Originally Posted by mobilejunkie
Dude. If you know the vt30 will have better 2d PQ, which it will by far. Go with the vt30. What will be your 2d/3d watching ratio? 80/20? Not to mention that the stereoscopic panny 3d is superior to the passive. The Vizio may have looked better to you at ces where I'm sure they had the best content and blaring colors, but you admittedly didn't spend much time at panny's booth. So you "think/feel" passive is better bc you're comparing the bias Vizio to what you remember of your friends vt25. You have to admit that that's not a fair comparo. I promise you that the vt30's 3d will look MUCH better than anything passive right now.
Yes,, I "think" the Panasonic will have better 2D PQ than the Vizio but the problem for me is I have never seen 2D on either panel.
Yes,, I will be watching way more 2D than 3D.
No,,,,the stereoscopic active 3D is not better than the passive 3D that I have seen,,, I am not just going by my memory of watching my friends VT25, I am also going by all the countless times I have watched active 3D in all the B&M's and also the active panels I saw at CES that day.
At this exact moment in time,, the best 3D I have seen has been on the passive LG's and the Vizio,, to my eyes it looked much better than the VT25.
I know you believe/think the 3D on the VT30 will look better than passive, but you also as I recall, said that about the VT25 before I went to CES and saw passive for myself.
Im not the only one saying that the passive displays at CES looked better than the active, there are quite a few people that were also at CES that have posted the same opinions on these threads,,,,, one person as just an example is Chis (the owner of Cleveland Plasma and a forum sponser) he sells flat panels for a living and has seen just about every TV to ever come out,,, after seeing passive at CES his comment was something to the effect of "all 3D panels should be using the passive techology".
Im not discounting getting an active panel at all, I want the best 3D and the best 2D,,,if Panasonic has in fact improved their 3D technology with the soon to be released 2011 panels and if that improvement is as good as or better than the passive techology I have seen then I will get the Panasonic ST30 65 incher.
If the 3D still looks the same on the VT30 as it does on the VT25 then I might go for the Vizio .
The good news is, like I stated before,,,, passive panels will soon be in stores for all to compare and make their own judgments,,,, will there be a clear winner,, no,, there will be those that like active more than passive and those that will like passive more than active.