Panasonic & Best Buy Really Want To Sell You A 3-D TV

Okay, so Avatar was a big blue dud at the Oscars last night. But that still doesn’t change the fact that the 3-D spectacle has made more money than some small countries. And with Alice In Wonderland raking in over $100 million in its opening weekend, the U.S. movie audience has shown it’s willing to embrace 3-D. That’s why Panasonic has teamed up with Best Buy to push its new line of 3-D TVs.

Panasonic has some hefty competition in the 3-D TV market from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG, so it’s made a deal with Best Buy to set up demonstration areas to show off their products in the retail giant’s stores. According to reports, the initial launch will be in 300 Best Buys, increasing to 1,000 stores by year’s end.

Panasonic hopes to sell approximately 500,000 3-D TVs in the U.S. in 2010. They are expected to price their 50″ 3-D unit at around $2,500, which is more than double the current cost of their same size 2-D screen.

What do you think about 3-D? Is it the future of home theater? How much would you be willing to spend on a 3-D TV?

Panasonic, Best Buy to tie up on 3D TV sales [Reuters]