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Is it possible to purchase a 46" > without 3D technology?

I am looking for a TV anywhere from 46" to 51" with a DVB-2 tuner so I acn get freeview HD here in the UK. As the PC will be connected to a HTPC, I am not too fussed about this whole 3D lark and although I prefer passive as I already have several pairs of glasses from the cinema, active is favoured by Samsung who I am currently looking at. Never used active 3D before but apparently it's the one who gives you headaches?

I like LG but have been swayed by Samsung's latest efforts in screens. However the E6500 I was looking to purchase apparently looks awful compared with Panasonic's ST50. Never had a Panasonic before. I also note many threads here are about Panasonic TVs.

I'm thinking of getting a TV without the 3D so lower the initial price.
It'll be used for movie/TV series watching, occasional web browsing and obviously T watching, although no sport really.

Any advice?

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Look at the 530 or the 4xx series equivilants for your region. However giving up 3d also means giving up the apps/dlna/browser/etc. I know you have a htpc, but to me its worth it to uncomplicate things for other family members.
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I don't know if it's this way in your country, but here in North Americal 3D capability has pretty much become standard equipment on most larger TVs nowadays and there aren't many TVs larger than 42" that do not have 3D capability. So if you don't want a low end or entry level TV, just buy one that has 3D capability and ignore the 3D function, just like how i ignore the TV's built-in tuner and the Vivid picture mode etc.

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Thanks smile.gif

I'll take a look at those two TVs but it's likely I'll just go with the 3D to get the bigger screen size.
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Panasonic has a 50" non-3D plasma set. The TC-P50U50. If you're going to go without 3D you should at least check out this Panasonic, since they are the gold standard in plasma.
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The problem is that 3D is now an almost mandatory feature for mid/high end TVs, so you might be sacrificing 2D quality if you choose a non 3D screen.
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It really doesn't cost any extra money to make a 3d tv, all it does is flash the picture rapidly and a cheap IR sensor for the glasses.
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