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Is there any manufacturer producing passive 3D plasmas?
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Originally Posted by oldavman View Post

Is there any manufacturer producing passive 3D plasmas?

None that I'm aware of.

Too bad since I think passive will eventually win out. Much simpler and less costly.

It's the reason why I'm looking at getting and LG LED TV. Plasma looks better, but I have 3 kids and they have friends and getting 10 pairs of 3D glasses for a plasma is rediculously expensive. LG's comes with 4 pairs and you can get extra ones for under $20 each.
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None that I'm aware of.

Too bad since I think passive will eventually win out. Much simpler and less costly.

It's the reason why I'm looking at getting and LG LED TV. Plasma looks better, but I have 3 kids and they have friends and getting 10 pairs of 3D glasses for a plasma is rediculously expensive. LG's comes with 4 pairs and you can get extra ones for under $20 each.

...maybe once passive wins out, the glasses will go on clearance. ha
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you can get active glasses for about $17 / pair. I think it's impractical to have 10 pairs of glasses active OR passive. no glasses 3d is the only way it'll stick around. i do appreciate what it does for 2d pq though
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Originally Posted by stopdrpnro View Post

you can get active glasses for about $17 / pair. I think it's impractical to have 10 pairs of glasses active OR passive. no glasses 3d is the only way it'll stick around. i do appreciate what it does for 2d pq though

Where???
At least point us to the web site.
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Originally Posted by oldavman View Post

Is there any manufacturer producing passive 3D plasmas?

No, and is highly unlikely that there will ever be passive 3D plasma.

Reason: The passive film retarder technology is not well suited to plasma panels due to the lower brightness levels of a plasma display (3D viewing decreases brightness) and the substantial increased cost of the display vs. active systems which only add nominally to the material cost.
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Originally Posted by KidHorn View Post

None that I'm aware of.

Too bad since I think passive will eventually win out. Much simpler and less costly.

It's the reason why I'm looking at getting and LG LED TV. Plasma looks better, but I have 3 kids and they have friends and getting 10 pairs of 3D glasses for a plasma is rediculously expensive. LG's comes with 4 pairs and you can get extra ones for under $20 each.

I think you're on the right track.

I'm not knocking plasmas -- I've had one for awhile now. And I've seen Panasonic's 3-D demos, which are okay. But we just got a 55" LG LED 3-D rig for my mom. I gotta say, I'm a believer -- it's a knockout 3-D experience. The active shutter stuff on the plasmas and some of the movie theaters are just so ... pallid ... compared to the pop you get through the passive glasses from the LG. That "pop" is so cool, you don't even mind the faint scan line traces.

And, you know what? The black levels are decent too (actually, they're great with the glasses on, even though that's cheating). Off-axis isn't too bad either.
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