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A standard for 3D glasses

Techstination feature for Thursday, August 25, 2011

    A standard for 3D glasses.   Well, almost.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Some of the biggest consumer electronics companies have at long last agreed to settle on a standard for active shutter 3D glasses.   Sony, Samsung and Panasonic are partnering with XpanD to make 3D glasses less confusing to consumers and hopefully more affordable.   The glasses from one manufacture’s TV would be usable on another’s.  But with LG and Vizio using less expensive passive glasses for 3D,  consumer’s will still face a dilemma.   Panasonic  VP of technology policy Peter Fannon…

“Well there are advantages to both passive and active.  But for now, the strongest and best home theater experience, we believe, is in the active eyewear side. ”

 Some studies show that 3D may not really take off until the technology doesn’t require glasses at all.   You can find us at  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics