Sony, Panasonic, Samsung in 3D glasses deal

Aug 09, 2011
A man wears 3D glasses while watching a demonstration at the Sony booth during a consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas
Japan's Sony and Panasonic and South Korea's Samsung Electronics have said they will jointly develop new standards for glasses used to watch 3D images on television, computer and movie screens.

Japan's Sony and Panasonic and South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Tuesday they will jointly develop new standards for glasses used to watch 3D images on television, computer and movie screens.

The three Asian consumer electronics giants, working with European X6D Limited, said their collaboration will cover a technology called "3D active glasses", according to their joint statement.

The universal glasses -- which can be used on TVs from all three firms -- will go on sale in 2012 and will be compatible with 3D sets being released this year, the companies said.

"Today’s announcement marks a unique collaboration of the world’s leading 3D TV manufacturers and 3D technology providers for the benefit of consumers," they said, expressing hope the move would promote 3D technology.

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Vendicar_Decarian
1 / 5 (2) Aug 09, 2011
I can't wait until I can watch dancing with the stars in 3d.