I have been working my way through this thread....about 3/4 of the way. Awesome information of course.
Long story short.
Man tells wife "we need a new tv for the main floor."
Wife tells man "the 27" is fine"
Man *face to palm*"....Honey we can get one that does facebook"
Womans face shows the slightest hint of interest.
Man knows his trojan just found a breach in security measures.
...fast forward a couple weeks
Wife says, "I wouldn't want anything bigger than 40""
Husband incoherantly mumbles hoping that no agreement was infered from said mumbles.
....fast forward a couple days ago.
Husband finds 47LW6500 for 1135 cdn *a miracle worthy of a saint* and buys it.
Husband boldy informs his first lady of the manly decision he has made (after a rather pathetic and pleading value proposition pitch.
....Husband acts like she actually had a choice (let her think she is the neck)
Aside from the creepy fact that I just talked about myself in the third person, and made myself look rather pathetic doing it. I must say I came upon Passive 3D quite by accident. The TV was on sale for 1685 cdn. I just told the sales guy my budget wouldn't allow such a thing. He said that this TV is too good not to have and he will be doing me a favor and gives me the new price. Suddenly I find myself looking at getting a 3D TV and not a bottom of the barrel one at that. I was hoping for a 40" smart tv in around 900 cdn. I hadn't even pondered 3D, so fast forward to now, and I have just gotten me an edumacation on all things 3D. I was convinced of this TV the moment I laid eyes on it and the Passive thing is awesome. Active glasses make my face go numb. My eyes feel like they are being slowly sucked out of my head, I can't stand it and for this reason I have never considered 3D.
Anyhow, The salesman hands me these skinny little 3D glasses and I take them and look at him and say...."that's it?" he said yes....I thought "Cool". I tried it on and had my pre conceptions about 3D rocked to it's foundations. I have now rebuilt those foundations on a solid base of knowledge.
It's not often I am taken by surprise by any technology, nor introduced to it by a well meaning salesman who clearly had no intention of making a buck off of me that day. I am forced to conceed that God wants me to have this TV
Anyhow guys, I am so very happy to have found this TV.
A couple things I have noticed while reading this thread.
1) LG has said that the updated 3D firmware only works when truemotion is turned off. Meaning the improvement (that they say you get) will only work in that instance. Curious if they have changed it to work with true motion on now? I feel this is why there seems to be a variety of opinions on performance since you can easily and quite by accident disable these improvements.
2) the argument that Passive 3D is half HD frankly pisses me off. This is not factual. If you where to cut the monitors resolution in half it would literally be half 1920×1080 = 960×540. Obviously this isn't happening (at least on blu rays) It's display resolution in passive 3D is 1920×540. Simply put, a resolution of 1920×540 is not "half HD" as my simple math demonstrated. it only reduces resolution vertically. So perhaps it's more acurate to say it reduces resolution by 1/3 vs 1/2.
The reason I make this point is that everyone (not in the passive camp) seems to harp on this fact, but no one ever does the math, the penalty is never so onerous as throwing away half your resolution. Percieved resolution being an entirely different matter, these two technologies are excellent rivals, and even if for different reason, are certainly equals.
3) In various stores with the LG display (usually the 5600 model) along the left side in 3D there is a stripe maybe 1/8th of an inch that is clearly not on the same page as the rest of the screen. I am curious if this is a normal 3D artifact, or particular to that model, or simply wear from day in and day out of running.
Anyhow, I am pleased to join the ranks. (Too bad I can't open it until christmas....clearly I capitulated)