It was sainsbury's own make,42 inch HD 3D for £329.I wondered if it might be worth a go i would never spend thousands on a tv but after reading above link im not spending £65 a month to sky to get it.I have a 3D tele...
I hardly use it in 3D mode and I aint paying anymore bloody money to sky for a poxy 3D channel!!!
Just out of curiosity but what make/model was it?
And/or you could get them in WHSmiths. I insisted on a pair of stripy ones!With the 1993 experiment, they came free with the Radio Times.
I'm with you there, but isn't there a bigger problem?As for 3D TV, it will never become viable until you can watch it without wearing glasses. As a natural spectacle wearer myself, it's bloody hard wearing ANOTHER pair above my current ones!
1D? wouldn't that just be a line. I can see why there wouldn't be anything worth watcching in that case
Having seen some sporting coverage in 3D, it IS nice, but little more than eye candy.
The passive sets, which require very cheap glasses, are okay if you don't want to worry about some expensive glasses you might break or forget to charge.As for 3D TV, it will never become viable until you can watch it without wearing glasses. As a natural spectacle wearer myself, it's bloody hard wearing ANOTHER pair above my current ones!
4K HD is coming, but it's a BIG issue for broadcasters and content producers. That's an awful lot of data to store, transmit, edit etc.3D tv without glasses has been developed but everything is drip fed to us. I have an AV reciever capable of displaying HD content in 4320p! But I can't experience it because there is no TV currently on the market. 1080p full HD?? Drip fed again more like!!!
I'd say there's good TV out there. But no more and probably less than when we just had 4 channels.
I bought a Samsung smart TV for the picture quality and the ability to calibrate the colours without needing access of the factory menus. It has not disappointed me as a TV and those who have been bothered to watch 3D stuff on it have been duly impressed.Samsung is leading the way Smart TV wise (and Smart TV should have a good future, more so than 3D).
I'd be more concerned about what data they're sending back to HQ and what updates they push.I bought a Samsung smart TV for the picture quality and the ability to calibrate the colours without needing access of the factory menus. It has not disappointed me as a TV and those who have been bothered to watch 3D stuff on it have been duly impressed.
I would have to say that I find my Samsung smart TVs anything but "smart." Even with a fast broadband connection, browsing using the supplied remote is an incredibly frustrating experience. It is somewhat better using the iPhone Samsung Remote app. but would be much improved with a keyboard.
The Samsung apps themselves are very unrefined and clunky compared to the Apple apps. For example BBC iPlayer has a very small number of volume increments; the first being too quiet for any of us to hear and the second being too loud much of the time. Most of the other apps have been deleted where possible. I do keep checking to see if there are any new ones worth having but so far (8 months) I haven't seen any.
The main logic panel needed to be replaced after 5 months when it failed - neither John Lewis or Samsung support deserve any medals for their customer service. When the new part was eventually fitted (my diagnosis was proved correct) none of the recordings previously made could be played as the PVR app thought that it was a different TV and couldn't decrypt.
I can't honestly recommend a buying smart TV.
A tablet?I'd be more concerned about what data they're sending back to HQ and what updates they push.
Seems a bit odd to compare a full size TV to what I presume to be a tablet. Is the Samsung using a version of android? Sometimes it's because app developers simply can't be arsed with anything other than iPhone (look at the BBC and how pro-Apple they are)
Yeah I know, the post I quoted seems to be comparing Smart TV apps (Samsung) to what I assume are tablet apps (Apple).A tablet?
No, smart TVs are usually huge.
The BBC have a decent iPlayer for the Wii.
That's changing, given the fact that there are 1m Android devices activated every single day. LG and Sony are adopting Android (well, Google TV) for new televisions and others will no doubt follow.Sometimes it's because app developers simply can't be arsed with anything other than iPhone (look at the BBC and how pro-Apple they are)