LG Hopes To Sell Ambitious 3.8m 3D TVs in Next 2 Years, But Who's Buying?

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LG's just stolen ahead in the 3D TV wars, claiming it will sell 400,000 3D TVs during 2010, and in the following year a mahoosive 3.4 million units.

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Putting its money where its mouth is, LG's also joined forces with the Korean SkyLife, one of the largest 3D TV broadcasters in the world. Aiming to create industry standards, and do for 3D TV what Sony did for Blu-ray, they'll work together to ensure those ambitious sales targets are met.

Ultra-slim bezels are part of LG's hook, which supposedly help the 3D image pop with more effect. No doubt we'll be seeing more products launch next month at CES, such as these 42-72-inch models and 150-inch projectors which LG's been spouting off about, as so far it's only launched the 47-inch 47LH50 and 23-inch LCD monitor in Korea. [AVING]

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I can't tell if I'm for this or against this.

On one hand, it's a complete gimmick that they're really pushing on the consumer. It's OLD technology put into your living room for a Premium price. You still have to wear glasses, plus, you need to completely upgrade your media collection to get the 3D effect. It doesn't enhance the experience enough to justify the use; in fact, I think it would be harder to get into a movie when you're conscious of the screen.

On the other hand. This gimmicky bullsh*t is the stuff that drives cost down for basic models. You look at a lot of these high-end TVs, now, they all share the same panels as the lower/cheaper models, but they have all this stupid stuff built in that doesn't justify the extra cost. For example, Widgets, streaming media, ethernet connectivity, maybe different case styling, now it's going to be 3D.

When I buy a TV, I'm only looking for a 50" Monitor, I have a Mediacenter with all that stuff and tuners, etc. So I end up getting a great panel at a cheap price by opting not to go with all that BS.