A new pair of Samsung 3D glasses will now only run you around $50, instead of the previous $100+, and we can’t help but wonder if the proliferation of new passive 3D televisions has something to do with that. Given that most consumers look at the price first, and all other factors second, it’s safe to say that something had to be done to bring the price of active glasses more in line with the offerings from the likes of Vizio and LG. The passive-retarded polarized 3D those sets offer accomplishes its effect by only using every other line to draw the image (odd/even odd/even), resulting in a 540p image (only slightly above standard definition) that often has interlacing style artifacts and other problems. But hey, at least the glasses are cheap, since they require no moving parts.
Whatever the reasons, this is a good move on Samsung’s part. Cheaper 3D means more people buying into the technology, and more potential customers hopefully means more and better 3D content.
Souce: [Samsung News]