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MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: We’re moving to Silicon Valley! @IfcSummit November 5 & 6, 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Call…
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MTBS3D As fun as Arizona Sunshine is in traditional #VR, @Vertigo_Games took it up a notch by transforming it into a locat… https://t.co/YkGpv2wLMM
MTBS3D .@OfficialGDC would not be complete without visiting SVVR's annual #VR Mixer! In today's interview, we catch up wi… https://t.co/hibivrbYdq
MTBS3D Spencer Jackson, Software Engineer at @NordicTrack, talks about their latest iFit #VR Bike paired with an #HTCVivehttps://t.co/5b2uD9Hoa9
MTBS3D William Provancher is the CEO of @TacticalHaptics. He demonstrated their latest haptics controllers for us in this… https://t.co/Ir1Cog8bRI
MTBS3D Gaspar Ferreiro is the CEO of Project Ghost Studios. In this interview, he talks about their new Project Ghost dem… https://t.co/T2xz1VdtGI
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MTBS3D Chris Hook, Graphics & Visual Technologies Marketing Chief for @intel spoke to us during @OfficialGDC. We talked ab… https://t.co/ji6AKJpfwM
MTBS3D We interviewed @networknextinc at #GDC2019. They are in the business of ensuring the best connectivity and lowest l… https://t.co/87b06uMAm7
MTBS3D .@reality_clash is a developing #AugmentedReality combat game. We got to interview Tony Pearce, the CCO and Co-Fou… https://t.co/24P5kLz0Ef
MTBS3D Robots explode at #GDC2019 with @FuturLab. They have a new title for #PSVR called Mini Mech Mayhem. #GDC19https://t.co/JiIuJgGZ64
MTBS3D .@zerolatencyVR has a number of #VR out-of-home entertainment centers around the world, and we got to catch up with… https://t.co/NZJBVyRUWz
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Dr. Ofer Shai is the Director of Omnia AI at @DeloitteCanada. He talked about the misconceptions about #ArtificialIntellig
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: The use of #futurecomputing in #healthcare was one of the prominent tracks at #Immersed2018, and we got to see some really…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Ricardo Wagner, Director of Product Marketing for #Office365 at @microsoftcanada, talked about their efforts to make moder…

LG LW5500 3D LED TV Review

LG LW5500 Plasma
This is a review of the 42" LG LW5500 passive Cinema 3D LED TV.  First off, the TV looks pretty good as it's not one of those generic looking cheap TVs.  It's got touch buttons on the front, and plenty of connections available from USB to HDMI.  It's also got an HD tuner and 2D to 3D conversion functionality.

It came with two pairs of glasses, which were, of course, light as they are passive.  Some of the menus are somewhat cumbersome to use without LG's magic remote, which I did not have, so that's a minus.  However, the visual quality is, at least to my experience, very good for its price range as It's not hugely expensive either.  The 3D is pleasant to watch with LG's passive technology even if the glasses don't fit on everyone equally well - but at least they're light weight.  Clip-ons offer the best 3D viewing for regular glasses wearers.

I had two problems with the TV. The first one was that LG's DLNA implementation isn't very good, and it failed to find my DLNA servers on a consistent basis.  I tried Serviio and a bunch of others, and I only got it to work once or twice out of the hundreds of times I tried.  The PLEX media server partially makes up for this because it worked reliably, and it can replace DLNA.  The problem was that the PC I was running the server on wasn't powerful enough to process HD quality video on the PLEX, which is why I needed DLNA in the first place.  Also, PLEX does not support all the available video & audio formats, and there's no way to transcode them on the fly.  This was a major letdown!

The second problem was that there's no USB recording on the TV.  The store I bought it from advertised the TV as having this functionality, and it was one of the criteria I bought it for.  I actually found this out by trying to find the rec function on the remote and asked the customer support if I possibly had the wrong one.  They replied that if the remote doesn't have it, then the TV doesn't support it.  So I returned the TV and bought a cheaper one together with a recording tuner/blu-ray.

Would I recommend the LW5500?  The answer is YES with a catch. The TV has good 3D image quality and is pretty cheap too. However, if you need its DLNA - then NO.  If you have another device handling DLNA and recording, then this is a fine 'dumb' display.