I recently decided to purchase a Samsung 55 inch LED 3D TV on Amazon for 2,500. It came with a 3d Blu ray player and a 3d kit with 2 sets of glasses and the movie Monsters vs Aliens 3D. It just came in today so I wanted to post my experiences.
As you can see from the picture I made a nice increase from a 42 inch 720p plasma Panasonic to the 1080p 55 inch LED Samsung. My Panasonic weighs in at 75 lbs where the new Samsung is 50 lbs.
The clarity of the picture is just beautiful. I really believe after walking around CompUSA that Samsung puts out the clearest picture.
I started by testing out a computer hooked to it. I watched some Starcraft 2, and some episodes of anime. Everything looked brighter and clearer on the new TV.
Then I eagerly tested out the blu ray player. I watched Monsters vs Aliens. It was my first time seeing the movie. The 3d was amazing on it. I particularly liked the space scenes which makes me long for some educational blu rays in 3D ala IMAX series.
Then it was time for me to fiddle with the Samsung apps. Pandora radio was my favorite though I'm sure I'll be enjoying me some netflix too (though I can always watch netflix on my xbox).
I find it funny that the 350 dollar blu ray player comes with wireless access where the TV does not and you would have to by a 70 dollar adapter to make it wireless.
Lastly, it was some 3D gaming. After some major tweaking to the settings and trying to get it to work in 3D, I finally managed to get Avatar the PS3 game to work in 3D. Oh it is beautiful. It seems to have some moments of after imaging (but I could have the settings still off). But it is amazing. I love the just scenic traveling through the world. Of course I am more of a watcher as my boyfriend plays but the 3d certainly makes it more entertaining. The way the wolves come at you makes me think of Resident Evil in 3D, now that is going to be epic. Again I'll play bystander to that one.
I tried one more game and that was the demo to Super Stardust. I don't know if I had the settings right because the 3D was very minimal. It was cool, being all spacey but still not worth the eyestrain. My eyes were more accustomed to the strain being that I wear glasses but all the 3D really wore on my boyfriend. I can't imagine long days of playing in 3D.
Overall, my Samsung has impressed me and I can't wait to have more 3D movies and games. It was well worth the money for the upgrade alone.