LG 3D TVs May 2010


LG is launching both active shutter and passive 3D TVs. Both active and passive types require glasses but each has their own set of pros and cons for the 3D TV viewer.

LG LX9900

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Active shutter TVs have 3D glasses that imperceptibly 'wink' so you see alternating images to your left, then right eye. Passive 3D TVs also require glasses, but these ones filter out half the image to your left and half the image to your right eye. The filtering means that the picture you see won't be full HD resolution, but the glasses are considerably cheaper.

LG is launching a 47- and 55-inch LX9900 3D TV, and a slightly lower-spec 47- and 55-inch LX9600 3D TV. All of these models use the active shutter 3D TV technology.

LG is also launching the 47-inch LD950, a passive 3D TV similar to the models supplied to many pubs for Sky's 3D Premier League football matches.

Both LG's active shutter and passive 3D TVs are compatible with Sky's planned 3D TV channel and 3D Blu-ray discs.

LG LX9900 and LD950 3D TV first look video

Full first look reviews of the LX9900 and the LD950 can be read in our TV reviews section. These will be replaced by full lab-based reviews when we test the models once they launch.


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