New LED 3D TV’s 2010: Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, Philips

By Peter Chubb - Apr 21, 2010

A few years ago we started to see CRT TVs fall out of fashion as consumers had a new type of TV – LCD. These were much thinner than the former. If you were to tell consumers that LCD TVs would get much thinner within a few years, they would have said that you were crazy. Well that is just what has happened with the introduction of LED.

These have now been around for over a year now, but they are getting thinner again. CES 2010 took place at the start of the year and had on show a new range of LED TVs, but with a small difference – the introduction of 3D technology. There are a number of new LED television sets to choose from in 2010, your decision will depend on a number of things, price, specs and design.

When it comes to LED TVs, one company leading the charge is Samsung, they are to launch three new models all capable of 3D – yes, yet another new technology – these include the C7000, C8000 and C9000 Series. These TVs have now started to hit the US market; the C7000 Series comes in 46- and 55-inch models. The C8000 and C9000 Series also comes with 46- and 55-inch models, the larger 65-inch model will be released in May.

Panasonic always seems to be late to the party than Samsung, there is a number of reasons for this, but the main one has to do with getting its technology right, there is no denying that Panasonic is one of the best TV makers on the planet. They did debut a 3DTV back in 2008, but we seem to be waiting a while to get an ultra thin LED TV, we all know how much Panasonic loves Plasma, which is now considered old technology.

Sony will be one of the latest consumer electronics companies to launch their first 3D LED TV, this will happen in June. There will be three models released, one of which is the HX800 and HX600 will use Sony’s LED edge backlit technology, with the latter offering backlighting with local dimming.

LG is on par with Samsung when it comes to its TV technology, with consumers often saying that the later has the slight edge. The best model coming from LG this year will be the Infinia LX9900 LED 3DTV, but do not expect this to be cheap. The model will not cost as much as a Panasonic or Sony, but still much more than you have been used to paying for an LG.

There is to be other models from LG, but they will not come with active shutter glasses as the model does above. Other models we can expect to see this year from the Korean company include: LX9500 series, LH950 and the LX6500.

Philips is one consumer electronics maker who is not having a huge push with its LED TV or 3D range, but they do have the 3D-ready 9000 series coming this year. We wonder how this company will ever compete with the likes of LG or Samsung, who seem to launch more TV models in a year than Phillips does in five.

We know two things, 2010 will be the year of LED TVs and 3D TVs, but will you be jumping on the bandwagon. For more details on each model visit Gizmag

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  • Whyrens

    purchased an LG LCD/LED flat-screen television in January 2012. In late June or
    early July the television stopped turning on. I contacted LG and a service
    contractor was dispatched to repair the television. It was approximately a week
    between when the television broke and I contacted LG and when it was repaired.

    the week of October 1st through October 5th the television broke again (the
    brightness level began flickering and an intermittent blue bar, approximately
    1/5th the width of the screen, appeared vertically down the side of the screen
    and I do not recall exactly which day the problem started). I again contacted
    LG and again a service contractor was dispatched to repair the television. The
    service technicians arrived on October 10th, at approximately 1pm, and again
    repaired the television.

    after they left I found that the television would go blank after it had been on
    for a while. The length for which the picture would remain on varied, but it
    seemed to last longer if the television had been turned off for a while. The
    blue light in the lower right-hand corner remained on (it didn’t turn to red)
    so the television was on, but there was no picture or sound. I called the
    service contractor who stated they would need to order a part (the contractor
    returned and tried to fix it with what they have but the problem remained). I
    then contacted LG to report the problem in order to make sure it was documented
    and to find out exactly how many times I would have to go through this before
    LG would admit they sold me a defective television and send me a new one.

    found my experience dealing with LG’s customer service to be extremely
    frustrating. The representative who I initially spoke with, Mary, was unable to
    assist me so I asked to speak with a supervisor. The supervisor I spoke with,
    whose name I cannot recall, seemed to be determined to do anything except
    assist me. I asked her how long this was going to go on, how many times I was
    going to have to go through the aggravation and inconvenience of having my
    television broken before LG would take responsibility for the lemon it sold me.
    The supervisor seemed determined to place the blame on anyone except LG (me,
    the service contractor, the retailer, Amazon), anyone except the company who
    actually manufactured the defective product. She kept insisting (in a
    deliberately obtuse manner) that she “cannot predict the future.” I
    wasn’t asking her to predict the future, I was asking her how much aggravation
    and inconvenience I would have to go through before LG would provide me with
    the product I paid for: a functioning television.

    the first supervisor seemed to be deliberately refusing to assist me, I hung up
    and waited a couple of hours so that I would not be furious when I tried again.
    Once I had calmed down I called back to LG’s customer service phone number and
    asked to speak with a supervisor. I spoke with Candace who was just as
    unhelpful as the first supervisor I spoke with. I asked Candace to have the
    part that the service contractor needed shipped overnight, so that they would
    be able to return and fix my television the next day, October 11th. Candace
    refused and again attempted to shift responsibility for rectifying this problem
    to anyone other than her. She stated that shipping was between the service
    contractor and the parts department, and when I asked her to contact either or
    both to ensure that the part would be here the next day she refused. I asked
    her to connect me with the parts department, so that I could speak with them
    about having the part shipped overnight, and again she refused. She informed me
    that the parts department does not converse with anyone as unimportant as the

    I then
    wrote a letter to LG explaining the situation and how upset and frustrated I am
    by it. In response they sent me several
    “canned,” form-letter type responses that did not help, in any way,
    in resolving the problem. I called the service contractor on the Monday
    following the most recent breakdown, October 15th, to see if they had even
    received the part and they had not. They contacted LG’s parts department and
    were informed that the part had been shipped “recently” and did not
    have a tracking number. Since they ordered the part on the previous Wednesday I
    do not know why it would only have been shipped “recently” on Monday,
    six days later.

    continued to write to LG, requesting that my letter be forwarded to someone in
    a position of authority, and was continually assured by the customer service
    team that no one in authority is interested in resolving this problem, so they
    would not bother them with my letter. I
    was, after a week of back and forth correspondence, eventually offered a 3
    month extension of my warranty. When I
    responded that, at the very least, considering all of the time I have spent and
    inconvenience I have been put to as the result of their having sold a defective
    product (and the fact that I no longer have any faith, what-so-ever, that this
    lemon will continue working for more than a few months at a time) I would like
    them to extend my warranty for a full year I was told that they couldn’t
    possibly extend my warranty by a year because they don’t offer extended
    warranties. So they can extend the
    warranty by three months, even though they don’t offer extended warranties, but
    not by a year, interesting.

    I am
    now stuck with a lemon of a television that I expect to start throwing sparks
    or performing some other interesting trick at any time, and which LG refuses to
    replace. All-in-all, LG’s response to
    this matter has been terrible. If you are planning on purchasing any
    electronics in the near future I would strongly advise you to avoid LG products
    at all costs. The frustration you will experience and the time you will spend
    trying to get your product to work will not be worth it in the long run, I can
    tell you this from personal experience. LG’s complete and total refusal to
    accept responsibility for their products is maddening.

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    They did debut a 3DTV back in 2008, but we seem to be waiting a while to get an ultra thin LED TV, we all know how much Panasonic loves Plasma, which is now considered old technology.

  • tobaj

    we are looking for a new TV (first one in 16 years) we are senior's have to look at cost too. We have space for a 40 or 42 in Tv. What do you suggest in $500 – $1,000 range?

  • dr gopal

    please compare sony 3d led tv withsamsung c 7000 3d led tv

  • Santos

    Sharp is an okay manu. and that’s prob why they weren’t mentioned. Pioneer was the BEST television manu. out and they dissolved because normal people wouldnt pay 5k for a tv with all the features in the world when they could pay 1k and be at a happy medium. Panasonic is a leader in all technologies because of the fact that they purchased Pioneer’s technology and has now created the BEST 3D images and BEST 2D images industry wide.

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  • Enzo Stigliani

    Hello. It was intersting reading all the new LED TV's and 3D that are coming from Samsung, LG and Sony. They are definitely leaders in this technology. Philips is a fringe player as it seems that the TV business for them is slowly diminishing and going the route of the likes of Hitachi, Pioneer and Fujitsu who have all disappeared from the TV market. But writing about Panasonic as a leader in LED technology is like comparing apples and oranges. Panasonic is definitely not in any shape or form a leader in this sphere and their market share is negligible since they do no offer anything above 42" in LED TV's. Have you ever heard of a company called Sharp Electronics? The inventors of LCD technology? The world's third largest name brand manufacturer in LCD and LED technology. Should they not have been mentioned in your article? Have you seen the new "Quattron" Series from Sharp? Perhaps if you had you would understand the evolution of the LED LCD that has emerged with this new technology from the world leader in innovation. Perhaps next time you can alos mention them in your articles. Have a great day!!!

    • rahul

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