Monday, August 23, 2010

LG, Sony introduced New 3D LCD TVs

Ever since we tested the first 3D TVs available - a Panasonic VT20-series plasma TV and Samsung 7000- and 8000-series LCD TVs—we have been looking forward to reviewing more 3D TV models.

We recently completed testing of newer Panasonic (VT25 series) and Samsung (C7000 and C8000 series) plasma sets, which performed well in the 3D mode, and now have the first 3D Vs from LG Electronic and Sony, all LCD TVs with edge LED backlights.

Our preliminary tests of these four new 3D LCD TVs—two from each manufacturer - reinforces our early suspicions that plasma is a better technology than LCD for presenting 3D images. That's because plasma TVs have been relatively free from crosstalk, or "ghosted" double images that occur when images meant for one eye aren't kept completely separate from the other. On the other hand, all the LCD sets we've tested have had fairly significant levels of crosstalk, which can be distracting and diminish the 3D effect. It's our belief that most viewers will accept slight color shifts or a loss of brightness when watching 3D, but will be less tolerant of significant ghosting, which can also add to eyestrain.


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