You may want to wait. Let the cost come down and the manufacturers really get some time with them. You can get a solid deal on LCDs and plasmas now compared to just a few years ago. Im not sure the 3D is really worth the effort yet since the content really isnt in full swing.
Seriously thinking of this as in purchase... wonders what effects that will have on gameplay. If not I wonder how long till 3d gameplay comes out. Thinking football in 3d... or even racing
I was actually talking about this at the bar a couple weeks ago and one of the regulars mentioned how cool it would be to have 3D cameras throughout a baseball stadium and you could subscribe to watch a game from a certain seat. Imagine if your on the 3rd baseline right in front of the dugout and see everything like your actually at the game. Same thing for floor seats at college/NBA games and don't forget the NFLs use of the DLP camera that gives that overhead view when the team is in the huddle. I was on the fence about getting a 3D TV, but if any network uses just one of these ideas I'm all in.
Most importantly - if you purchase a 3D TV you will need to purchase all new equipment for your home theater. 3D TVs are using HDMI 1.4, which will not be backwards compatible with your A/V receiver if you have one. If you are wanting to install a 3D TV into your existing home theater you will need to purchase HDMI 1.4 cables and a Receiver that supports HDMI 1.4 input/output - a ridiculously expensive upgrade.
So there you have it. High Speed HDMI v1.3a is sufficient to deliver Blu-ray 3D. HDMI v1.4 is not a requirement. However, it should be re-stated that any cables, HDMI switching devices or A/V receivers that exist between your source device (such as Sony's PS3) and your display will need to be High Speed HDMI-compliant. If you're uncertain about your setup, be sure to contact the manufacturer(s) of your gear before you splurge on 3D. You will, of course, need a 3D-capable TV to watch 3D, but that goes without saying.
I'm a little disappointed they only have TV's with the 'shutter' glasses. They are expensive, you have to worry about keeping them charged and in sync with your player and I've read they lead to eye strain. I think I'll be holding off for now and see if they can come up with better technology for it.
I don't think you really will get a "proper" movie experience with any size TV, really need a projector for that IMO.
I agree with this. I have a projector displaying a 100" image and I also have a 46" plasma. The 46" inch is great for everyday watching but as soon as sports or a movie come on a projector puts you in a whole different world.
A lot of people forget that a 100" screen is a LOT more than double the size of a 46".
my 46" has
6.27 sqft of viewing area
22.4 inches high
My 100" has
29.65 sqft of viewing area
49 inches high
87.2 width (over 7ft wide)
I could put 4 46" TV's inside my 100" viewing area.
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