Samsung will be the first company to release a 3D TV next week as part of its 2010 television range, which will also include features such as internet video and Skype calls.
The series 7 LED television will be available from April 19th 2010 and will come in three sizes: the 40-inch F-UA40C700 (AU$2899), the 46-inch F-UA46C700 (AU$3699) and the 55-inch F-UA55C700 (AU$4799).
While Panasonic and Sony have announced some details of their respective 3D televisions, Samsung is the first company to release pricing and availability.
In addition to 3D, other features of the C7000 series include a built-in PVR with the addition of an external USB storage device, edge LED lighting, 200Hz Motion Plus and the company's take on DLNA called All Share.
The glasses are available separately in two versions, with the coin-battery models shown above (50 hours per battery) available for AU$99. The rechargeable models (30 hours per charge) will set users back AU$129.
Samsung was the first company to release a 3D TV into Australia in 2008, but it featured a different version of the technology that could only be used in conjunction with a PC.
At the event, Samsung also announced a partnership with Telstra to provide Bigpond TV on the range within the next 12 months. Pricing and details are yet to be determined. According to Chris Taylor, Director of Telstra Media, "As a country, we are at the tipping point of a wave of IPTV entertainment and BigPond is positioning itself at the crest."
The camera features a wide-angle lens suited to loungeroom use and four microphones sensitive enough to be used up to eight metres away. Unfortunately it's not available from retailers and must be purchased separately via the Skype website.