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3D TV headaches.

Im just about to delve into the world of 3D tv, i have just purchased a 3D blu ray player and im going out today to look at the tv's. Any advice that i can take onboard would be grateful but im also hearing that 3D can give you headaches, any of you guys have a 3D system?
 
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I'd advise having a look at the TVs in store & see what you like, then do some research on that model on AV Forums TVs | AVForums to see if there is any feedback from owners or any common issues.

My parents recently got a 3D LG TV 42LA620V however it's not really used for 3D, it was mainly bought over a 2D set as it has a faster response screen. I've watched a few 3D demo clips & I'm impressed with it
It's a passive screen which means the glasses aren't powered (it comes with 4 pairs) so the glasses you get in the cinema also work with it.

A nice bonus feature of most of the LG TVs is that a satellite tuner is included which is useful
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Going off quality of TVs, Samsung are the best you can buy at the momenT, Panasonic and LG are good too. Steer clear of a Sony (overpriced for what they are and use LG screens iirc)

As David said go check the screens for yourself. You get passive 3D (plastic glasses you get in the cinema which is just the blue/red filter - LG and Toshiba technology and meant to cause less headaches) and active 3D, electric glasses which cost about £10-15 each and use the block/open technology to work. (Samsung, Panasonic etc use this).

Remember though, you will watch you TV in 2D 98% of the time. So buy it on its 2D merits over its 3D ones. The gulf in 2D picture quality is huge, whereas the 3D quality difference between manufacturers is small.

If it were my money I'd be going for a Samsung.

Oh and the active system has never given me any headaches, seen numerous films on my brothers samsung. And whatever you do stay clear of Toshiba.
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We have the LG 42---- Smart TV with 4 pairs of glasses

As has been said we use it mostly for 2D and connectivity but we have watched a couple of 3D film without problem (I do not normally wear glasses for watching TV)

We only chose LG because it was the best offer at the time (massive discount at Costco!) and we have no regrets.
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Samsung is my preferred make but LG are a close second, toshiba, i wouldnt go near any of there products. The 3D will be just for a film night so 2D is still my main goal. This is the one im looking at, its not cheap but it has everything i will need.
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I was originally going to go for a Samsung when looking for a TV for my parents as it is currently the only TV with the RTE Player app however I was adviced to go for the LG as the picture quality was better.
Side by side the LG TVs in the same price range had sharper definition of edges & a better contrast of colours that the Samsungs, I was originally impressed with the Samsungs but after seeing both side by side displaying the same source the LG was the clear winner for me.

CSR when you think you've narrowed down you choice to a couple of TVs try to see them in the same shop displaying the same source, not always easy or possible though & remember that most/some will be in "Demo/oh look at me I'm so shiny" mode in some shops
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I was originally going to go for a Samsung when looking for a TV for my parents as it is currently the only TV with the RTE Player app however I was adviced to go for the LG as the picture quality was better.
Side by side the LG TVs in the same price range had sharper definition of edges & a better contrast of colours that the Samsungs, I was originally impressed with the Samsungs but after seeing both side by side displaying the same source the LG was the clear winner for me.

CSR when you think you've narrowed down you choice to a couple of TVs try to see them in the same shop displaying the same source, not always easy or possible though & remember that most/some will be in "Demo/oh look at me I'm so shiny" mode in some shops
I was nearly caught out a few years ago in demo mode on a sharp tv, it was kicking the butt of the other brands and i was suspicious so i went home, got a blu ray film, star trek as this is dark, bright and has fast action sequences and asked them to hook a player upto the tv, wow how poor it suddenly become star trek definitely done sharp.

I must admit the LG has a lovely finish to the trimming and it is between samsung and LG, my mate is the floor manager in the visual section so i will try and get a good deal too. (Im sure i have some dirt on him somewhere )

Problem with places like currys/pc world there are so many tvs on your eyes get distracted to easily.
 
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F8000 is a stunner of a tv. Brother in law the D8000 55" from 2 years ago and it still beats a lot of the TVs out at the moment. Would be my choice if I were to buy one.

Used to work with these TVs day in day out and it's still the samsungs that are best for picture quality IMO.


Out of interest who advised you to go with an LG David?
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F8000 looks like its future proofed as it will accept upgrades.
 
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F8000 is a stunner of a tv. Brother in law the D8000 55" from 2 years ago and it still beats a lot of the TVs out at the moment. Would be my choice if I were to buy one.

Used to work with these TVs day in day out and it's still the samsungs that are best for picture quality IMO.


Out of interest who advised you to go with an LG David?

Yes the 8000 series does look good & it's got a great spec.


Samsung & LG were recommended by a few places, especially for ease of use in menus & interface. It was Harvey Norman who had the best range & had the LG & Samsung on the same isle for easy comparison.

They also had the 84" LG Ultra HD/4K TV on display, I spent almost half an hour watching the demo/3D on that
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Currently almost pointless here due to lack of 4K source material, there's also some standars which haven't been completely agreed on IIRC.
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Had a look now sitting in costas before i go and violate my credit card going for the Samsung F8000, the sales guy played a blu ray through it and the picture quality was mind blowing.

They also have them in store so i have reserved one but it wont fit in the GT but my neighbour is coming with his van
 
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Currently almost pointless here due to lack of 4K source material, there's also some standars which haven't been completely agreed on IIRC.
Thats what the sales guy just told me, pointless tech as tv company's are still getting to grips with HD.
 
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Congrat & enjoy

Now you just need to decide which film to watch first on it
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Cheers guys

Thanks for the advice, proper film fest for the next couple of days.
 
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Now you just need to decide which film to watch first on it
Has to be Avatar ......mate has a Epson 3D projector with 106" screen .....always thought projectors would be pants , not the case .....
 
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Has to be Avatar ......mate has a Epson 3D projector with 106" screen .....always thought projectors would be pants , not the case .....

Cant get into avatar even though im a sci-nut, maybe its time to take the plunge as it will probably look the dogs.
 
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Avatar will look stunning


How about Prometheus ? that will also look stunning in 3D, I really like it but others don't rate it.


If not a 3D film then any of these Blu-rays will look great in HD & most are regarded as reference quality: The Alien Quadrilogy, The Matrix, Casino Royale, 300, LOTR, Inception, Terminator 2 (Skynet edition)
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Avatar will look stunning


How about Prometheus ? that will also look stunning in 3D, I really like it but others don't rate it.


If not a 3D film then any of these Blu-rays will look great in HD & most are regarded as reference quality: The Alien Quadrilogy, The Matrix, Casino Royale, 300, LOTR, Inception, Terminator 2 (Skynet edition)
Prometheus is one of my fave films ever, cant see why people didn't like it

Has to be a proper film fest so thinking both star trek and into darkness.
 
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Why 3D at home ?
It's a cinema thing created to make piracy more difficult!
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Why 3D at home ?
It's a cinema thing created to make piracy more difficult!
Then if i think piracy is wrong then I'm supporting that notion
 
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Life of Pi is good in 3D

Just watched The Wolverine in 3D - some good effects.
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Life of Pi is good in 3D

Just watched The Wolverine in 3D - some good effects.
Life of Pi is incredible on bluray on our B&O 2D and we don't have to wear goggles in our own home !
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