Do you re-use your 3D glasses?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by cortlimi, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. cortlimi

    cortlimi Auditioning

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    All of this sucks for my family. Our daughter is blind in one eye. She has no benefit from 3D... she requires the glasses because the way it is projected requires it, even if you only look with one eye. We also refuse the glasses at the counter because re-use is the best plan for the planet (if I take the same glasses to every 3d movie I see at the theater I always go to, I make less waste in landfill or less work to clean/repackage... My daughter (in order to be with her family at the movie) must pay for the extra 3d cost. Granted, we pay for the ticket...we want her with us. Regardless, the system is flawed. Even if it is only the marketing.
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    The RealD glasses will work with passive 3D tv sets (mostly LG, Vizio, and entry level Panasonic LED 3D sets).
    Passive 3D sets have a more consistently good 3D effect with less flicker, ghosting, etc. than active sets, but at a reduction from 1080 to 540 resolution, and are generally brighter. Keeping the RealD glasses from a trip to the theater is a cheap way of obtaining enough glasses for a family or for groups if you have a passive 3D set. Active glasses cost $20 a pair for those made by Samsung, which will also work with Panasonic and Sharp active sets (2012 models only), but not Sony 3D sets. Sharp, Panasonic, and Sony make active glasses cost around $60 a pair.
    Sharp's active glasses are unique in that they have a switch that turns off the 3D effect for people who are disturbed by the effect, while others can watch in 3D simultaneously.
    I sell tvs and out here in the real world passive sets are a very viable solution for those who value the quality of the 3D effect and are willing to accept the lower resolution, and those with large families who balk at the price of active glasses.
     

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