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Anyone seen the latest 3D from Vizio?

by ahtoi / May 10, 2011 5:06 PM PDT

It uses passive polarized eye glasses similar to what the movie theater uses. Sounds like what I been waiting for if the price of the tv come down a bit. Right now the 65" cost about $3700.

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I have the Vizio 65" set. Here's the facts-awesome set!
by relfaithsp / August 1, 2011 1:36 PM PDT

There are some big misconceptions out there
about passive 3D technology (LG and Vizio sets) versus shutter style
systems (Samsung, Sony, etc.). People have made claims that passive
systems (sets that use the same glasses as the movie theater without
batteries) are only getting 540p resolution, where shutter systems
(battery operated glasses that blink back and forth) get 1080p
resolution. This claim is completely false, and I'll explain why the
naysayers are not only wrong, but why passive systems have better
motion, brightness, and look a whole lot better.

The Technology:
Passive 3D TV's
have a polarized screen and lenses, that alternate horizontal lines of
resolution per eye in every frame you see. What this means is that each
eye sees a 540p picture in every single single frame of a movie. BUT, it
takes the image combined from both eyes to create a 3D image in your
brain. Since both L and R eye images exist in every frame you see, your
brain combines them as a single 1080p 3D image! What's better is that if
you are watching a 24 frames per second blu-ray, with a passive 3d set,
you get both L and R eye images 24 times per second as you should,
giving you a full 1080p 3D image 24 times per second, with very smooth
motion and a brighter picture, along with no headaches that some people
get from blinking lenses! Want proof? Watch "Open Season 3D" and look at
the millions of hairs on the bear. Each hair can be seen vividly, with
no breakup in resolution or clarity. If it weren't 1080p that infinitely
small detail would not be possible.

Now, what about the active shutter system?
This system alternates frames of a movie, a 1080p image for the L eye,
then a 1080p image for the right eye, back and forth, and the glasses
blink back and forth to match the frames on the screen with your eyes.
What people don't realize is that your brain still needs to combine one
image for each eye in order to see a 3D image in your head. When you are
watching a 24 frames per second blu-ray, there are only 12 frames per
second for each eye, blinking back and forth! So you really only see 12
frames per second of 1080p 3D watching 3D with active shutter sets! This
is what creates very blurry motion, a darker picture, and helps enhance
the headache people get from shutter systems.

the truth is that both types produce a 1080p 3D picture, but with a
passive set like in the movie theaters (RealD, Vizio, LG, Cinema 3D) you
still get 24 frames per second 1080p 3D, but with an active shutter
system (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc.) you only get 12 frames per
second 1080p 3D! Also, both types of 3D systems will display all of the
3D blu-ray discs. (as long as you have a 3D blu-ray player)

In the real world:
tested every set I could in person. I took a 3D blu-ray with me so that
I could see the same material on all the sets in broad daylight in the
stores. I was very disappointed in the active shutter systems that I
viewed. They lost a lot of brightness under daylight, and the motion was
blurry. Plus I didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars for glasses and
batteries. When I tested the LG and Vizio Theater 3D systems, I was
happily surprised. The pictures were brighter, crystal clear, and I
could bring home recycled glasses from the movie theater for free to use
with the sets! I loved LG's 50" and 55" Theater 3D sets, but since a
bigger screen is better in my house, I bought the 65" Vizio with Theatre
3D from Sam's Club. It's an amazing set with fantastic wireless
internet apps as well, but for 3D content, there is not a better TV out
there to date! (until they make an 80" Theater 3D set! maybe in a couple

Please feel free to copy, paste, and share this
review anywhere you like! More people need accurate information on 3D

Steve S.

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LG also has a passive 3D TV (LG Cinema 3D)
by mgiordanno / August 1, 2011 5:23 PM PDT

I see that you're interested in purchasing a passive 3D TV.
Passive 3D TVs are very popular now because they are supposed to be flicker free and crosstalk free.
They also produce better quality images.
LG Cinema 3D and Vizio 3D tvs are probably the most popular ones.
If you're going to invest in a passive 3D TV, I definitely recommend LG Cinema 3D over Vizio. LG Cinema 3D's image quality is slightly better and LG Cinema 3D also has features such as 2D to 3D conversion.

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