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Posts Tagged ‘3D Glasses’

Stix Project Brings Style and Comfort to 3D Glasses

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The Stix Project is still in the development stages but it’s still the problem-solving innovation we crave and need as consumers. Raise your hand if you wear glasses. Ok, now keep your hand up if you hate going to see a 3D movie in the theaters because:

  1. You have to wear an extra set of specs or….
  2. Have to wear contacts to be comfortable.

Those with your hands still proudly raised will love this awesome solution.

Designers Lucy Jung and Daejin Ahn have crafted the simpliest of all solutions. Peel the stickers off the plastic, and presto, your glasses become 3D glasses just like the ones in the theater. After the flick, peel them off and go back to your normal four-eyed ways. Pretty cool huh? No word yet on how much these stickers will cost, or if you will need to apply new stickers every use but assuming they have already considered that problem hipster, geek, nerd, and stunna’ shades alike will be rocking 3D capability in no time.

Side note: Yanko Design has some really cool ideas and products for lovers of functional design. Check them out and tell us which ones you like best!

Get Six, Free Pairs of 3D Glasses With Select LG 3D TVs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

If you’ve ever considered taking the leap to 3D TV for your home, now is a great time.  You can get six free pairs of 3D glasses with select LG 3D TVs.  3D glasses are necessary when watching programming in 3D, and each pair can be costly.  With the new promotion by LG, you can be sure you and your family and friends can all enjoy 3D programming without breaking the bank!

Sony, Samsung and Panasonic Team Up for 3D!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The big three in field of electronics, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have teamed up to form the “Full HD 3D Glasses initiative”.  This is a project that will attempt to standardize 3D glasses. As of right now, the market has incompatible active-shutter models based on different technologies, which the consortium wants to replace with a unified standard that will let you use the same pair of spectacles on any display or at any theater that uses the Xpand 3D standard.

This Weekend At Abt You Can Watch the World Cup in 3D

Friday, June 25th, 2010

This weekend at Abt there is fun for everyone. Saturday we are airing the US versus Ghana game at 1:30 in the atrium. Samsung will provide glasses and Comcast as well as DirecTV will provide the 3D coverage of the game.

Sunday Abt and ESPN are collaborating to bring you World Cup 2010 coverage in 3D. Watch the second round action 2pm at Abt. Mexico is battling Argentina in Johannesburg. Samsung, again, will provide 3D glasses and ESPN’s Road Crew and Abt home theater specialists will be on hand to answer any 3D questions.

-Kelly Brummett

Watch the Masters in 3D

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Watch the Masters Tournament in 3D at Abt! We have two dedicated Samsung 3D TVs available for you to see the latest 3D technology in action. Abt has everything you need to watch this year’s Masters in a way that you have never seen it before. The 2010 Masters will be broadcast April 7-11th on ESPN and CBS.

Speak with an Abt sales specialist for help creating a 3D experience for your home. It’s easier than you might think; all you need is a 3D TV, 3D glasses, an HD cable box, and the appropriate HDMI cable.

For more information on 3D technology, check out the 3D information page on Abt.com

-Kelly B.

Abe Explains 3D TV on NBC

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Tune in to NBC tonight at 5pm. Abe A., custom audio and video specialist will be answering all your 3D TV questions. This is the first year that TV programming and movies are available in your home, so there are a lot of unanswered questions about the new technology.

Here are the most frequently asked questions about 3D TV:

Q: If I buy a 3D TV today, can I watch 3D movies tonight?
A: You will need to have a 3D Blu-ray player, a 3D-ready HDMI cable, and 3D glasses to watch a 3D movie.

Q: How much will 3D TVs cost?
A: They will be in the same price range as other HD LCD TVs, HD LED, and HD plasma TVs.

Q: Can I watch TV in 3D?
A: ESPN is the first network to offer 3D programming; it will be available sometime in 2010.

Q: Will all the movies that I want to watch be in 3D?
A: There are 10-15 movies slated to be released in 3D Blu-ray by the end of 2010.

Q: What sizes are 3D TVs?
A: Currently, they are available in sizes ranging from 40”-65”.

Q: Does everyone have to wear the 3D glasses?
A: Yes. Without the glasses the movie will look blurry. You will not be able to view the movie or programming.

Q: Do the glasses come with the TV?
A: Not necessarily. Some manufacturers offer bundle deals. But they are normally sold separately.

Q: How much do the glasses cost?
A: The glasses range in price from $179-$249 each.

Q: Are all the glasses the same?
A: No. There are two types of 3D glasses, active and passive. The active glasses will connect to your TV via Bluetooth and require batteries while the passive glasses will be similar to the 3D glasses with one red lens and one blue or cyan lens.

Q: Can I use the HDMI cable that I have now for a new 3D TV?
A: There is a 50/50 chance that you can. If you have a high-quality HDMI 1.3 cable then you might be able to use it. 3D TVs and Blu-ray players require HDMI 1.4 cables. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to test the cable by plugging it in.

Abt has a Samsung 46” 3D TV on display in the showroom. For more information on 3D technology speak with an audio visual specialist at Abt today. Also check out the 3D TV buying guide on Abt.com.

-Kelly B.