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Not much programming yet, but 3D TVs are here

February 27, 2010 |  4:05 pm

Nathan Olivarez-Giles reports today that has started selling Samsung 46-inch and 55-inch TVs that are capable of showing 3-D programming.

The prices for the LED-backlit sets are $2,600 and $3,300, respectively -- a premium of as much as 20% over Samsung's comparable, non 3-D sets. That's more expensive than analysts had been expecting., and other retailers also have the Samsung 3-D sets available for pre-order.

A spokesman for Best Buy, the largest home electronics chain in the U.S., said the 3-D sets will be in its stores by mid-March.

One drawback--there's not much to watch on the new sets. No 3-D Blu-ray discs will be released until this summer.