Samsung C680 and C490 3D Plasma TVs launched at IFA

50-inch Full HD 3D C680 Plasma TV outed by Samsung

New 3D TVs continue Samsung's Plasma push

Samsung has launched two new 3D Plasma Display Panel TVs during its opening IFA press conference in Berlin, a conference that was dominated by the official unveiling of the iPad tablet challenger the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

One of only three major manufacturers still producing Plasma TVs, along with Panasonic and LG, Samsung’s new C680 and C490 3D PDPs show its commitment to continuing with the technology. Both 50-inch machines the C680 which will support Full HD 3D content is set to cost €1,349 (£1,124) whilst the standard 3D offering C490 will set wannabe owners back €1,099 (£915).

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Available to buy this month these new Plasma+ TVs boast Clear Image Panel technology for improved image quality, wider viewing angles and 40 per cent less power consumption than last year’s models.

With both the C680 and C490 featuring Samsung’s exclusive 3D Hyper Real engine control, viewers are offered a more personal viewing experience with customisable 3D colour, contrast and motion ratios. The C680 will offer further user personalisation thanks to built in AllShare for content sharing with other DLNA certified devices.