Hi, fellow TVers. I just received the xPand x103 glasses and set it for Samsung UN46C9000. Here is my take on the glasses:
1. Easy to set up
2. Very comfortable especially with the extra nose pieces.
3. Space age case :-).
4. Works as advertised, at least with Samsung.
5. Comes with 3 batteries, common Cr2032.
6. Does 3D as advertised.
Now the bad news (at least for me):
7. No or at least very little improvement in ghosting.
8. No or at least very little improvement in brightness.
9. Head tilt still results in darkening, same as with my other glasses.
Conclusions: If you want or need universal glasses, especially to save money on not having to buy different sets for different TVs, these glasses are for you. In my opinion they perform exactly like the glasses that come with the Samsungs (and probably same for other brands, like Panasonic). If you are thinking that these glasses will improve on ghosting, brightness, or head tilt you will probably be disappointed, at least I was disappointed. I was hoping for improvement on these items, but I was not expecting it.
I tested by watching the US Open tennis tournament demo on N3D. I have watched this program about a million times. This broadcast gives me the worst ghosting problems of any 3D I have watched. I have always thought that ghosting would be less on a totally dedicated 3D channel. I did NOT test the glasses with the included Aliens vs Monsters disk that came with the TV. The ghosting issues for me have been the same with this disk. I also did not test the glasses with 3D conversion on non-3D channels.
I have seen many posts that try to blame ghosting on the glasses, content, TV, cosmic rays, Communism, etc., and my conclusion is ghosting is NOT a glasses problem, at least in the present technology.
I will probably keep the xPand glasses as I will be getting a new main Panasonic TV, when it is upgraded to, say, the "VT30" and the prices drop. I will give it about a year....
Frank (retired vidiot)