This post is sponsored by LG but the stories and my opinions are real.
I have two TVs at home. One in my living room and one in my bedroom. The one in my living room is a 47 inch LCD Full HD one that is way underutilized… because it was only much later that I realized that I would hardly have the time to sit and watch TV in my living room.
The one in my bedroom however is the one I use almost every day.
It’s a smaller LED one. And I love it!
Both my TVs though.. are LG.
The thing about TVs though is that I think it’s the kind of thing that you buy once and you use for 20 years. At Shorty’s parents house, her mum still uses the same TV she uses every day for the past 20 years. Yes it’s one of the boxy ones, it doesn’t have Full HD or even Half HD for that matter but it works.
So I thought that these two TVs were going to last me at least until my firstborn child goes to university.
I was wrong.
Last week LG invited me and some Nuffnang bloggers for a preview of its latest 3D TVs. Here’s me with some of the Nuffies there.
With my white 3D glasses on.
Yeah to be honest when 3D TVs first came out, I was less than excited because of three reasons:
1) You need to wear these battery powered glasses.
2) How many DVDs are 3D anyway?
3) How good can the 3D effects be anyway? I’ve watched many 3D movies in the cinema and I was less than impressed.
But seeing the new LG 3D TVs in real life changed my perception:
1) I learned that the new LG ones don’t need battery powered glasses. Just the usual plastic ones you wear in the cinema. Except that I found these ones more comfortable than the ones in the cinema.
2) It comes with a converter where you can convert ANY DVDs you want to 3D. Of course if the movie isn’t shot in 3D you won’t necessarily see an apple flying out of the screen at you.
3) The effects… were amazing. I was VERY surprised. I was watching this Korean music video with what I thought was Hyuna in it (only to realize I was wrong and that she was another Korean pop star), and I could literally feel her coming out of the screen at me.
That is a feeling that I hardly get even from watching 3D in the cinemas. Now when I think about 3D there, the best experience I’ve had was in Disneyland. Where they had some magical Mickey show that was in 3D (or actually that one is 4D since they had smell and sprayed water at you).
Then there is our regular 3D in the cinemas that we go to sometimes. The 3D experience with the new LG 3D TV is kinda somewhere in between these two for me. And that’s a surprise to me because I would think that it would be less greater than even in the cinema.
Convinced that it made a good 3D experience, I went on to see if the other things that would matter to me if I had a TV.
The colours were great. The borders around the TV were minimal, really maximizing the screen. Then being a geek I went to check out how thin the TV is. And this is how thin it is.
Yes the truth is that I’ve seen perhaps one or two other TVs that were thinner but I felt that this was all I needed.
So yes I was convinced. This TV would be worth the upgrade or worth the buy even from my current LG LED TV in my bedroom. But of course the rationale side of me took over. On how I already had 2 good TVs and how I’m already spending loads of money on the wedding and so this year I should save on such luxuries.
Thinking about the sad reality of how I had to budget and not simply buy whatever I want while standing amongst all these cutting edge TVs waiting to be brought home made me sad. So I spent the rest of my night distracting myself.
Taking loads of pictures with the other bloggers and Nuffies that were there.
Here’s Jamie and Rachel.
Cindy and Vivy. Vivy who is getting married soon!
Jane, Ashley and a guy who I could tell was her bf by the same hair colour she had.
Me and Edhir!
Have I ever blogged about Edhir?
I first met him some few years ago when he was with an agency Nuffnang and ChurpChurp works really closely with. We started off talking on very business terms then after a while I started seeing him at all the parties, concerts and ANY other cool events that happen all around town.
Edhir is one of the most happening people I know in KL. Go to any concert and look out for him. If you see him say “HAI EDHIR!!!”. Note that he normally doesn’t wear those white 3D glasses around.
There were loads of things going on that night. Apart from watching Korean pop stars in 3D and watching them reach out to you from inside the TV, you could play Kinect games.
Or get involved in the blogger activities that were organized by the Andrew who was emcee for the night.
All in all, it was an awesome night. The Nuffnangers are as always… a fun bunch.
Thanks LG for the wonderful night… (and for reminding me how I probably won’t last 20 years before buying a new TV).