LG to sell Passive 3D TV screens to consumers after all

LG, who is currently rolling out passive 3D TV sets to pubs up and down the UK, has confirmed that it will be offering the sets to consumers as well.

"LG today unveils plans to further compliment their existing 3D portfolio by offering a passive technology 3D-ready TV (LD950) for consumers to buy for the first time," the company has said in a statement.

The TV maker will offer a 47-inch LCD 3D-ready TV, along with a second active 3D-ready TV (LX6900) that will be available in May and is the latest addition to LG’s 3D portfolio.

LG is the only television set manufacturer to announce that it is going down the passive route so far.

While it means that glasses are much cheaper (around 50p compared to an active set that will cost around £100) experts comment that the picture quality isn't as good.

The model, which also allows consumers to view standard content in high quality, is also supported by HDMI version 1.4, meaning that viewers can access 3D content via 3D Blu-ray players, such as LG’s BX580, as well as future 3D services from Sky and Virgin.

No price as yet, however the passive screen 3D TV is expected to be cheaper than the active screen offering.

LD950 Product specs:

·        3DTV (passive)
·        Full HD 1080p
·        Intelligent Sensor
·        TruMotion 200Hz
·        USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, JPEG play)
·        HDMI version 1.4
·        4 polarised glasses included
·        Invisible speaker
·        USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, JPEG play)
·        4x HDMI


LX9900 Product specs:

·        Full LED
·        Infinia Design
·        Ultra slim depth - 3.16cm
·        1cm frame
·        960 LED lights within 55-inch model
·        864 LED lights within 47-incg model
·        Full HD 1080p
·        3DTV (active)
·        Built in Freeview HD
·        TruMotion 400Hz
·        10,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
·        Intelligent Sensor
·        Invisible Speaker (10w + 10w)
·        Netcast (YouTube, Skype, Accu Weather, Picasa)
·        Eco Flower
·        Wireless AV link
·        DLNA
·        Bluetooth
·        HDMI 1.4
·        2 pairs of active glasses included


LX6900 Product specs:

·        Edge LED
·        Ultra slim depth - 2.93cm
·        Full HD 1080p
·        3DTV (active)
·        Built in Freeview HD
·        TruMotion 200Hz
·        8,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
·        Intelligent Sensor
·        Invisible Speaker (10w + 10w)
·        Netcast (YouTube, Skype, Accu Weather, Picasa)
·        Eco Flower
·        Wireless AV link
·        DLNA
·        USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, JPEG play)
·        1 pair of active glasses included