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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Samsung will start selling their 3D glasses in common prescriptions


One of the biggest problem with 3D in media is that while almost all of us without eyepatches can see in three dimensions in real life, the technology in the theater or living room is calibrated towards those with perfect eyesight. This wasn’t such a big deal when 3D was accomplished mostly by cardboard-and-plastic specs, which could easily be placed over your glasses, but now that we’re in the realm of expensive active shutter glasses, that’s a much less satisfying solution.

Samsung seems to have realized that if 3D is going to catch on for home consumers, they need to start convincing the majority of the population not boasting perfect vision. That’s why they intend on offering their line of 3D glasses in common prescriptions.

That’s pretty neat, but it still raises a lot of questions. For one, this doesn’t help those of us with uncommon prescriptions… like me. Second, Samsung’s glasses are active shutter affairs, and this technology is almost guaranteed to be replaced in the next few years with something better… making this an expensive niche product with limited usefulness.

Finally, there’s the price: who’s going to want to pay the price of a new pair of prescription lenses just to watch Avatar in their living room in 3D the once? Weird, but maybe some people will bite. Just don’t expect your eye insurance to cover it.

35 comments:

razortek said...

oh my god Oo lol i want it i fuckin want it!!!!

The Lazy Geographer said...

There still isn't enough 3D media out there to even make the investment worth it.

Dooberry said...

There are TV's set up with glasses in Changi Airport playing cloudy with a chance of meatballs non-stop... Pretty awesome

swizzfor said...

i think 3D is overrated

NeedlessToSay said...

No way in hell I'm paying the price of a new prescription lens for this.

Mario said...

i'm not liking this 3d thing with televisions

Stav88os said...

Cool Story Bro!;)

ModerneFusion said...

3D does not really enhance the experience. Maybe when there's 4D i might consider :P

happybuffet said...

Jesus, 3D in our everyday life!

kokojesta said...

hehehe you kidding? right?

MASS said...

Ingenious! now if they could only find a way to make it cost less, it'll be a smash. The theatres would make a killing too.

Chris said...

I don't even like 3D ... I mean it's ok in a theater but I don't want it at home.

amidoinitrite? said...

wow, too bad I don't wear glasses

Touch and Feel said...

I would love this.

Swift Love said...

Imma get me sum!

The Illest said...

Ahh i can't wait. what about contacts?

SC2 Strats said...

o.O that's weird.

Gansita said...

I'm still waiting to have those glasses to see through clothes, lol

ImmaFrog said...

Koreans are sick...

Crammarc said...

im not hoping on this train yet

iRetiv said...

3D is all the rage these days!!

MacPCharmony said...

I wonder how much will this cost?

hippilazma said...

that must be the future

pixel said...

weird, but doesn't 3d still make some people sick?

kokojesta said...

hehe yay for 3ds glassess!! il be loling when that happens :)

mrmobilegamer said...

im not really into 3D, but I guess they found a good market to go after.

aZZo said...

im waiting for the 3D without the glasses, i hate these ones

The Illest said...

Probably madddd expensive

Liv said...

thats really weird...I don't think I'd ever pay for that

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Whoa, I want a pair!

kokiloten said...

i dont like this 3d stuff

Fuuuuuuuu said...

I'm not sure about this one anymore

Astra said...

maybe in 5 years 3d will have taken over the globe, but right now, i dont think its worth it as there isn't enough enough programming in 3d

Mr. Moment said...

ughh I dislike 3d

sugarsugar-dina said...

I really don't get the whole 3d craze. :/

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