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  #500988 2-Aug-2011 19:40
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1gkar: Went to various stores today, but found Harvey Norman (North Shore, who are also open late on a Friday)) had the best selection. As only LG -non plasma- have more than a 1 year warranty (don't get me started), every other brand won't get my money.

First time I have used glasses with a domestic 3D HDTV. Have to admit I was impressed. Better than the tech used to make Beowolf. Probably never use it, until I upgrade HTPC hardware. But the models I am seriously looking at are the 47LW6500 & 55LW4500.

The main differences are the former has 200hz -as opposed to 100hz- & also has smart TV: has web browser (something that I don't need with with an HTPC). Veering towards the 55" model, as it's less than $200 more. With less than $100 admin fees for 18 months & 0% interest, it's hard to say no.

Boy, was I wrong! I went in on Sunday with my external USB drive & some movies (BD & DVD rips, & Freeview TV record). They all played in 3D out of the box. Not nearly as good as the 3DBD, but not bad considering.

Hard case as two guys I played golf with both knew Phil, the sales guy at HN. One used to work there. Have to say, he was great: unpretentious, non-pushy & knew his stuff.

I even managed to get some more knocked off the price as he could see I wanted the larger one, but just needed that extra push. Well, that did it, got it for less than the advertised 47".

It is now the pride & joy in my lounge. No buyer's remorse here. The 3D works with everything, even the images on the front pages of Moving Pictures & TV Series in Mediaportal.

Only issue I have found to date, I had to turn off the Trumotion as it caused audio sync problems in my media files. One annoyance is that it is yet another TV that will not blank the screen when MP goes into blank mode. This one has the LG logo inside a spinning cube, that moves around the screen. Guess you can't have everything.

Bring on the RWC!

Yes Phil is a good guy. He sold me our HT system in January 2009. I only wanted a HTIB but walked out with a TV and Yamaha 7.1 package! But you're right, he knows his stuff and isn't pushy, and is a lot better to deal with than many of the young guys in there with their slick hair, chewing gum, and calling me "bro".

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#501019 2-Aug-2011 20:29
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It is now the pride & joy in my lounge. No buyer's remorse here. The 3D works with everything, even the images on the front pages of Moving Pictures & TV Series in Mediaportal.
Bring on the RWC!

Sounds very nice! Enjoy, and colour me green :-)

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