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It's not this TV but I spotted that Curry's and sister companies are selling a 50 inch Samsung (same design/stand as this one but obviously way down the specs list) with 3 3D specs and a 3D capable Bluray player for a grand. A great price if looking for an introductory route into 3D TV. Looks like this 3D lark might just manage to hang about for the long haul.
What's petty about this TV? The headline on the front page says nothing comes "pettier than this 65in LED-backlit beast".NB: Feel free to discard the comment once the typos been fixed :)
Thanks for the review John. I have to say that I totally agree with the comments on crosstalk, it's very distracting. Having spent time watching a number of different brands of 3D LCDs I'm of the opinion that it's not worth paying the money for any 3D LCD at present if you're buying it primarily for this feature. The plasmas I've seen do seem to be more adept with 3D, but even the best of these (ie the Panasonics), haven't totally eliminated crosstalk either. In its current guise 3D isn't living up to its billing.
Just out of interest, does the iPlayer volume work correctly on your TV? On my UE40C8000 it's broken because; Volume Setting 0 = Mute, 1 = Very Quiet, 2 = Very Loud, and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 are all 100% Volume!! A good tv though, and if a super thin tv to wall mount is your primary concern (as it was for me) you cannot do better at the moment. People go on and on about the backlight inconsistency and it is evident, but only actually distracting when you have a white on black contrast and therefore for me I only notice it during credits (which I can live with).
@PS3.5 - agreed. I won't be buying into 3D until a couple of generations down the line when the crosstalk issue is resolved. I'm sure the boffins will nail it within a couple of years, and - as with early adoption of any technology - the price to be paid, be it economic or in substandard "first-gen" quirks, is high.
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