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: Budget-friendly 3D-enabled LED HDTV, 120Hz refresh rate, Excellent contrast levels
Cons: Image quality may change when viewed from the sides, Matte screen finish tends to reflect light
Review: With its combination of advanced features at a price that fits entry-level to mid-range budgets, the Samsung F6400 LED HDTV series is perfect for people looking for value for money, especially for big-ticket purchases such as electronics. With screen size options ranging from 40 inches to 75 inches, the Samsung F6400 LED HDTV series offers choices for every budget. 3D content rendering is definitely the biggest selling point of the Samsung F6400 series. It handles 3D content spectacularly, whether native or converted from 2D content. The high-resolution screen displays plenty of depth without stuttering or lag. A set of two active-shutter 3D goggles come with the TV to let you enjoy the feature outright. Of course, it goes without saying that the quality of the screen of a 3D-capable HDTV is the biggest deciding factor for the rendering of three-dimensional content. Fortunately, there are no worries in that area with the Samsung F6400 series, as it sports a powerhouse of a screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p HD resolution. The F6400 series all use edge-lit screens equipped with Samsungâs Micro Dimming Technology that applies precision localized contrast levels to different areas of the screen. Motion blur in fast-paced scenes is minimized with the help of a high-speed scanning backlight. On the other hand, itâs been noticed that the image quality of the F6400âs screen tends to go south when viewed from steep angles to the sides like other HDTV sets. The matte finish of the screen also creates light reflections that can affect the overall view of the screen. The Auto Motion Plus feature may also turn off some people as it creates a certain ghosting effect on 2D images when switched on. The Samsung F6400 series is part of the companyâs Smart TV line, which uses the built-in Internet connectivity options of the TVs to access media and other content on the web. In particular, the Samsung Apps Suite is complete with everything you may need on the web: a built-in browser, social networking and instant messaging apps, and even streaming media programs. In addition, the AllShare wireless access technology on the F6400 series lets you access media stored on other devices like mobile phones and computers and play them on the F6400 TV sets.
Pros: Better color accuracy than LED or LCD, excellent black levels, 3D image upscaling
Cons: Higher power consumption than other TV tchnologies, Lag issue with high FPS games
Review: If there's one thing that sets Plasma TVs apart from LED and LCD sets, it's their exceptional picture quality, even compared to high-end LED-based TVs. The Viera TC-P60ST60 3D Plasma TV from Panasonic seems to fit this idea quite well, delivering top-notch performance across the board. Like other plasma sets, color quality is the top selling point for the Panasonic P60ST60, with outstanding color reproduction that's surprisingly more vivid than that of LED. Every single hue is rendered accurately and shows up on-screen true-to-life, even in brightly-lit rooms. At the other end of the spectrum, the black levels on the ST60 are likewise exceptional, with dark areas onscreen exhibiting more detail thanks to the Infinite Black Pro Panel feature. The Panasonic ST60's Full HD 1080p screen comes with the 600Hz Sub-Field Drive to improve display of fast-moving images. The ST60 also displays images for a shorter length of time to cut down on after-effects. The 3D function on the ST60 is robust and features the standard 2D-to-3D video upscaling. A thin, inconspicuous bezel framing the screen completes the package, making this 60-inch screen the perfect complement to your TV room. A pair of 3D glasses comes with the package, but if more is needed, you can use almost any other passive 3D lenses to view 3D content. The ST60 has a complete set of smart TV features at your fingertips based on the Viera Connect IPTV service. Streaming media services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, to social networks (Facebook and Twitter) to information services like the Wall Street Journal are all in the app suite; as an added bonus, the app suite on the ST60 is entirely cloud-based, which means an unlimited number of apps can be installed. On the other hand, if you want to play back media stored in your local computer network, the ST60 also supports DLNA through its built-in wired or wireless connectivity. In terms of connectivity, the popular input ports in use nowadays are present on the ST60, with the surprising addition of an SD Card slot aside from the standard USB ports. It even supports linking of a smartphone or tablet to serve as an auxiliary remote control for the TV via an app. As an alternative product to LED and LCD televisions, the Panasonic Viera TC-P60ST60 Plasma TV is a great value-for-money choice, especially in terms of performance. However, you may have to put up with the increased energy consumption that is part and parcel of owning a plasma TV. In addition, the ST60 has a slight lag issue, more so when used with console and PC games with frame rates reaching 60 frames and up because of a relatively low-end processor. Finally, the St60 may need to have some calibration done; fortunately, some guides on how to do this are found online.
Pros: Outstanding image quality, Ultra-slim and classy design, Built-in Wi-Fi, Includes 2 pairs of 3D active glasses
Cons: Remote is difficult to use, Too expensive, Glossy finish
Review: Designed with an exceptionally-thin brushed titanium bezel and a matching swivel stand, the Samsung D8000 series fuses beauty with function. Its price may be a little over the top, but it's probably due to the fact that it is poles apart from earlier and competing models. Aside from packing a solid feature set, it attracts attention with its almost frameless design that takes realism to new heights and at the same time, adds to the unit's already stunning aesthetics. This model renders amazing 3D visuals and offers Full HD 1080p content viewing. The Ultra Clear Panel not only reduces reflection from other light sources but also provides improved contrast and rich color. In comparison with most TV models, it has a web browser and more built-in apps. It also gives you wireless access to a large collection of movies, music, TV shows and other online content and even supports video calling through Skype. All the TV sizes in the D8000 series (46", 55", 60" and 65") are capable of converting 2D content to their best possible 3D quality and integrated with Micro Dimming Plus for optimized picture quality and Clear Motion Rate 960 technology which enables pristine rendering of fast-action scenes and dramatically improves response rates. Using its swivel stand, you can rotate the screen up to 10 degrees and experience maximum viewing comfort. Also included with the purchase are two pairs of 3D Active Glasses. Connectivity isn't a problem as the unit comes with four HDMI inputs, three USB 2.0 ports, a PC input, 2 Composite inputs, a Component input and an Ethernet port, if you want a wired connection. You can even hook up compatible devices like cameras and camcorders and view digital content in the big screen, courtesy of AllShare and ConnectShare Movie. In terms of audio, there are two built-in 10-watt bottom speakers with SRS TheaterSound technology which deliver sound with power and clarity. A PC audio input (mini-jack), a DVI audio input and an audio output (mini-jack) are also present as well as some extra features like a built-in HDTV Tuner, V-Chip which gives parents peace of mind and Anynet+ for controlling all compatible devices without the clutter of too many controllers. While the backlit QWERTY Remote is a nice upgrade to the standard clickers, it is one of the few things in this TV that needs to be improved upon. It has a nice design but it is not easy to use, so purchasing a universal remote control is probably better. For the price, it is also quite disappointing that Samsung didn't skip the glossy finish, which is nice to look at, but in turn, makes the screen reflective. Nonetheless, Samsung has another strong contender in its lineup. The D8000 combines state-of-the-art technology with simple operation and it delivers outstanding image quality which can be considered superior across the board.
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.