Top 3 3DTVs to Choose From for 2012
When it comes to buying an expensive TV, the options are virtually endless. Throw in the fact that most of the mumbo jumbo that is printed on the side of the box of each TV might as well be written in hieroglyphics, right? Well, since there are a number of 3DTV sets out there at the moment—with some better than others—I’ll come to the rescue and make your life a little easier.
If it’s time to buy, below you’ll find three of the best 3D televisions that money can buy.
1. Panasonic TC-P55VT30 – £1,351
Unfortunately, television sets don’t usually come with fancy names, which makes it a tad more difficult to walk up to a salesman and say “hey, do you have the TC-P55VT30 in stock, buddy?” Other than that minor detail, you’ll find that this Panasonic 3DTV is the cream of the crop. Most TV sets have a 480Hz refresh rate, but this puppy has a 600Hz rate. In addition to that, you also get a fine pair of active 3D glasses to go along with it. What does this mean in English? A much smoother picture and viewing experience. Other 3DTV sets that have 480Hz refresh rates and inactive 3D glasses often have a dizzying effect that makes people sick or unlikely to make it through a few minutes of watching, let alone an entire movie. And with a price tag of $2,149, it’s worth every penny. If you’re in the market for a 3DTV, you’re probably looking for the best anyway. You found it.
2. LG 55LW6500 – £1,098
With an equally funny name, this LG 3DTV is anything but! While obviously not as sharp as the Panasonic, this puppy is still a heck of a TV. What makes this TV different from the Panasonic is that is uses plasma technology. Some people don’t care too much for plasma, but it’s still a nice option for a new TV. While the refresh rate is a paltry 240Hz, it still manages to produce a smooth image. It also uses passive 3D technology, so while the glasses can be bought by the barrel for cheap, you may see some blur in some instances. That said, this is the best passive 3D set out there. Even if you hate 3D, you can turn it to 2D and watch your programs on a super sharp TV.
3. Sony XBR-HX929 – £1,533
A bit on the expensive side, but this Sony will one of the best-looking pieces of technology in your home. What’s cool about this TV is that the screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass, which you often find on smartphones. This glass is very, very strong, but it also gives you a fine image. Not a bad touch! With LED backlighting, infinite contrast ratio (woah!) and extended warranty, it’s tough to argue that it shouldn’t be at the top of the TV chain. The refresh rate here is only 240Hz, but due to its super sharp picture, you probably won’t even notice. Another awesome thing? It’s frameless! All screen, baby. All screen.
About the author: Joe Petchonka writes for a number of technology blogs, but he also contributes his time and effort toward helping Queens used cars dealers in NY.