So, what is it? Well, its an overblown effect that the manufacturers reckon makes the picture look more like the one you get when you actually go to the cinema. Apparently there are lots of fans! Personally I find that hard to believe because I like the picture crisp and clear - I like full clarity!
So, the Samsung UN55C8000 55 Inch 3D LED TV had to be configured and Bryn again had to dig into the menu system a bit to find the "off" switch.
The effort was worthwhile though as the full native 3D picture was working, it was almost beyond belief - the 3D is just amazing. Yes, I know what that sounds like, but you simply have to see it - it is fantastic!
The picture is robust and crystal clear, the 3D is amazing and the Bryns kids just loved it. Apparently theyve been watching Monsters v Aliens virtually non-stop. The paddle bit is brilliant (yes, it made me jump) and the space scenes at the start are simply stunning. We also had a look at Star Trek which is also just brilliant in 3D, especially when they dive off the rig. There was still the odd bit of "crosstalk" even with native 3D, but its very occasional. Overall I was very, very impressed. Its also pretty impressive that 3D stays true when you move quite a ay to the side of the screen.
You might think going back to normal 2D after 3D would be a let down, but the full 1080p and 240Hz make for brilliant pictures. With such an incredibly black screen the contrast in the colors when it burst into life is almost beyond belief I am completely in awe of the picture it provides. Deep rich but bright color, brilliant, vibrant, shining, crystal, sharp, stunning contrast...this is without doubt the best picture I have ever seen on a TV.
The bottom line is this, in my humble opinion the C series Samsungs takes home entertainment a new and higher level.
Despite the odd bug here and there which Samsung say they will be sending a fix for soon, Bryn and his wonderful family are blissfully happy with their new Samsung UN55C8000 55 Inch 3D LED TV.
Bryn said "I paid my money and took my chance on going 3D and I think Ive won - big time".
"It certainly wasnt cheap to to upgrade the lot - surround system, 3D Blu-Ray and of course, remember you have to buy 3D glasses for the entire family!"
"But for under $4k we now have home entertainment far and above what we had previously. Im not sure how long the "WOW" factor will remain, but at the moment I simply dont care because Im loving it - and so are the family. Right now it seems worth every single cent!"
Having now seen the Samsung UN55C8000 3D LED TV in action I have to agree, and I now have to persuade Ali to let me upgrade as well, and that is not going to be easy as I only went 240 /1080 12 months ago!
So, yes, I recommend 3D as a definite "YES". Go for it I dont think you will regret it!