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Hands-on Review: Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D-Capable LED-Edgelit LCD HDTV and Samsung BD-C6900 3D-capable Blu-ray Player
The 3D HDTV era officially kicked off in Canada on March 26, when Samsung's C7000-series of 3D-capable flat panels arrived on retailers' shelves. Ten days later, one of these TVs arrived in my home theatre, along with a Samsung BD-C6900 3D-capable Blu-ray player and two pairs of 3D glasses
Hands-on Review: Panasonic Viera TC-P54VT25 Plasma 3D HDTV and Panasonic DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray Player
While Panasonic's TC-P54VT25 isn't the first 3D TV to hit Canadian stores, it's the first to arrive in my home theatre. For the past week, I've been watching a limited range of 3D and wide range of 2D HDTV programming on this 54-inch plasma.
LED backlighting with local dimming, as well as 240Hz processing, makes the Canadian retail price ($2,200) of this 55-inch LCD very attractive.
Some of the best presentations are given inside elevators and in the backs of cabs; in intimate spaces where it isn't the audience that's captive, it's the speaker. No podium, no computer screen to hide behind, just a clear space between speaker and listeners, where the faces share ideas and the concepts are more impressive for it.
As an audio device, the Pioneer XW-NAS3 iPod speaker system is a very respectable performer. But its video capabilities are what set it apart; and in that respect, this is a groundbreaking product
Selling for $2,700, this 50-inch plasma TV is the smallest model in Panasonic's top-of-the-line Viera V10 series.
Priced at $4,500, this 55-inch television is drop-dead gorgeous. The ultra-thin cabinet features an updated version of Samsung's Touch of Colour cosmetics.
Priced at $1,500, this 42-inch flat panel is part of Toshiba's second-from-the-top Regza ZV650 series, which also includes a 47-inch model and a 55-incher. They're Toshiba's first LCD TVs to incorporate ClearScan 240.
Sharp's new LE700 series offers LED technology at mainstream prices. The 52-inch model reviewed here sells for $3,000; there are also 40- and 46-inch models for $2,000 and $2,500 respectively.
Priced at $3,500, this 55-inch LCD television incorporates LG's most advanced technology: 240Hz TruMotion video processing, and full-array LED backlighting with local dimming.