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3D TV`s Would you recommend one?

hooray henry Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Are these tv`s as good as the hype suggests? Just thinking of updating my old lcd and looking at my options.

Thanks for any input.
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
my brother has one and their not for me, i was a little disappointed, i guess i was expecting too much after all the sky hype about it,tbh i still preferred normal viewing at his place but some people seem to love 3d.
I upgraded to a normal samsung led and have no regrets

check it out somewhere before you buy would be my advise if you can.
#2
I love my 3dtv, just make sure when you test it, its set up correctly as curry's etc... have a habit of not showing them off correctly.
#3
lg lx9900 awesome tv and the picture in normal viewing is immense as it is full led not just side led like most and as up to 400hz for high speed viewing ie sports racing and fast action films but then you are looking at a lot of money depends on your budget
#4
Cheers for the replies folks. Think i will have a good look for one but make sure i see one in action first before deciding to buy or not. ;)
#5
Panasonic 50vt20 here well recommended and probably the best on the market at the moment IMO
#6
looked at this but then went for the LG as picture much sharper when comparing them instore as the lg is full led so sharper picture with brighter colours and deeper blacks as well as a saving on the electric bill and the panasonic is a plasma!!!!!
the porter
Panasonic 50vt20 here well recommended and probably the best on the market at the moment IMO
#7
shamus1975
lg lx9900 awesome tv and the picture in normal viewing is immense as it is full led not just side led like most and as up to 400hz for high speed viewing ie sports racing and fast action films but then you are looking at a lot of money depends on your budget


Same here it is an excellent tv but pricey depends on your budget.
banned 1 Like #8
Utterly pointless.

Not enough content, the glasses become a pain after a while and 3D is only of interest to morons.

Maybe when we have 3D tvs that don't need glasses and there's more content, they might be worthwhile. But honestly, everyone I know who has bought one has taken it back (including myself) because once the novelty wears off, it's just a pointless tech.
#9
Dont get one yet, new 3d tvs will be coming out that do not require you to wear glasses.
#10
shamus1975
looked at this but then went for the LG as picture much sharper when comparing them instore as the lg is full led so sharper picture with brighter colours and deeper blacks as well as a saving on the electric bill and the panasonic is a plasma!!!!!
the porter
Panasonic 50vt20 here well recommended and probably the best on the market at the moment IMO


lol where was this in currys ? all set in shop mode the lg isnt a patch on the panny i wouldnt have an lcd at 50 inch anyday back light bleed is rife and crosstalk no ta
#11
Imo is a waste of money, get a decent Panasonic plasma and a good amp/speakers

If you haven't got an amp it will add far more to the viewing experience than 3d
#12
FilthAndFurry
Utterly pointless.

Not enough content, the glasses become a pain after a while and 3D is only of interest to morons.

Maybe when we have 3D tvs that don't need glasses and there's more content, they might be worthwhile. But honestly, everyone I know who has bought one has taken it back (including myself) because once the novelty wears off, it's just a pointless tech.


i dont believe this ^^^ i cant imagine anyone not going having a look at 3d first doing their research not having the sky 3d channel or a 3d blu ray player or ps3 and just packing it up for a refund, gaming is stunning theres loads on the sky 3d channel the footy is a joy to watch, not much 3d blu ray content as yet but it will come, when glassless 3d is the norm i will upgrade to that but untill then i dont mind wearing the glasses for a couple of hours to watch the footy or watch a film or a stint on black ops.
banned#13
the porter
FilthAndFurry
Utterly pointless.

Not enough content, the glasses become a pain after a while and 3D is only of interest to morons.

Maybe when we have 3D tvs that don't need glasses and there's more content, they might be worthwhile. But honestly, everyone I know who has bought one has taken it back (including myself) because once the novelty wears off, it's just a pointless tech.


i dont believe this ^^^ i cant imagine anyone not going having a look at 3d first doing their research not having the sky 3d channel or a 3d blu ray player or ps3 and just packing it up for a refund, gaming is stunning theres loads on the sky 3d channel the footy is a joy to watch, not much 3d blu ray content as yet but it will come, when glassless 3d is the norm i will upgrade to that but untill then i dont mind wearing the glasses for a couple of hours to watch the footy or watch a film or a stint on black ops.


Well I bought mine without seeing it first. It sounded cool and was an impulse buy.

But the whole 'wearing glasses' thing gets old fast and after the novelty wears off I just like watching sport in HD.

It was my fault for doubting that 3D is anything other than a marketing tool for children and d-bags.

Even I can only spend so much time indulging in d-baggery.
banned#14
Hate 3D in any incarnation for any type of material. I never watched a football match on tv and thought "this would be so much better in 3D", and when I finally tried a match out in 3D it was as bad as I imagined. It doesn't make it appear like you're actually at the stadium, I still get that "watching a game on TV" feeling so why wear glasses if I don't have to.

Gaming is ok I guess but I object to it purely because they push the gaming aspect to sell other 3D content so I'd rather it all went away. I pray the technology goes the way of HD-DVD, Betamax etc.
#15
FilthAndFurry
Utterly pointless.

Not enough content, the glasses become a pain after a while and 3D is only of interest to morons.

Maybe when we have 3D tvs that don't need glasses and there's more content, they might be worthwhile. But honestly, everyone I know who has bought one has taken it back (including myself) because once the novelty wears off, it's just a pointless tech.


I didn't know you could buy things and take them back because the novelty had worn off oO
#16
Personally - i think it comes down to how much money you have..

If you've already for the nice AV Receiver and seperates setup - plus you don't mind shelling out £1000+ on a new TV.. It's worth it.

If i was on a more restrictive budget - i never would of purchased my Samsung 3DTV. For me, it's a nice little bonus - certainly not worth the price tag though..

3D is pretty impressive from a 3D Bluray - conversion from 2D to 3D is a bit "meh".

I really love it - but in reality we've only watched one movie in 3D since i purchased it..

Edited By: spritey on Jan 09, 2011 12:21
banned#17
souljacker
FilthAndFurry
Utterly pointless.

Not enough content, the glasses become a pain after a while and 3D is only of interest to morons.

Maybe when we have 3D tvs that don't need glasses and there's more content, they might be worthwhile. But honestly, everyone I know who has bought one has taken it back (including myself) because once the novelty wears off, it's just a pointless tech.


I didn't know you could buy things and take them back because the novelty had worn off oO


Sure you can take things back for being rubbish. Evidently I wasn't the first person either.
#18
I would wait, there's newer 3DTV's coming out which don't need those silly glasses!
#19
Boom123
I would wait, there's newer 3DTV's coming out which don't need those silly glasses!

Bad advice..

It's a long.. long.. looooong way off before you commercially viable 3DTVs which don't need glasses.

With the current technology used, there are some major limitations:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1317736/Toshiba-unveils-worlds-3D-TV-glasses.html

- Very very expensive
- Still working on making it viable for larger TVs
- You HAVE to sit a certain distance from the TV itself

It's a good 2-3 before you see one in Currys - that's if they managed to get passed the limitations.. As nobody is going to buy it if you are required to sit at a certain distance.

Only Toshiba are actually selling smaller sets - other manufactuers like Sony are in the prototype phase..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ces/8247004/CES-2010-Sony-unveils-glasses-free-3D-TV.html

Edited By: spritey on Jan 09, 2011 12:58
#20
I saw one for the 1st time about 2 weeks ago.
My boss got one, and I watched 10 minutes of Shrek 3D on it.

I really liked it, and it did add something to the experience.
When they become cheaper, I would consider getting one, but as stated before, there's not enough content at the moment.
#21
spritey
Boom123
I would wait, there's newer 3DTV's coming out which don't need those silly glasses!


Bad advice..

It's a long.. long.. looooong way off before you commercially viable 3DTVs which don't need glasses.

With the current technology used, there are some major limitations:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1317736/Toshiba-unveils-worlds-3D-TV-glasses.html


- Very very expensive
- Still working on making it viable for larger TVs
- You HAVE to sit a certain distance from the TV itself

It's a good 2-3 before you see one in Currys - that's if they managed to get passed the limitations.. As nobody is going to buy it if you are required to sit at a certain distance.

Only Toshiba are actually selling smaller sets - other manufactuers like Sony are in the prototype phase..


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ces/8247004/CES-2010-Sony-unveils-glasses-free-3D-TV.html



Boring advice,
http://www.ripten.com/2011/01/05/glasses-free-3d-gaming-coming-from-toshiba-in-2011-video/

Toshiba have prototype 56" tv's without glasses.
#22
I would wait a little tbh, they have prototype 3D tv's without glasses and integrated Smell-O-Vision just round the corner, but they have limitations. During early test all the test subjects complained of horrible odours experienced in the "adult movie" testing stage, and this means they may have to wait a while to perfect the tech before they can go into mass production.
#23
bargain surfer
I would wait a little tbh, they have prototype 3D tv's without glasses and integrated Smell-O-Vision just round the corner, but they have limitations. During early test all the test subjects complained of horrible odours experienced in the "adult movie" testing stage, and this means they may have to wait a while to perfect the tech before they can go into mass production.


Want to do this cheaply with existing Tech ? Just open a can of tuna & sit it on top of your radiator 5 mins prior to the adult scene.
#24
From CES 2011, talking to Toshiba about the 56" glassesless TV

How long before I can have this technology? Late 2011.

You sure? Yes, late 2011.

Positive? That’s the official word.
#25
hard to avoid one that isnt 3d so its more a gimmick
i would avoud 2010 tv's and look at the new models in 2011
it seems everyone admited issues with the first gen of tv's and promised to have less crosstalk in new models.
#26
SOSAGES
hard to avoid one that isnt 3d so its more a gimmick
i would avoud 2010 tv's and look at the new models in 2011
it seems everyone admited issues with the first gen of tv's and promised to have less crosstalk in new models.


Theres a few issues with my vt20 in 2d but in 3d i havent seen one ounce of crosstalk the sammys seem to suffer with it but not the Panny
#27
Boom123
Boring advice,http://www.ripten.com/2011/01/05/glasses-free-3d-gaming-coming-from-toshiba-in-2011-video/Toshiba have prototype 56" tv's without glasses.

Exactly “Prototype” being the important part of that.

They still haven’t managed to make large format screens commercially viable with this technology.

Even the smaller screens, they’re only pushing them out in Japan (as far as i’m aware).. Which kind of shows how in it’s infancy this technology is, since they aren’t confident enough in it to release it globally..

Further to that – all other manufacturers (The big boys, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG etc).. Are all only in prototype phase, showing even less confidence due to the limitations.

Until somebody shows off a 3D TV which doesn’t require glasses, then also doesn’t have to follow up that demonstration with “Must sit Xft away exactly in order to view”... It isn’t a commercially viable product.

Nobody is going to buy a TV when they need to also consider exactly where they place there sofa.. It wouldn’t be so bad if the requirement was “You must sit at least 2ft away..”.. But for it to be “You have to sit exactly 2 ft away”.. Makes it almost pointless.

It’s going to be years before they get passed those limitations – If they ever do.....

Edited By: spritey on Jan 10, 2011 10:38
#28
Hopefully by which time the silly fad will have gone away.......
banned#29
sancho1983
Hopefully by which time the silly fad will have gone away.......

Oh please gods of technology let this be the case.
banned#30
I hear the 4D porno films are quite good! X)

Have to say, 3D TV is something I thought about and quickly said "no thanks" after viewing a couple of sets. Avatar for instance, just looked like different layers, but quite definitely looked 2D within the layers. Plus the glasses issue. Can you just imagine inviting the lads around for the cup final!


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Edited By: guv on Jan 10, 2011 11:11
#31
guv
I hear the 4D porno films are quite good! X)

Have to say, 3D TV is something I thought about and quickly said "no thanks" after viewing a couple of sets. Avatar for instance, just looked like different layers, but quite definitely looked 2D within the layers. Plus the glasses issue. Can you just imagine inviting the lads around for the cup final!


.


At £100 odd a time for glasses you might as well go to Wembly :)
banned#32
guv
I hear the 4D porno films are quite good! X)Have to say, 3D TV is something I thought about and quickly said "no thanks" after viewing a couple of sets. Avatar for instance, just looked like different layers, but quite definitely looked 2D within the layers. Plus the glasses issue. Can you just imagine inviting the lads around for the cup final!.

Correct, 3D doesn't give you true depth of field like naturally looking out the window. It just gives you the pop up book effect which they said they erradicated but actually just made it a very good pop up book effect.

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