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: 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.