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Comfortable 3D Glasses!
on 22 November 2012
I bought these Panasonic 3D glasses, they are the Panasonic TY-ER3D4ME Bluetooth Active 3D Glasses - Medium size, to use with a Samsung PS60E6500 television, these glasses form part of a new standard that has been agreed by the major manufacturers, it means you no longer have to worry about a rival brand not working with your new ( 2012 models onwards ) TV or Projector, these glasses come in a box, inside the box you get a folded up manual, the glasses and a mini HDMI to normal HDMI cable, the mini part goes into a port situated at the top bottom side of the nose of the glasses and the normal HDMI part goes either into your TV or Blu ray player, they recharge this way, so just plug them in for a few minutes and you are good to go for around three hours, very fast charging, half an hour of charging will give you about 26hrs worth of viewing.
On my Samsung TV i simply walked up to about 50cm from the TV and switched the glasses on, this synced them with the TV, you get an onscreen message telling you this, i wear prescription glasses because i am short sighted and so it was important that the glasses fit over my own lenses and were comfortable to wear, they fit over nicely and i can wear these without any problems for a full movie, another important aspect is they have sides which stop light getting in to your eyes, this is important, the Samsung TV came with cheap 3D glasses that allowed light in at the sides, this ruined the experience for me, those glasses are now sitting in a drawer and will likely never be used, a neat feature of these glasses is they have a switch on top of the middle part of the glasses which allows you to view the film in 2D while other people can continue to watch in 3D, the glasses are light and this is important, it means you won't end up with a headache from wearing them unless of course 3D images don't agree with you.
Its not all good news, there is a slight issue, you can switch the glasses on and be watching 3D videos from YouTube or maybe even just switching one blu ray film off and putting on another, well the problem is the glasses have an inbuilt feature where if they do not detect a 3D signal they switch themselves off, it happens quite fast too, its actually annoying as you then have to reach up to your nose area and re-activate the glasses by using the on-off switch, a minor annoyance but worth pointing out to potential buyers, another negative is they are not supplied with their own case or lint free cleaning cloth, i end up putting them back in the cardboard box after each use.
You should also be aware that all fluorescent lighting should be switched off when viewing 3D wearing these glasses, if you leave it on and are in line of sight of the lamp or the lighting then you will experience flicker, my tip is to buy some LED lights, they can be put on and no flicker will be experienced, the image quality is very good, 3D works great with these glasses and i think the tint in the glasses is also quite neutral and the colours look normal on 3D material, obviously you get some dimming but that's true of all 3D glasses, despite a few minor issues i do think these glasses are worth the money over cheaper ones and i recommend them.
P.S. When i bought these glasses they were £39.77 each, the price is way too high now, i wouldn't buy them at the current £60+ price.