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Published December 21, 2011, 09:54 PM

3-D and Smart TV's Are The New "It" Item

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Wide screen TV's are a top seller, again, this Christmas season. The big question is, what kind should you get?

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Wide screen TV's are a top seller, again, this Christmas season. The big question is, what kind should you get?

Samsung, Sony, LG, and Toshiba are just a few top brands that have flown off the shelves this year. With technology constantly evolving, a few others have been added to the list.

Retailers say 3D and Smart TV's are tied for the number one items this year.

"Everybody just comes back thrilled to death," said Best Buy Home Life Supervisor, Jasen Ritt.

"Most people are buying them, they love them," said Best Buy Customer Solutions Manager, Nichole Peterson.

Smart TV's sound complicated, but if you can work an iPhone, you'd be a pro at one of these.

"Basically just an oversized phone and you can stream all these cool capabilities," said Ritt.

Skype, Facebook, and Twitter, the social media that connects us is now available on a 55-inch screen. Of course they'll stream Netflix, Hulu and other content providers, too.

"The smart TV's, it's a connective world, how they're connected to that world is pretty much through our phones, our televisions, our laptops, our tablets, so TV now is pretty much--it's more a behavior than it is an object," said Ritt.

Nowadays the majority of Smart TV's also have 3D capabilities.

"3-D TV's have the best technology as far as they have the best 2D panel along with the 3D panel so the picture quality is really nice," said Peterson.

"Imagine watching football games and basketball games in 3D...3D gaming, it's gaining a lot of momentum so I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so I think it's going to be pretty big in the future," said Ritt.

Sellers say LED, LCD, and Plasma TV's are all great choices, as long as they're 3D and Smart TV compatible.

"All good it's just good, better, and best and what fits your lifestyle, what fits your room, and what picture you like," said Ritt.

People from the ages of 16 to 80 have been buying 3D and Smart TV's this year, so don't be discouraged if you think you're not technology savvy.

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