Perhaps you might enlighten us as to why you're posting in the 3D Content forum.
Oh I don't know maybe because I own a 3d tv and own 3d glasses and own a 3d blu-ray player but the only reason I have the tv is I don't really have a choice. I own the glasses and blu-ray player because they were free. This is about content is it not? There isn't much content, which is a problem which is one of the sticking points of the article, hence I'm completely on topic.
So what increases in performance did you have in mind?
Who knows what they could have spent R&D on instead of the 3d tech? I don't make TV's or tv technology for a living so how am I supposed to know?
Does a Samsung TV remote control work with a Panasonic TV? It doesn't? OMG, what a scam!!
Not valid. If you buy a samsung tv it comes with a samsung remote, if you buy a panasonic tv it will come with a remote. So why would you have a samsung tv and a panasonic tv in the same space wanting to be controlled by each others remotes? OMG makes no sense.
As far as the razor analogy I completely understand why one manufacturer would not want their glasses working on another, but at the same time there is a point where their needs to be standards. What if one manufacturers tv didn't work with a cable providers signal but only worked with Direct TV? Or what if a manufacturer decided that they were going to only support their proprietary version of HDMI that was not the same as everyone else? Presenting 3d to the user is just like hooking up a connecting cable, all the cables work among all manufacturers, so to should 3d glasses. They can do what they want with internal processing to make the display of 3d better than a competitor, use that as a selling point, but the glasses themselves should be universal. If they want to get into the glasses business then fine. Make a lighter more comfortable more stylish pair than your competitor. Make the battery life last months of use. There are a ton of things they can do that has nothing to do with how the glasses interact and display the image to the consumer that can be just as profitable to them.
As a consumer I do not care one bit about the manufacturers ability to make profit. Put out a good product and profit follows. If some company is having problems making money then either figure it out or close up shop. The proprietary 3d glasses just screams money grab.