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So I've decided to pick up a new 3D TV and I'm considering various options. Still undecided on plasma vs led, would like some opinions on which is better for 3D gaming.

Also wondering how important checkerboard support is. I see now where that has been added into 3DTV Play, but its not easy to find it on many TV models. Apparently only the high end Samsung LED's have it for 2012 (7000, 7500, 8000) but they are all pretty overpriced and come with so many "smart" features that I simply do not need as I have a PC hooked up to my TV.

I could go with an older TV such a 2011 Samsung LED's, or 2010 LED & Plasma.... but am I losing out on quality with an older model just to get checkerboard? Is that worth it? Funny thing is those older TV's cost just as much as the new ones at most places... I guess supply & demand at work, maybe because people want checerboard?

Otherwise most options only give T/B, SBS and framepacked, which means no 1080p@60 on 3DTV Play. Should I even worry about checkerboard for 3DTV Play? I keep hearing about TriDef gaming and that it will support SBS at 1080p60hz. How good is TriDef vs 3DTV Play, are there many games that work on one but not the other? Is it worth paying more / getting an older TV just to have checkerboard so I can do 3DTV Play at 1080p/60 ? Or should I just say screw it and get a cheaper / newer model such as the Samsung PN51E550 (very nice price) and use TriDef for gaming in SBS?

What about HDMI 1.4a? I have a GTX 670 that supports that, I believe that will support 1080i@60hz with frame packing and therefore 3DTV Play. Has anyone seen how that looks, is that good enough that I shouldn't worry about checkerboard support on a TV?

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