TV manufacturers agree universal active 3D glasses standard

The big guys at Samsung, Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to make one pair of 3D glasses to rule them all

3D glasses are already having a hard time inveigling their way into our homes without people moaning about looking like Shoreditch clubbers. On top of that, each TV manufacturer uses a different type of 3D glasses – making them expensive and exclusive too.

Now Samsung, Sony and Panasonic have teamed up in conjunction with Xpand – as they promised they would – to create one universal standard for active shutter 3D glasses that works across all their televisions. At last you can bring your own 3D glasses to your mate’s house. Any set made to this standard will have a shiny sticker certifying it – and all the rules that grant that sticker are available on a guidelines site, meaning other manufacturers can join in.

It’s a step in the right direction, but will it get us all watching telly in 3D? Let us know what you think on Twitter.

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