3D TV: Buy Now or Wait?

By June 15, 2010Newswires

3D TV: Buy Now or Wait?

By Wendy Sheehan Donnell

Here’s what you need to consider before you take the plunge into the third dimension with a new 3D HDTV.

If finding the right HDTV wasn’t hard enough, now you need to decide if you want to make the leap to 3D. Walk into your local electronics store today and you’ll see 3D TVs from Panasonic and Samsung. Last week, Sony announced that you could preorder one of its Bravia 3D LED TVs, and LG, Sharp, Vizio, and others will start selling sets the coming months. If you check out an in-store demo, you’ll likely be impressed by 3D. We recently spent some quality time with Panasonic’s VT25 3D plasma watching Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and it was a blast. After all, 3D adds depth and, when it’s done right, can make you feel like you’re inside the picture. While 3D isn’t new, bringing it to your living room on an HDTV is. As with any nascent technology, the big question is: Should you dive in now? Or wait until more 3D sets are available, prices come down, standards shake out, and content becomes more plentiful? Here’s what you need to consider before buying a 3D TV.

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