The technology for 3D TVs is still relatively new but if you are a home theater enthusiast and you want to experience a more immersive viewing experience and take home entertainment a notch higher, it makes for a future-proof purchase. While it is not a standard feature in every model, there are still a wide variety of choices available out there. This can make it confusing if you have to wade through countless reviews on your own to try to find out what is going to work best. At IntelliReview, we take the hard part out of shopping. Our formula looks at a large number of reviews on various websites online, while lowering the ranking of any products that have a low number of overall reviews or a large number of extremely negative reviews. By listening to the passionate reviewers, we are able to come up with a very "smart list" of the top 3D televisions for sale online. When you know you are dealing with quality products, you can concentrate on other things like how the picture quality compares with other televisions. Start shopping for your next 3D TV below and see how easy we make it to find the very best 3D television for your money.
Pros: 1080p display, Edge-lit LEDs, Passive 3D Functionality with eight bundled lenses, Wired and Wireless Internet Connectivity, Smart TV features
Cons: Glossy screen, No Internet browser in the apps suite, Flimsy remote
Review: The Vizio M701d-A3R Smart LED HDTV positions itself to be an affordable alternative to name brand HDTVs, especially when it comes to design, price and features. The stylish 70-inch M701d HDTV has an edge-lit LED display, allowing it to have an ultra-thin profile. The bezels on this HDTV are also slimmed down, allowing the screen to stretch from edge to edge. On the other hand, the screen is relatively glossy and reflects a fair amount of light. Performance-wise, the M701d delivers the common features found in comparable high-end TV sets, with 1080p Full HD Resolution coupled with a 240Hz refresh rate and Smooth Motion for blur-free performance even when watching fast-paced scenes. The Smart Dimming function on the M701d automatically adjusts the contrast levels of the picture onscreen, improving on the high contrast levels of the TV. As the name implies, Vizio's M701d has Internet connectivity, in this case both wireless and wired. The Smart TV features of the M701d has almost all of the usual media streaming apps like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video. It also has apps for social networks like Facebook, and even Internet Radio like Pandora and IHeartRadio. Curiously though, the app suite on the M701d does not have an Internet browser with it. The Smart menu on the TV could use a little improvement, both in performance and in layout. 3D functionality is available on the Vizio M701d, with Passive 3D being used as the technology. As with other 3D TVs, the M701d comes with 3D lenses in the package. Unlike other TVs however, the M701d has eight lenses supplied, so every member of your family gets one. 3D quality on this TV is surprisingly good, and since it uses passive 3D, even standard 3D glasses can be used in addition to the ones in the package. If the Vizio M701d-A3R Smart LED HDTV is an interesting product because of its positive points, the remote control for the unit stands as a significant drawback for the unit. Several users have complained that the remote works erratically or fails to work at all. Others have noted that the construction of the remote is rather flimsy and makes it prone to breaking. While getting and using a universal remote for the M701d is a good way to get around this issue, some people will see it as just another expense, one that should have been addressed by the company to begin with. If not for the remote, the Vizio M701d-A3R could have been a good release for the company.
Pros: Sharp picture, Compatible with Magic Remote, Good price
Cons: No Amazon App, Mediocre sound quality, Remote is not backlit
Review: up your sleeves and prepare to be dazzled with LGs LN5700. Offering sizes that will fit any room, from small rooms to spacious entertainment rooms, the LN5700 will surely be a hit among movie buffs and couch potatoes. Users can instantly stream video or connect to content providers like YouTube and Netflix. We do admit that the remote control that comes with the LN5700 can be a pain to use on pitch dark rooms since it is not backlit but one good thing about this particular TV is that it is compatible with the popular LG Magic Remote. The Magic Remote which can be bought separately makes browsing or navigating the TVs menu system much easier than a regular remote. The LN5700 even allows you to control your TV using your smartphone through LGs app. However, it lacks support for Amazons video app which can be a slight disappointment to Amazon fans. Sound quality is a bit mediocre but with some tweaking, it can produce acceptable sound. Consider getting a sound bar or additional speakers to complement your set-up though. As opposed to the LN5400, LG throws in a dual core processor and a built-in Wi-Fi on the LN5700 thus, providing faster response and consistently strong Internet connection, perfect for video streaming. It also has generous inputs, having three HDMI inputs and three USB inputs on the side. Similar to other amazing TVs from LG, the LN5700 promises fluid movement and crisp picture with its TruMotion 120Hz technology and Full HD 1080p resolution. LED technology, apart from being earth-friendly, also delivers faithful color reproduction that makes viewing movies highly entertaining or engaging. In terms of aesthetics, LGs LN5700 does come with the usual thin bezel and glossy black finish. The stand does not swivel or rotate but rest assured, there are no dead pixels and distorted images when viewing from different angles.
Pros: Full HDTV with 3D rendering, Matte finish of screen cuts down on reflected light, Complete Smart TV functionality
Cons: Menus not that intuitive, Apps prevent settings from being changed when in use
Review: The Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A LED HDTV, quite simply, is an awesome choice for the centerpiece of your living room or TV room. This LED panel TV Set delivers a hefty slate of impressive features, all of which are worth the astoundingly low price of purchase. If you've ever dreamed about putting up your own home theater system, this Bravia release should fit all your entertainment needs to a T. To start with, the edge-lit LEDs making up the screens of the R550A allow the TVs to be not only space-saving with an ultra slim profile, but energy-efficient as well. A combination of 1080p HD video output at 120Hz refresh rate, delivering life-like images for action movies, sporting events, or games with fast-paced visuals. The backlighting on this unit creates remarkable contrast levels that are a ways above those of other units in its class-although not on the level of Plasma TV sets, of course. The semi-matte finish of the screen repels light, making the R550A a lot more viewable in bright surroundings, and its unique stand sets the R550As apart from other TV sets. The Sony 60R550A HDTV has the usual picture enhancements that come with being a digital television, special mention of which being the Motionflow XR 200 that increases the refresh rate to an astounding 200Hz, adding even more life to images. The 60R550A HDTVs use passive 3D instead of the usual active shutter technology. This may seem like a shortcoming, considering that passive 3D has an effect on image quality, but in the case of this TV, the quality of the 3D rendering is relatively impressive. As a bonus, polarized 3D glasses (the ones used in Passive 3D displays) are much more affordable that active-shutter goggles, allowing you to buy more pairs for family members. Polarized 3D glasses are also lightweight and do not cause headaches as much as active shutter goggles. A range of connectivity options come with the Sony KDL 60R550A HDTV, starting with Wi-Fi and Wired Ethernet for its Smart TV functionality. Four HDMI ports and two USB ports provide even more flexibility with regards to connecting other devices to this HDTV. Speaking of the Smart TV functionality, the 60R550A is complete with Internet video streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Instant Video. Of course, social networking apps are also included in the apps suite. With its great set of features, it's surprising that the Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A LED HDTV is still considered as an entry-level HDTV model, although one that gives serious value for money. Still, we noticed that the colors on this set needed a little tweaking to get right. However, that in itself isnât that big of an issue, and can be done by anyone. What could use some improving, however, are the menus for the different settings in the TV, as they are not that intuitive. Also, using any of the apps in the apps suite locks the settings, preventing them from being modified.
Pros: High-end HDTV with 3D support and Smart TV functionality, Universal "Magic Remote" and 4 pairs of polarized lenses included with package
Cons: Magic remote has some compatibility issues, TV doesn't switch between inputs automatically, Pricey
Review: Take your viewing experience to the next level with the LG 60LA7400 LED HDTV. This top-tier smart HDTV has everything you could ever want: dazzling picture quality, 3D compatibility, and of course, Internet connectivity, all in a stylish, elegant package. To begin with, the LG 60LA7400 rivals contemporary HDTVs from other manufacturers with its slim profile framed by a thin bezel all around. At 2.4 inches deep, it may not be excessively razor-thin as other LED HDTVs, but the added inch or so of depth gives the 60LA7400 a sense of solidity and durability that sets it apart quite nicely. The most essential aspect of any HDTV worth its price of purchase is its overall picture quality â one thing that the LG 60LA7400 definitely has. This TV has edge-lit backlighting with local dimming, resulting in higher contrast as well as less lighting aberrations like flashlighting. The LED panel of the 60LA7400 refreshes at 240Hz, allowing fast-paced scenes like action films or sporting events to display with more realism and detail. Finally, the LG 60LA7400 has a native resolution of 1080p for maximum detail in every scene. Being a top-tier HDTV, it's pretty much a given that the LG 60LA7400 supports 3D from Blu-ray or online streaming sources. The LA7400 uses passive 3D, and includes a set of four polarized 3D lenses with the package. It also offers the option to customize the level of depth of the 3D rendering for up to 20 levels. The LG 60LA7400 also has upscaling functionality for giving 2D content a 3D effect, or from standard to high definition. Aside from these, the LA7400 also uses acoustic modelling to create a 3D sound zooming effect, adding dimension to the sound output of the TV. Like other smart TVs, the LG 60LA7400 makes use of a set of pre-installed apps as well as a selection of apps through the LG Smart World App store that you can add to the TV. All of the popular services are well-represented on this unit: streaming content providers like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus can easily be accessed through this HDTV. The Smart TV functionality of the LG 60LA7400 also extends to having a robust media sharing capability via DLNA and NFC. The 60LA7400 uses either a wired or a wireless Internet connection, with the wireless connection option already built in. A few more add-ons complete the package for the LG 60LA7400 HDTV. For example, this TV uses a special "Magic Remote" that supports voice control and can work like a game console controller aside from working as a conventional remote control. The Magic Remote also works as a universal remote control for other devices. You can also use a smart phone or a tablet alongside LG's app to control the TV. Lastly, the LG 60LA7400 can play back a wide variety of media stored on external storage once connected to the TV's USB ports. Besides the pretty hefty price tag, which is expected for a high-class device like this, the LG 60LA7400 blows the competition out of the water by having an impressive set of features. The premium Magic Remote feature could stand to have a few improvements though, mainly with how it interacts with certain devices in universal remote mode. As for the TV, the only issue we could find is it doesnât automatically switch between sources, but that is a moot point at the most.