Originally Posted by stodge
If I understand correctly, active 3D was first followed by passive 3D. Is it worth buying a 3D TV now? Will the technology change in the immediate future or will passive 3D be the standard for at least a few years?
I'm looking for a new TV and originally I had no interest in a 3D TV. The Toshiba L6200U is going for a good price so it's an interesting option. But I don't want to buy a 3D TV if it will be obsolete in 6-12 months. I have a PS3 for gaming but I would also use it for 3D movies. Assuming I buy any, as I have no idea titles are on the market.
Apologies if this is the wrong forum.
In 2012, the two biggest players in passive (AFAIK
) were (not in order) Vizio and LG. Panasonic also dipped their toe in with their ET5. Since 2013, pana has annnounced that they're now dumping active (at least for all their LED-LCD) and even Sony has announced (very begrudgingly) that even though they believe that active is superior (it isn't) they recognize that the public wants passive and they're responding to that.
Well vinnie97, one of the kindest and most helpful and respected members here, was banned for silly reasons. And now vinnie_RIP is banned as well. The mark of an inexperienced moderator is to forget that their role is one of resource, not one of petulant authority and further that the members are doing the forum organization a favor by being here, not the other way around. They know darn well they screwed up here.