Currys Announces First 50 Inch 3DTV Package for Less Than a Grand

- Best ever value 50" 3DTV in the UK

- Free Blu-ray player AND two free pairs of 3D glasses worth over 300 pounds

- 20% of all TVs will be 3D by end 2011

Oct 13, 2010, 03:00 ET from DSGi

LONDON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Currys has announced a 50 inch 3DTV package for just 999.99 pounds, taking the price of 3DTVs to their lowest level, inch for inch, since 3D technology first burst into living rooms earlier this year.

Launched in over 450 Currys and PC World stores nationwide today (7th October) the retailer is not only slashing 300 pounds off the price of the Samsung 50C680 3DTV, but is also giving away a free 3D Blu-ray player worth 199 pounds AND two free pairs of 3D glasses with each purchase. Savvy 3DTV shoppers will make a total saving of over 600 pounds when they need it most, in the run up to Christmas.

Phil Samuels, Category Director for Consumer Electronics at Currys, said: "Put simply, when it comes to 3DTV this package offers customers the biggest bang for their bucks on the high street. Importantly, we need to ensure that our customers understand that what they are getting when they buy at 3DTV is excellent quality 2D viewing with the addition of a fantastic 3D cinema experience. 

"The Samsung 50C680 also future-proofs existing DVD collections, as the 1080p picture technology upscales DVDs to HD quality, meaning our customers won't have to replace their entire DVD collection with Blu-rays."

Featuring Samsung's innovative 3D HyperReal Engine picture technology, the slim, elegantly styled 50C680 makes the most of its Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, delivering dazzlingly crisp images.  Complementing the amazing picture quality are integrated stereo speakers with 10 watts per channel, supporting rich Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse sound output for a truly thrilling experience whether you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, playing the next big 3D game or simply catching up on your soaps.

Dixons Retail, parent company of Currys and PC World, predicts that 2 in 10 (20%) of TVs sold next year will be 3D. 

While many critics cited a lack of content when the technology was first launched six months ago, the 3DTV market is set to explode in the coming months as Sky TV's new 3D service is now up and running and films such as "Toy Story 3", "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and "Final Destination: Death Trip" are now available to buy in shops. 

Currys is the UK's biggest electrical retailer with a network of over 500 stores nation-wide, including out of town stores, high street stores and a Currys Megastore in the Midlands.  There are a range of digital cameras and Toshiba laptops at Currys and PC World as well as a host of tv offers

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