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BEK-46P
24th May 2010, 07:05 PM
I saw a demonstration of this at work a few weeks back. Meh...

The majority of people I've asked don't really give a shit about 3D TV. I'm interested to know who is buying one?

gmonkey
24th May 2010, 07:07 PM
A BIG NO! from me..

my eyes dont like 3D tv so waste of money for me

dieselhead
24th May 2010, 07:32 PM
3D TV is only waste of time and money IMHO. When they work without glasses let me know and I might have a look.

chrissn89
24th May 2010, 07:36 PM
3D TV is only waste of time and money IMHO. When they work without glasses let me know and I might have a look.

+1, I'll stick with my LCD..

Jerram
24th May 2010, 11:15 PM
as someone who sells them, my personal opinions are,

-3d feature is kinda cool. Some moments look great in 3d, whilst others look like I've put on someone else's glasses.
-3d is certainly not something you'd watch 'all the time' (eg. it's not like you'd put the glasses on every time you watch TV
-There will be more of a market for them when there is more content, especially live action content (it's just a couple of animations atm)

I think 3d should be looked upon as an extra (like a sunroof for example), not the thing that defines the TV.

-Forgetting the 3d feature, the TV itself (in particular the LED range from Samsung) is great - good picture, improvements over previous generations of edgelit TVs, great internet and skype connectivity through Ethernet (wireless on the bundled BluRay). Sexy remote control.
The genesis of the LED Samsungs is essetially they took the range topping Series 8 LEDs, added the 3d functionality and a new metalled base and hey presto you've got the Series 7000 3d TV.

Recommended retail on the 46" LED is $3699. Without advertising too much, there's enough money in them for us to be able to put them out around 3.2Ks, so if you go into harvey's or JB there's certainly room push them on their pricing. The interesting thing is that at this price they're cheaper then the Series 8 LEDs were (and that's without the 3d function).

tbh I'd be buying a Samsung TV for it's technology, and [email protected], Skype and 3DTV are all examples of that. If picture/onboard sound was the defining thing I'd probably go with a Sharp TV instead, or pay out some dollars and get a Euro made Phillips Anamorphic (21:9) TV ($8,999 retail). We got one out of the box last week and it absolutely rocks.

PaulyJ
25th May 2010, 12:07 AM
No from me

glider
25th May 2010, 04:38 AM
Im happy with my 2 month old 55" samsung lcd... So no

btm
25th May 2010, 08:50 AM
no from me too

Neeko
25th May 2010, 09:39 AM
I'd be happy with a new LCD for starters. Plus I could never justify spending that much money on a TV.

poita
25th May 2010, 09:40 AM
want to upgrade to a bigger LED, but tbh i wont ever get a 3D tv

InsaneAsylum
25th May 2010, 11:32 AM
3D TV is only waste of time and money IMHO. When they work without glasses let me know and I might have a look.

they do... it's called "real life" :D

JohnBu
25th May 2010, 04:56 PM
I'll consider 3D if FTA TV had sufficient programming and I didn't have to wear those stupid glasses.

oh, I've rather a 60inch Plasma than 46inch LED LCD.

poita
25th May 2010, 04:59 PM
your right john, a 60" heater in melbourne is a good idea :p

gmonkey
25th May 2010, 05:05 PM
Plasma ftw! Better pic quality and refresh rates to my eyes :)

sooty
25th May 2010, 05:06 PM
your right john, a 60" heater in melbourne is a good idea :p

:lol: so true.
And i'm with everyone else, not gonna buy one.

Keep'emRunning
25th May 2010, 05:10 PM
i thought all TV's were 3D.. they all have height, width and depth :)

gmonkey
25th May 2010, 05:13 PM
I want a 4d tv.. Built in time machine :)


And no i won't settle for a pvr so I can stop and rewind tv :p

Vectracious
25th May 2010, 05:21 PM
my 6 year old Philips CRT 76cm widescreen is still going strong - but if it did die tomorrow - probably would just buy a normal LCD or stretch to a LED - but if a 3D samsung is cheaper than the Series 8's, then would just get a 3D model and use it whenever it was called for (prob not that often)

Don't have room for a 60" Plasma unfortunately. :(

SSS_Hoon
25th May 2010, 05:29 PM
no wont be getting one.

Although a touch annoyed at the pricing of them though.

We got our Aquos for more then what the 3D ones are selling for, yeah it was a few years ago but still. Glad as its still the good aquos before they started making them in god knows where

Prefer my LCD to a plasma too thanx....

SSS_Hoon

Jerram
25th May 2010, 05:35 PM
Last time I heard Sharp were still making their panels in Kowanyama (or wherever in Japan). Assembly is in Malaysia though I beleive.

gmonkey
25th May 2010, 06:12 PM
Pretty sure beyond tomorrow told me I'd have a touch screen holographic tv by now... :(

Jeenous
25th May 2010, 07:01 PM
3D = NO - As jerram said there isnt any content in anything as yet to be worthwhile its just a few animations. I been to the 3D movies and you can watch 3/4 of the movie without the glasses

Samsung = Love it only recently got mine. LCD all the way

delemonte
25th May 2010, 07:11 PM
I'll stick with my LCD for a long while yet.
Certainly not gonna bother with 3D until prices have dropped

OPC
26th May 2010, 12:53 AM
nope... my 5 year old 101cm samsung LCD is still good.. except for when it gets cold in the air

but apparently the demand for the 3D tv's are going nuts... so i am told not from personal experience

hazrd
26th May 2010, 12:56 AM
bought a 46" LCD 2 years ago, and a 42" LCD for the bedroom about a month ago... will wait for the LEDs to come down in price before upgrading, then MAYBE get a 3DTV.. when they come right down... so got a while yet!!

jastra
26th May 2010, 09:34 AM
id get one only because i like new gadgets :P my 42" 6 year old pioneer is still going strong, was something like 12k when we got it :S and because of that mum thinks its full hd and still top of the range.... when its obviously not lol

gmonkey
26th May 2010, 10:39 AM
id get one only because i like new gadgets :P my 42" 6 year old pioneer is still going strong, was something like 12k when we got it :S and because of that mum thinks its full hd and still top of the range.... when its obviously not lol
Pioneer Tvs are the sex.. Shame the cost so much. Best looking picture I've ever seen! I still think u don't even really need full HD unless u have a 60"+ tv or projector. A 42" in 1080i or 720p is fine I never see any pixels and if u do ur too close :p or bought a shit tv ahhaah

jastra
26th May 2010, 11:21 AM
Pioneer Tvs are the sex.. Shame the cost so much. Best looking picture I've ever seen! I still think u don't even really need full HD unless u have a 60"+ tv or projector. A 42" in 1080i or 720p is fine I never see any pixels and if u do ur too close :p or bought a shit tv ahhaah

Yeh it is pretty fkn gd watched avatar in blueRay the otherday was better than the movies...

boorny88
26th May 2010, 11:24 AM
na i wont be getting one i cant even watch 3D movies as having one eye doesnt help the glasses haha so yeah poor me haha

whats better plasma or lcd as when i do get a new house i want a big 50 or so inch tv for the lounge haha

JohnBu
26th May 2010, 11:43 AM
Don't have room for a 60" Plasma unfortunately. :(

You're not trying hard enough Pete!
you can try a 54" Plasma.

50inch 1080P Panasonics are like $1,300. I paid $2k for mine last year and thought it was a bargain of a lifetime..lol



whats better plasma or lcd as when i do get a new house i want a big 50 or so inch tv for the lounge haha

to me, plasma looks much smoother and natural, compared to LCD... but end of the day, have a look for yourself to see which you prefer.

and yeah, the Pioneers were the best, 720P Kuro's would probably still have one of the best PQ today of any TV.

glider
26th May 2010, 01:18 PM
whats better plasma or lcd as when i do get a new house i want a big 50 or so inch tv for the lounge haha

if its just for watching tv/movies, get a plasma will save you alot of money.

get lcd if:
-you are using a games console or want to use it as a secondary monitor
-want to a more energy efficient tv - eg the 55" lcd I have here is 5 1/2 star energy rating

gmonkey
26th May 2010, 02:44 PM
Games and sport has to be plasma better refresh rate than most lcds and much nicer deeper contrast

CNBLU
26th May 2010, 04:50 PM
Until i see a demostration with a porno then its a pass from me :lol:

jastra
26th May 2010, 04:57 PM
saw one in action today it wasnt too bad i quite like it lol the glasses sorta look like sunnies and are alot more comfortable than the ones at the cinemas.... only thing is i wear glasses so thats the only problem for me lol

Envy Ts
26th May 2010, 04:57 PM
No , have already got a home theatre room with a projector and with a 2and half metre screen ,And a led 50inch tv in the lounge room that good enough for now.

poita
26th May 2010, 04:59 PM
saw one in action today it wasnt too bad i quite like it lol the glasses sorta look like sunnies and are alot more comfortable than the ones at the cinemas.... only thing is i wear glasses so thats the only problem for me lol

you should be able to wear em over the top of your glasses
thats how they are designed

jastra
26th May 2010, 05:17 PM
yeh i did but they arent as good cuz you can see the brighter light coming from around the edges

BEK-46P
26th May 2010, 06:16 PM
Thought I might describe my 3D experience with the Samsung model:



The depth of field is amazing, it almost seems infinite to how 'far back' the depth goes
The motion isn't particularly great, I saw heaps of halo-ing/blurred effects
Stuff that's been converted from standard 2D is predictably pretty lame
Wearing the glasses presents somewhat of a disorientating experience. They 'communicate' with the TV so they activate/deactivate according to 2D/3D information. The problem is it feels like someone is constantly switching on/off the room lights. Until they come up with a 'lightproof' wrap-around design, it will annoy a lot of people
The glasses themselves look pretty cool, if a bit uncomfortable.
The post-3D experience is where it will destroy people's desire to fork over the cash for a 3D TV. After a 30 minute demonstration, I went back to work then noticed everything seemed to be simulated 3D, if that makes sense. Headaches and a very disorienting after experience for about an hour. Can you imagine wearing these for a 3 hour movie?

OPC
27th May 2010, 01:59 AM
Until i see a demostration with a porno then its a pass from me :lol:

come over and ill show ya a demo nudge nudge wink wink

nothing suss

JohnBu
27th May 2010, 11:02 AM
Gav- I think OPC is planning to have some gloves and KY handy..... I'd be wary of his 3D demo offer..

CNBLU
27th May 2010, 11:05 AM
Sounds more like 4D :lol:

gmonkey
27th May 2010, 11:28 AM
Sounds more like 4D :lol:

Dicks dongs dildos and dikes

Vectracious
27th May 2010, 08:42 PM
You're not trying hard enough Pete!
you can try a 54" Plasma.

50inch 1080P Panasonics are like $1,300. I paid $2k for mine last year and thought it was a bargain of a lifetime..lol.


hahahah - yeah, but we dont watch that much TV to justify spending even a thousand bucks to buy a new one when the old one works fine.

Plus I paid a lot for mine when I bought it all that time ago and it has an awesome picture on it (Euro built Philips Matchline) so its not too bad.

Greg K
28th May 2010, 09:13 AM
there are some special people out there...

http://www.techeye.net/internet/woman-says-3d-porno-made-her-pregnant

btm
28th May 2010, 09:27 AM
bwahahaha, too funny! :lol:

MAD-16V
28th May 2010, 12:25 PM
In a few years - There will be an epidemic of tech heads with serious depth perception problems and a useless 3d tv.

I do not see it taking off at all.

poita
28th May 2010, 07:34 PM
In a few years - There will be an epidemic of tech heads with serious depth perception problems and a useless 3d tv.

I do not see it taking off at all.

+1

boorny88
2nd June 2010, 01:30 PM
i think 3d tv should be banned they might seem gd but f**k your eyes up in the end