Based on the overall performance of the Vizio 55" 3D. I really cant seem to bring myself to return it. The picture really does not have the rediculous unintentional 3d effect that many LCDs give and looks somewhat decent. Icant believe I am saying this....!?!? LOL.. Keep in mind I just could not even think of justifying ANOTHER CENT for an LCD and I have no idea what would make one so special as to get the 2500$ price some are getting. The only thing I would note is that viewing distance I think is somewhat more critical in 3d, ESPECIALLY when it comes to programming that adds the JUMP OUT aspect,
as well as the DEPTH. If you are putting over a fireplace you will have to angle down correctly to viewing angle to couch for sure. The big deal is that in the 3D programming that jumps out, it just kinda hurts you head at the TV perimeter areas where 3D again meets the REALITY of the living room wall, bookcase, or whatever. ITs a visual transition I find hard on the brain and eyes. So if you get too far away, you can imagine. It almost looks like a sawed off hologram. THERE IS NO DOUBT. The vizio 3D technology in this set is phenomenal. Just viewing some of the comcast programming on the 3D channel that is designed to showcase it, its like you can reach out and actually touch the content of the screen. It literally looks that close!! The issue, is that there simply is not that much programming or even DVD/BLUE RAY based media yet. Even the Blue rays that are called "3D" are really only designed from the Depth aspect of 3D, and not the JUMP OUT aspect. Not for all, but half I would guess. There are a few I understand, and speculate less then 20 flicks to date produced (without counting what I have seen on limited research). Thats a total guess, but go to walmart in the movie section and they just arent there. Plus the ones that are cost $30.00..!!!!! But its so awsome for whats there - I cant take it from the kids.
ALSO, I just dont think we are going to see this passive type technology trumped for some time, and I suspect Vizio is right there - perhaps even leading the way. Keep in mind I have seen no others. Also I speculate the only way active 3D is going to survive is if the glasses get dirt cheap and light as hell. Cause Im not buying a 3D TV for my kids to trash 50$ + glasses every other week. The passive with the LG puts that to rest, and I just cant imagine active 3D working much better in practice. I mean the images are in TOUCH RANGE.!!!. I have never seen them that close in any theater....
Edited by bbc3 - 7/22/12 at 9:32am
Originally Posted by JohnC777
Have read all of info that I can find about the Vizzio M3D550KD (relatively limited) and am seriously thinking about purchasing it to hang over the fireplace in the den. Our present TV is a Samsung Led DLP that has an outstanding picture with none of the problems associated with various plasma and edge-lit led sets. However, it is not flat panel (depth is about 24") and it is not 3D. The M3D550KD appears to be an excellent choice with a relatively low price and 3D glasses that are $5 each. Will post impressions if I do purchase it.