The 3D of bygone years is not like the 3D of today. “It’s immersive,” say the people at Samsung. The company recently released the, “World’s First,” portable 3D, Blu-ray player. Maybe some day there will be 3D contact lenses, (3D lasik surgery?) but for now you still have to wear the glasses. Once you’re down with that, you can practically feel the images surrounding you in your room or car or wherever you may choose to view your Blu-ray discs because, well, it’s portable. The portable Blu-ray player has a 10.3 inch screen with 1080p high-def video, and a three hour battery. It also has built-in Wi-Fi to bring you the best of the web with “downloadable widgets and apps.” Isn’t built in Wi-Fi practically a standard these days?
Samsung also has other 3D Blu-ray players in its assortment of products. Some are giving the Blu-ray 3D players rave reviews for “outstanding picture” in both 3D and 2D Blu-ray mode. But there are also complaints that the players don’t always remember your place in a movie once you’ve pressed “Stop.” And while there is a “slow forward” feature there is said to be no “slow back,” which means you need to slow forward and fast back then slow forward, all of which sounds like actions from a modern dance. There are also contradicting viewpoints on whether discs load quickly or not, though the Samsung folks insist that they’re working hard to eliminate lag time when you start a movie. In any case it’s the experience that matters and if it can be an immersive, 3D, Blu-ray experience, that’s even better.
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