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Anyone here have a 3D TV?

I'm thinking about replacing my 40" Sony Bravia.

I've had it for about two and a half years and since then, I've moved into my own place with a large living room and the 40" ain't cuttin' it.

I know I want to move up to a 55" 1080pLED-lit LCD but it seems like 60-70% of all my choices out there now are 3D TVs. Up until now, I've only enjoyed 3D on my 3DS or in movies and I've never watched anything on a 3D TV, nor does the idea particularly entice me...?

However, if it's worth it (and if I won't have a choice), I'll probably end up getting one. Can anyone here give me some feedback on 3D TVs and how good they are?

This is the model that I'm leaning towards right now:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QXFI04/
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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

Nope. Faddy junk, that 3D shit is.


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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=202572.msg4178695#msg4178695 date=1327642064]
Nope. Faddy junk, that 3D shit is.
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Ummmm, care to elaborate?

P.S. I'm not gonna take replies like that seriously otherwise

I'll have you know that I'm a fan of 3D movies and my Nintendo 3DS...and 3D has finally reached a point where it's not really a fad anymore but it's taken seriously now and a lot of money is being put into it to really perfect the technology. We all know technology like this is going to evolve---people thought flat/widescreen TVs were once a fad too as I recall...It's become moot now.
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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

Well then you'll probably like it if you already know you like it. And nobody thought wide/flatscreen TVs were a fad.


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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

I think it's more of an annoyance than the benefit. Having to wear special glasses that AREN'T fitted to your face to enjoy the benefits annoy me, plus, if you aren't looking at it just right, you see the blurry images and those can cause headaches.

I might enjoy it more when they can project holographic images from TVs that don't require the use of annoying glasses.

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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=202572.msg4178705#msg4178705 date=1327644225]
I think it's more of an annoyance than the benefit. Having to wear special glasses that AREN'T fitted to your face to enjoy the benefits annoy me, plus, if you aren't looking at it just right, you see the blurry images and those can cause headaches.

I might enjoy it more when they can project holographic images from TVs that don't require the use of annoying glasses.
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Maybe they'll make stereoscopic TVs like the 3DS and HTC evo 3D that won't require glasses. I wonder if it will still work with bigger screens...

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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

I have this one, read the reviews

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OOTRPC

funny part is I've used the 3D only a handful of times. 2D picture quality is amazing, plus the price I got it for I figured what the hell on the 3d... Been meaning to try it on a few ps3 games that are 3d


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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=202572.msg4178701#msg4178701 date=1327643701]
Well then you'll probably like it if you already know you like it. And nobody thought wide/flatscreen TVs were a fad.
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No, I'm not talking about liking or not liking the technology--I'm talking about other's feedback on these particular televisions.

I'm not even going to argue you on the last point because it's something that I can definitely prove to you from firsthand conversations.
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[quote author=Zoomba link=topic=202572.msg4178711#msg4178711 date=1327644741]
[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=202572.msg4178705#msg4178705 date=1327644225]
I think it's more of an annoyance than the benefit. Having to wear special glasses that AREN'T fitted to your face to enjoy the benefits annoy me, plus, if you aren't looking at it just right, you see the blurry images and those can cause headaches.

I might enjoy it more when they can project holographic images from TVs that don't require the use of annoying glasses.
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Maybe they'll make stereoscopic TVs like the 3DS and HTC evo 3D that won't require glasses. I wonder if it will still work with bigger screens...
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I doubt I'll have any problems with wearing the glasses, but I'm pretty sure they already have some 3D TVs that are being worked on to work without glasses. We're probably a fewyears away for that...
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Re: Anyone here have a 3D TV?

I have a 3D TV. Worth it? Meh.

They way I see it, the TVs currently on sale have 3D anyway and you don't wind up paying more to get it, so it's not a terrible investment.

How often do I use it? Rarely, but a good 3D movie or even some video games in 3D is a pretty sweet effect.

Be advised, there are two different kinds of 3D glasses, passive and active.

Passive are the ones used at the movie theatres (aka take them home and never buy them) and these just use two different lenses for prespective, while the Active are the ones that are heavy, battery powered and much more expensive. These are also more likely to give you a headache due to the lenses rapidly flickering to trick your eye to see two different things.

Do some research if you're seriously considering it, but it's nothing outstanding you need to go for. If you're going to get a TV and it has 3D, I suggest passive since it's cheaper and less painful. I was pretty pumped when I got it because I had Call of Duty, L.A. Noire, ESPN 3D and fios has a 3D special on video on demand with 6-12 movies free for 3 months, then the next few months they switch to new movies.

Keep in mind, if you're mounting your TV, 3D capabilities are best viewed straight on. Even if you're going to be on a couch and about a foot lower than the TV this could drastically effect the 3D effects, so try it out in store before you purchase.

Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

EDIT:

Not that it really matters, but they do already have a 3D TV that does not require glasses. It's only available in Japan and it's something insane like $11,000 for a 12 inch screen.

http://www.3dtvguide.org/3d-tv-without-glasses.html


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