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    was looking at new TV's and some of them do not come with glasses, check the price and it looks mad, some are £50-£60 for the correct mode,. Seen some universal active set on ebay for a lot cheaper, Is there much difference in them?

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    Depending on model they can be compatable between makes, my Sony tv official glasses are £60 a pair, but i got 2 pair of genuine Samsung glasses for £17 on ebay and they work fine with the Sony TV, i think from 2 years back they should all work between makes as they use the same bluetooth system but you would have to check

    buy a tv that uses ' passive ' ( something like that ) they use the same as the cinema ones around £2 ish each pair
    have 5 mates round to watch a film in 3d £10 ish sounds better than £300 ish opps just stood on a pair

    Buy a passive 3d then regret it after seeing an active 3d tv.
    Chalk and cheese.

    I agree as above, it's got to be active 3d amazon.co.uk/Dpo…+tv

    This is the ones I'm using just now. The price of these go up and down all the time. amazon.co.uk/Ori…+tv

    If you haven't purchased yet its worth checking both passive and active 3d sets instore. I assumed active 3d was fit for purpose but when I viewed various sets of both types I utterly hated active 3d and found it very uncomfortable yet passive 3D was fantastic. Not forgetting with passive 3d the glasses never need charging or lose sync. You can get replacement glasses for about a £1 a pair or just use the glasses from the cinema. Active glasses do get damaged easily as do passive glasses but with passive glasses you don't care. The surveys that have been done show normally more people prefer passive 3D who have tried both types.

    cnet.com/uk/…er/

    The link above is fair. The main disadvantage of passive 3D is if you sit to close to the tv you will see the scanlines.

    Note: There is also a big issue with downloaded 3D files. If the 3D has been split by vertical resolution and the passive 3D set still has to be split by scanlines you end up with a very low resolution 3D image. Always use OU 3D files for best results with passive 3D.

    For 3D gaming you tend to look at the screen more intensively and passive enables longer more comfortable gaming sessions.

    bonzobanana

    If you haven't purchased yet its worth checking both passive and active … If you haven't purchased yet its worth checking both passive and active 3d sets instore. I assumed active 3d was fit for purpose but when I viewed various sets of both types I utterly hated active 3d and found it very uncomfortable yet passive 3D was fantastic. Not forgetting with passive 3d the glasses never need charging or lose sync. You can get replacement glasses for about a £1 a pair or just use the glasses from the cinema. Active glasses do get damaged easily as do passive glasses but with passive glasses you don't care. The surveys that have been done show normally more people prefer passive 3D who have tried both types.http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/active-3d-vs-passive-3d-whats-better/The link above is fair. The main disadvantage of passive 3D is if you sit to close to the tv you will see the scanlines. Note: There is also a big issue with downloaded 3D files. If the 3D has been split by vertical resolution and the passive 3D set still has to be split by scanlines you end up with a very low resolution 3D image. Always use OU 3D files for best results with passive 3D.For 3D gaming you tend to look at the screen more intensively and passive enables longer more comfortable gaming sessions.



    Well said. Some people prefer active and some people prefer passive. Just check out a few TV's and choose the type that works better for you.

    Forget 3D go for the best TV you can find, 3D is secondary to a good TV picture IMO , you soon get bored of it anyways

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    deanos

    Forget 3D go for the best TV you can find, 3D is secondary to a good TV … Forget 3D go for the best TV you can find, 3D is secondary to a good TV picture IMO , you soon get bored of it anyways



    any idea which to go for budget around £900

    i have an LG 3D tv . ive had it for around 2 years and watch very little in 3D. LG use cinema style glasses which are lighter and cheaper, you can even use the 3D glasses you buy from your cinema's.it is good though.. the Samsung style have a battery in them which make the lenses flicker something like 60 times per second alternately . these could cause problems with anyone with photo-sensitive epilepsy. also could cause headaches. the sales staff will tell you you won't notice, but try them for around 10 mins, pref near a door/window for natural light and you might see the flicker in your peripheral vision. good luck also for £900 you could look at 4kHD
    Edited by: "cornishscouse" 28th Dec 2014

    dougle34

    any idea which to go for budget around £900



    Depends on what size you want but the best 2 tv's from what i can make out under £900 are the Samsung 6 series or the Sony W8 series, those 2 have won multiple awards recently
    Edited by: "deanos" 28th Dec 2014
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