That's why the new 3D technology is not going to do well -- you have to buy a new plasma, a new BD player, new cables (HDMI 1.4), a new 1.4 receiver, and new movies. Who's going to do all that?
Ones needs a new receiver as well? Except for speakers, it is almost an entire system upgrade for existing users! I did see the Panasonic 3D demo in London last week - overall quite impressive - they seem to be more focused on image depth more than things coming out of the screen so to speak. First scene was a FI racing car scene & it was pretty good I have to say. The next scene was excerpts from the Beijing Olympics & that was very impressive indeed - great sense of depth and clarity. Then it was sports skiing & finally scenes from the movie Avatar. I personally found the 3D effect toned a bit on movie material - again good depth but nothing really jumping out of the screen - not like it use to in some of those Kung Fu movies of yesteryear where all sorts of kicks and weapons would whack you in the face!
I don't believe Ultimate Electronics knows what they are talking about. If Panasonic themselves do not make the claim and flatly deny that the units are capable of 3D, then I would rely on them over a reseller.
i'm wondering if my samsung pn42a450 will be compatible with this new technology. my tv is capable of this and i've experience with some static images and the movie "i am legend". underwhelming to say the least. but i did not have 3d glasses that came with the movie as it was rented. i was using the glasses from superman 3d. i saw that in a theater and i really underwhelmed. there was maybe 10 minutes of 3d in the movie and it was weak and it didn't help that i paid to go see it in the theater and felt like i got robbed.