This is going to be a novice question, but for 3D TV's, can you opt out of the 3D setting and just use it in 2D? 3D TV prices are dropping significantly now and I know this is a great TV but have no interest in the 3D technology. It seems like I could just pull the trigger on a cheaper 3D TV but never use the 3D...?
When I bought the C8000 I didn't buy it for the 3D I bought it because it had better specs and it was cheaper than the other non 3D models. So to answer your question, yes you don't have to use the 3D if you don't want to. Also in order to watch 3D your will need a 3D player and HDMI cables.