Britons turn on to 3D

April 20th, 2011 by LG Blog UK

LG have been quizzing Britons on the current technology hot topic – switching to 3D in the home. In total 2000 people were quizzed and the results pointed towards Britons being keen on the uptake of 3D, with over half of those questioned saying the next TV they bought would be 3D capable.

The results also discovered that it was sporting events that were the most likely to tempt people to the switch, with 37% being swayed by the opportunity to watch the 2012 London Olympics in 3D. This beat the 25% who said that they would be tempted to switch for Euro 2012 – although whether this was affected by England’s dire performance in South Africa last year was not asked.

In the same survey Britons were also quizzed as to which celebrities they would most like to see in 3D. It looks like the nation’s hearts belong to Kelly Brook as she came out on top with 19%, beating Emma Watson who had 9% and Kate Middleton with 7%. Turning this around those surveyed were also asked who they would least like to see, and the results show that Katie Price is less popular than Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Kruger, as Price stormed to a win with nearly a third of all votes.

LG aim to bring an enjoyable, accessible and comfortable 3D experience to homes nationwide with the recent launch of the new Cinema 3D range. Certified flicker free, the LW450U, LW550T and the LW650T series use the same polarized 3D glasses used in most cinemas in sizes between 32 and 55 inches.

With an increasing number of films coming to cinemas in 3D, this survey shows that 65% of people think that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be the most successful 3D film of the year – adding even greater gravitas to the already successful 3D series. But there will be a great deal of competition in the form of Drive Angry, TT3D and the dancing penguins with Happy Feet 2.

The 2011 range from LG, including the flicker free Cinema 3D TVs are in stores now. Sky customers looking to get the 3D cinema experience in their home, can get up to £400 off an LG Cinema 3D™ TV until 7th June. For more information, visit

Top image courtesy of Theron Trowbridge

  • David

    Those tv’s came out in January but are very small…that is better suited to a monitor or laptop at the moment… 

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Dave,
    do you have the PX990? I will email you to see what i can do to help

  • Daveatfernie

    Bought Last Years Flagship 3D TV from LG. Horrible crosstalk, brightness fluctuations, glasses loose sync. 3D unuseable. If your buying 3D feel free to avoid LG. I imagine that the new TV’s suffer just as badly or have their own problems… :(

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Numaan,

    it is looking like it’ll be quite a while before they hit the market unfortunately! Outside of the Nintendo 3DS and the LG Optimus 3D i have not personally seen any examples (although there are a few around online)

  • Numaan

    I’m not to keen on 3D (yet!)

    I’d rather wait and buy a 3D TV which you can watch without 3D glasses!

    I wonder how long those 3D TVs would take?!