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Won't win any fashion shows
on August 27, 2011
Originally, I purchased a 3D Vizio TV because of a great price point and not because it offered 3D viewing. In fact, I wouldn't have even purchased the glasses, but they were thrown in with the deal at Amazon. Upon delivery, only one pair worked, but Amazon replaced both pairs with one-day shipping and free return delivery of the defective pair. I'm not sure what all of this says about the predicted long-term reliability of the glasses.
I have to say that I'm relatively impressed with the 3D image, not being a fan of 3D in the movies in theaters because I always leave with a headache. It seems to me that the active shutter technology is a big improvement over the less expensive polarized glasses, but this improvement comes at the cost of relatively heavy and awkward glasses. Watching ESPN 3D is like looking at a live game through a window. The depth and clarity of the 3D image is startlingly realistic. The active shutter glasses also allow for a variety of viewing positions. Unlike polarized glasses, these glasses allow us to enjoy 3D programming from anywhere in the room (6' to 20' within 120 degrees). Other than the bulky and somewhat uncomfortable design of the glasses, the only criticism I have is what I will call image "ghosting." This seems to occur most when bright spots appear on the screen, such as white uniforms against a darker background.
In short, I didn't want 3D and wasn't expecting to be impressed by it, but I find myself using these glasses quite often.