3d televisionWell, after years and years of hype, we’ve finally got word of the first commercially available 3D television.

Last thursday, Amazon.com put up for sale Samsung 46-inch and 55-inch TVs have the capability to display 3-D programming. The sets, which are LED backlit and cost $3,300 at the high end, cost roughly 20% more than Samsung’s non-3D models.

The other cost? There’s no programming for them right now! The first 3D Blu-Ray’s will go on sale this summer, and though DirecTV has announced that it will have 3D channels, none of them are available right now. ESPN and Discovery have also announced 3D channels, neither of which are currently up.

So what’s the point of owning one of these bad boys right now? Bragging rights? I honestly have no idea –  but hey, if you have a bunch of extra money right now that you’re looking to spend on technology that doesn’t even currently function, then head over to Amazon.com!

Asterios Kokkinos

I've written for National Lampoon & Cracked Magazine, been featured on NPR's "Marketplace", and had a pilot screen at the New York Television Festival. I've performed stand-up all over NY, Boston & LA. I love Babylon 5, yelling at the TV with my dad and naps.

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