A button on the remote allows you to manually cycle through display options, which eventually took the guided the TV to the correct setting. The panel itself is Passive 3D rather than Full HD Active Shutter, and so can be used with low cost polarising spectacles.
No fewer than 10 pairs are included in the box. What a shame then to report then that the stereoscopy on this set is horrible. There’s no sense of depth, the parallax layers are out of whack and left and right images never actually knit together correctly; the result is horribly fuzzy with or without glasses.
This 3D-isaster is the same with side-by-side content (AVCHD, Sky 3D). Fearing the problem may in some way lie with the supplied eyeware, I tried some posh LG glasses but had exactly the same result.
USB media DVR player
While screen doesn’t do network streaming, but there is an attached USB media reader. This succeeded in playing AVI and MKV files (although not with a 100 per cent hit rate), as well as MOVs. Music support covers MP3 albeit without album art. The set can also timeshift to an external USB drive. Interestingly, recordings are not locked to the screen. The TV creates a ‘My PVR’ folder on the attached drive, saving programmes into it as .m2ts files.
Sounds good, with respectable 2D but woeful 3D
As far as sound reproduction goes, the TV gives a good account of itself. SRS TruSurround HD processing is on-board to widen and deepen the soundfield, and helps make dialogue sound just a little bit sharper.
The appeal LE423ED11 hangs on its frugal 3D, and in this regard it’s not particularly successful. Factor in the bog-standard Freeview tuner and the lack of network smarts and there’s precious little reason left to invest in this offering. There are better branded options for only moderately more cash widely available. That said, if you're in desperate need of a 3D Blu-ray player too, oddly enough, Dixons is offering the set at the same price with a Philips 3000 series model thrown in, if you know where to look. ®
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Dixons Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV
Does anyone ever proof read these articles?
If not, perhaps they should start. If they do, perhaps they should be fired.
I got 3D from our 2D TV
BBC HD was doing side by side - I had a squint operation as a child.
I was able to overlay the two sides - squished 3D
is this TV any better?
Amazon 1 star syndrome
Guys, when something is this bad, you owe it to us to check it isn't a faulty model. Otherwise you are no better than the green-ink brigade raving on Amazon: "The HDD arrived in a badly damaged box but I opened it anyway. It only worked for a bit and then it stopped. One star."
Nothing wrong with Shutter Glasses
2011 spec shutter glasses from all the manufacturers are a vast improvement on the original Infra Red-driven tech of previously. There is no bleedhtrough across eyes or any problem whatsoever where compatible products are used.
This reviewed set is either a Friday build or Dixons has gone and bought a job lot of crap that couldn't be sold to the locals in the Far East and so has been dumped on Blighty.
Passive is unlikely to ever look as tight was active technology, but it shouldn't be a stark difference as the reviewer has witnessed. But then, I tend to shy away from any of Dixons own-brand stuff. It is generally C-grade nonsense.
The last picture on the second page is even worse, like someone's gone mad with a spray can of silver paint. Their marketing people need to lay off the photoshop... what the hell is wrong with just showing a photo of the tv how it actually looks, without adding an obviously fake effect on top?