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Has anyone compared the Samsung SSG-5100GB to the SSG-5150GB yet? They look pretty much identical. I know the batteries are different, but I'm curious if there are any functionality/performance changes (why else the new model?) regarding:

SSG-5100GB vs SSG-5150GB:

1) Lens size?
2) Lens darkness?
3) Ghosting?
4) Battery Life (spec states 150hrs on 5100 and 140hrs on 5150)

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Well, over 200 views and no comment. I just picked up another pair of the 5100's. If they are all identical, I figured I may as well choose a pair that uses the same batteries as my other 5100's. rolleyes.gif

I wish I knew if there was any benefit at all.

Has anyone made 'blinders' for the sides of these yet?
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It's a good question... I wish I knew, too. All I've read seem to indicate they are virtually identical and some of the best bang for the buck on bluetooth RF glasses. I would also like to know what the difference is if any.

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Still don't know about the difference between the 5100 and 5150, but I do know the 5100's work great with my Sony 500ES projector. No real difference between the Samsungs and the much more expensive Sony's except the Samsungs may be easier to wear.
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I own 1x 5100 and 2x 5150. They appear to have the same lens, same darkness, and overall the same performance. They have the same fit and shape (as far as eyes, nose, band, ears are concerned). The 5100 has a mass of 23.0g, 5150 is only 22.5g. Likely the same mass except for the different cell size.
Speaking of, and as you mentioned, both glasses use 1x 3 volt lithium primary button cells. 5100 uses CR2025, 5150 uses the smaller CR1620. For those unfamiliar, a CR2025 is 20mm diameter by 2.5mm thick, CR1620 is 16mm x 2.0mm.
That might lead one to think that the 5150 wouldn't last as long, if only for a lower capacity cell. It seems likely that Samsung revised the wireless chip to make up for the difference, though.
I haven't spent any time looking, but it may be possible that one of those cells is more commonly available than the other (I think CR2025 might be more common).
The 5100 have a nosepiece that slides/hinges open almost like a CD Walkman, whereas the 5150 uses a twistlock cell door that is turned with a coin or stiff thumbnail. I suppose the cell door on the 5100 is far more easy to accidentally break. Something to consider if the person/people changing the cells might be clumsy or lack finesse.
In summary, they are effectively almost identical except for the cell.
I have experienced poor cell life with both models. I have had all three for just over a year, having viewed about one or two dozen hours of 3D. They are all now dead, so on the 5150s, I've moved on to the included spare cell. It almost seems like the glasses have a small vampire draw when powered off (so they'll die in a year whether used or not)
Oh, one more thing. The 5150 comes with a spare cell, whereas (if I'm remembering correctly) the 5100 only came with one cell. Certainly a convenience, when the cells are so expensive if purchased at a drugstore.
Any other questions?

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I own 1x 5100 and 2x 5150. They appear to have the same lens, same darkness, and overall the same performance. They have the same fit and shape (as far as eyes, nose,band ears are concerned). The 5100 has a mass of 23.0g, 5150 is only 22.5g. Likely the same mass except for the different cell size.
Speaking of, and as you mentioned, both glasses use 1x 3 volt lithium primary button cells. 5100 uses CR2025, 5150 uses the smaller CR1620. For those unfamiliar, a CR2025 is 20mm diameter by 2.5mm thick, CR1650 is 16mm x 2.0mm.
That might lead one to think that the 5150 wouldn't last as long, if only for a lower capacity cell. It seems likely that Samsung revised the wireless chip to make up for the difference, though.
I haven't spent any time looking, but it may be possible that one of those cells is more commonly available than the other (I think CR2025 might be more common).
The 5100 have a nosepiece that slides/hinges open almost like a CD Walkman, whereas the 5150 uses a twistlock cell door that is turned with a coin or stiff thumbnail. I suppose the cell door on the 5100 is far more easy to accidentally break. Something to consider if the person/people changing the cells might be clumsy or lack finesse.
In summary, they are effectively almost identical except for the cell.
I have experienced poor cell life with both models. I have had all three for just over a year, having viewed about one or two dozen hours of 3D. They are all now dead, so on the 5150s, I've moved on to the included spare cell. It almost seems like the glasses have a small vampire draw when powered off (so they'll die in a year whether used or not)
Oh, one more thing. The 5150 comes with a spare cell, whereas (if I'm remember correctly) the 5100 only came with one cell. Certainly a convenience, when the cells are so expensive if purchased at a drugstore.
Any other questions?
Wireless chip is the same but perhaps they changed something else to save power? There is vampire draw so remove battery for long term storage. But it's really small so I don't bother.
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Seems the Samsung 5150 glasses are discontinued? Hard to find, with vendors low on stock and price much higher...

Is there a new model, or recommended replacement? I have a Sony VW350 projector. The 5150s work fabulously well.


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Unhappy Battery cover on 5150GB breaks easily

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The 5100 have a nosepiece that slides/hinges open almost like a CD Walkman, whereas the 5150 uses a twistlock cell door that is turned with a coin or stiff thumbnail. I suppose the cell door on the 5100 is far more easy to accidentally break. Something to consider if the person/people changing the cells might be clumsy or lack finesse.
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I can't speak to the 5100, but it is very hard to avoid breaking the cell door on the 5150's. Even knowing it was a likely problem (mentioned in several reviews) I broke mine on the first attempt to replace the batteries--to make matters worse the factory had tightened the cover very hard. After damaging the cover, then it is very hard to keep the door pressed in enough with tape to keep on working. I watch a 3D movie every 2 months or so, and the battery was dead after the 3rd movie, and now the glasses are dysfunctional.
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I have four sets of each, bought the older ones recently on E-bay for bargain prices. They look like restocks / b-stock / close-outs, in generic brown box.
I bought a 10 pack of Sony batteries in each size @ Battery Junction, with no failures or issues. {Very reasonable pricing compared to the local brick and mortar stores. IMHO } I hate when friends and relatives come over for a "3d festival" and one of the sets die and I have no replacement batteries.......so scouts honor "always be prepared" !!!! ;-)

And as stated above, these work very well with my Sony 65" 3d tv !!
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