Has anyone taken the 3D TV plunge yet??

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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    I'm on the fence,in a way i think its still too new and hasn't had the kinks worked out enough..(plus wearing the goofy glasses,and i already wear glasses :frustrat:).We need a new playroom tv(current one is crt 32in. on its way out)..So rather than buy a new one for it ,we'll move our current family room tv in there,and get a new one for the family room:D,so go 3D or just stick with good ol' plasma..I've been on tons of tv forums and just wanted some good ol normal people opinions,not those super high end entertainment junkies views:lol:
     
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    Try LED? Those are some very nice tvs. I just wouldn't go with 3d yet. Too early into having them on the market. If you waited a little while then some of the kinks would be worked out. There seems to always be kinks in new products.
     
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    Yeah, I will not be throwing money in the trash with a 3D tv. I cannot watch 3d for more than 5 minutes without getting nauseous. It's a ripoff. It can't possibly be healthy to wear vision-altering glasses for a long time. Now, if they start having holographic tv's...or HEY smell-o-vision so I can smell the food in the cooking shows, then cool! As long as the FCC regulates the farty smells LOL
     
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    I install home theaters and TV for a living. Every installation company in the country is trying to veer away from 3DTV. There are reports that it's making people sick, we don't know what the effects of proplonged 3d are on human beings. We're recommending people stay away from them at this point.

    There is a debate whether to go LCD, Plasma, or LED. I''m not going to go into all of that, but plasmas will give you darker blacks.

    On a side note Nintendo just showed off their new Nintendo gaming system yesterday that does 3D WITHOUT glasses....so it's only a matter of time before that transfers over to the TV's as well.

    Check out:
    Panasonic
    Samsung
    LG

    Stay away from Vizio, we've been pulling them off walls after 3 yrs.
     
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    Hmm PRC, I have a Vizio and its the best tv I have ever had. Maybe its the size of the tv?
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I didn't say the picture wasn't nice.....They just don't last...

    We have an appointment today to take 1 off and replace it today. And another appointment to do the same thing tomorrow. We've taken at least 50 Vizios off walls and replaced them in the last 2 years.

    they typically last between 3-5 yrs.
     
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    Now theres an idea,i think Guy from FN has a patent on it though :lol:
    I have always been partial to plasma's...We currently have a 42 which will be going to the play room now...going to get a Samsung c series 58,plus our room is more of a great room,so someone is alway at an angle to the tv,thats why i like plasma ,and i just think it looks nicer,but we all have our opinions on that..
     
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    Thanks PRC, I figured it was that they didn't last as long as the others. But we shall see. Yes Nemo, Plasma are nice but not many companies make the big ones anymore I think. I just went with LCD because I couldn't afford a LED and the Plasma options were short on supply.
     
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    PRC ,you must see alot of tv's then,so whats up with the buzzing i hear so much about coming from the samsungs
    Thanks
    They are also cheapest ,even though they are newer technology than LCD,i'll never understand that
     
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    Good choice on the TV. I sell Panasonic and Toshiba...If a customer isn't buying from me I'll typically recommend Samsung. Is your TV mounted on the wall? If not, we do installs in PA. Shoot me a PM if you need anything.
     
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    lol...it is,but here is another question....The current tv is 42",will i need a new mount for a 58" ??
     
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    NO. Your 42" mount will work. Typical mounts go from a range of 37-63".
     
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    OK,cool...the one thing i noticed on my current tv is,it had 2 positions for mounting and the second set of holes was too wide,so i was worried the the new tv would be spaced to wide,even though i only noticed one set of holes on the back of it.Wish i could get those measurements between the holes,but i take your word for it :D,seeing as how you seen alot more than my whole 1, that i have seen...lol
    Thanks
     
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    All TV's and all brackets use something called VESA standards...basically it is a set of specs that require manufacturers to make all tv's compatible with all brackets.

    Unless you bought a bracket that was rated for a smaller TV you should be fine. Post a picture of your bracket.

    Also, make suere you ask to get a free blu-ray dvd player when you purchase the TV...BestBuy and CostCo won't do it, but every place else will.
     
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    I woudnt trust it even if the holes line up. It might not be sturdy enough for the larger tv and might collapse under the extra weight.
     
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    It may work...It will definitely hold the weight..It's just a matter if the brackets that mount to the TV are long enough to get to the top and bottom holes of the Samsung TV....

    Because you bought the smaller bracket 27-50" you may have to swap it out. Get the measurements from the top and bottom holes of the Samsung TV and check it out. If it won't fit, shoot me a PM and I'll give you a site to buy a new bracket online.
     
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    IDK,it says its rated for 200lbs,and the new samsung is 72lbs,and i'm pretty sure my tv on it now is 88 lbs.its also in both studs
     
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    Sounds good ,thanks .it will be here in 10 days or so......
     
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    Amazon will not give you a free blu ray..
     
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