Originally Posted by Schmo
I went to two BestBuys today and neither one of them could play me true 3d content. All they could do is turn on the 2D->3D conversion. The kiosk plays a bunch of stuff, but no true 3D content. The 2D->3D conversion is decent but as mentioned in Chad's review, pretty tame where there is nothing jumping out of the screen at you like some true 3D content.
The one best buy didn't have the 3D demo disc and the other one couldn't figure out how to get the output from the 3D Bluray player to the TV. I am hoping that once I get to see some TRUE 3D content, I will see images sink into the screen as well as pop out of the screen.
Henbone11, are you sure you were viewing true 3D content from the 3D bluray player? If you were just viewing the LG demo kiosk stuff, at best you were seeing 2D->3D conversion.
Jury is still out for me. 2D was quite good from what I could see though.
"Shmo" and all,
The issue we have right now in BBY and other retailers is that our national reset is happening in stages. The LG content running on the 55LV5500, 55LW5600, and 47LW5600 are from installed USB drives. The features of this content are limited - no sound and no 3D. In my territory, I have been working to get the 3D BD players connected, at least to the 55LW5600, so the associates can demo true 3D content.
All I can say is be patient. A second round of resets are occurring, nationally, this week, and beyond, that will get our "tech stations" 100%.
Also, and off the topic of this response, the software update to SmartTV activates the web browser, the MediaLink by Plex app, and adds NBA, CinemaNow, and Napster to the list of content providers. In June, we will be adding NHL, Hulu Plus, Alphaline, and MOG music.
Hope this information helps.
PS: my frequency on AVS is low but happened to have an office day today, and wanted to add input, so don't take it the wrong way if you don't hear from me often.