Originally Posted by Paul33993
So much 3D hate. Do you guys realize this isn't anything new? The only recent development is that shutter glasses are now refreshing at 120hz (So each eye goes at 60fps and headaches are eliminated.)
These new 3D sets are supporting this technology by finally having inputs capable of receiving 120hz signals. You could buy a CRT monitor 10 years ago for 150 dollars that had this ability. So I think it's safe to say this is not driving up the costs of these sets.
Sure, if they include a set of glasses that's driving up the cost a little. But that's the only real additional cost. And it's definitely adding a lot less to the cost than all of these wireless features I have no use for. It seems like a HTPC already does all of this and much better.
I guess what I'm rambling about is this: I'm the opposite of most. I wanted a Panny Plasma that could do 3D with Nvidia's vision glasses. Adding a 120hz input would have added nothing to the cost. Instead, they've forced it with a bunch of stuff that legitimately adds heavy premiums. And I'm disappointed.
I agree. I already get the wireless features with my current set-up and don't need to pay extra for the TV to incorporate it.
But, isn't adding 3D capability to a TV more than just having 120hz input (aside from the signal source and glasses and associated software). Didn't they have to modify the panel in other ways too or is that just it? ie all of the stuff they mentioned they changed as discussed here on their website: http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/3d/technology/index.html
That seems to be more than just increasing the frequency to 120hz.
As for the blacks, image retention, etc., it would be nice to hear from someone who has been in the Panasonic booth at CES and watched the new models to hear what they think about these aspects of the new sets.