Some hidden costs go along with 3D viewing. One is the price a 3D Blu-ray player (or PlayStation 3), if you want to watch content that isn't readily available from your cable or satellite provider. In an all-Samsung setup, you'll pay $180 for the cheapest 3D Blu-ray player the company offers. You'll also need 3D glasses--and Samsung's eyewear runs $200 per pair. So after buying the 3D set, the accessories will set you back another $500 or so.
If the set you have your eye on comes with 3D, don't let the third dimension scare you away. When you're not watching 3D programming, you get the same 2D experience you're used to--3D capability has no impact on 2D picture quality.
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