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post #151 of 320
Does anyone have details on exactly what the "Mode" switch on top of the Panny glasses is doing? All I know is it makes a HUGE difference on 3D viewing when the "right" mode is toggled. I just end up cycling the switch until the 3D pops, but wonder what is happening here...

Also, 3 of my 4 pairs of Panny glasses had a sticker on the box denoting the model number as "TY-ER3D4MU -1" (the sticker was the "-1" part, just stuck on the box next to the printed model number...). Haven't found anything online about what the -1 means though.
post #152 of 320
It lets a person sensitive to 3D watch in 2D mode with a 3D movie playing.cool.gif
post #153 of 320
Just FYI. Went to the local Best Buy and they price matched the Samsung SSG-4100GB glasses at $17.99 which is target.com's online price. These are great if you're looking for a couple of spare sets for guests. I also got them because the Panny's are out of stock and it looks like I'll be waiting for the 2013 model.
post #154 of 320
Just ordered my 60ST50 and am convinced that the Panny glasses will be the best fit for me, my only question when trolling for bargains is: do the the 2011 models have a different model number? How would I distinguish between the two when shopping? I am resigned to spending $60 per pair unless someone sees a bargain. I was sets of two glasses on eBay but am suspecting they are the 2011 versions...
post #155 of 320
post #156 of 320
I have the 65VT50 Panny as well. I bought two of the offical Panny glasses (got them to price match at BB) and one set of Samsung Glasses.

Honestly...I have used both. Not to say the Panny are not nice but for the price go with Samsung. You can get 3 to 1...and for performance. I have not noticed any differance although a few people have said there is some...
post #157 of 320
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Originally Posted by tedcousens View Post

Do the the 2011 models have a different model number? .
Yes, they do. The 2011 model is TY-EW3D3.

As for the -1 at the end of Panasonic model numbers - it's sort of a revision label. -1 indicates the first version.
post #158 of 320
I have a pair of the Samsung 4100gb, and they work ok. However, because of light in my viewing area, it would be nice to have the sides blocked out like this year's Panasonic glasses, but they cost too much.

I'm going try out last year's Samsung 3100gb with my 55ST50, since they do block out light from the side, and prices are much more reasonable. Since there isn't conclusive evidence if these will work well, I figure the only way I'll know for sure is to try myself
post #159 of 320
Please post your findings. Thanks
post #160 of 320
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Originally Posted by Pagali View Post

Wouldn't you know it. I just gave up on getting another pair of those and instead ordered the 3Active glasses. As it turns out, though, I'm glad I did, because I really like them better. They work just as well, and fit very nicely over my prescription glasses -- there's a flange or ledge of sorts across the top which rests securely on the top of my eyeglasses. No more slipping down every time I move my head.

Since you have both the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU and the Dimension Optics 3Active glasses, do you notice any picture quality / 3D immersion differences between the glasses?

Thanks.

Mark
post #161 of 320
Well, got my set of Samsung 3100gb glasses. They pair with my ST50, but there is no depth to the picture, as if you were watching without 3D. It also doesn't show battery level. Darn.
Edited by soobaerodude - 2/7/13 at 9:43am
post #162 of 320
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Originally Posted by soobaerodude View Post

Well, got my set of Samsung 3100gb glasses. They pair with my ST50, but there is no depth to the picture, as if you were watching without 3D. It also doesn't show battery level. Darn.
Thanks for posting your findings......some things just weren't meant to be. Hopefully they are easy for you to return!
post #163 of 320
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

Since you have both the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU and the Dimension Optics 3Active glasses, do you notice any picture quality / 3D immersion differences between the glasses?

Thanks.

Mark

No, I can see no difference in them at all. Both are very good.
post #164 of 320
Has there been any word on 2013 year glasses? I'm curious is they'll have better battery life, or better stray light rejection around the sides of your face or what...

I know 2012 glasses are starting to get a little hard to find so the new ones should be hitting stores soon...
post #165 of 320
Has anyone tried the new Samsung SSG-5100GB model yet with the 2012 Panasonic plasmas?
post #166 of 320
Look on amazon, there's 3 reviews stating they work on the 2012 series
post #167 of 320
What's the difference between the 5100 & the 4100?
post #168 of 320
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!


http://youtu.be/HCJ7_l8lVgE

http://www.xpand.me/
Edited by pwrjnky - 3/18/13 at 6:30am
post #169 of 320
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Originally Posted by MacNThorens View Post

What's the difference between the 5100 & the 4100?

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Originally Posted by pwrjnky View Post

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!


http://youtu.be/HCJ7_l8lVgE

http://www.xpand.me/

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:





post #170 of 320
Do we have any reason to believe these work: XpanD X105BT.

I know you mention the list, but I am unable to reconcile the fact that there appears to be another Bluetooth model that runs twice as much.
post #171 of 320
I have the "lite" xpand glasses and like them better than the 105's. they are less bulky and lighter. I used to have the x103's which are about the same as the 105's and the wife didn't like the bulkiness compared to our new lites.
post #172 of 320
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

Do we have any reason to believe these work: XpanD X105BT.

I know you mention the list, but I am unable to reconcile the fact that there appears to be another Bluetooth model that runs twice as much.

I performed some further research, and I think the official model number for our 2012 Panny's is XPAND X105-RF-X1 Rechargeable 3D RF/Bluetooth Glasses ($60 on Amazon), according to the manual on the XpanD web site. However, I checked on the X105BT (Mitsubishi) model compatibility, and it shows Full 3D HD compatibility on the XpandD web site, so they should work with the 2012 Panasonic TV's.



It turns out the the XpanD X105BT ($29 on Amazon) is a from from Paul's TV; I checked their web site directly; they are on clearance, which explains the price. I assume since Mitsubishi is exiting the RPTV business, that is the reason why they are on clearance, so get 'em while they're hot!!

This is a great deal!

Mark
post #173 of 320
Any reviews of the Xpand? I plan on sticking with Panny, which will provide a pair with 2013 3D panels. Otherwise, the Sammy's are all good.
post #174 of 320
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Originally Posted by pwrjnky View Post

I have the "lite" xpand glasses and like them better than the 105's. they are less bulky and lighter. I used to have the x103's which are about the same as the 105's and the wife didn't like the bulkiness compared to our new lites.

I thought the X105BT and the X105-RF-X1 were the same exact design, but I compared the pictures on Amazon's web site to make that assumption. Now now that I compare the X105-BT with the X105-RF-X1 picture from the XpanD web site, I don't think so.

X105-RF-X1 (from the XpanD web site):



X105-BT (from the Amazon web site):



Mark
post #175 of 320
Thanks for all the updates guys. Looks like I will be returning the Samsung 4100s and getting the Samsung 5100s. Seems to be to me that they have addressed some of the reflective issues (smaller lenses & more curved to the face). The 4100s work perfect for me & the GT50 so I'm in anticipating the 5100s will be just a bit better.
post #176 of 320
If you look closely enough, the lens are exactly the same shape. The only difference seems to be the nose piece and maybe the hinge.

The model number is the most telling--X105 (the latest "lite" version). The older ones are X104, X103, etc. Bluetooth is an RF standard. Most assuredly, these are compatible with the 2012/2013 Panasonic Plasmas. I'll know soon enough when I receive them tomorrow since I found and ordered them yesterday (Amazon Prime is awesome that way!). smile.gif
post #177 of 320
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Originally Posted by Rice Rocket View Post

If you look closely enough, the lens are exactly the same shape. The only difference seems to be the nose piece and maybe the hinge.

The model number is the most telling--X105 (the latest "lite" version). The older ones are X104, X103, etc. Bluetooth is an RF standard. Most assuredly, these are compatible with the 2012/2013 Panasonic Plasmas. I'll know soon enough when I receive them tomorrow since I found and ordered them yesterday (Amazon Prime is awesome that way!). smile.gif

Please do give us a mini review... I'd order a pair or two (if they are still up when you get yours).

And yes, Amazon Prime FTW.
post #178 of 320
I bought my xpand lites directly though xpand just for the fact they they could get them to me within a few days. Amazon said to alow 2-3 weeks for delivery! I am not a patient person!
post #179 of 320
I have been testing Samsung 5100 glasses with my VT50 and I must say that they unimpress me. I am seeing no depth and have problem with overall imaging. Another problem is reflectivity and ambient light. This is at the point where I am watching everything around me.

I have seen other glasses and frankly this is the least 3D effect for me. How is everyone else is enjoying their 5100 with 2012 Panasonics.
post #180 of 320
I wanted to provide a little more information on the XpanD X105-BT's on clearance at Paul's TV. This was posted by Dru th Fu in the VT50 owner's thread:
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So, if given the choice of getting official Panasonic glasses for a little over $30 a pair (but having to wait perhaps a month or 2) versus going all in and buying the XPAND glasses now while they're on sale, which would be the route to go? I'd hate to miss out on this deal should my 'deal' for the Panny's come up short.

UPDATE: So out of curiosity, I went to the Amazon page, and like others mentioned, I confirmed that Paul's TV was selling these via Amazon. So I went to Paul's TV website and had an online chat with John. Being that I purchased my 65VT50 from Paul's, I wondered if I could get any kind of additional cost savings. Unfortunately, I was told that these glasses are already on clearance, so no additional savings could be had from the current $29.99 website listed price. I asked if these worked on the VT50, and was told Yes (and on Samsung TV's also)! I then proceeded to ask the quality of these were compared to the 'official' Panny glasses, and was told

John: The lens are exactly the same and honestly I like the Mitsubishi glasses better !
John: Also for the price, its way better

I then added that Amazon is selling these for $29.00, so John gave me that price, and also stated that I have a 30-day price match on these.

SOLD!!! I've purchase 6 pair.

If anyone would like John's contact info at Paul's TV, PM me.

I look forward to getting these and having my next family movie night...in 3D!

Mark
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