Finally scratched the itch and bought an LG passive 3D set. What a blast!! Even its 2d-3d conversion works really, really well for HD programs or DVDs. Kids are in 7th heaven, and I'm hoarding spare glasses from the movie theater.
Purists dump all over these sets because of lower 3D resolution than sets with active-shutter glasses. I say hogwash.
Now to convince the boss that the family room needs surround sound as well