The first batch of 3D televisions have arrived, but Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn find out if this new feature is worth the price bump with the Samsung 46" 3D LED TV. With spectacular image quality and a 240 Hz refresh rate, find out if this screen is worth $2,300.
What You Need to Know
Samsung always has a leg up on the competition when it comes to design, and even with added 3D functionality, it's still incredibly sleek
All the inputs are cleverly built-in to the side, so you can wall mount it
It is only 1.1” thick
The main problem with 3D TVs is something called cross-talk, which means you're seeing a ghost of the second image on the edge of the first
This is what makes watching 3D on a TV hard for a lot of people; it very rarely looks like one singular image
This TV had more pronounced cross-talk than other sets we've looked at, which isn't good
The 3D Optimize and 3D Viewpoint options did help to make the 3D image clearer
Samsung actually told us that if you warm up the TV, 3D looks better, which it did
Overall, it's not the best 3D we've seen, but it's watchable
Samsung has also improved their web-connected apps store
The layout is more intuitive and feels more like an app store we've used before
As of now, everything is free, and there are tons of apps, like Netflix, Blockbuster, Pandora, Voodoo, Yahoo Widgets, etc.
Picture quality when you're watching non-3D content is amazing.
Blacks are deep, and colors are super vibrant
The amount of detail you can see is incredible
The 240 hertz Smooth Motion feature (which eliminates motion blur) has always been something that Samsung is the best at
Overall, it's one of the best TVs we've seen, when not watching in 3D
The 3D experience is not quite perfect on this TV, and we don't know if it's worth it to upgrade right now
You’ll also need a 3D Blu-ray player for $400 and 3D glasses for $150
The total price is about $2,900 to get the full 3D experience
Another huge problem; there's only one true 3D Blu-ray you can buy, Monsters vs. Aliens