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My friend's 70" Sony LCD has puked, and he wants to get a 70" or larger passive 3D TV. Are there passive 3D sets available at 70" or larger?

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I think the largest is 65" right now, but LG has announced a 72" and an 84" OLED. I don't think there is a firm date as to when they will be available this year. Some speculate that given LG's past history, they may not be released despite being announced.
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I think the largest is 65" right now, but LG has announced a 72" and an 84" OLED. I don't think there is a firm date as to when they will be available this year. Some speculate that given LG's past history, they may not be released despite being announced.

Eh, not so fast:


Sharp LC-70LE735U 70-inch Internet Ready LED TV


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With the introduction of the 70" Class (69.5" Diagonal) LC-70LE735U, Sharp once again reinforces its leadership in LCD and 3D LED technology. Sharp's proprietary quad pixel technology adds a fourth color, yellow, to the traditional RGB pixel format, enabling many colors to be displayed for the first time. Featuring more colors than any other television, see never-before-seen colors like sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows. On the LC-70LE735U, this technology is enhanced further with Quad Pixel Plus, which produces smoother lines by enabling the individual control of all 8-million sub-pixels on the screen. The proprietary AQUOS 3D LED system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LED backlight enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1 for excellent picture quality. AquoMotion 240 virtually eliminates blur and motion artifacts in fast-moving video. The LC-70LE735U features Smart TV, including the addition of Vudu apps, Netflix streaming video1, CinemaNow capability, along with the industry's leading online support system, AQUOS Advantagesm Live. And, with built-in WiFi, connectivity is easier than ever. Dual USB media players for portable video/music player are also included for your convenience.

Then again, I'm not sure if Sharp is passive or active with their approach to 3D TVs. I'm pretty sure that this one could be something to see. Then again, you got this model:


Sharp Aquos LC-70LE745U 70-inch 3D and Wifi LED TV


There's a reason why Sharp's one of the better known flat-panel television names around for larger sized TVs.
Now I know that there are some Sharp Elite models in the 70" range, too, but not sure what type of budget you're looking at, but the Elites are far better...especially since they are full array locally-dimmed LEDs.
Like I said, not sure if Sharp's in the passive 3D market, but for the moment, they are one of the only brands with 70"+ 3D TVs in general that I can think of.

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Sharp has been all active sets so far. The biggest passive sets are the 65" from LG and Vizio. Those are followed by 55" sets from LG, Vizio, and Toshiba. Sony and Panasonic are set to release passive sets over the next year or so but those should be 55".

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Yep. I probably would have bit on a Sharp by now if they had a passive set. I don't think any of the 2012's are expected to go that route either. As Ikari mentioned, its LG or Vizio at this point.
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Thanks folks. Yes, Sharp's 3D TVs are very sharp, but they're all active 3D as of now. I've also read that Sharp will offer an 80" 3D later this year, and that massive screen might convince my buddy to go with active 3D vs passive.

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I think the largest is 65" right now, but LG has announced a 72" and an 84" OLED. I don't think there is a firm date as to when they will be available this year. Some speculate that given LG's past history, they may not be released despite being announced.

The only OLED screen is 55". The 72" and 84" models are LED LCD with the 84" being a 4K resolution model.
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Of course Toshiba's big in the passive 3D market, too, I have recently picked up a 32" passive display, so I'm guessing that Toshy might be going big with new sets, I'll look at their lineup and see what their largest sizes are going to be...

EDIT: Dang, it's only going up to 55" with theirs. Hopefully the L7200 Series will improve significantly over the TL515 Series like I got.
Now I think that having passive 3D with full-array local dimming would be perfect. Most passive displays are edge-lit with some local dimming, and to me, that just didn't seem to cut the mustard as much as I thought it would.
My set's okay, tho, it'll get the job done to a point (just glad it's not my main set, tho, I'm still holding onto my Sammy 46" A750 until I can grab at least a 55" LED 3D in the not too distant future).

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The only OLED screen is 55". The 72" and 84" models are LED LCD with the 84" being a 4K resolution model.

Correct. The 4K 84" is the spec I was trying to highlight. The 72" just seems like a misfit, as it doesn't look like any of the other sets in any of their series.
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...Like I said, not sure if Sharp's in the passive 3D market, but for the moment, they are one of the only brands with 70"+ 3D TVs in general that I can think of.

The other being Mitsubishi, who has had 73" and 82" 3D TVs for years, and now also has a 92" model. Though they use active glasses, one could pick up the 82" for under two thousand dollars.

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If Mitsubishi came out with a big screen passive it would be as cool as a laser beam with a shark on its head.
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If Mitsubishi came out with a big screen passive it would be as cool as a laser beam with a shark on its head.

Or a shark with a laser on its head.

I read here in the forums recently of a passive conversion kit under development. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21756230

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