Originally Posted by david(dallas)
Man I bought this TV more for the 4k instead of the 3D. But at this point, I have been impressed more with the 3d over what I have watched of the 4k material, especially what is on the sammy media. As usually, it looks nothing like the demo material shown in the stores. I still think they do something extra to make it look better in the stores.
Now on the 3d glasses, I don't think that there isn't a way I can tell if the glasses or connected or not. I know when you connect, it tells you on the TV. But after that, I have lost connection for some reason and I didn't know it. Would be nice if the LED on the glasses stayed on green to show connection, or something to tell me.
Those what are using other 3d glasses and would recommend them over the ones provided with the TV, please chime in with model or link information.
Also the ones you are using, is there a way to tell them are actively connected?
Thanks in advance..
I bought it more for the 3D than the 4K and wanted nicer, rechargeable 3D Glasses.
From a recommendation on this site's "3D" section, I bought the SAMSUNG-Compatible 3ACTIVE® 3D Glasses for 2011-14 Bluetooth 3D TV's.
These also came with a very nice zipper-close Case to hold them.
There is a very positive "On" Button on top of left temple portion, unlike the hard to feel one on the included glasses. There is a brief 'LED' and they won't turn on if there is no 3D Bluetooth from the TV. They turn off automatically when TV is out of 3D mode and when you return to 3D mode, if it has been more than a short while, you just press the button, the 3D view gives you no doubt if they are on or not. The button will turn them off while TV is in 3D mode and you then can see a brief Red LED and then a Blue LED if you turn them back on again.
I wear progressive corrective glasses and these are very comfortable over them. The lenses are larger than the included glasses and the shading is greater as well. I have worn them for three and a half hours (Titanic 3D Blu-Ray) with complete comfort and even though their 39 grams is nearly twice the 22 gram weight of the included, they are more comfortable.
The Luminous Transmittance is listed as 38+/-2% vs 36+/-2% for the included glasses. They both list 120Hz and the 3D Active shows Liquid Crystal Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 with no rating on included version.
My left eye corrects to 20/15 but my right eye can only be corrected to 20/30 which puts me at a disadvantage for 3D TV. I find enough advantage in the viewing to justify their $50 cost, not even considering the convenience of not changing batteries.
I had preferred the Samsung "2D>3D" conversion over almost all the Demo 3D (looks so artificial) that I had seen until I experienced the 3D Titanic Blu-Ray which was truly amazing and life-like.
The Pairing is the same except that the 3D-Active require first putting TV in 3D mode (so that they will turn on). TV Screen shows a brief message when connected. The "battery-meter" on the included is not very accurate and I know I got no where near 70 hours on the first battery. The 3D-Active comes with a 31" standard USB to mini-USB charging cable that you can plug into the TV or any charging USB Jack. They show a life of 20-50 hours between charges, LED shows the need and it takes 1-3 hours for the charging LED to go out. I'm still on the original 2 hour charge.