Riprock wrote:They are good tv's, even if you don't use the 3d. it's just an added feature.
Bang on. I researched the snot out of this. In the end, I could have saved $200 and bought a similar model that didn't have 3D *or* network connection/smart TV functions (figured I'd probably be picking up a player that would have that, if necessary; and short term I have the PS3). Problem is, on those lower-end sets the panel was not guaranteed to be the A-IPS panel; if I could see the box and read the serial number, then I could determine which panel it had, but buying online that was impossible. Plus the convenience of using a single remote to watch Netflix is worth a bit in itself. So for a difference of $200 I get a guarantee of the best panel LG has (not comparing this year's models, by the way), additional calibration/PQ features as described in first post, and 3D on top of that.
I understand this is not a high-end TV, but I paid $1200 and not $3000+ (which is what you pay for a full-grid array backlight).
Anyhow, back on topic. I don't know if Netflix Canada has any 3D content. I haven't seen any yet. Don't know enough about Cinema Now -- if it's available on this set I'll have to look into it. Same for the others mentioned.
And, yes, it's the "passive 3D" which I've heard nothing but good things about (cheaper glasses, more comfortable to wear since they are lighter, no need for batteries, no risk of headaches from the flickering -- or the possibility of seeing flickering, no cross talk). I also checked the passive 3D (different model, but also LG) in the store and I have to say I was impressed. I didn't like the Sony/Panasonic ones earlier (active 3D) although that was a couple of years ago.