LG uncloaks six-foot 3D TV
183cm of droolworthy meaninglessness
3D TV not catching on? How about a really, really big 3D TV, then?
Although 3D TV has not become the must-have tech that its champions promised when those headache-inducing, dork-glasses-requiring displays were the talk of last year's CES, LG is undeterred.
"The LZ9700 combines the ultimate in LG's picture quality with our latest developments in 3D TV," said LG Home Entertainment's prez and CEO Havis Kwon in a canned statement announcing what his company calls "the world's largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV."
On paper, the LZ9700 appears impressive, indeed. Being fully LED-backlit, the LZ9700 may live up to LG's claims that it can produce images "as colorful as paintings in an art gallery" – although we can only assume that LG's marketing department didn't have James McNeill Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black" when penning that effusion.
In addition, the display's high-speed TruMotion 400Hz capability – also found in LG's 55-inch 55LX9900 and 47-inch 47LX9900 – should provide smooth 3D playback along with outstanding 2D crispness when viewing fast-moving images.
With 3D content being as rare as African-American lesbian socialists at a Tea Party convention, that crisp 2D capability might be the LZ9700's most-compelling sales point.
If you bought a 3D TV after last year's CES hoopla, don't say that you weren't forewarned that a year later you wouldn't be donning goofy glasses to consume a hefty chunk of your boob-tubing. As The Reg reported from this January's CES, even Avatar's 3D tech wizard and RealD honcho Josh Greer warned: "There's so much misinformation and misunderstanding out there about what [is required] for a 3D display. It's a little bit of Wild West right now."
Remember, however, that in the Wild West the pioneers got the arrows but the settlers got the land. Perhaps LG is hoping that the LZ9700 will help settle the current 3D anarchy.
In a big, 72-inch way. ®
just what is going on with TV producers?
seriously, for the last 5 years we've been barking up the 1080/720 tree and now we're at 3dTV?
If I can buy a specialist WUXGA screen, why cant I have a WUXGA TV? If I can get a decent monitor with a high refresh rate, wide view angles, good response times, and incredible contrast, why is it whenever you ask for a TV with the properties of even a decent off-the-shelf plasma or LCD monitor people look at you like you've grown an extra head, and then tell you to "find a specialist supplier"
its nice that they're going for new tech and innovation and whatnot, but christ, can they get the stuff done right for whats already out there first?
OTOH, maybe Im just raging because I already wear specs and have no desire to wear another dorky set over the pair I already own just to watch TV (I suffer it for the movies sometimes, but Ive yet to see a single '3D' Flick that would justify buying a 3D TV.)
Really? TVs are the evilest thing?
So I'm guessing you didn't realize that this TV probably uses considerably less power than a 32 inch CRT display. It's already a huge savings in cost. Sorry about the wind-farm but you sound a bit like Don Quixote finding windmills.
Is anyone dumb enough to buy this?
I have observed that intellect is inversely proportional to the size of installed TV, but there must be limits!