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Thursday, July 7, 2011

4.5 stars for new LG 3DTV with passive display system

All I can say is: FINALLY.

At NAB when 3D was really new and all the rage there were all sorts of PASSIVE 3DTVs being shown - the models from JVC were amazing. It all looked bright and sunny for the future of 3D in the home, and then.... All the big electronics manufactures started bringing out ACTIVE 3D TV systems. Those of us in the know were aghast - the active shutter glass system is, and has always been inferior. The logic I believe, was that the active systems could be inexpensively retrofit to the new generation of high refresh sets, thus getting a jump on the 3D bandwagon without making it a vanity product with an unreasonable pricetag. This would (presumably) give them time to reduce the manufacturing costs of the superior passive system sets - passive is like you see in the RealD theaters - inexpensive lightweight plastic glasses with polarizing filters in each lens. Whatever the reasons were, we are finally emerging from the active systems days. This set of reviews show consumers' opinions of the new LG screen - and the feedback is excellent. A pricetag of $1600 is not bad either.

(link to consumer opinions) 4.5 STARS FOR LG 55LW5600

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