This is in response to multiple posts since my last post. And no I don't work for LG I actually bought a cheap ass vizio. And i didnt pay anywhere near retail for it. I didnt need a tv so only way I was able to get my 3d tv was to be a smart shopper and get it relatively inexpensive as I am not wealthy but enjoy ALL NEW technology. I would have went with either technology that I could have afforded. Problem is now, unless your buying a high end Samsung no one is giving powered glasses away. And yes if money is no object to you, by all means get a Sony or a Samsung. I have a Samsung plasma that I purchased in 05 and it still looks amazing and I wilk put its image quality at 720p plasma up against even new televisions, so if you have the money, by all means get a Samsung 3d tv. My point is and even if I had unlimited income, I would still consider going with passive technology after viewing both. For one if I would have bought the Panasonic plasma which was comparable in price to the Vizio I purchased, i would have apparently had a problem even getting glasses for it. I used to be a manager at a movie theater and the day I got my 3d tv, my friend who is still a GM for Cinemark theaters came over to check it out, and we both agreed this cheap ass vizio had as good if not better 3d picture then what is being projected on the screens at his theater. I am not saying NOT TO BUY powered, I just truly believe that is the technology that can go to the masses is going to be a passive technology. The nicest thing about the situation is he gave me 10 pairs of Real D 3d glasses that work on the tv. That would have ran me somewhere between $300 and $1300 if I would have went with a Samsung. That is between $300 and $1300 i could use to add another 3d tv to another room or even on 3d blu rays. So yeah buy the Samsung if money isnt an issue or it makes your ego feel better, but if you want value start looking at the Vizios and the LG 3d sets. In regards to DLP. I do not want to have to buy a new bulb if it breaks at an inopportune time, but yes that tv is basically using the same tech as theaters use to get a giant picture and it does have great value on giant screens. But if I wanted that type of technology on a giant screen, I would probably go with a 2k projector and a silver screen.