View Full Version : 3D TV what do you think?
All the hype going on at the moment about 3D TV. I don't know what to do, dive in and go for it, or wait and see how it all pan's out. You know the usual thing's like which is the best format, the ideal size, the best make. What do you think.
I think with anything that new, it's best to wait. We've been getting on great with 2D tv since the television was invented, I think a few more years or at least till it's found it's feet wont hurt.
Unless you want some sort of show-piece for friends and family, just have more money than you can think of sensible things to do with, forget it even exists.
I'd wait a bit too the technology is nothing new it's been around longer than you would think, it's just now taking off because it will work properly now TV's are capable of 120hz. The novelty will soon fall off and when it does so will the £'s.
I was thinking the same when it came to 3D. I haven't bothered upgrading my TV to 3D but i did upgrade the monitor. If your already shopping for a new monitor and you like 3D is worth the extra £100 or so to get it 3d (the 120hz nvidia 3d ready monitors are quite reasonably priced), i personally think it looks great with games. Although its not for every one, my friend tried mine and didn't see the allure at all. So i guess it depends if you want it for games or for movies. But i would try before you buy, see how you find it, you may be like my friend and it would be a complete waste of money lol.
I've had a Samsung 46c9000 for about a month now and I'm very impressed with 3D.
It really does depend on the source footage though. Skys own 3D football gets better and better. They're still learning where to put cameras etc to get the best from the system etc(eg the old high shot from the top of football stadiums doesn't work).
That being said one of the national games that was shown earlier in the month was pretty bad but I'm not sure that it was Skys cameras.
On my Sammy 2D to 3D conversion works well, works best with HD footage.
Animated films are excellent, haven't had the chance to view much live action apart from Bugs which I felt was ok but let down at times with poor focus.
Both myself and the Wife already wear glasses and haven't had a problem with the 3D glasses though we're only using the battery operated sets, we haven't yet had chance to try with the rechargeable ones which apparently are better.
I think until the technology reaches a level where it's possible without glasses (which is coming), 3D will work for gaming but not for TV/Film. Sitting in my living room with a pair of 3D glasses does not appeal to me in the slightest.
My biggest problem with the glasses is not wearing them, after all I put on sunglasses on the odd occasion the sun comes out, but is with the active ones. You can't have another light source in your viewing area as it flickers and does my head in.
yes I have reached the same conclusion, thepest. I agree with you.
Its the same with everthing new that comes out really,expensive/problems/support.They all come good in the end but waiting is the best option to the above,but having said that boys toys sometimes we cant wait lol.
Just ordered the above 3D TV today, or so I hope as I have paid £515. The same TV is £1299 at Currys.
I'll let you know if I have been duped and I receive an expensive picture of the TV.
Not something that floats my boat I'm afraid. I'm happy enough with HD without worrying about the newest technofad.
I really don't think its going to catch on as much as the manufacturers hope. Its fine to go to the cinema and watch a 3D movie but even that gets a bit 'old hat' after a while. I watched Avatar in 3D and although I enjoyed the movie I came out with a slamming headache after being in the 3D haze for so long.
Not for me sorry.
Have to agree with Joyze, 3DTV is a total fad, it might look good, but it's never going to become mainstream or even the norm. People are starting to get wise that even at the cinema where it might benefit the occasional film, it's really just used as a cashcow.
I still find it far too gimmicky. The biggest problem is that you have to wear the glasses for the technology to be effective. They are trying to get displays that don't need the glasses but i can't see it working anytime soon for a home enviroment.
Had a demo of a 3D TV in Currys and I was totally blown away. A lot of people seem to have a problem with wearing the glasses indoors but any 3D viewing, for me, would be for 'special events' only. I would happily sit in my front room with the glasses on for a couple of hours to watch a film. Or stick the glasses on for a game of football. Its not like I'd have to put the glasses on every time I wanted to sit down for some general TV viewing.
Im going to wait for 18 months or so for the technology to develop some more and for prices to come down....then I will definitely be making a purchase.
When they start to bring out glasses free 3d tvs I'll think about it.
From what I've read the viewing angle is very important with the glasses-free 3D TVs. So unless you've got a perfectly shaped theatre room or something where everyone is sitting directly infront of the TV the 3D wont work very well.
I would love one but it's so near christmas and there is much more important things to buy like pressies! I can still hope that santa sees fit to put one in my christmas stocking though :)
I would say wait until the price comes down to a more affordable level. Plus it gives the manufactors time to sort out any unforeseen glinches. But they do sound so cool!!!
Millions of people can never enjoy 3D cos they don't have stereo vision.
I know, I'm one.