3D movies. We’ve all watched at least one. There you are, sitting in your seat at the movie theater; popcorn in one hand, a Coca-Cola in the other, and those dreaded 3D glasses clinging to your face, giving you a painstakingly-awkward feeling comparable to your eighth grade yearbook photo. But hey, you’re in a sea of fellow 3D movie goers, so the momentary fashion lapse in the name of entertainment is not only acceptable, it’s downright enjoyable.
If 3D movies like “Avatar” are your idea of a good time, then consider yourself lucky. Companies like Samsung have wasted no time diving head first into the 3-dimensional entertainment sector and are releasing televisions capable of displaying both primetime shows and Blu-ray discs in the currently popular format. With features like converting 2D movies to 3D, and streaming movies directly from Netflix on your HDTV, no leaf has gone unturned in these option-packed 3D televisions. So whether you’re itching to see Larry King’s suspenders up close and personal, or you simply want to convert your girlfriend’s favorite chick-flick into a movie even you’d consider watching, 3D televisions are a must see for all.
- Samsung UN55C7000 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV
Critics agree the 55-inch Samsung 3D LED HDTV is a great choice for its visually stunning and truly immersive viewing experience. With features like 1080p full HD resolution and 240 Hz clear motion rate, the Samsung converts 2D Blu-ray discs to 3D and is fully compatible with 3D television broadcasts, scheduled to debut soon. InternetTV allows you to access Facebook, YouTube, Skype and other sites directly on your HDTV, while ConnectShare gives the option to connect a thumb drive or digital camera to play videos, music playlists, and pictures via the remote.
- Sony BRAVIA XBR52-HX909 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV
Dynamic LED backlighting and a new Monolithic design contribute to Sony’s newest 52-inch 3D TV with improved contrast and optimal picture quality. Users appreciate its built-in dimming controls and new ambient sensor, the combination of which maintain detail in both dark and bright images. The 3D sync transmitter gives users the option of watching movies, sports, and video games, as well as the capability to convert 2D content to 3D. Built with four HDMI 1.4 inputs and 240 Hz motion compensation technology, this model’s integrated Wi-Fi allows for an easy connection to streaming movies from Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Pandora, and over 25 total providers through the Sony BRAVIA Internet Video platform.
- LG 47LX6500 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV
Buyers of this 47-inch LG 3D LED HDTV have been pleased with its easy to use interface and the overall clear picture quality. Features like TruMotion 240 Hz technology make watching sports, video games, and high-speed action virtually crystal clear with no motion blur. An integrated intelligent sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting conditions in the room, while the PictureWizard takes the guesswork out of adjusting picture quality elements like tint, sharpness, and backlight levels. Easily connect your external USB device and play DivX HD videos, listen to MP3 files, or enjoy JPEG photos.