Best passive 3D TV
While the overall nod for 3D PQ goes to the Samsung UNES8000, this Vizio is my pick if you want a passive 3D TV. In truth it's going to give similar, if not identical, 3D performance to the passive LG and Toshiba sets -- what put it over the top for this list was its performance as an actual 2D TV.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 3 user reviews
Starting at: $1,389.95
The good: The Vizio M3D0KD produces some of the deepest black levels and most accurate color of any LED TV this year, and does it for a bargain price. Its passive TV was brighter than many active sets and virtually crosstalk-free. The Smart TV suite has plenty of content and the remote has plenty of capabilities. Vizio includes four pairs of 3D glasses.
The bad: Variable black levels, blooming, and lackluster video processing hurt the Vizio's picture quality to some extent. Its passive 3D showed occasional artifacts and moving lines. The TV's design is ho-hum.
The bottom line: Very good picture quality and an extremely aggressive price make the Vizio M3D0KD one of the best LED TV values on the market.
October 31, 2012 10:28 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury, David Katzmaier
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