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3d TV - anyone got one yet?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Nov 17, 2010.

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    problem is we have a great big non HD TV and I just can't justify getting rid as there is nowhere else in the houseit can go, buthaving seen some HD footage it really is awesome and we have yet to venture into blu ray as well
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    Oh blu ray is amazing technology! We got PS3 so it double up to blu ray and game console.

    Some film is simply stunning on blu ray me think :yes:
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    yeah we have a PS3 as well, would want a Blue ray cinema system thoughwith remote speakers as there are tooo many wires in our lives at the moment
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    My hubby would love that!!
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    i watched a bluray an a panasonic 600hz tv not long ago and the quality was nothing like ive seen before

    so im saving for that tv....a bit later a bose sound system with wireless speakers
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    well thanks to the VAT hike tomorrow we went to Currys and bought a samsung 46 inch 3d LCD backlit 8 series tv today with 3d blu ray . On order as it's so popular so it will arrive in a couple of weeks. playing with them in the store the 3 d was amazing and the ability to upscale normal tv to 3d was very impressive indeed.

    just ordered our sky + box upgrade ( with 50 quid cashback) as well.

    Carpe diem and all that

    Amazed how small the screen is now compared with our old plasma, although it's a 46 inch screen compared with our 42 it's a smaller tv and the screen at it's deepest is about 2cm thick !!!! That is about as deep as the connecting plugs get buried!!

    Sad how these things make you happy
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    yep, GREAT choice :yes: the samsung was the best of all the ones I tried as well
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    Wow lush! We saw Tron 3D at the local cinema and it was amazing! Looking forward to transformers 3D :yes:
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    The panasonic I think had the slight edge for 3d quality, but 99% of the time we will be using it as a regular tv and the quality was just brilliant, led seems to have advance LCD televisions quite a bit, always preferred plasmas up until now.

    The regular films upscale to 3d really nicely as well, without the need for everyone to watch in 3d , those with the glasses can see it in 3d whilst others just watch the regular film Harry Potter lode really good, apparently if the film was shot on 3d cameras the system has less of a problem converting them, trying to wrap my head around active electric glasses technology:lol:

    Nicer looking tv as well, after all it has to sit in the corner and some of these 60 inch piano black hobbies are just immense
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    :mental: Best carpe diem ever! We upgraded our TV to an LED one but decided not to get 3D just yet. Probably next year (Dad is always changing TVs! :shrug:) I too was shocked that the thickest part of the TV is about 2cms.
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    looked into it and still not going to go there....wasnt impressed with LED tv's on a 46" either, too fuzzy even on a 1700 quid set...gonna plump for plasma, still the best picture on a 50"" IMO :)
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    Not sure why Mick the quality on the one we saw was pin sharp, otherwise we wouldn't have gone for it.
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    I think it's purely a preference thing

    To my eyes, the lcds were pin sharp just like monitors are, and the leds improve on that with far better consistent illumination which makes the picture pop even more! So to my personal preference, the LED is by far the best technology out there.

    I've been looking at them for months before christmas, and a couple of friends SCREAMED at me to look at plasma. After all, plasma is out of favour somewhat so you can now get larger plasmas sometimes more cheaply. So we went to a specialist place round here and started TV gazing. I found the best LED in the place, they found their best plasma.

    Well I looked at their plasma next to my chosen LED and it just looked washed out and jittery to me. (it was a huge panasonic). The guy who owned the store was also a plasma fan, I had all three of them telling me that the plasma looked more cinematic and less computery :/

    To me, the LED looked absolutely as pin sharp as I could imagine anything being, bright, great colours, rock steady and so on. They said nah it doesnt look natural (whatever that means).

    The only slight thing I agreed on was that the panasonic plasma 3D had less "crosstalk" effect than the samsung LED I liked. It's a minor point IMHO but I could see that.

    So yeah, I think it's just one of those to each his own things!
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    Agree the Plasma had better 3d, and I have a plasma at the moment as I always preferred them but I bought the samsung not based on the 3d performance but on the 2d performance in HD from a Harry Potter DVD, it was as perfect as I could imagine, the blacks were spot on.

    I went with the intention of getting a plasma but this blew me away.
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    Doesn't there tend to be more problems with Plasma? Especially "burn-ins"?
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    Most have screen saver settings to ever so slightly wiggle the screen, the only problem really comes from channels that have the logo permanently on screen but I don't believe it's a major issue , we have had ours for 7 years and have no burn in at all
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    Really? We have a 50" LED now (or 47" perhaps? :unsure:) and the picture is not at all fuzzy. It's been fantastic so far :yes: and where as I'd always thought HD wasn't a HUGE improvement on standard definition on our old LCD set, with the LED set it totally feels like a major improvement :yes:
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    I bought the Samsung 50" plasma 3D tv, 2 sets of glasses, Call of Duty Black Ops game and 3 movies. the bundle was $850. It is an awesome tv. I think I have PTSD from looking at the black ops game in 3D :tongue:
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    yeah i do...on normal viewing (non hd) around people it was fuzzy a king of sparkly fuzzy, really hard to describe but on hd it was a different story altogether and that was on a £1700 LG set...compared to a 50" panasonic plasma theirs no contest...they reckon the pioneer plasmas were good but now they have gone bust(the tv arm of the company)pansonics are best...i always thought that anyway tbh and blueray on a panasonic plasma just blew me away :)

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