I also saw some `passive` 3D on a very new large SONY 55-inch TV today in 3D in an electronics store today, and I assure you it is not as good as Active shutter 3D on the VG278H Asus monitor.
That really is something to behold.
The SONY is ok though, if you like slightly lower resolution and quality.
I keep dreaming that Toshiba will give up on viewing angle and bring out a set of glasses-free 3D TVs which you actually sit in front of and stop complaining about viewing angle (so all the head-tracking technology isn`t required) So the PRICE COMES DOWN.
But thats a dream.... for now.
I did a ton of reseach on Active VS Passive 3D Before buying my 3D TV and I came to discover that the difference between the two is minimal and I would rather watch 3D TV w/ out having to wear glasses that require battery's to operate. Passive 3D glasses are very light and you cant even tell you have them on after awhile compared to the weight of active 3D glasses which after worn for awhile ( like a long movie ) will start to get uncomfortable
Yeah for the most part passive is fine or better in many ways, no flicker, less ghosting compared to LCD active shutter beyond 40", Less expensive so more can enjoy at once, better viewing angles, I hear less people complain about headaches, etc.
As long as you dont sit super close to see the resolution loss passive is more then good enough.
But I sit about 7ft away from my 61" 3DTV, so I had to go with shutter, luckily the main problems with active shutter dont really present on my tv because of its ultra fast response times (Far less then 1ms). So i get no ghosting, flicker, or noticable resolution drop.
For flat screens I would think Plasma or OLED would have the best active shutter, although I dont like plasma and OLED apparently has a lot of growing to do before it can replace old faithful. I hear OLED has burn in, and the colors degrade more quickley then with LED/LCD for some reason.
Basically I am so glad i grabbed the tv i did before they were discontinued way back in 2007.
I sit about 10 1/2 feet from my 47" LG 3D TV and I have never had headache problems and thats after waching a ton of 3D stuff right after I got the TV and through long movies like The Hobbit.
@Teus... " the only difference is the data encoded on the disc.."
Thats a WRONG!!! It´s not just the firmware - it´s also the hardware...!
Also the PS3 does not support real 3D. It only has a HDMI 1.3 connection, but for perfect 3D you need at least HDMI 1.4. So it just emulates - which does my TV as well. The PS4 has HDMI 1.4 support so it will support real 3D.
You can see the reference right here: