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Hey guys,

Recently I played some uncharted 3 on a 3D TV and I was really impressed. I now am considering buying a 3d tv for my PC gaming rig. I've already been playing through an LG 1080p LCD TV and I like the lounge living room pc gaming setup.

Now I've been looking at the LG Infinia 47LW5600. Its going on sale like mad now. 47inch 3d tv on sale from 1700 bucks to like 900. What do you guys think? I know I want passive 3d, but is it worth it to you to play 3d games on your pc? Does it put more strain on your gpu(s)?
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passive glasses will cut your resolution in half.....you will NOT have 1080p gaming quality you will have 720p looking quality at best. The way passive does 3d is to use a lendectular lens (big word for a screen with ridges on it so each eye only sees one side of the ridge) to give the 3d image. It will look kind of blury and fuzzy, color will be alittle off to. Glasses are cheaper but some things are worth paying extra for...like active glasses.

Your new 3dtv will have to have 2d-3d conversion build in to make the game 3d from your pc unless you use 3dtv play ($40 unless you have 3d vision alrighty-then its free). 3dtv play only works at 720px60fps or 1080px24fps-both suck compaired to 1080px60fps) from nvidia (ati has a solution for 3d also but not sure requirements for it). Your pc will only out put a 2d signal, your tv will make it 3d. This does not take any additonal gpu horsepower than a similar resolution pc monitor would take IF your just outputting a 2d signal-3d signal will require twice as much gpu horsepower..... ie. 1920x1080 3dtv will require the same gpu horsepower as a 1920x1080 pc monitor would use. Screen Size does not matter its the resolution that requires more gpu power.

If your 3dtv is one on the supported 3dtv list for nvidia then you can use 3d vision and not settle for 3dtv play software. Not sure as to ati cards, only use nvidia

I have 3d vision, two years now and i also have a 3dtv (samsung), i do know abit about what im talking about here thumb.gif
Edited by cravinmild - 1/3/12 at 10:36pm
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First off you want a lg 3dtv for pc 3d gaming?
If that's correct then you 100% do not want any lg 3dtv wether plasma or lcd!
To back this up please read the following links and see the truth for yourself, i myself have had 3 different lg 3dtv's on the search for 3dvision 1080p/60hz/60fps 3d, it never came as the tv's in question all do not play interleaved or checkerboard correctly, and this includes bluray players or any external media player, the issue's are not just tied to pc's! Proof of this is in Mocca's thread.

Skyguys thread lg thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1344018
Mocca's lg thread
http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/1517701-lg-3dtv-colourbug-user-group-checkerboard-interleaved-ghosting-4.html
Butmunch's 3dvision's interleaved 1080p/60hz 3d hread
You will allso notice that butmunch has swapped from lg to tosh for the reeasons in the links.
http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=13821&start=0
Just check this forum for the lg 450u,550,650 ect, this shows the lag is very bad, and i believe the lag gets worse the higher you go up the range to there top model of 2011

http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/
After a long hard and painstaking lg stint i finnally reaslised that none of lg 3dtv's work correctly, again proof is in the links so i went with a toshiba passive.
Lag is crazy fast but again read the links.
You can allso use 3dvisions or tridef/iz3d interleaved 3d with the tosh with no issues at 1080p/60hz/60fps by way of a edid mod, this works for free with no other mods needed.

1080p 3d on a passive is nothing tobe sniffed at, ignore the haters, the res still looks very nice, there is something that looks like added aliasing but it is only very tiny and not worth bothering about, and 100% it def does not look like half the res of 1080p, lol again ignore the haters!

Allso you do not have to use 3dtvplay, Butmunch's post is a pot of gold for zero lag 3dtv gaming!

Read the links, make your own mind up but i must say that if you still go lg then well......... good luck
Edited by OcSlave - 1/4/12 at 5:18am
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