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post #1 of 62
Thread Starter 
Just a simple poll to gauge interest in 3DTV for the next couple of years. Private poll.
post #2 of 62
It will be interesting to see if that 62% holds up. With all the nay saying I'd be surprised. The local demos, where I am, are slated for March 19th so I'll take a look. If it looks gimmicky then I'm out until they fix it. I don't care much either way about wearing glasses - part of the experience right now. Can they pull this off? We'll see.
post #3 of 62
Waiting for affordable 1080p projectors, whenever that may be. That being said, if one of the direct-view sets should die in the meantime, we will definitely consider a 3D set.
post #4 of 62
I put buying this year because I already bought a 3D projector this year, mostly for gaming (and hopes of whatever 3D content I can play). However, I plan to upgrade next year for a "true" 3D Blu-Ray set up.
post #5 of 62
I'm enthusiastic about 3D TV, but I'm more interested in following the development than actually having one. Don't like watching TV all that much (and my wife has no depth perception). I might buy a 3D TV next year or the year after.
post #6 of 62
I didn't vote, because "I don't know": it depends on whether I feel the need to upgrade certain equipment (or I am forced to do so due to failure, etc). And the crop of available titles may encourage or discourage my enthusiasm. I'm sure eventually I'll jump into 3D, likely before 2012 (world is going to end anyway, may as well buy some cool toys... ), but I just can't say "when" right now.

Now give me $20K to burn, and I'll jump in with both feet.

shinksma
post #7 of 62
If 3D is a home market success, then [given the minimal hardware and cost difference between 2D and 3D sets of the same size, resolution, and refresh frequency] I would expect almost all sets to be 2D/3D capable starting sometime in 5 to 10 years from now. When I next need a set in that time frame, and the cost effective buy at my local 'big box' store is 2D/3D, I'll buy that set; how long after that I upgrade a to a 3D BD player and receiver, or purchase shutter glasses are separate issues...

Actually, once 3D displays drop in price, I guess we can expect subsequent versions of MS Windows [et al] to support a 3D desktop interface, plus Office and other applications to utilize a 'solid' interface. If enough PC applications offer a 'value' advantage when run in 3D, I might be more likely to make the switch to a 3D PC before I adopt 3D tv or BDs...
post #8 of 62
I voted that I'm waiting till 2011, although it really isn't my choice so much. I'm interested in a 3D front projector with hdmi 1.4. I would prefer the projector to be native 1080p, and to also have both vertical and horizontal lens shift (necessary for Poor Man's Zoom Trick with 2:35:1 material). All this for under 2 grand.


There isn't a single 3D front projector with hdmi 1.4 under 3 grand that I'm aware of, never mind 1080p or lens shift or being under my 2 grand price. I also haven't heard of any specific models that have been announced to be coming out sometime this year. Thus, my wait into 2011.
post #9 of 62
I was already in the process of remodeling and upgrade plans for a new/better HT in my house this year anyway. After I saw Avatar I decided to slow up the process to make sure whatever equipment I buy is 3D compatible, as I am looking at Pre/Pro's as well. I would likely only buy a 3D PJ at this point since I don't plan on buying another one for many years to come once I upgrade. I do plan to wait to see a few early reviews and test before I do jump in though. I like the new LG dual system with one lens with passive glasses, but am not thrilled with the screen requirements. I had wanted a 'drop down'. The whole 3D thing has really made me slow up to see what becomes available. Although since I am planning to spend the money on new gear anyway, I want the capability, I really don't plan to do a ton of 3D watching. I do have D* and can see that it would be fun to get the ESPN3D channel for a game or two. Still, it seems to me to be wise move if I am upgrading anyway to go ahead and make the technology leap instead of going two years down the road and wishing I had, or having to sell all my gear and start over again and take the depreciation hit.
post #10 of 62
Thread Starter 
This year - Black Friday weekend. I decided I don't want to wait till March 2011.

Panasonic 3D PDP either the 58" or the 65" (depending on the cost difference), extra pair of glasses, a BDT300 and probably one of the new Pioneer 1.4 AVRs,
post #11 of 62
I voted yes and I'm in the market for a 3D PDP. Looks like a Samsung at this point. I've been enthusiastic for 3D for over a year and the wait has seemed to be longer. I sold my 60XBR2 and Onkyo receiver to my brother in-law so I'm good to go. I made him an offer he couldn't refuse as he had a very old RP that he couldn't give away to someone. I don't personally know anyone who's into 3D so you boys are my 3D pals one and all.
post #12 of 62
I will wait till 2012 because it will be changed or "improved" more then a few times before they get it right. IMO.
post #13 of 62
From what I see, it's the LCD sets that will need adjustments. The plasma sets are getting very good reviews regarding their attemps at 3D. I just returned from the Panasonic Future Tour in Chicago and they have a great presentation.
post #14 of 62
Waiting until 2011 or 2012, not because I have any hesitation about 3D, but rather because I just bought a new plasma in December. I will make it a point to hold out for the 3D blu-ray versions of films like Avatar since they are backwards compatible with 2D players so that I at least won't have to repurchase movies when I upgrade my equipment.
post #15 of 62
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Originally Posted by jbug View Post

I voted yes and I'm in the market for a 3D PDP. Looks like a Samsung at this point.

Is Samsung making a 3D plasma? I know they have a bunch of 3D LCD models, but I didn't know they had a plasma coming....
post #16 of 62
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Originally Posted by Anthony1 View Post

Is Samsung making a 3D plasma? I know they have a bunch of 3D LCD models, but I didn't know they had a plasma coming....

http://www.twice.com/article/449988-...sma_Prices.php
post #17 of 62
Voted Pass.......My passion lies in content...not eye candy!
post #18 of 62
I really couldn't vote since my position is if the right projection system comes along and content I'm probably in but not till then for me. I don't know what year that will be and I'll pass on 3D doesn't fit either.

Art
post #19 of 62
Waiting to see if the manufacturers come up with a common standard for the glasses.. If I buy a couple pairs for my Samsung set, then get a Panasonic set for another room, I expect the same glasses to work with both.

I also want the option to buy glasses that fit me best, and have them work with any brand system.
post #20 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dwarner View Post

Waiting to see if the manufacturers come up with a common standard for the glasses.. If I buy a couple pairs for my Samsung set, then get a Panasonic set for another room, I expect the same glasses to work with both.

I also want the option to buy glasses that fit me best, and have them work with any brand system.

Best if you went with the XpanD 103 glasses as they are universal and will work with other 3DTV's

IMO, the CEMs will continue to use propriarty glasses for their own sets.

The pricing is the same - just not available yet.
post #21 of 62
I say this year because I'm currently using a Panny 900.
post #22 of 62
Definitely this year---when the larger sets are available.
post #23 of 62
If I can get a fairly inexpensive DLP projector (Thinking 720p would be fine) that works with the bluray 3d and the broadcast stuff, I am in. I'll keep my 2D setup as is and only use it to screen 3D.
post #24 of 62
I voted 'I'll pass.' As of now, and in the foreseeable future, 3D just doesn't appeal to me. But who knows, maybe someday...
post #25 of 62
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

This year - Black Friday weekend. I decided I don't want to wait till March 2011.

Panasonic 3D PDP either the 58" or the 65" (depending on the cost difference), extra pair of glasses, a BDT300 and probably one of the new Pioneer 1.4 AVRs,

I am intrigued at the idea of a 58" as an alternative to going all the way to a 65". I was given a projected price of $4,500 to $4,900 for the Panasonic 65" Plasma and I see the Samsung 3D 65" Plasma is already being priced about $1000 less for preorder. Really curious how the two will compare but have to think that the Panasonic will be superior given its state of the art patented "black" technology that was given a thumbs up in the linked video Consumer Reports test on the 50 incher.
post #26 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

I am intrigued at the idea of a 58" as an alternative to going all the way to a 65". I was given a projected price of $4,500 to $4,900 for the Panasonic 65" Plasma and I see the Samsung 65" Plasma is already being priced about $1000 less. Really curious how the two will compare but have to think that the Panasonic will be superior given its state of the art patented "black" technology that was given a thumbs up in the linked video Consumer Reports test on the 50 incher.

OK - let me amend my post that you quoted . . .

I am trying to hold out till Black Friday

I currently have a 50" Samsung PDP. If the difference between the 58" and the 65" is $1000 or less - I am going for the 65". If it's a lot more than that, I will have to think long and hard about getting the 65"
post #27 of 62
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

OK - let me amend my post that you quoted . . .

I am trying to hold out till Black Friday

I currently have a 50" Samsung PDP. If the difference between the 58" and the 65" is $1000 or less - I am going for the 65". If it's a lot more than that, I will have to think long and hard about getting the 65"

It is amazing, but none of my local retailers, including BB and Sears, Sams, or Costco have any flat screens larger than 60 inches on display. The 65 inchers must be a rare breed or in such high demand the store can't keep them in stock. I was impressed though by how close the 58 incher is to the 60 incher and how both are so much more expansive than either the 50 inch or even 55 inch flat screens. I am guessing that unless one has an in home theater room with more than one row of seating that for a normal sized room with simply a couch positioned 6 feet or less from the TV, anything bigger than 58 inches is largely overkill.
post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

It is amazing, but none of my local retailers, including BB and Sears, Sams, or Costco have any flat screens larger than 60 inches on display. The 65 inchers must be a rare breed or in such high demand the store can't keep them in stock. I was impressed though by how close the 58 incher is to the 60 incher and how both are so much more expansive than either the 50 inch or even 55 inch flat screens. I am guessing that unless one has an in home theater room with more than one row of seating that for a normal sized room with simply a couch positioned 6 feet or less from the TV, anything bigger than 58 inches is largely overkill.

It may simply boil down to the price of a 65" versus a 60". The higher the price - the less buyers you will have.
post #29 of 62
Pass...don't care.
post #30 of 62
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Originally Posted by NorthTV View Post

It is amazing, but none of my local retailers, including BB and Sears, Sams, or Costco have any flat screens larger than 60 inches on display. The 65 inchers must be a rare breed or in such high demand the store can't keep them in stock. I was impressed though by how close the 58 incher is to the 60 incher and how both are so much more expansive than either the 50 inch or even 55 inch flat screens. I am guessing that unless one has an in home theater room with more than one row of seating that for a normal sized room with simply a couch positioned 6 feet or less from the TV, anything bigger than 58 inches is largely overkill.

Do you have a Fry's in your area?
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