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LG’s Brand New Passive 3D TV

6 April 2012 No Comment

LG is a brand that has been long known for its products of middling to good quality, and it has been near the top of the market while never truly dominating it. However, the claims made by LG to offer the first TV with passive 3D has sparked the interest of the technology community, and many people have been interested to see if the LG LW5600 TV features the passive 3D technology like it claims.

The TV comes with a host of features, such as LED backlighting, 120Hz tech, integrated WiFi, and 3D capabilities. The TV set has proven to be brighter than many of its counterparts, especially Vizio’s latest passive 3D TV set. The aliasing on the TV set, while visible, were far less noticeable than on the Vizio passive 3D set. There is very little cross talk on the LG TV as long as the viewer remains near the center of eye level, but the increase is hardly noticeable as the viewer changes their horizontal angle. Changing the vertical angle will change the amount of crosstalk on the TV set, and this change was clearly visible.

One thing that many people have noticed about the LG passive 3D TV is the horizontal lines of uneven brightness running across the screen. The effect is only noticeable when the TV is seen from within 6 feet, but they limit the vertical angle of the TV. Ghosting and banding are both slightly visible on the TV set, and it will be most clearly seen when viewing blue or green expanses of solid color.

The TV failed to live up to its claims that it was able to produce clear picture of 1080p high definition when in 3D mode, and there is a fairly clear loss of resolution when viewing the TV from certain angles. The edges are much clear than its competitor, the Vizio passive 3D TV, but the picture is not clear and crisp enough to be considered truly 1080p in 3D mode.

Active or passive 3D: which is best? The answer is fairly simple. Those who want better detail, better width of viewing angle, and images free of ghosting will find that the active 3D will be the much better choice. Those who are looking for a fun 3D experience on a TV that will likely be cheaper will find that the casual viewing experience of passive 3D will be the choice for them.

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