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John_Lewis_first_3d_tv_1The first 3D TV was sold in the UK today by department store John Lewis. “I have been waiting for this for a long time, there’s lots of exciting 3D content on the way and it’s set to be the TV of the future,” said 28-year-old Matt Rajah, a business consultant from Bethnal Green, who bought it from the John Lewis’ Oxford Street store.

“It’s more money than a normal telly, but I love to buy the latest gadgets and be ahead of my friends,” he added.

The TV in question was the Samsung UE40 C7000 3D TV, which costs £1,799.

The 40-inch TV will also on display this weekend at John Lewis stores in Brent Cross, Bluewater, Kingston and Cribbs Causeway.

John Lewis said it now has the following products available to buy:
* Samsung UE40 C7000 3D TV (£1,799)
* Samsung 3D Blu-ray Player BD C6900 (£349)
* X 2 Samsung Active Shutter 3D Glasses with 3D Blu-ray Monsters v Aliens disc (£149)
* 3D Ready HDMI 1.4 Cable (£49.95)

From 22 April to 30 June, customers buying the Samsung UE40 C7000 and BD C6900 Blu-ray player from John Lewis receive the Active Shutter glasses and 3D Blu-ray Monsters v Aliens disc free of charge.

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