3DTV has faced criticism from consumers due to the fact that glasses from one manufacturer is incompatible with a 3DTV from another manufacturer. Now Samsung has revealed that their 3D glasses will work on any 3DTV, provided you wear the glasses upside down. A look at the man in the photo suggests this will make you look silly, but hey, you now have universal 3D glasses.
It was revealed during a demonstration of Samsung’s 3DTVs in the UK, with R&D chief Simon Lee using a Panasonic 3DTV to explain the compatibility to Home Cinema Choice.
“I think that it’s likely that the different manufacturers will come together, possibly as early as next year, to agree a common standard for Active Shutter glasses,” Lee said—which won’t thrill the early adopters who’ve already taken advantage of Samsung and Panasonic’s quick production-line-to-store-shelves moves.
The trick will only work on sets that use Active Shutter glasses, and so far Home Cinema Choice has only tried it out with Samsung and Panasonic’s sets.