Holy moly. I'm only looking to get about 3 pairs of cost-effective (but good quality) active 3D glasses for my Epson 5050UB.
"Dude, there's already a thread that compares these, use the search function."
Let me show you how well I've used the search function, and sunk 3 hours of searching.
1) The Epson-branded glasses ELPGS03 glasses are nearly $100 a piece. Absolutely everyone says that while the benchmark of glasses for Epson, they are NOT worth $100 each. The interesting thing? Most major retailers are OUT OF STOCK on them. Bestbuy has none. Frys has one left ($87). They are not even really on eBay, zero are available from the US. The ones that are on eBay are from China, and currently $48 if I buy two, plus the 2-week wait for shipping and the worry about them being counterfeit. Holy moly Epson....
2) Hi-shock. Hi-shocks look awesome and seem to be recommended. But guess what? Their website appears to be abandoned. They have no Amazon store anymore. There's nothing from them on eBay. The last time the website (which is quite damn poor, even for china) has been updated appears to be 3 years ago. Are they out of business? Seriously, click on this (their homepage), then click on "store": http://www.hishock.com/EN_index.html
3) Samsung SSG-5150GB glasses. These are the "most" available, but they are certainly not swimming on the market. I can easily scrounge up 3 pairs from multiple venders for around $15-25 a pair, but the reviews say they are "cheap" and will break and not very good. So I worry about the quality. However....they are available...what to do?!
4) People have talked about "ValueView", but there is no such thing anymore.
What to do....what to do. $48 for the Epson glasses seems reasonable, but why do I have to buy from China and wait so long to get them? Are the Samsung 5150 that bad?