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#351958 - 07/17/11 12:55 PM Just bought a 3D set
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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 eek

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#351960 - 07/17/11 01:08 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: fhw]
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That's interesting fhw.

You are the absolute first person i know who has bought into the 3D thing and probably one of the few people i've read or heard anything positive about it.
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#351962 - 07/17/11 01:21 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: chesseroo]
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I think the reasons people aren't big on it are pretty clear:

1. The added cost
2. The active shutter glasses-they're cumbersome, need charging, and are incredibly pricey ($100+ per pair) when they inevitably break
3. The limited, gimmicky, (and expensive) software...who really wants to pay $30 for a 40-minute IMAX movie about fish, or yet another copy of Shrek?

I did some homework and waited until the price dropped on the passive-lens sets. Yeah 3d is very gimmicky, but it makes for a hoot watching cartoons. Also looking very forward to trying out the Wii in 3D, but have to spring for some new cables.

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#351970 - 07/17/11 06:02 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: fhw]
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I just wish that the industry was focusing on higher resolution (1440P or higher), instead of waisting time on 3D technology.

Feeling dizzy after watching a 3D show is just not fun to me!

I purchased a 3D set a few months back and have absolutely no intention in using its 3D feature. I bought the TV (Samsung PN50C7000) for its 2D performance, and its awesome!

I don't think 3D is going to last much longer!

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#351971 - 07/17/11 06:15 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: F16Thud]
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Yeah, they should skip 1440p and go to 4K. 3D hasn't impressed me so far, but I haven't seen a good example of consumer 3D.

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#351974 - 07/17/11 06:36 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: CV]
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I quite like triple D sets.
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#351976 - 07/17/11 06:46 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: CV]
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I think that 3D will be around a lot longer than people think (or want). I predict that they will get to a decent glasses free 3D before we see things focus elsewhere. I mean, come on, that is starting to border on holograms that look solid, and who wouldn't want their own Holodeck in their house?

I do agree that they should be bumping up the resolution, but most people barely see the benefit of 1080p because their screens are too small. With 3D, no matter what size tv you have, you see the difference (good, bad, or otherwise).

fhw, glad that you are enjoying it.
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#351979 - 07/17/11 07:00 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: nickbuol]
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Glasses-free, holographic projection, with continuous depth, and parallax viewing will be fine. The stuff they're doing now misses on all counts.
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#351980 - 07/17/11 07:55 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: CV]
fhw Offline
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Originally Posted By: CV
Yeah, they should skip 1440p and go to 4K. 3D hasn't impressed me so far, but I haven't seen a good example of consumer 3D.


It all depends on how you define good. Sure, the video performance on a plasma is going to beat a 3D LED/LCD by almost every measured variable, and resolution drops on a passive 3D set, but...

...having my kids try and grab at fish coming out of the screen, and watching sports and Star Wars in partial 3-D is simply a blast; almost as much "value-added" fun as a kick-arse surround sound.

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#351983 - 07/17/11 09:51 PM Re: Just bought a 3D set [Re: fhw]
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Be careful with little kids and 3d. It will give them night terrors and
3d it is very bad for developing eyes. Parents need to know these things.


Edited by jhunt17 (07/17/11 09:51 PM)
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