Seven 3D TV Buying Tips From the Pros

Seven 3D TV Buying Tips From the Pros

Anthony Nguyen
Nov 30, 2010

You've probably heard all the marketing buzz about 3D TV's, but no one's really got a good grasp on how to shop for one. If you're considering making the plunge into 3D, consider some of these insights from the TV experts themselves. Who knows, a few minutes might end up saving you a couple thousand dollars!

3D, being brand new to the home theater front, is understandably confusing. Some may even argue that it's too early to tell at this point, but if you're been holding off on a TV and want to throw down on one, check out these insights and tips below from the experts, Bob Cole (of World Wide Stereo) and Joel Silver (of Imaging Science Foundation).


1) The Glasses Will Stay: For 5 years at least. There are also different types of 3D glasses (passive, polarized, battery powered), so purchase with a mindset that you're buying into a system and consider compatibility if you're having multiple TVs.

2) Bigger is Definitely Better (With 3D): The point of 3D is immersion so if you're considering a 40-inch HDTV, "Go up two sizes." According to the pros, a 50-incher is the minimum size one should consider for 3D.

3) Turn On The Bright Lights: Because you'll be wearing glasses that end up dimming the picture quite a bit, it's best to go for the brightest set out there to get the best 3D experience.

4) 3D is a Feature, Not a TV: Most of the 3D TVs out there today are some of the best 2D HDTVs available on the market. So don't panic when you see a 3D label - it's there only as a feature. It's really up to you how you'll watch and enjoy it.

Want to know more? Check out all seven buying tips from the pros over at Electronic House!

[Via Electronic House]

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