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Lets say 70" or 80" from Sharp or Vizio, since they look like the only 80"options for 2013. Forget Active vs. Passive and throw in the 70" Sony since it will be in the same price range as the 70" Sharp and Vizio. Will yo pay $800 to $1000 moire for the 80" 3D over the 2D versions of the Sharp and Vizio? How about $800 to $1000 more to jump from 70" to 80"? We are assuming you easily have floor space for a 80".
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I wouldn't pay anything extra for 3D but the problem is that most of the better sets come with it. It's not a choice.
If you get a set without 3D, it probably has been cheapened down in other ways too.

I'd pay an extra $800 for an 80 over a 70.

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3D sets require faster processors to work well, I think.
The Quattron 70" looks great in 2D as well as active 3D.
My settings that I have not touched in several months:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444684/sharp-lc-70le845u-calibration-including-3d
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I wouldn't pay anything extra for 3D but the problem is that most of the better sets come with it. It's not a choice.
If you get a set without 3D, it probably has been cheapened down in other ways too.

I'd pay an extra $800 for an 80 over a 70.
I agree Jim. The best sets seem to have 3D as a qualifier almost. With Vizio coming out with a 80" that should street for around $800-$1,000 more than the 70" I'll be interested, and this price structure may force Sharp to be more competitive with the 80" 632, even though the 632 is full array which in my mind is a higher quality technology. But the 632 is not 3D while the 844 is (but edge lit). Lot's of interesting possible scenarios coming in the next few months.
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Edge-lit done well can look very very good. Full-array, done poorly, can be a disaster. There is a crossover point for cost-effectiveness.
Maybe I lucked out, but my 70" Quattron has very little flashlighting or clouding. You have to really look to see it on a darkened screen.
I think the blooming halo effect around bright objects with a full array would bother me more. It depends on which artifacts you can live with.
The LCD part of the equation is important too -- getting good contrast ratio and viewing angle while maintaining a wide gamut is tough.
Best to look critically at the sets and decide what you want...
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