CGTalk > Technical > Technical and Hardware
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
DePaint
Banned
 
DePaint's Avatar
portfolio
Emre M.
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,156
What is a Good 3D TV to buy?

Hello All,

We have a project coming our way that will be published as Stereo 3D, for viewing on 3D TVs.

To get the 3D effect/look right, we want to buy a 42" or so 3D TV for our office.

Can anyone recommend a particular brand or model of 3D TV that is seriously good in every respect? (image quality, colour/contrast/gamma reproduction, Stereo 3D quality, 3D glasses quality, 2D-to-3D functionality?)

Is there a good website to go to for finding 3D TV reviews? (preferably one whose reviews are objective and can actually be trusted...)

Should we go for a Plasma, LCD, LED or OLED TV? Should the 3D glasses be active or passive type? Does the 3D TV support side-by-side and top-and-bottom frame 3D video formats? Can the TV play 3D footage back from a USB Stick or HardDrive?


So many questions...

Thanks for any help or advice,

DePaint
 
Old 09-21-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
Srek
Some guy
 
Srek's Avatar
CGSociety Member
portfolio
Björn Dirk Marl
Technical Design
Maxon Computer GmbH
Friedrichsdorf, Germany
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 11,281
I got me a Samsung 7090 series TV (55") LED with microdimming.
It uses shutter glasses and can play back side by side content from any medium in pretty good quality.
Image quality is top, the only thing realy not much good is the inbuild soundsystem and as usual the user interface is not well thought out.
Hope this helps
Björn
__________________
- www.bonkers.de -
The views expressed on this post are my personal opinions and do not represent the views of my employer.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
DuttyFoot
Expert
 
DuttyFoot's Avatar
stephen curah
USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,419
I second that 55 inch samaung with the shutter glasses. We have one those in our office for the same purpose
__________________
Heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept were toiling upwards in the night.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
DePaint
Banned
 
DePaint's Avatar
portfolio
Emre M.
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,156
How good is the 2D-to-3D on the Samsung? Does it work properly?
 
Old 09-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
Byteman3D
Expert
 
Byteman3D's Avatar
portfolio
Nezih Kanbur
Graphic Designer
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 574
Send a message via ICQ to Byteman3D Send a message via MSN to Byteman3D
LG's passive polarized versions are also a nice alternative. I myself don't like shutter type glasses much. Brightness information is degraded a lot on these and you can't have more people have those battery powered, glasses. LG's use standard movie glasses and you can have as much as you like for a few dollars. They put 7 in the box.

Both active and passive polarized glasses reduce brightness to some degree because of the material, but shutter degrades another is x2 because both eyes are black half of the time.

LG also supports side by side over under plus some other mode I don't care much.

You give side by side in 3840x1080 resolution it just plays back from USB -one eye on odd lines and the other on even lines. Not much artifacts due to this. You can switch eyes by one click.

Largest is always the best in 3D. The larger the screen, the better the 3D capabilities.
Even 55" starts to feel small after viewing 3D content. It is recommended to sit about 2 meters away from the scene. You think of the rest.

May be a 3D projection is even better. Feel free to contact me by mail if you need anything about stereoscopic 3D production.
 
Old 09-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
DePaint
Banned
 
DePaint's Avatar
portfolio
Emre M.
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,156
Thanks for the input, everybody.

In this review, Panasonic's 3D Plasma gets the highest grades:

http://3d-tv-review.toptenreviews.com/

Its active-shutter based though, so maybe its 3D image is dark?

I need to do more research on all this...
 
Old 09-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
Srek
Some guy
 
Srek's Avatar
CGSociety Member
portfolio
Björn Dirk Marl
Technical Design
Maxon Computer GmbH
Friedrichsdorf, Germany
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 11,281
Forget about 2D-3D, it is realy only a gimmick.
__________________
- www.bonkers.de -
The views expressed on this post are my personal opinions and do not represent the views of my employer.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
DePaint
Banned
 
DePaint's Avatar
portfolio
Emre M.
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,156
Is the 2D-to-3D function in these TVs really that bad?

Because they - the top Brands - advertise that aspect quite a bit...

Its a shame if its only good enough to be a gimmick.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #9
Srek
Some guy
 
Srek's Avatar
CGSociety Member
portfolio
Björn Dirk Marl
Technical Design
Maxon Computer GmbH
Friedrichsdorf, Germany
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 11,281
It realy is. You can try it for jokes, but you won't see any movie thorugh with this enabled.
It becomes clear why this is once you realy dive into what rules you have to follow to create decent stereoscopic content. It is much more complex than adding a second camera and offsetting it.
__________________
- www.bonkers.de -
The views expressed on this post are my personal opinions and do not represent the views of my employer.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #10
CGTalk Moderation
Lord of the posts
CGTalk Forum Leader
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,481
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.