With rather lofty ambitions, LG has said it hopes to sell 1 million 3DTVs this year, securing it 25 per cent of the market. The LX9500 model was announced yesterday as going on sale May, when it could cost $4,000 if it's anywhere near a direct conversion from the Korean price. (Though a retailer has contacted me saying it's already in their system as $3,599.99.)
Panasonic's TC-P50VT20 plasma set is already on sale at Best Buy for $2,499, and two Samsung models (the 46" UN-46C7000 and the 55" UN-55C7000) joined them just this week for $2,399 and $2,969. Sony's launch is scheduled for June, and they've already promised they'll be cheaper than Panasonic's—though as we've said before, you'd be far better off with a plasma than an LCD 3DTV. Not convinced? Have a read of our review battlemodo between the Panasonic and Samsung sets.
Getting back to LG, does anyone feel they can predict they'll be one of the one million 3DTV buyers LG's hoping for this year? [Reuters]