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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

I'm a major fan of LG's passive 3D system. I love it. Every film I've seen is perfectly rendered, with no cross-talk, and bright, colorful images. HOUSE OF WAX is just remarkable. Anyone else a fan? What are your favorite discs?

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

We have a Sony 50" 3D TV coupled with a Sony play station. The last movie we watched in 3D was Men In Black 3. Impressive and sure gave my acrophobia a workout in at least one scene.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I've been impressed by the 3D on my friend's setup. He uses the active glasses and we watched HUGO blu ray. He has watched a number of other 3D movies on there and says it always looks great. He says the color is better than you get in the theaters too.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Skip down one--sorry.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I've been very impressed with my son's 42 inch Panasonic LED 3D set. My impression is that the well done 3D movies come across almost better than some theatre presentations as the set seems to bump the brightness to account for the glasses.

Even post-applied 3D films like JOHN CARTER and TITANIC come across beautifully on this set. I originally thought he was crazy to go in for a 3D set but I'm sold on it when I indulge myself with a 50 incher at some point in the future.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

I haven't seen JOHN CARTER, but TITANIC's 3D conversion is superb.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Duplicate post

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I'm a major fan of LG's passive 3D system. I love it. Every film I've seen is perfectly rendered, with no cross-talk, and bright, colorful images. HOUSE OF WAX is just remarkable. Anyone else a fan? What are your favorite discs?

So glad you posted this.
I have had an excellent LG 2d set for a few years.
I am very pleased with it all around.

I am thinking towards a 3d set in the spring sometime, sales season you know.
Did you do a lot of compares with LG's passive and the other active types?

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Yes. A lot of comparison. I prefer the LG Passive, to every other brand and over Active. Proponents of Active say the picture quality is better; and, on paper it would be true. However, Active resulted in a overall poorer picture quality to my eyes, and some ghosting. Of the 15 films I've watched on my LG set, I've not seen one instance of ghosting. DIAL M FOR MURDER has a brief haloing issue, but that is inherent in the disc, and not a result of the television, or 3D cross-talk. The only drawback to my set is that the screen, while not glossy, is not matte, either. In 2D it's not an issue, at all. In 3D, if there is a light source reflecting off the screen (window, lamp), it can become distracting. At night, there is no window issue; and, during the day, I just pull down the shade on the side window. Otherwise, it's a great set.

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-50GA6400-50-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00BBAFWO2

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Yes. A lot of comparison. I prefer the LG Passive, to every other brand and over Active. Proponents of Active say the picture quality is better; and, on paper it would be true. However, Active resulted in a overall poorer picture quality to my eyes, and some ghosting. Of the 15 films I've watched on my LG set, I've not seen one instance of ghosting. DIAL M FOR MURDER has a brief haloing issue, but that is inherent in the disc, and not a result of the television, or 3D cross-talk. The only drawback to my set is that the screen, while not glossy, is not matte, either. In 2D it's not an issue, at all. In 3D, if there is a light source reflecting off the screen (window, lamp), it can become distracting. At night, there is no window issue; and, during the day, I just pull down the shade on the side window. Otherwise, it's a great set.

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-50GA6400-50-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00BBAFWO2


Terrific, thanks for the info. I think LG makes pretty good stuff, remarkably good for the money compared to Sony for example. I really do like my full matte screen. I guess I will have to darken the room a bit more. That is a really nice looking set too. So do you use the Google functions? I have a Tivo box so I use that as my web interface with Netflix and such right now.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

The Google function is fun. You can speak into the remote, and it will find whatever you say. The other day, my brother was over and I was demoing it and said "Patty Duke", and it changed the channel. THE PATTY DUKE SHOW just happened to be on. Then I said "The Trolley Song" and it went to Youtube and began playing a video of "The Trolley Song" from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. So, it's more than just Netflix and such.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

That is pretty cool, you know just with a TIVO and netflix you can pretty much watch tv sitting on your sofa for years. With a voice browser, wow, you could hole up in the house for a long time.

The only problem is food.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

That is pretty cool, you know just with a TIVO and netflix you can pretty much watch tv sitting on your sofa for years. With a voice browser, wow, you could hole up in the house for a long time.

The only problem is food.[/endquoteare

are you sure that's the only problem??

or do have a piss bucket near by?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

That is pretty cool, you know just with a TIVO and netflix you can pretty much watch tv sitting on your sofa for years. With a voice browser, wow, you could hole up in the house for a long time.

The only problem is food.

are you sure that's the only problem??

or do have a piss bucket near by?



big grin - or a litter tray, in some cases!

We had to change our bluray player earlier this year as even the patches wouldn't make the old one play some more modern discs, and for the extra 20 quid we went for a 3D player. When the telly goes west no doubt we'll go for a 3D one of those too.

My issue is that I find it hard to estimate what size we'd need to take anywhere near full advantage from a format of which I'm a little sceptical anyway. We currently have a 42" LCD, which we watch from a distance of probably 9 or 10 feet. My guess is 55", but I'm not sure if Mrs TG (the house-proud one of the two of us) will wear that on the grounds of dominating the room.

I'll worry about it when the telly starts playing up. It's way down the list of priorities at present.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

47 or 50 would be fine. The one advantage that Active has over Passive, is that you can go really big on the picture, and you're fine, because it's using the shutters of the glasses to give the effect. On a Passive set, it's using the lines of resolution to do that. The bigger the set, I would think the more aware you become of the lines. However, I'm no expert on the subject. I used to think that you had to go much bigger for the 3D experience, and it's not true. I first saw the LG Passive, on a 42 inch model, and I was sold.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

My girlfriend and I have held off on jumping into HD because of the usual financial obstacles, but as always, technological advancement is making the entry level ever more affordable, and I think we'll *finally* get an HDTV and a Blu-ray player in the not-too-distant future. Right now, I'm wondering about options for both TVs and BD players that offer 3d and decent overall quality, yet are "affordable" (an imprecise term, I know). Do any FSMers have any guidance in this area?

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

You would definitely have to define affordable. You can get an 47" HD, 3D, Google TV and a Blu-ray player for under $1,000. Here's the TV

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-47GA6400-47-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00BBAFYXQ

Here's a Blu ray

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-BP335W-Internet-Services/dp/B00F9YYHSI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384543620&sr=1-1&keywords=3d+lg+blu+ray


I can vouch for both.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

You would definitely have to define affordable. You can get an 47" HD, 3D, Google TV and a Blu-ray player for under $1,000. Here's the TV

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-47GA6400-47-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00BBAFYXQ

Here's a Blu ray

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-BP335W-Internet-Services/dp/B00F9YYHSI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384543620&sr=1-1&keywords=3d+lg+blu+ray


I can vouch for both.


Ooh, thanks for the heads-up! I shall look into both.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

47 or 50 would be fine.

So, a minimum of 55", you say smile (for the purposes of future domestic discussion big grin )

Seriously, thanks for the response, which I missed initially.

TG

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Watched HUGO over the weekend, and was blown away by both the story and the 3D. It's not flawless, as it could used a fairly healthy dose of editing, throughout. Still, it's a marvel of motion picture making.

 
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