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This may come as a bit of surprise to you, but 3D capable TVs didn't hit the market just last year. Actually, Mitsubishi and Samsung have have 3D DLP TVs going back as far as 2007. Back then, of course, 3D was a wild-west frontier of limited usefulness and no standard guidelines to follow (not that the situation is that much better today).
Mitsubishi brought their older TVs back into the modern 3D fold when they released their 3DC-1000 starter kit with the 3D-A1 adapter last year. In short, it takes in current 3D formats over HDMI and spits out a signal compatible with their TVs.
The thing is, Samsung's sets weren't dramatically different than Mitsubishi's. Some people got the current adapter to work on Sammy's TVs, but Mitsubishi's stance has always been that their adapter only works on their TVs.
So what has Samsung done? Strangely... nothing. The company pioneering 3D today hasn't done anything to bring past DLP customers into the fold, telling their customers if they want some sort of 3D experience on their TVs, either buy a new LCD or Plasma 3D set or hook up a Windows PC running the Tri-Def 3D software... neither of which is a very compelling solution for consumers.
Long story short, Mitsubishi has a new adapter out called the 3DC-100S, which has essentially done what Samsung couldn't - bring most (if not all) their older 3D DLP TVs into the modern world of 3D format compatibility.
At $449 it isn't exactly the cheapest solution, but the kit does come with everything needed to get two people enjoying 3D. The kit includes:
- 2 pairs of Active Shutter 3D glasses
- Emitter for 3D Glasses
- Disney Blu-ray 3D Showcase Disc
- 3D Signal Adapter
- 3D Signal Adapter Remote Control
- One HDMI cable
The kit has been tested on a wide variety of Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP TVs, including the models below. Additional information can be found at mitsubishi-tv.com.
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