Something you might not know: 3DTVs tend to be the best performing HDTVs period, 'cause the set has to scream to deliver awesome images to each eyeball separately. Well, these are the best 3DTVs around, as recommended by Televisioninfo.com.
Panasonic has offered the best 3D since the technology started appearing on HDTVs, and they still do today. The TC-P50VT25 is their second generation 3D HDTV and it's currently the best 3D HDTV on the market. The 3D effect holds up well, even in areas of high contrast or fast motion. Panasonic also has their active shutter glasses technology down pat: we didn't notice any flickering at all.
The Samsung UN46C8000 is a beautifully designed TV with great 3D. Its effect holds up pretty well under most conditions, and the active shutter glasses didn't flicker. On top of the good 3D performance, this is a really solid TV, with excellent picture quality and an expansive array of online features.
The Sony XBR-52HX909's 3D effect is a bit inconsistent, but when it's working it's amazing. The 3D effect for background and mid-range objects is great, and the TV really only has a problem with things in the immediate foreground and the cliché "popping out of the screen" effect. The best part: even without 3D, this is a great TV. The XBR-52HX909 has great picture quality and Sony's incredible line-up of online content.
The Panasonic TC-P50VT20 might be a first generation 3D HDTV, but it's still one of the best we've seen. The 3D effect holds up in all the problem spots, like areas of high contrast or fine details. Since the TV has been on shelves since early this year, it's also one of the less expensive 3D options out there.
The Samsung UN55C7000 is another good-looking Samsung that sports 3D emulation. Its 3D effect holds up well under most conditions, but it did break down a bit in areas of high contrast. While it's not a perfect 3D experience, it is significantly better than most models. On top of it all, the UN55C7000 has a great picture and an expansive suite of online content.