Panasonic and Amazon Canada have a great TV for you at a great price. Christmas is coming up and I’d be happy to get one of these under my tree, I’m sure your family would be too.
First off, let’s talk about the deal. The TV lists for $1999.99 but after a $450 discount you only pay $1549. I did some looking around and I found the TV at another Canadian retailer for $50 more, without the glasses. I don’t know exactly what glasses come with this unit but on the Panasonic site a pair of passive 3D glasses are $15 and I’ve seen them for as much as $30 per pair. That means that you are probably saving more like $110 to $170 over other Canadian Retailers.
My TV is four or five years old at this point but it does what I need it so I likely won’t get a new one any time soon. If I do, I’ll make sure I get a passive 3D set, only because the glasses are so much cheaper. I don’t really think I’ll use the 3D, though. I’ll only get 3D because, honestly, they all have 3D now. 3D was, at one point, a big feature but has settled shockingly quickly into a side note. It’s listed on the side of the box with the refresh rate and the number of HDMI ports.
It should be noted that you need a 3D capable blu-ray player to watch 3D blu-rays. The PS3 has been upgraded to do this (and does 3D games to boot) so don’t expect to toss in your original DVD copy of The Cable Guy and watch Jim Carrey kick Matthew Broderick’s door into your living room. Do your research, kids!