Originally Posted by TOU47
First post on this forum...some great info here! After MUCHO research I to had settled on a Panasonic PT-AE8000U for our first projector for a new to us dedicated theater room. (Total light control) Not to take this off topic too much because I still a ittle bit up in the air after a suttle discovery this past week...The question I have is related to the type of 3D glasses that these use.
The deal is this, I had decided to also buy a 60" Panasonic PLASMA 3D TV. (I am nearly just as sold on a similar Samsung TV for $400 less.) I wanted to be able to buy several pairs of 3D glasses and use them on both the TV and the projector. So...I went into the store to buy the TV this week and at the last minute discovered that it uses BLUETOOTH
3D glasses whereas PT-AE8000U uses IR
3D glasses technology. What the heck!
Why in the Sam Hill don't both Panasonic AV components not use the same 3D glasses technology? One uses BlueTooth the other uses IR? Next question...so if I buy the Panasonic PT-AE8000U this year is it going to go to BlueTooth next year?
Thx for your input
Next year, who knows? IR works just fine, so I'm not sure why Panasonic would want to swap to Bluetooth, which has a shorter range and uses the crowded 2.4Ghz network (and probably has inferior battery life, too).
But who knows? Panasonic could just as easily switch next year, and if they do go to BT, I hope it's the low-power BT 4.0.
Nobody knows what it will be next year.