Originally Posted by MacNThorens
What's the difference between the 5100 & the 4100?
Originally Posted by pwrjnky
I'm not exactly sure why all of you are buying these model specific glasses. Such a waste of money and you can't take them to a friends and watch their other brand 3d television. XpanD 3d glasses are universal and you can get them in IR, RF, or a combination of both to work with everything. They are a little pricier, but you can watch anything with them. AND they are comfortable, come in kids sizes and various colors! Not to mention all the founders of xpand are panasonic, Sony, and Samsung. You can generally get them $10 cheaper per pair through amazon. I love mine!
I have been following the pricing on ebay for the 2012 versions of the Panasonic 3D glasses for the past 6 weeks. Initially, they were selling for $55-$65, but are now selling for $70-$80. Perhaps the supply for these are drying up, but Panasonic still hasn't indicated whether there'll be a new 2013 model. The bad news is that they went back to passive 3D for their 2013 LED, which probably means fewer active 3D glasses sold, higher prices, and fewer deals.
The cheaper 2012 Samsungs work equally as well, other than subjective fit, a harder to use on/off button, disposable batteries, and stray light rejection. The newer slightly redesigned 2013 Samsung SSG-5100GB is already available for the same price. Looks like they improved the button and the size, shape and angle of the lenses may be slightly better. Here are some comparison pictures; the 2013 models are first, and the 2012 models second:Samsung 2013 Model Pictures:Samsung 2012 Model Pictures:
I would second the recommendation for XpanD glasses; their new "Lite IR/RF line" http://www.xpand.me/products/xpand-3d-glasses-lite-ir-rf/
, based on their competitive pricing; I guess performance remains to be determined.
I believe the specific model for our 2012 Panasonic TV's is the XpanD X105BT (for Bluetooh). They are currently available on Amazon for $29; they mention compatiblity with Mitsubishi TV's, but if you go to this link, you can see the XpanD compatibility list: http://www.xpand.me/compatible-devices/XpanD X105BT Model Pictures: