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Sony, Panasonic, XpanD 3D, and Samsung band together to standardize 3D glasses

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Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and more are attempting to unify the standards for active 3D glasses.

Panasonic 3D glasses
Panasonic 3D glasses

Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and X6D Limited (XpanD 3D) first joined forces back in August towards a single, unified active shutter 3D glasses specification called Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative, which has now begun licensing. The initiative would standardize the glasses, allowing you to use one pair regardless of if you're using a computer monitor, a friend's TV, or are at a movie theater.

The specification allows for active shutter glasses that work over either Bluetooth or infrared, and XpanD previously offered universal glasses they claimed would work with any IR set, so their involvement will hopefully help things along. Twelve other companies including Sharp and Toshiba have "expressed their support" for the initiative, so we're hoping this is a critical mass of support for standardization.