3D Televisions

When modernization entered television field, it went colorful from the antique black and white hues. Then it moved onwards to bigger screens and reached flat screen technology. People demanded slimmer televisions afterwards, and from there it began the journey towards LCD and Plasma technologies. Now, when everyone is expecting miracles from today’s scientific world, we have been offered one in the television field and that miracle is 3D television.

What is a 3D television? A 3D TV is such a television set that employs 3D presentation techniques; it is such a special device for viewing and watching that broadcasts programs into 3-dimensional realistic-looking field. The world is no more welcoming the older 2D content and technology that makes viewer believe that whatever he / she is watching is unreal, closed in a box. While watching 3D content on a 3D TV, one can enjoy the program as if it is going on in front of one’s eyes and is as real as one’s own self. This is what technological development and progress really mean.

Now, the competition between big companies is for manufacturing 3D TVs with best possible features, specs and functions. All he big names have jumped into the competition and the contest is growing tough with each passing day. From all the variety that we have in market for 3D TVs, I have chosen best three 3D televisions according to their specifications, features and performance level. Though there are a lot other companies in manufacturing 3D televisions, I have chosen one from Panasonic, the other from Sony and last one from Samsung.

1. Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT25:

This 50” plasma television by Panasonic does not only offer 3D content broadcast, but also it broadcasts the traditional 2-dimensional content. Let us have a look at its specs.


  • Diagonal size” 50 inches
  • Technology: Plasma (PDP)
  • Additional features: 3D compatible, Pro setting user menu, 96 Hz refresh rate, Pre-discharge control technology
  • HDTV ready
  • Audio controls: Balance, Bass, Treble


Overall looks of this 3D TV are really fine with the stainless steel offering fine finish. The remote control is backlit and has larger Menu button. Feel of the remote control is modern and it is very easy to use. A pair of 3D glasses is included in the box, and customers can get optional Wi-Fi Dongle and network camera. Keep in mind that these glasses are not going to work with 3D TVs of other brands.

Included internet apps are Skype, Weather, Sports, Stocks, Twitter and Picasa. Also, the home page can be customized. Picture settings include 5 picture modes (adjustable), 5 HD aspect ratio modes, 5 color temperature presets, 6 Gamma presets, 4 SD Aspect Ratio modes and color management system. Also, there is ambient light sensor.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Great shadow detail and black level performance
  • Wonderful color saturation
  • Efficient antireflective screen
  • Proper reproduction of 1080p/24 tempo
  • Includes 3D glasses
  • Precise primary colors in THX mode
  • Immense 3D picture quality


  • Expensive
  • Artifacts
  • Power hungry
  • Less streaming services

2. Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909:

Regardless of the high price, the black levels of this 3D television have lagged most of the best TVs far behind in the competition. Let us look at its specs


  • Diagonal size: 52”
  • LED Backlit technology
  • Display format: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 240 Hz
  • 3D technology
  • Backlit remote control
  • Internet connectivity


Looks are very much like the previous KDL-NX800 series as both these series have been made by using Sony’s “monolithic” design scheme. When it is switched off, it looks like dead black block. The front pane is covered with glass to almost the edges where black metal joins it. Switch it on and the Sony logo lights up! Do not worry as this option can be turned off. You will be bale to swivel the TV as well as tilt it. Remote control is a real nice piece and adequately sized and shaped.

It is really sad to know that 3D glasses are not included in the pack, neither is an IR emitter. Also, built in Wi-Fi is missing. Here, Sony offers 2D to 3D conversion system, too. There isn’t any Yahoo widget, Vudu apps, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Skype, Sports or Stocks (Picasa is there).

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Extremely high class black levels
  • Attractive design and looks
  • Proper handling of 1080p/24 content
  • 3D compatible
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • Energy efficient


  • Blooming
  • Highly over priced
  • Non 3D glasses
  • No IR emitter
  • Ghost images along edges in 3D

3. Samsung UN55C8000:

Uniquely styled but highly over priced, this television by Samsung has 3D still in progress. Let us see what are its specs and features.


  • Diagonal size: 55” widescreen
  • Technology: TFT Active Matrix
  • LED backlit technology
  • Display format: 1080p
  • Refresh rate: 240 Hz
  • Additional features: progressive scanning, Picture in picture, ultra clear panel, LightSensor technology, Swivel stand


About an inch thick, this TV has best LCD picture quality specs for 2010 in any Samsung TV. Also, more than ever features are packed in this 55” widescreen “edge-lit LED-based LCD with local dimming” television. A silver finishing of the screen is more finished with see-through clear plastic giving the TV a uniquely stylish look. The remote control looks beautiful but works badly.

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Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Nice black levels
  • Many picture controls
  • Under an inch thickness
  • Very stylish looks
  • 2D to 3D conversion system


  • Very much expensive
  • Bad remote control
  • No 3D glasses included
  • Ghost images along edged in 3D content

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