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Old 12-02-2017, 02:42 AM   #1
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Hello all

I have an opportunity to pick up a Sony KDL-70W830B BRAVIA W830B Premium Series - 70" Class (69.5" viewable) 3D LED TV.

What are your thoughts on this unit? Also I notice it says 3D digital technology. How might that deliver from what is advertised as passive 3D? Or what technology Samsung offered in their units?

https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-k...-led-tv/specs/

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model...=3#/manualsTab

Thanks for any feedback in advance. It would be very helpful.
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Hello all

I have an opportunity to pick up a Sony KDL-70W830B BRAVIA W830B Premium Series - 70" Class (69.5" viewable) 3D LED TV.

What are your thoughts on this unit? Also I notice it says 3D digital technology. How might that deliver from what is advertised as passive 3D? Or what technology Samsung offered in their units?

https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-k...-led-tv/specs/

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model...=3#/manualsTab

Thanks for any feedback in advance. It would be very helpful.
Disclaimer: I don't have any experience with this set.

However, the manual clearly states that this set uses active glasses. Because of the IR blaster, they are likely to be IR driven.

You are a bit confused in your Samsung terminology. The first Samsung 3D sets used IR active 3D glasses. The later sets used Bluetooth active 3D glasses. I don't know IF Samsung ever used passive glasses.

Passive glasses are used in LG Oled 3D displays. (And anyone who used LG Oled panels for their displays.)
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:22 AM   #3
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Disclaimer: I don't have any experience with this set.



However, the manual clearly states that this set uses active glasses. Because of the IR blaster, they are likely to be IR driven.



You are a bit confused in your Samsung terminology. The first Samsung 3D sets used IR active 3D glasses. The later sets used Bluetooth active 3D glasses. I don't know IF Samsung ever used passive glasses.



Passive glasses are used in LG Oled 3D displays. (And anyone who used LG Oled panels for their displays.)


Hi there
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't saying Samsung used passive glasses.

I was asking was that this particular Sony TV I saw being advertised as "DIGITAL 3D." What I wanted to know is what is the difference between "DIGITAL 3D" and "PASSIVE" if there is any - and also asking is there any difference between those and whatever Samsung uses as their 3D technology. I know they don't use passive but I didn't know what the term was that they used.

I've really only heard of the terms passive and active to describe 3D technology is these televisions, so just trying to figure out what the difference is between it all and how it relates to this Sony unit describes as Digital 3D

It sounds like you are suggesting both this Sony and the Samsung units use active if I am gathering it all correctly?

Thanks for your reply




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As an UPDATE... I did in fact pick up this Sony unit in question. There is a 3D button on the remote that lets you change 3D settings on the screen for whatever you are watching - not just a 3D blu-ray. I've not seen that option on the Samsung 3D TV I have.

Maybe that is the difference in terminology? Digital 3D allows you to set the screen to 3D on anything coming across the TV?


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Is this TV active 3D?

Some TVs do 3D on-the-fly, while others just display a 3D movie that has been pre-recorded.
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