Wednesday Samsung Electronics America unleashed the "world's first" portable Blu-ray player with 3D capability: the Samsung BD-C8000. Although the device features a 10.1-inch screen, 3D playback is only possible by piping in the content to a 3D-capable TV and viewing the media with nerdy 3D glasses. Still, Blu-ray movies on-the-go--even without 3D functionality--is a great way to keep rambunctious kids at bay on long trips (for an hour or so at least).
According to the company, the BD-C8000 includes built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to advanced connectivity features. These include an "expanding library of content," applications via Samsung Apps and HDMI 1.4a support. Despite announcing the device's availability on Wednesday, Samsung said that the BD-C8000 was available back in July for a hefty $499.99.
In addition to the portable Blu-ray player, Samsung said that also introduced three additional standalone Blu-ray players (BD-C7900, BD-C6800, BD-C5900) and three new Blu-ray Home Theater Systems (HT-C9950W, HT-C6900W, HT-C6600).
However the company also announced that the world's largest Full HD 3D LED TV finally hit the market for an incredible $5,999.99 USD pricetag. Samsung's UN65C8000 provides a 65-inch screen backed by the company's built-in 3D processor. Other highlights include Real 240Hz refresh rate technology, dynamic 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and proprietary Precision Dimming technology. The 3D TV is also Wi-Fi ready and supports Skype and Samsung Apps.
To learn more about the 65-inch 3D TV--including three more 3D-enabled plasma TVs announced on Wednesday--head here.