I was just looking at the list of sets that will appear in the Value Electronics 2013 shootout, and unless I'm mistaken, it seems that the only active 3D LCD set appears to be the Samsung F8000. It seems Sony, Panasonic, and LG are all supporting mostly passive this year - it seems all the best LCD sets of each manufacturer are passive. Why is that? I've seen passive in stores and I just don't think the image is as good as active, especially on a bright set such as the F8000. The loss of resolution just isn't appealing to me. Vizio also supports passive. Is this marking the end of active, or is there some reason why so few active sets are being released this year? Is it just a matter of cost (cheaper for passive)? I just don't see how that could be considered the superior technology for tv 3D viewing. Is this really what most viewers prefer?