Originally Posted by Mookeylama
dang, i swore i wouldn't go 3D yet but i'm cavin. i have a Sony 55A3000 and LOVE it. hate to ditch it now. just got new bulb lol.
has 3D come far enough to switch now? i've not seen much content that i cared for, cept a few vid games. most times at the theater i get headaches. anyway, few questions...
looking at the 55LW5600. good prices it seems. is it a really good TV or would spending twice that get me a much better tv? i read the active 3d gives many headaches.
is the 5600 much better than the 5300? because the bundle on 5300 and 3D blu-ray player seems nice. but i have a PS3 blu-ray. do i really need a 3D blu player to watch discs in 3d? i read that the 5600 converts ALL signals to 3D, so wouldn't anything i played in the PS3 come out 3D anyway, even without a 3d bluray player?
i have my PC hooked to my Sony 55" (with HDMI cord) as a big monitor for pc games. would the 5600 or 5300 show PC games in 3D?
answers much appreciated folks!! Happy Holidays!
I love my 55LW5600, but I didn't buy it for the 3D. Once I had it, I did buy a 3D Blu-Ray player and do enjoy 3D content once in awhile.
I don't know the difference between the 5300 & 5600, so you need to look elsewhere for that answer, but I do know that I've been completely satisfied with the 1080p 2D picture. I have a brightly lit room so I was looking for a TV that could handle that and needed a matte screen to avoid reflections. I think that if you have a dark viewing room you might be less satisfied, or at least could find a TV better suited for that situation.
My understanding is that the PS3 will output 3D with a firmware upgrade. The TV will simulate 3D from 2D sources, but it's no substitute for the real thing. For real 3D you must have a 3D Blu-Ray player, 3D source material, highspeed HDMI connection, and a 3D TV.
Also, keep in mind that the 3D on this TV is passive and doesn't suffer from the same problems that active 3D does. The tradeoff is that some people feel there is a loss of perceived resolution in 3D mode. I'll take passive 3D over active 3D any day of the week. Cheap, lightweight glasses make the experience MUCH better.
The passive 3D on this LG TV works just like at the movie theater, and indeed, you can bring home the glasses from a RealD3D movie and they'll work at home.