Posted Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 01:20 PM PDT by Mike Attebery
If you’re not into the idea of buying a pair of 3D glasses that will only work with one brand, XpanD’s got good news.
The biggest problem with 3D televisions isn’t even a part of the set. It’s the glasses. There’s no getting around it, 3D glasses have been implemented very poorly. The biggest problem is that there’s no standard, which means the glasses you’ve got for your Samsung set might not work with your friend’s Panasonic set, or your 3D capable computer monitor.
XpanD has solved that problem by making universal 3D glasses. They use a fast-switching liquid crystal cell and they come in twelve different colors, but the main attraction is that you can use them with virtually any television.
Ami Dror of XpanD says that it’s just consumers that want these glasses out there. “While we support TV manufacturers by manufacturing glasses for them,” he says, “we are also requested by the same manufacturers to sell universal active glasses that will work with all the modern 3D TVs.”
These universal glasses will likely cost between $100 and $150, according to Dror. That puts them right around the same price as set specific glasses sold by TV manufacturers.
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