Welcome to the next generation of 3D TVs!
Now let’s move onto the main attraction: the 3D. As I mentioned earlier, the new LG Cinema 3D TVs use polarized 3D glasses (like the one’s you fine in cinemas) instead of the battery powered flickering glasses you find in pretty much all the 3D TVs on the market. The same technology is also being used on the PC space where Nvidia is currently dominating the market with their 3D Vision technology which is pretty much the same thing (in terms of how the image is being processed on the glasses).
The advantage of the polarized glasses is very straightforward. Firstly, they’re very light because there’s no built-in battery or LCD glass through which the image is processed. Secondly, polarized glasses are very cheap to buy, meaning additional family members and friends can also enjoy 3D at little extra cost. I should mention that the 42LW5700 does come with four polarized glasses.
Lastly, and most importantly, because there is no flickering of the image going on in the glasses, most people will not be experiencing frequent headaches associated with conventional shutter glasses. I personally know a few friends and family members who get headaches within 10 to 15 minutes of watching 3D content. While watching 3D movies on the LG 42LW5700 they had no complaints whatsoever. Without a doubt the 3D in the new LG Cinema 3D TVs works like a charm.
Do keep in mind that while watching 3D movies from your media player, the image overlap will happen on the menus as well, if you haven’t turned off the 3D effect, as can be seen front he video above.