The main TV manufacturers may claim that, due to the variety of technology used to create 3D effects on screen, their TV sets only work with their 3D glasses, but one glasses manufacturer is saying different. XpanD say they alone have solved the problem by inventing the new X103 3D glasses, a set of 3D glasses claiming compatibility with “virtually any monitor capable of displaying 3D content”.
“The XpanD X103 glasses deliver unparalleled freedom by offering the universal 3D viewing technology in any environment, on any device.” This is believed to be the key to widespread adoption of the technology by consumers.
XpanD Chief Strategy Officer, Ami Dror comments, “The main problem with display-linked active glasses lies within the incapability to use these glasses with a 3D TV that is manufactured by another brand. While we support TV manufacturers by manufacturing glasses for them, we are also requested by the same manufacturers to sell universal active glasses that will work with all the modern 3D TVs,” he adds. ”TV retailers cannot maintain 15 different models of glasses to support 15 different TV brands, rental AV companies cannot do it, and even 3D broadcasters ask for a universal pair of glasses that they can provide their 3D channel subscribers.”
Perhaps this is a step towards alleviating some of the scepticism of 3D in the home; mind you it doesn’t answer the question of whether a wide enough range of different content types will be created…