The price of 3D keeps dropping. Of course, the TVs haven’t quite hit the bargain bin yet, but it’s very possible to upgrade to 3D for an affordable price — and get a very nice 2D TV in the process.
We just found Panasonic’s 65-inch TC-P65ST30 1080p 3D plasma on Buy.com for just $1,654.99. This is 45 percent off the list price of the TV, meaning you’ll save about $1,345. The discounted price also includes free shipping.
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What it doesn’t include is 3D glasses. You’re going to have to supply those, if you want to take advantage of this plasma TV’s active 3D technology. It even has a 2D-to-3D conversion feature and Panasonic’s 3D Image Viewer for your own photos and movies.
For 2D viewers, this plasma has a full 1080p HD image, the Infinite Black 2 panel, and an 600Hz sub-field drive. Also, if you aren’t ready to do 3D yet, there’s plenty of other entertainment options available through the VIERA Connect feature. This is Panasonic’s platform for delivering content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, YouTube, Skype, and much more, right to the TV.
To make this TV the hub of your home entertainment setup, the TC-P65ST30 also has three HDMI inputs, composite and component options, and two USB ports.
If you’re looking to buy this plasma through Buy.com, you’ll have to click through the payment process to get the final price. Don’t worry, it is there — for now. Better make your purchase now though, before the retailer runs out of stock.