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Does anyone have any suggestions for the best 3D glasses for the Panasonic ST50? I've read reviews on Panasonic glasses, 3Active, SainSonic and Sony PS3, but still not sure. Anyone have experience? Please advise.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for the best 3D glasses for the Panasonic ST50? I've read reviews on Panasonic glasses, 3Active, SainSonic and Sony PS3, but still not sure. Anyone have experience? Please advise.

I can tell you that I have used both the panasonics and the PS3 glasses. I actually prefer the PS3 glasses but not by a wide margin. They just seem to be a little more durable and strangely enough more comfortable for my head shape. Panasonics weigh less though.

Performance wise, they are both excellent. I didn't use them at the same time, so I couldn't compare them when watching the same movie. However, I cannot say that one performs better than the other.

I would save the money and get the PS3 ones. They don't fit small children very well. My poor 6 year old can't get them to stay on his little nose.
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The Panasonic ST50 series is supposed to be compatible with FHD3DGI (Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative) standard so also all glasses with the FHD3DGI logo should be working with it Samsung SSG-3550CR (http://www.jr.com/samsung/pe/SAM_SSG3550CR/) being one of the alternatives.
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im also interested in what the best ST50 3d glasses are.
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I recommend xpand's x104 youniversal glasses with RF Dongle. Lighter, brighter with less ghosting and flickering and has one of the latest glasses firmware that you can see in the market which make it compatible for most 2011 and 2012 TV's and projectors. i bought it here http://www.xpand.me/shop/bundle-xpand-youniversal-electronic-3d-eyewear-rf-/1-piece-3d-glasses-1-piece-rf-dongle/
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I about some Sony ps3 3D glasses for my 55st50 and can't manage to get them to sync up at all with the TV. Maybe I'm missing a feature on the TV or something that will auto sync them when they power on, but its just not seeming to work. I also bought some Sharp 3D glasses that I returned just to try them out because no one locally carries the panasonic 3d glasses, and im not really fond of spending 70 per pair when there really should be some more affordable alternatives. Am I missing something or is Panasonic being a giant douche and only allowing their specific brands to be used?
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I about some Sony ps3 3D glasses for my 55st50 and can't manage to get them to sync up at all with the TV. Maybe I'm missing a feature on the TV or something that will auto sync them when they power on, but its just not seeming to work. I also bought some Sharp 3D glasses that I returned just to try them out because no one locally carries the panasonic 3d glasses, and im not really fond of spending 70 per pair when there really should be some more affordable alternatives. Am I missing something or is Panasonic being a giant douche and only allowing their specific brands to be used?

PS3 3D glasses are not compatible with your ST50, those are only compatible with 2011 Panasonic models. PS3 glasses use IR technology for 3D while your ST50 uses RF (Bluetooth)

I'm looking for compatible yet not expensive 3D glasses for my 55" ST50 as well.
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PS3 3D glasses are not compatible with your ST50, those are only compatible with 2011 Panasonic models. PS3 glasses use IR technology for 3D while your ST50 uses RF (Bluetooth)

I'm looking for compatible yet not expensive 3D glasses for my 55" ST50 as well.

I'm in the same boat too. Just got my WT50 today and need to find some glasses that aren't $70. Guessing the samsungs or Xpands are the only alternatives for RF.
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I own one set of official Panasonic glasses for my GT50 (which works the same as the ST50). I also own 3 pairs of Samsung glasses which work fine. But my favorites are the 3Active glasses designated for Panasonic 2012 models. They are every bit as good as the Panasonics, for around $50 a pair. Check Amazon.
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Thanks. Anyone know anything about the newer Samsung models? They just went up for sale on Amazon but I don't see anywhere that talks about compatibility or differences.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SSG-5100GB-3D-Active-Glasses/dp/B00BIP816Q/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Also wondering if Panasonic has a newer model that may be cheaper (crosses fingers)
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Thanks. Anyone know anything about the newer Samsung models? They just went up for sale on Amazon but I don't see anywhere that talks about compatibility or differences.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SSG-5100GB-3D-Active-Glasses/dp/B00BIP816Q/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

I just bought a pair (I have a GT50); should arrive Friday. I'll report back on whether they work, but since they claim to be compatible with 2012 Samsung TVs, I imagine they'd work with Pansonic TVs.
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Yes, they worked fine.
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I bought a Panasonic GT50 a couple of weeks ago. Also purchased two pairs of Samsung SSG-4100GB 3D glasses after reading on several sites that they were compatible with the GT50. The glasses paired up without a problem, however, I tried watching a few 3D movie trailers and while there was a definite 3D effect, something was "off". The image was split. For example, one was a Pixar trailer, and the "Pix" appeared on the right-hand side of the screen and the "ar" was on the left. Some of the other images were also "doubles". Am I missing something?

I ended up returning them. The Magnolia manager at Best Buy told me that although they are compatible, they will not give the best image quality. The image I was getting with them was unwatchable. He suggested the Xpand glasses (which they don't carry) as a cheaper alternative to the Panasonics.

Disappointed that the cheap Samsungs didn't work for me. Any suggestions?
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Well I have a pair of those and they work great. Did you press the 3D button and try the different modes? You might have to force the 3D mode

instead of making the TV autdetect it. Also if the tv is not displaying anything 3D for a few seconds the glasses switch off

so what I do is start playing the movie and then turn on the glasses

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The TV was definitely in 3D mode; as you can tell without the glasses. Also tried turning the glasses off and on while the trailer was playing.

Thanks for the reply.
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I am not sure why they gave you those issues. I am sure those are the same ones I have and the

quality is fine. The only 'issue' they have is that they don't block light from the side so we have to

be mindful of what lights ar on when we are watching 3D. The SSG-4100GB definately work

with the GT50's. Did you try any other content like a bluray or SBS 3D file? Also there is a 3D

section in the TV menu that allows you to adjust the 3D effect. Did you try a 2D to 3D conversion

with the TV?. I am leaning towards it being the content.

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I am not sure why they gave you those issues. I am sure those are the same ones I have and the
quality is fine. The only 'issue' they have is that they don't block light from the side so we have to
be mindful of what lights ar on when we are watching 3D. The SSG-4100GB definately work
with the GT50's. Did you try any other content like a bluray or SBS 3D file? Also there is a 3D
section in the TV menu that allows you to adjust the 3D effect. Did you try a 2D to 3D conversion
with the TV?. I am leaning towards it being the content.

I only tried a couple of On Demand 3 trailers. Did not try the 2D to 3D conversion mode. I'm going to buy them again and the Panasonics to see if I can figure it out. Maybe I do need to force the 3D mode on.

Thanks for the help rypaul.
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My pleasure. I hope the next set work out for you

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Got in some of the new Samsung 5100GBs today. I'll report here how I think they perform. Have a pair of 3Actives on the way as well for myself and will use the Samsungs for my wife and guests
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DDock, could you please revert on if and how the samsung ssg5100 glasses are performing?
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They are working great. Pair immediately with the tv and no issues. They actually seem like they have a bit less flicker and more definaition than my more expensive 3Actives but it might just be my imagination.
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They are working great. Pair immediately with the tv and no issues. They actually seem like they have a bit less flicker and more definaition than my more expensive 3Actives but it might just be my imagination.
Great, thanks for the feedback. Will order a pair today.
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Got the SSG51GB glasses in and they work perfectly on my ST50
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Go with the OEM Panasonic 3D glasses. I purchased universal and the OEM Panasonic glasses and everyone in my family, including myself, prefer hands-down the OEM Panasonic glasses. Just be careful to purchase the correct model for you television. I have a 2012 WT50 Series.
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Does anyone know if the ssg-3100's work on the 2012 panny models? I was reading up on them and they are bluetooth, currently own a few pair of the 4100gb but wanted another cheap set off amazon.

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have you tried the VIP 3D glasses, you can visit the VIP thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1323736/3d-theatre-vip-product-thread

The TV would have to have a VESA 3D jack to plug the VIP emitter into. While the VIP glasses are RF, they aren't Bluetooth, which is what the Panasonic uses...

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I have bought a pair of sintron 3d glasses and can't get then to connect to my Panasonic tx-p42gt30b can anybody please advise
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