3D TV suggestion

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Alexandra Khilova, May 11, 2016.

  1. Alexandra Khilova

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 11, 2016
    Hello, guys. I'm a fresh here and going to buy my first 3D TV. Can you help me? After dozens of reviews, can't make a decision what to choose. What can you say? Does anybody here have it? Share your experience, please, or recommend a good model. Or can I show you a review and ask for a piece of advice, please?Thanks in advance!
  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Have you decided which display technology and what size you want?

    The type of content you expect watch and your viewing distance from the screen can also be factors.
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
  4. SLK001

    Senior Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    +1 for what mcgyvr said. 3D is dead... It was only a fad when it came out. I recently sold a 47" LG 3D TV with glasses that were NEVER used. Look for a SMART TV instead. As large as you can afford.
  5. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    I would look at OLED, if you can afford it. It apparently has the best picture.
    As noted, it would appear that 3D TV is dead. There's very little 3D content out there.
  6. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    The latest thing of course is 4K. We'll see how far that goes.

    The big thing was the move from SD to HD. Once you've made that transition, everything else is a hard sell to an average viewer. Is 4K better? Of course it is, but is it worth paying any premium for? Most folks would rather spend a few dollars to get a screen a few inches larger than to build a 4K system.
  7. bertus


    Apr 5, 2008
  8. nsaspook

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    Aug 27, 2009
    3D makes my head hurt so it's never been high on my list of must have technology.
    I am looking at upgrading my Home Theater front projection system to a 4K wider screen from the current 1080P 8 foot wide screen setup. The current picture is great at the 12 foot viewing distance but I've seen what the new JVC 4K units under 4 grand can do so the wallets is burning. The main problem is I also need a short throw unit to get that wow Wow WOW big picture in the current configuration.
  9. nsaspook

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    Aug 27, 2009
  10. GopherT

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Just 8 months since @crutschow posted this and now the new Samsung Quantum Dot technology is even better looking and more durable than OLED. QLED is a direct display of light, no LCD panel needed. They look great and you can get a 40" display for under $1000. Costco had Gen 1 products just before Christmas. The Gen2 are already on display at CES in January and feature "Alloy" Quantum Dots (based on indium, I believe) with higher light intensity and durability. They also presented QLED at 8K resolution at CES - amazing.

  11. RichardO

    Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I am not surprised.

    Many moons ago I was in my "3-D phase". I did SIRDS, stereo photos, stereo images of molecules in computer graphics and stereo video. I was also involved in a project to make a stereo endoscope at about the same time.

    I got started with SIRDS:

    At every opportunity, I would show a SIRDS to someone I met. It was quite common for them to say "I can't see 3-D". I would reply "It just takes some practice". I was surprised at how many times the reply was something to the effect of "No I have a vision problem. I can't see 3-D at all".

    I can still view SIRDS without any difficulty but I get a headache if I watch a movie in 3-D. No 3-D TV for me.