The more general problem with 3D TV is simply that evolution has trained us to flinch, duck or try to focus on something that's flying towards our heads. If you do the latter when watching 3D TV, you'll be attempting to focus on something that isn't where your brain thinks it is. This will result in you losing all ability to see a meaningful picture on your TV.
One of this TV's party tricks is that it can convert 2D to 3D on the fly. We tested this feature with countless TV shows, such as Neighbours and The Jeremy Kyle Show, and Blu-ray movies, like District 9. Our conclusion is: if you want a massive headache, turn this feature on. Aside from that, it's almost totally useless.
As we understand it, the TV converts 2D to 3D by looking at what's on the screen and making a decision about where it should appear in the '3D space'. Its decisions in this regard are generally quite poor. We noticed background objects appearing in the foreground and vice versa.
If you're so totally addicted to 3D that movies and TV shows made in the format are no longer enough for you, we suggest you go outside for a walk. The world, after all, is almost entirely 3D, and provides a treat for the eyes.
Even if you hate 3D and want nothing to do with it, the Samsung UE55C8000 is still a great TV. Although it's expensive, you get one of the largest LCD panels available, a stunning-looking set, and pretty astonishing HD picture quality.
If you do want 3D capability, then the TV will prove decent enough, although we urge you to try it in a store before you buy it. Make sure that you don't get headaches from 3D, and check for the ghosting around certain 3D images too -- it's not a deal-breaker, but this issue might affect your enjoyment.
We love this TV, and we think you will too. Just make sure you've got a good relationship with your credit-card company before you make that trip to buy one.
Edited by Charles Kloet