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At the moment which 3d glasses are the best bang for the buck??
blict? X103? Ps3? Nx-3dg? Some other brand?
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Any info or some kind of direction would be great!
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Ps3

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Ps3

Thanks I think I'll try them out. Where should I look to buy? Amazon?
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I went with Dimensioanl Optics 3Active glasse and have been able to sit thru three movies without eye strain, being uncomfortable or having to break away from watching.

http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/3D_...Fcac7QodujEdUQ
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I have the PS3 glasses, they work great, but my head is too big for them.
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Anything better than these for the money? They seem to have great reviews.

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I went with Dimensioanl Optics 3Active glasse and have been able to sit thru three movies without eye strain, being uncomfortable or having to break away from watching.

http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/3D_...Fcac7QodujEdUQ

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I got a pair of Panasonic 3active 3d glasses in the mail on Friday and i was able to test them out over the weekend. I have three pairs of 3d glasses, Panny 1st gen, Xpand X103, and the 3active.

I didn't bother to test the Panny's against the 3active as I find them to be the worst engineered 3d glasses I have ever experienced, but i did do a direct comparison between the Xpand X103 and 3active glasses.

The one thing i noticed right away is how much more comfortable the 3active glasses were than the Xpands. They sit very lightly on the bridge of your nose, compared to the Xpands, which can feel heavy after extended viewing. I also noticed that the image seemed brighter through the 3active glasses, and switching back and forth between the Xpands and the 3actives did confirm that the 3active glasses, to my eyes, produced a slightly brighter image than the Xpands. There was no discernible increase/decrease in ghosting and crosstalk in comparing the Xpands and 3actives.

In addition i appreciate the fact that the 3active glasses are rechargeable (3 hour charge for 30 hrs of viewing), whereas the Xpands require batteries. In all I am very happy with my purchase of the 3active 3d glasses and plan on buying another pair in the near future.
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I went with Dimensioanl Optics 3Active glasse and have been able to sit thru three movies without eye strain, being uncomfortable or having to break away from watching.

http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/3D_...Fcac7QodujEdUQ

Any feedback on how these glasses fit over prescription glasses?

Thanks.
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Any feedback on how these glasses fit over prescription glasses?

Thanks.

My wife and I both wear prescription glasses and theses are comfortable. We have only watched some television and two movies with them and have had no problem. I have not tried any others to compare them to.
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I got a pair of Panasonic 3active 3d glasses in the mail on Friday and i was able to test them out over the weekend. I have three pairs of 3d glasses, Panny 1st gen, Xpand X103, and the 3active.

I didn't bother to test the Panny's against the 3active as I find them to be the worst engineered 3d glasses I have ever experienced, but i did do a direct comparison between the Xpand X103 and 3active glasses.

The one thing i noticed right away is how much more comfortable the 3active glasses were than the Xpands. They sit very lightly on the bridge of your nose, compared to the Xpands, which can feel heavy after extended viewing. I also noticed that the image seemed brighter through the 3active glasses, and switching back and forth between the Xpands and the 3actives did confirm that the 3active glasses, to my eyes, produced a slightly brighter image than the Xpands. There was no discernible increase/decrease in ghosting and crosstalk in comparing the Xpands and 3actives.

In addition i appreciate the fact that the 3active glasses are rechargeable (3 hour charge for 30 hrs of viewing), whereas the Xpands require batteries. In all I am very happy with my purchase of the 3active 3d glasses and plan on buying another pair in the near future.

I have the Xpands and 3Actives as well. I agree with everything you said except I think the 3Actives actually claim 60 hours between charges.

I noticed a difference in ghosting, but that's probably more attributed to changing the HDMI range on my VT25 to nonstandard recently.

Should also mention that there are two different types of glasses for the Panasonic VT25. I guess at some point, Panasonic changed something with the IR sync, so 3Active offers on pair for the 2010 model, and another for the 2011. The 2010 must be purchased from them directly (not Amazon).
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I think to put the nail in the coffin on this topic, I think it depends on how much 3D content you watch. I bought the New SSG-4100 Samsung 3D glasses which are compatible with the Panasonic, and I think it fits my needs just fine. It is just myself and my GF who use the TV, and with her she gets the 3D headache (eye strain), so I thought for 20 bucks per glasses why not. Do i feel that they are the best, prob not, they are chintzy and they do allow in a fair amount of light. However I may utilize the 3D option once or twice a month. Now if you google search for good glasses, it would comeback with the new 2012 Panasonic Glasses to which I may get one day for myself to use. Those however cost around $50 bucks, and would be much more suited to more avid 3D viewing. Both glasses I mentioned are compatible with the Samsung and Panasonic 3D tv's released this year. Hopefully this will help the OP
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Has anyone compared the 3actives to the new Panasonic ones? Curious to know what differences there might be.
Thanks!
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I went with Dimensioanl Optics 3Active glasse and have been able to sit thru three movies without eye strain, being uncomfortable or having to break away from watching.

http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/3D_...Fcac7QodujEdUQ

Do these work with the St30 panasonics from 2011? I like the Xpands but hate that the Battery is not rechargeable, The PS3 glasses work good, but way to small for an adult head. I think the Xpands are better then the PS3 glasses. I would like to buy the 4 pack. Their website doesn't list the st30.
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I found it. Never mind.
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is there a general consensus as to what the best 3d glasses are regardless of price? I cant stand the Samsung glasses that came with my 60es8000. they are extremely cheap and let in so much light that even in a room with no lightsource other then the TV... theres a ton of reflection in them.

Can anyone recommend 3d glasses to replace those? Good ones with large lenses and the least reflection of any?
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I found the 3Dactives did not work well with my Optoma HD3300 DLPlink projector. It leaves a reddish tint (DLP flash sync), which is normally fully blanked out by other glasses.
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There are so many excellent 3D hdtv's out there every size. I have tested almost every 3D active glasses on these and on 3D projectors. I finally tried passive 3D tv and their passive 3d glasses and along with our friends and relatives who have experienced them agreed and we all never looked back. We have two LG smart 3D passive 3dtv's 47" & 55" with free glasses almost every 3D bluray releiased.and no one is disappointed. Retail dealers never promote passive 3D tv's. I am waiting for a passive front projector to be released.
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