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Old 29-05-2012, 08:16
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I am aware that LG 3D Smart TV utilizes the passive 3D technology whereas Samsung 3D Smart TV utilizes the active 3D technology. But my worry is, which 3D Smart TV brand is the best based on incremental benefit?
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Old 29-05-2012, 08:37
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what do you mean by incremental benefit ?

If you are buying a TV for its smart functions, I suspect you will be disappointed. You are better off buying a media centre PC.
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Old 29-05-2012, 09:57
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I have an LG 3D "smart" tv. The 3D is fine but the so-called smart features are a waste of time.
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Old 29-05-2012, 13:23
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actually the best Smart 3D TV you can buy at the moment is the Panasonic ST50, GT50 and VT50 range of 3D Plasmas that use active shutter glasses.

Passive will result in a lower resolution - line filled 3D image. However the glasses are miles cheaper.
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Old 29-05-2012, 14:52
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actually the best Smart 3D TV you can buy at the moment is the Panasonic ST50, GT50 and VT50 range of 3D Plasmas that use active shutter glasses.

Passive will result in a lower resolution - line filled 3D image. However the glasses are miles cheaper.
...and there is no flicker and the glasses are lighter. Whether you can see the line structure and perceive a lower resolution will depend on how big the screen is, how far away you're sitting, and your own vision.

Panasonic also do passive sets, they're not just active ones .e.g the TX-L47ET5B.

Best is to go into your local Currys and compare the active sets and the passive sets and see what you think.
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Old 29-05-2012, 19:50
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...and there is no flicker and the glasses are lighter. Whether you can see the line structure and perceive a lower resolution will depend on how big the screen is, how far away you're sitting, and your own vision.

Panasonic also do passive sets, they're not just active ones .e.g the TX-L47ET5B.

Best is to go into your local Currys and compare the active sets and the passive sets and see what you think.
,,,,and make sure you view from a similar distance to what you do at home.

There's no point comparing active and passive from four feet.

Six feet from my 47" LG passive and the 'lines' can't be seen and that's with good eyesight.
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Old 31-05-2012, 08:20
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I am aware that LG 3D Smart TV utilizes the passive 3D technology whereas Samsung 3D Smart TV utilizes the active 3D technology. But my worry is, which 3D Smart TV brand is the best based on incremental benefit?
First you have to consider the cost. Passive 3D TVs such as LG, require the use of polarized 3D glasses which are far cheaper than shutter glasses for active 3D sets. Passive 3D sets are also free of flickering, which was one of the main causes of headaches and dizziness associated with active 3D.
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Old 13-08-2012, 02:56
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I heard on the news that LG rose 7.2 percentage and it is still on the rise. People are preferring the FPR over SG because it's glasses are cheaper and more comfortable. If you look at the two rival model LG 55LM620T and the Samsung UE55ES8000 there is a huge price difference.
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Old 13-08-2012, 08:00
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I recently purchased a Samsung 46" LED 3D TV. I also have a Humax Foxsat Freesat PVR. I have tuned the TV in to the Freeview service using the TV tuner and a rooftop aerial. I have also linked the Freesat PVR to the TV using a satellite dish. I get a good 3D Experience when viewing live through the Freeview BBC HD Channel, but when I try to view in 3D when using the Humax Freesat PVR or to view a recording of 3D TV through the Humax box I cannot get the 3D function to work. The Foxsat records the images which are of the side by side type, but when I set the TV to view the 3D images it does not seem to recognise the 3D input. I wonder if it is to do with the active glasses or to do with the feed from the Humax box. Does any one have any similar problems or solutions? I have contacted both Samsung Customer Service and Humax Customer Service. Neither could offer an explanation. Humax were particularly unhelpful and did not really bother to try and understand the problem.
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Old 13-08-2012, 08:27
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I have an LG 3D "smart" tv. The 3D is fine but the so-called smart features are a waste of time.
Same here, mine cost me 1400! The 'smart' features are a load of complete shite. Selling gimmicks, nothing more. A good HD and 3D picture in fairness, though.
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Old 13-08-2012, 09:52
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...and there is no flicker and the glasses are lighter. Whether you can see the line structure and perceive a lower resolution will depend on how big the screen is, how far away you're sitting, and your own vision.

Panasonic also do passive sets, they're not just active ones .e.g the TX-L47ET5B.

Best is to go into your local Currys and compare the active sets and the passive sets and see what you think.
Yes they usually do demos of passive and active. I though the passive was much better and bought a Panasonic ET5B (they buy in LG passive panels for them)

I was able to watch the Olympics opening ceremony in 3D with no eye strain and there didn't appear to be any loss of detail. Though in general I don't watch much 3D - rarely worth the bother IMO.

The smart TV features are ones I have already from other components (e.g. Sony blu-ray) so don't use them much either.

Picture in normal HD is very good - and SD is good by LCD/LED standards I think.
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Old 13-08-2012, 11:21
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I recently purchased a Samsung 46" LED 3D TV. I also have a Humax Foxsat Freesat PVR. I have tuned the TV in to the Freeview service using the TV tuner and a rooftop aerial. I have also linked the Freesat PVR to the TV using a satellite dish. I get a good 3D Experience when viewing live through the Freeview BBC HD Channel, but when I try to view in 3D when using the Humax Freesat PVR or to view a recording of 3D TV through the Humax box I cannot get the 3D function to work. The Foxsat records the images which are of the side by side type, but when I set the TV to view the 3D images it does not seem to recognise the 3D input. I wonder if it is to do with the active glasses or to do with the feed from the Humax box. Does any one have any similar problems or solutions? I have contacted both Samsung Customer Service and Humax Customer Service. Neither could offer an explanation. Humax were particularly unhelpful and did not really bother to try and understand the problem.
I have the Samsung UE40D6530 3D TV and the Humax Foxsat HDR.

I recorded and watched the Olympic Opening ceremony in 3D with no problems.
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Old 13-08-2012, 12:50
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I recently purchased a Samsung 46" LED 3D TV. I also have a Humax Foxsat Freesat PVR. I have tuned the TV in to the Freeview service using the TV tuner and a rooftop aerial. I have also linked the Freesat PVR to the TV using a satellite dish. I get a good 3D Experience when viewing live through the Freeview BBC HD Channel, but when I try to view in 3D when using the Humax Freesat PVR or to view a recording of 3D TV through the Humax box I cannot get the 3D function to work. The Foxsat records the images which are of the side by side type, but when I set the TV to view the 3D images it does not seem to recognise the 3D input. I wonder if it is to do with the active glasses or to do with the feed from the Humax box. Does any one have any similar problems or solutions? I have contacted both Samsung Customer Service and Humax Customer Service. Neither could offer an explanation. Humax were particularly unhelpful and did not really bother to try and understand the problem.
Apologies if this sounds patronising, but are you connected via HDMI? The 3D won't work over a SCART cable.
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Old 13-08-2012, 16:33
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Hi, fastest finger and koantemplation,
Thanks for your replies. I did have the Humax connected via a HMDI cable, but was still getting a problem. However, after another long phone call with both Samsung and Humax I have finally sorted the problem out. When I initially purchased the Foxsat PVR about 3 years ago I only had a standard CRT tv and did not alter the pixel setting, so it was operating on 780 pixels, which was fine with the old set, but when I connected it to the new LED set I did not realise that it needed to be re-set to a higher pixel rating and this is what was causing the problem. After a long discussion with Humax Customer Support the operator suggested that I alter it using the V-Format button and I changed it to a higher pixel rating and it works fine, both live and on recordings. It was only by chance that this was suggested by Humax Customer Support . Samsung's Customer Care Centre is based in Egypt and they do not have any knowledge of the Humax, so were unable to suggest this simple solution.
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Old 13-08-2012, 17:20
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Hi, fastest finger and koantemplation,
Thanks for your replies. I did have the Humax connected via a HMDI cable, but was still getting a problem. However, after another long phone call with both Samsung and Humax I have finally sorted the problem out. When I initially purchased the Foxsat PVR about 3 years ago I only had a standard CRT tv and did not alter the pixel setting, so it was operating on 780 pixels, which was fine with the old set, but when I connected it to the new LED set I did not realise that it needed to be re-set to a higher pixel rating and this is what was causing the problem. After a long discussion with Humax Customer Support the operator suggested that I alter it using the V-Format button and I changed it to a higher pixel rating and it works fine, both live and on recordings. It was only by chance that this was suggested by Humax Customer Support . Samsung's Customer Care Centre is based in Egypt and they do not have any knowledge of the Humax, so were unable to suggest this simple solution.


Cor such a simple solution to the problem.

My Humax box is set to 1080i but there is no way I would have figured out that would make the difference.
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Old 14-08-2012, 08:15
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i have a samsung 55es8000 and if you watch SD tv the picture is poor...HD and 3D are good but not all tv channels are in HD....you have been warned..our 47" 2 year old LG SD picture is better!
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Old 14-08-2012, 11:17
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The problem with watching SD after watching HD is that your gonna compare the 2 and find faults with SD. I hardly ever watch SD now, if at all.
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