10-21-2011 05:47 AM
10-23-2011 09:28 PM
There are smart tvs that have no 3D feature but almost all 3D TVs have smart tv feature.
If you want both 3D and smart TV features, I recommend LG passive 3D TV line.
LG's passive 3D TVs have been recognized by both consumers and reviewers as the best 3D TV. Samsung makes good smart tvs but their 3d features aren't so great and LG passive 3D TVs have smart features as good as Samsung.
10-23-2011 10:16 PM
10-24-2011 02:45 AM
The best picture depends on what you watch most of the time. If you watch broadcast material most of the time, then either plasma or LCD will do. Both will exceed the black level and color gamut of any broadcast signal.
If you watch blu-ray, then there is some small advantage in black level for plasma, but for most people either plasma or LCD will do fine.
3D just happens to be the current gimmick (like 120Hz was a while ago), and will be replaced soon by "the next big thing", whatever that wil be. I would not base my purchase on 3D performance, mainly because so many movies are not shot in 3D, and all current movies that are in 3D use the same old tired shots/effects over and over again ad nauseum. Nothing new in any of them. As of yet, there has not been a movie made that could only be made in 3D...
So, I recommend that you look for models in the size that you want, in the price range that you can afford, and simply pick the best of those based upon the features that you will use most often. If you follow that simple principle, you'll find a TV that will make you quite happy!