real time conversion, then starts talking about how it looks. I ask her if they have the glasses for it, and she has to go ask someone else if they do. Comes back and says that they don't yet, but will be getting them in by March 21st. But she was raving about the cool 3D picture that was only the converted, and she hadn't seen it with the glasses yet. I know I should no longer be surprised by the lack of knowledge these people have, but from what she was saying, a bunch of them were looking at this, without glasses, earlier that day, and loving the 3D effect . . . it's just a blurry screen. She wasn't even doing it as a BS sales pitch, just all excited about it. Boggles the mind, Man.
 
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