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Samsung reveals 3D-capable 10.3″ portable Blu-Ray player

Samsung today launched a 3D-capable portable Blu-ray player, this sucker will play 1080p on its 10.3-inch screen, but don’t go putting on those 3D glasses just yet.

Although it is 3D-capable, it is only capable of outputting 3D. Mobile displays have yet to enter the 3D arena just yet, and Samsung’s BD-C8000 is only meant for outputting 3D to a capable 3DTV. Battery life is only rated at 3 hours, let’s hope that rating is accurate and we’ll at least get to watch a feature length flick. The little player has built-in Wi-Fi and HDMI, and it’s priced at $500, but selling for $449 on Amazon.

Samsung BD-C8000 Portable Blu-ray Player Is 3D Capable, But Don’t Bother Packing Glasses [Gizmodo]

SAMSUNG UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST PORTABLE BLU-RAY PLAYER WITH 3D CAPABILITY; FURTHER EXPANDS 3D PRODUCT LINE-UP
New Blu-Ray Players and Home Theater Systems Offer Immersive 3D Experience At Home
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ, August 11, 2010 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the U.S.availability of the world’s first portable Blu-ray player with 3D capability. The Samsung BD-C8000 delivers true 1080p HD video, enables 3D playback when connected to a 3D-capableTV and used with 3D glasses, and features a brilliant 10.3-inch screen. It includes built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to advanced connectivity features, including an expanding library of content and applications via Samsung Apps and HDMI 1.4a support.

With three hours of battery life,the Samsung BD-C8000 is the perfect travel companion for anyone who wants an outstanding entertainment experience while on the go.Samsung also introduced three additional standalone Blu-ray players and three new Blu-rayHome Theater Systems that deliver crystal-clear picture and sound quality with new features that will excite both the first-time owner and the audiophile.”Blu-ray has raised the bar for video and audio quality that consumers expect to see at home.We led the way in 3D TVs and are excited to do the same for 3D Blu-ray players and HomeTheater Systems.

With the industry’s broadest line-up of 3D capable home entertainment products, there is a product to suit every home and wallet,” said John Revie, senior vice president of Home Entertainment at Samsung Electronics America Inc.Expanded Range of 3D-Capable Blu-ray Players Helps Future-Proof Entertainment OptionsSamsung’s latest Blu-ray players bring the wonder of 3D entertainment into the home. TheSamsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray player is designed for the HD guru. With two HDMI outputs, theBD-C7900 makes it easy to connect multiple HD sources to experience a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.

The two HDMI outputs also allow for support of legacy receivers so there is no need to upgrade to a new HDMI 1.4 receiver; the user can simply connect their receiver to the HDMI 1.3 output for rich, lifelike surround sound audio. This sleek and stylish device offers built-in WiFi for seamless connectivity to Samsung Apps. It also featuresSamsung’s proprietary AllShare™, which allows people to wirelessly sync digital devices so that they can enjoy music, movies and photos directly from their DLNA certified PC, camera and mobile devices to their Samsung TV screen.For those looking for a versatile home entertainment experience, Samsung’s BD-C6800 Blu-ray player includes built-in WiFi enabling it to wirelessly receive web-based content via SamsungApps and playback media files from DLNA certified devices via Samsung’s AllShare™. The entry-level BD-C5900 is designed for those looking for a high-performing yet affordable 3D Blu-ray player.

All Samsung Blu-ray players support a wide range of media formats and access to an expanding library of applications through Samsung Apps, the first HDTV-based applications store. These new 3D Blu-ray players deliver a premium experience with both 2D and 3D content and allow consumers to future-proof their living rooms for when they are ready to purchase a 3D HDTV.

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