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Powered by SAVE THIS | EMAIL THIS | Close By Eric Ogg , CNET STORY HIGHLIGHTS Plastic 3D glasses may work only with brand of TV with which they're shipped Each TV brand has sensor that picks up a signal from corresponding brand of glasses XpanD and Gunnar Optiks are aiming to make universal 3D glasses Consumer Electronics Association is referee between competing brands and standard 3D eyewear RELATED TOPICS Television Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Samsung LCD Televisions Panasonic Corporation ( CNET ) -- The good news about the 3D TVs coming out this spring and summer is that they'll come packed with two pairs of 3D lenses. The bad news? Those plastic glasses work only with the brand of TV with which they're shipped. That means that if you buy a Panasonic 3D TV, you can't use the accompanying lenses with your neighbor's Sony 3D TV, should you want to get together to watch the World Cup in 3D this summer. That's because each TV brand has a sensor that picks up a signal from the corresponding brand of glasses. If that seems backwards, it's because it is. But it's also the sign of a new technology that hasn't yet worked out all of its kinks. Thankfully, the burgeoning 3D industry knows that this is a shortcoming and is concocting a fix. One company that makes 3D eyewear, XpanD , has staked its claim to be the vendor of choice for brand-agnostic 3D glasses. The company has been manufacturing 3D glasses for movie theaters in Europe and Asia for years, and it is now moving to make the glasses work for people's homes as well. XpanD has been contracted to produce the lenses that will ship with Panasonic and Vizio's 3D sets, but the company is also aiming more
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course MGT 3743 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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