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Master Geek

#226101 20-Dec-2017 13:12
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Would appreciate any comments the wise Geekzoner's have...


Due to some over excited sword fighting in the lounge, my 65" LG 3D 4K TV has a just over 1cm scratch taking off the black top layer allowing white light to be shown underneath.


Spoke to insurance company who wanted to see a TV appraisal.


I did this and the recommendation was to have a replacement screen (ex-stock Auckland) which I forwarded to my insurer.


They quickly came back explaining for the cost of the repair they would prefer to offer a new unit and I was sent to Noel Leeming.


On arrival I was presented with the TV they had selected for me, only to discover 3D wasn't a thing anymore and they could only offer a 65" 4K TV.


I have the glasses at home and a hard drive of 3D films and while I don't watch 3D a lot, I would like to have the option of watching either films I do own or any future 3D films that catch my eye.


Would you guys push for the screen to be repaired? 


It was a bit of an anti-climax to find out 3D wasn't a thing ANY TV supplier could offer. 


Do I have to accept the replacement non 3D unit?


I'm seriously considering saying that id like the screen replacement as the replacement unit doesn't offer a "like for like" alternative....yes it will be 4K, and although 3D can be a bit of a gimmick - its a nice to have and having the screen repaired would I think set me up for the future - while 3D is never going to be huge, I'm sure I will see a 3D film that catches my eye...


Any advice?   







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Uber Geek

  #1922550 20-Dec-2017 13:50
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Does your current TV have HDR? Would the new one?


Given that you don't watch much in 3D, it may be a beneficial feature swap if your current TV doesn't. How about any other different features? Losing 3D could be worth it for other features you gain... or you could be losing other features that you like, which could be motivation for switching or for insisting on the repair.

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Master Geek

  #1922565 20-Dec-2017 14:11
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My current TV doesn't have HDR, but the TV being offered does have HDR...


I am concerned about loosing features....3D which id keep (if I had the repair) or having HDR if I went for the replacement.... 

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  #1922569 20-Dec-2017 14:13
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3D is never going to take off, it's been thrashed like a dead horse and it still ain't running.


Go with the new I say!

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  #1922587 20-Dec-2017 14:59
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Ditch the old, get with the new IMHO.


3D is dead and buried for TV's for numerous reasons.

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  #1922594 20-Dec-2017 15:05
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I lost a 65" 3D set in the Kaikoura earthquake. My insurance replacement does not have 3D (like you, it was not available anymore) but the newer set has HDR capability, is thinner, has Netflix via the remote, screen mirroring and cast options that the older TV didn't have.

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  #1922624 20-Dec-2017 15:24
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3D is dead.  Go for the new one, no competition IMO.    

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  #1922628 20-Dec-2017 15:29
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Go with the new.


I love my 3D LG TV, passive glasses light weight, no batteries required, and will be very sad when it gives up the ghost.


Looks like though in future less stuff will be coming out in 3D for home market, but a newer TV will be able to use newer technologies.


Maybe be able to watch current 3D stuff on some VR device in future?


Looks like 3D stuff is still strong at picture theatres at moment.


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Master Geek

  #1922631 20-Dec-2017 15:39
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I too love my 3D TV with its light weight passive will be really hard to wave goodbye to this TV if I choose the replacement. 

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  #1922668 20-Dec-2017 16:24
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Looks like 3D stuff is still strong at picture theatres at moment.


Cinemas love 3D because they can shill a higher ticket price to the poor old customer,


+ slug them a couple of bucks for glasses they will be paying cents for...


But as for home theatre, I think it is over, the manufacturers have moved on to 4K HDR ....

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  #1922824 20-Dec-2017 22:43
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I too love my 3D TV with its light weight passive will be really hard to wave goodbye to this TV if I choose the replacement. 



Sounds like you'll be happier with screen replacement. If so, just let the insurance company know - though if they argue I don't know the what legal situation is.


I don't know why 4k etc and 3D couldn't go together, the fact that theatres can charge extra shows there's a demand for it, guess TV manufacturers just decided not enough for the home setup :(




Good Luck.

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  #1922885 21-Dec-2017 05:21
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just to add to 3D debate .... we use to watch 3d all the time when i  brought my LG 65"  nearly 5 years ago(still got it ,wanting to repalce it with a 75") times gone on the kids dont like it any more and i ve stoped watching it as well


its a good feature to have  but a swap with  4k and HDR be alot better 


come on  where's the 3d without glasses coming lol 




i think the turn off for 3D was wearing the glasses ?

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