Originally Posted by BillFree
I have two LG 3D TVs. Waiting for LG to release a more affordable passive 3D projector.
I have tried all formats of 3D from day one. vhs, laserdisc, dvd, bluray, and finally bluray 3D. It finally is at a point where you can actually enjoy watching any 3D content. The most frustrating times (and still is) not the various great displays but the active glasses drove us up the wall when friends and relatives over to watch "3D" for the first time and batteries failed, some glasses worked others needed to be reversed same brand, lens pealed had to send back and of course high cost of multiple glasses. At last we tried out the LG 3D smart tv's with passive glasses "free" and the whole world of enjoyment finally arrived. Everyone and I mean everyone was blown away by not only a excellent display at 1080P but the 3D and passive glasses were light and all agree was excellent. We ended up buying another LG for our home and many of our friends bought one too. We have plenty of 3D movie content from all over the world and look forward to the next releases. The up scaling 2D-3D is fine but not the same.
Note: Most of our friends who watched 3D at theaters have said they enjoy same 3D movies alot better at home. We have a 130" screen in our media room but the same applies active glasses are the pits. We are hoping that LG or others will come out with a solid affordible passive projector soon. The present one by LG $10k is not realistic and reviews show improvements are needed. It is interesting to see that no effort in the retail stores is made by sales personal to promote passive TV's. Their loss because friends like us bought 3D tv.s on line at lower cost and support was their for replacement if a problem come up. Next day delivery replacement solid. I wonder how 4K displays look with 3D (4k).
I got my 3D TV at the right time: almost 1 year ago, when LG was becoming the way to go with their Cinema 3D passive technology. At home parties I've had up to 14 people all wearing (at the same time---IMAX Deep Sea, it was I think) comfy lightweight LG glasses in assorted styles (okay, two were the heavier-but-never-as-heavy-as-active RealD glasses you get at the theater), all going "ooh!" and "ahh!" with different Blu-ray 3Ds and get nothing but compliments. In that time I've acquired 50+ Blu-ray 3D movies and want even more (next up: Ice Age 4 and Men In Black 3---speaking of Will Smith, maybe even I, Robot, since I never got that one on 2D Blu---oh, and I'm still missing Polar Express, H&K Christmas, etc).
I am so glad I never fell for active! Imagine what my 16 pairs of glasses would cost if they were active??? OMG!!! Being passive, and some free, I've only spent about 52 US dollars (shipping included) on 16---sixteen!---glasses.
Active 3D badly needs sales reps since more and more consumers are going passive, which practically sells by itself. People are getting the (passive 3D) picture!
Won't be going front projection either, till LG does the same in that field, same as you, my friend, AND my screen will be 16:9, to take full advantage of 3D presented that way (and variable aspect ratio movies like TRON: Legacy and Dark Knight 2 & 3).
I think 4k's got a long way to go, so not worried (for now).
Let's go watch Life Of Pi 3D and The Hobbit 1 3D... What say you?!