LG Cinema 3D TVs available in Australia from April

LG Cinema 3D TVs use passive 3D glasses

LG has announced that its range of Cinema 3D plasma and LED televisions will be on sale in Australia from April onwards, with two models already available for purchase. LG’s Cinema 3D TVs will also include a variety of Smart TV Internet features.

LG’s PZ570 series plasma TVs are already in stores — the LG 60PZ570 is a 60in plasma available for $2599, and the 50in LG 50PZ570 only costs $1699. Pricing has also been announced for the range-topping PZ950 series — the 60in LG 60PZ950 is $2899 while the 50in LG 50PZ950 is $1999. Three different series in LG’s LW LED-backlit LCD TV range of Cinema 3D TVs will be available from the end of April, with the LG LW6500 joined by a cheaper LW4500 and high-end Infinia LW9500, although pricing is not yet available for these televisions.

LG’s Cinema 3D TVs use passive 3D — the glasses used in Cinema 3D TVs are cross-polarised like those used in movie theatres, and do not require any battery power to operate — unlike active-shutter 3D glasses which are commonly used in [artnid:344082|3D TVs]] from Sony, Samsung and Panasonic. The use of passive 3D removes the ‘flickering’ effect that occurs when active-shutter 3D glasses are used in a room lit by fluorescent light bulbs. Passive 3D glasses also have the advantage of being much cheaper, with two pairs of glasses available for a recommended retail price of $19. Four sets of glasses will be included with high-end LG TVs.

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Joe

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Good on you LG for taking the fore front in passive 3D
TV. Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have foregoten the people that ware perscription glasses that can't ware their bulky glass over their own, where as I can put clip on lenses over my glasses. I'm really happy with my new LG 55" 3D smart TV and impressed with what it does and still haven't explored everything it does yet. As for the 540p to 1080p image difference that is being talked about by the opposing competitors I think most people wouldn't pick the difference anyway and the cost of 3D glasses by the others is just over the top and unessesary. If you had to buy another four glasses there is no change out of $400.00 where LG gives you four pairs and it's $19.00 for another two pairs of 3D passive glasses. Question if some one can please help, the passive 3D glasses for the LG 3D, are they linier or circular polarization so I can order the right pair of clip ons.

Funky

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I personally just purchased the 50" LG cinema ready 3D TV recently and absolutely love it. When looking at all the other brands the LG was the only one the store which use passive plastic circular polarised 3D glasses. At only a few dollars a pair for after market circular polarised 3D glasses it was a no brainer for me. The other option to to buy active 3D glasses for between $70 - $180 per/per which is a bit of an overkill if you want your mates to come over and enjoy a 3D movie with you. I ended up buying 10 pairs of circular polarised 3D glasses (passive 3D glasses)for $33.00 inc GST from here http://www.oz3d.com.au/p/113/circular_polarized_3d_glasses__reald_style.html which is a far cry from the OEM oens from LG. The other good thing about passive 3D glasses is that if you break a pair they cost you bugger all to replace. Great if you have children as nothing lasts long around kids.

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