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Old 28th November 2011, 21:58   #5071
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Samsung and Sony both use active 3d which I would not recommend. LG uses passive 3d which is a better technology. Please do more research on this aspect before buying a 3d TV. I use my Sony 3d once in a bluemoon hence I do not mind the active 3d technology. If you have kids or plan on watching 3d content very often please consider a TV with passive 3d technology.
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Old 28th November 2011, 22:31   #5072
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Has anyone bought a 3D LED/LCD TV? Can you please share the experience in viewing in 3D. I have heard that you can even see normal channels like star plus and others in 3D wearing those glasses and the TV will automatically convert 2D->3D .What i need to know is ,is the viewing normal channels in 3D pleasurable? How effective is the conversion from 2D->3D .

I am in market for a 42 inch LED TV and was thinking of stretching for a 3D.So wanted to get as many reviews as possible before i plonk in my money.Thanks

If you want real 3d experience, get a blue ray along with the TV and a nice collection of BR discs, else 3D tv is a waste. Spend your hard earned elsewhere.
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Samsung and Sony both use active 3d which I would not recommend. LG uses passive 3d which is a better technology. Please do more research on this aspect before buying a 3d TV. I use my Sony 3d once in a bluemoon hence I do not mind the active 3d technology. If you have kids or plan on watching 3d content very often please consider a TV with passive 3d technology.
I agree, the LG 3d with the simple glasses gives you a far better 3d feel than the samsung/sony with rechargeable 3d glasses.
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Old 28th November 2011, 23:33   #5073
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I just bought samsung blu ray player (D5500) which claims to convert our 2D home video to 3d in full HD. I won't be able to test it because I don't plan to get a 3D TV for a while.
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Old 29th November 2011, 08:40   #5074
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Refer my earlier reply for the recommendation, for 3D the larger the picture more immersive is the experience.
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Samsung and Sony both use active 3d which I would not recommend. LG uses passive 3d which is a better technology. Please do more research on this aspect before buying a 3d TV. I use my Sony 3d once in a bluemoon hence I do not mind the active 3d technology. If you have kids or plan on watching 3d content very often please consider a TV with passive 3d technology.
What is the advantage of passive technology over active? And how much do these glasses cost If I need to buy more. ? Also are these glasses brand specific . I mean bang buy 3d glasses from amazon and use it with any tv I buy?

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If you want real 3d experience, get a blue ray along with the TV and a nice collection of BR discs, else 3D tv is a waste. Spend your hard earned elsewhere.

I agree, the LG 3d with the simple glasses gives you a far better 3d feel than the samsung/sony with rechargeable 3d glasses.
The main intent of buying 3d to to watch discovery, national geographic channel in 3d . I don't have any intent to buy blue ray now since I already have a Philips home theater and gettin a blue ray player would render the whole home theater system useless. Is there any way I could use my home theater speakers with blue ray ?
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How effective is the conversion from 2D->3D .

I am in market for a 42 inch LED TV and was thinking of stretching for a 3D.
I bought a 42 inch Plasma 3D recently. If you intend to watch only NG or discovery in 3D, you can give it a skip. I've watched NG HD and Discovery HD in 3D using 2D to 3D conversion, and apart from a false sense of depth there's hardly any difference. Its not even 1% as enjoyable as real 3D content played from a blu-ray 3d player.

However, if ur gonna download 3d movies and watch it, then it may make sense. Again, the file has to be of very good quality to enjoy 3D experience.
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Old 30th November 2011, 00:38   #5076
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What is the advantage of passive technology over active? And how much do these glasses cost If I need to buy more. ? Also are these glasses brand specific . I mean bang buy 3d glasses from amazon and use it with any tv I buy?
Basically for our eyes to see an image in 3D, 2 different images are required. One image is captured by the right eye and one by the left eye. When these images ovrerlap each other we get the perception of depth. Hence 3D movies without glasses are blurred because of 2 images overlapping each other.

Active 3D is a 3D simulation where the eyes get cheated into beleiving that the two images are one by alternatively cutting off the light to an eye. It is like blinking both your eyes alternatively. Right eye close left eye open. Left eye close right eye open and so on. This is achieved by shutting out light using a LCD glass. Hence active 3D glasses are also known as shutter glasses. These need recharging and continuous sync with the source.

Passive 3D is when the light is polarized in two different directions. Hence all the time both eyes receive light and 2 images are created by lenses filtering horizontally and vertically polarized light.

Passive 3D is used in theatres. It is friendly to the eye. The glasses are cheap and cross compatibility is higher than active 3D, because there is no need of an emitter and receiver they do not need to be charged. They are light weight and simpler. Active 3D needs charging of glasses and strains the eye more. Hope this helps.
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Need some expert advice. I am in market for 32 inch LED/plasma TV. Would like to know your experience about the so called smart TVs where you can connect TV to internet over Wifi. Can we browse the internet as we normally do on PC or can access only few sites like facebook, youtube? How often do you browse these things? If these features are not useful then I can buy normal LED/Plasma TV and spend that extra amount on audio accessories.
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Need some expert advice. I am in market for 32 inch LED/plasma TV. Would like to know your experience about the so called smart TVs where you can connect TV to internet over Wifi. Can we browse the internet as we normally do on PC or can access only few sites like facebook, youtube? How often do you browse these things? If these features are not useful then I can buy normal LED/Plasma TV and spend that extra amount on audio accessories.
We can browse internet as we normally do but the viewing distance for a TV is large so you would have to go close and see the web page. Also my Sony TV does not have any kind of a keyboard hence have to use the remote only as a 3x4 keyboard like a mobile keyboard. Also some USB dongles for connecting to Wi-Fi have to be purchased seperately for additional 2-3k. On my Wi-Fi connection of 1 mbps YouTube takes time to buffer whereas on my 2 mbps wired connection they are fast. These TV's have an Ethernet port also. These TV's can also update their software over the air.
IMHO if you have time to spend on the TV everyday you may consider these else it is not worth the extra money paid. This is purely my opinion.

If you like to have a feel of a smart TV you could purchase an Asus o play plus for 3-5k, connect it to any TV and have the feel.
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Thanks for the info



What is the advantage of passive technology over active? And how much do these glasses cost If I need to buy more. ? Also are these glasses brand specific . I mean bang buy 3d glasses from amazon and use it with any tv I buy?
Passive glasses are cheap to buy and light weight.prices around 500rs.
Active glasses are costly around 4-5k.
Read some reviews which says Active glasses are slightly better than passive glasses.
Never mind.I bought the cheapest 43" 3D Tv which came out with 2 Active shutter glasses. so far very good.


The main intent of buying 3d to to watch discovery, national geographic channel in 3d . I don't have any intent to buy blue ray now since I already have a Philips home theater and gettin a blue ray player would render the whole home theater system useless. Is there any way I could use my home theater speakers with blue ray ?
2D to 3D conversion is not that good.i had a lot of expectation from this 2D to 3D thing,so that i can watch cricket,tennis in 3D but its quite a dampener.
so leave this thing out of consideration.

But 3D movies and docs are really cool. I am happy that i made my decision to buy 3D tv. go for 3D ready TV whether active or passive.
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I bought a 42 inch Plasma 3D recently. If you intend to watch only NG or discovery in 3D, you can give it a skip. I've watched NG HD and Discovery HD in 3D using 2D to 3D conversion, and apart from a false sense of depth there's hardly any difference. Its not even 1% as enjoyable as real 3D content played from a blu-ray 3d player.

However, if ur gonna download 3d movies and watch it, then it may make sense. Again, the file has to be of very good quality to enjoy 3D experience.
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Basically for our eyes to see an image in 3D, 2 different images are required. One image is captured by the right eye and one by the left eye. When these images ovrerlap each other we get the perception of depth. Hence 3D movies without glasses are blurred because of 2 images overlapping each other.

Active 3D is a 3D simulation where the eyes get cheated into beleiving that the two images are one by alternatively cutting off the light to an eye. It is like blinking both your eyes alternatively. Right eye close left eye open. Left eye close right eye open and so on. This is achieved by shutting out light using a LCD glass. Hence active 3D glasses are also known as shutter glasses. These need recharging and continuous sync with the source.

Passive 3D is when the light is polarized in two different directions. Hence all the time both eyes receive light and 2 images are created by lenses filtering horizontally and vertically polarized light.

Passive 3D is used in theatres. It is friendly to the eye. The glasses are cheap and cross compatibility is higher than active 3D, because there is no need of an emitter and receiver they do not need to be charged. They are light weight and simpler. Active 3D needs charging of glasses and strains the eye more. Hope this helps.
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2D to 3D conversion is not that good.i had a lot of expectation from this 2D to 3D thing,so that i can watch cricket,tennis in 3D but its quite a dampener.
so leave this thing out of consideration.

But 3D movies and docs are really cool. I am happy that i made my decision to buy 3D tv. go for 3D ready TV whether active or passive.

So in a nutshell, 3D viewing is not so immersing if i intend to view daily programs. I woild have to invest in a blu ray DVD player along with those super costly blu ray movies. Morover this would render my existing Philips DVD home theater useless. For my needs a normal LED TV would suffice i feel. Thanks for all of you for clarifing my doubts.
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We can browse internet as we normally do but the viewing distance for a TV is large so you would have to go close and see the web page. Also my Sony TV does not have any kind of a keyboard hence have to use the remote only as a 3x4 keyboard like a mobile keyboard. Also some USB dongles for connecting to Wi-Fi have to be purchased seperately for additional 2-3k. On my Wi-Fi connection of 1 mbps YouTube takes time to buffer whereas on my 2 mbps wired connection they are fast. These TV's have an Ethernet port also. These TV's can also update their software over the air.
IMHO if you have time to spend on the TV everyday you may consider these else it is not worth the extra money paid. This is purely my opinion.

If you like to have a feel of a smart TV you could purchase an Asus o play plus for 3-5k, connect it to any TV and have the feel.
Thanks. This is exactly what I was looking for. Actually I dont have much time to spend watching TV. The reason I wanted Smart TV was that my son wants to watch his videos when I start my PC. Now feel that better solution is to download his videos on a USB drive and connect it to the normal LED TV instead of going for a Smart TV. Moreover if there is any requirement later, then we always have the option of getting Asus O! Play Plus.
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Just bought a 5 series Samsung 40" - D550 LCD.
Quite amazed that apart from DivX, it also plays Bluray - direct thru HDD/USB!
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Just bought a 5 series Samsung 40" - D550 LCD.
Quite amazed that apart from DivX, it also plays Bluray - direct thru HDD/USB!
How much did it cost you?
& does it have 100Hz as the refresh rate?
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I have a query regarding my Sony Bravia EX series LCD. If current goes while TV is ON, then the TV comes on when current comes. Is there a setting that can restrict this? I would like the TV to go into Standby mode when current comes. Possible?
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How much did it cost you?
& does it have 100Hz as the refresh rate?
Picked it up from Bangkok - INR 24k
Refresh rate is 50Hz if i'm not mistaken.
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