Although most 3D glasses you can find on the market only work with the manufacturer’s own 3D TV, XpanD has now come up with their own 3D glasses that they say will work with TVs from any manufacturer, and will sell for $125 – $150.
As you probably know, various glasses manufacturers use different technologies—there’s Dolby with their RBG tech, Masterimage and RealD which both use similar polarization techniques, and then XpanD, with their LCD-based shutter system, which searches for IR signals from the TV sets.
PC Mag spoke with XpanD’s Ami Dror, their Chief Strategy Officer, and was told their X103 model of glasses will work with all manufacturers of the sets, working by interpreting the signals they give out. They’ll go on sale in June, so just in time for Sony’s sets, and will cost between $125 – $150 reportedly, as I said before. At least they’ll come in 12 different colors though? Weak comfort, I know.
XpanD does very well outside of the US, as they’ve apparently got the largest market share for cinemas in other parts of the world with their X101 glasses. RealD of course, scoops up most cinemas in the US.