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Dec 2, 2010

Monster Vision Max 3D Glasses

3D is a bit of a mess in itself, but to make matters more complicated, a pair of shutter glasses that work with your Samsung TV won't work with your Panasonic TV or not very well. Monster is changing that, almost.

Their Vision Max 3D glasses promise universal compatibility on all 3D TVs—which is fantastic—but you'll need to use Monster's base station to make said TVs work with the glasses.

$250 buys you a base station (transmitting shutter sync information over 2.4GHz) and one pair of glasses. $180 buys you an extra pair of glasses.

It's not a bad idea—not at all. But so long as you can't just bring your glasses to a friend's house to watch a movie, so long as the glasses themselves can't decode every manufacturer's particular 3D timing, so long as you need a intermediary piece of equipment to make it all work, Monster's solution doesn't look much more tempting (or flexible) than that of the original manufacturers.
 
 

37 comments:

Imensha said...

This seems like some pretty darn overpriced and useless stuff if you ask me.
And $180 for an extra pair of glasses? C'mon, if they can't even do shit without the station they can't be worth THAT much.

Dr. Steve said...

The only information I could use from this is don't buy a 3d TV. Not yet at least, it seems the technology will be massively invested into in the future, but right now it's just something for rich people to play with.

NooG said...

i'd love me some 3d glasses but at 180 a pop, that's insane... i'll stick to HDTV!

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Are they like the xray glasses they used to advertize at the back of Marvel comics?

Pawawanpi said...

I find 3d TV's to be quite useless but this makes it even more unappealing. I mean seriously? SERIOUSLY?! It makes me wonder how many people have even bought these 3d TVs and are acutally enjoying them.

Sinisa said...

very good...

cooperlife said...

"We promise our glasses will universally work on all 3D TVs... However, not all TVs are compatible with the glasses."

Alixander said...

It could have some potential.

Mr. Riddler said...

I like the concept. Now we tackle the issue of making 3D affordable.

HTT said...

awesome ! I want theses !

Leddi said...

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Erroneous Maximus said...

I think I'm going to wait a while on this 3D stuff hehe.

Monster Madness said...

I think it could be kinda cool to watch a 3d movie at home :)

MarkoManager said...

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stm said...

eh, i'm going to hold out until we have holograms.

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I wear glasses already, wearing 3D glasses is a pain in the ass for me.

IDDQD said...

Its really idiotic that the manufacturers cant work together to make a common standard..

Snarf said...

I really don't think 3d televisions are worth the money and looking at how expensive they're making the glasses, now they're definitely not worth the money.

Anonymous said...

Well, I am one of those weird people that can not see 3d for some reason. Blue/red glasses don't work on me and neither do the green/red so I could honestly care less about a 3d tv lol. Nice post tho, hope something works out for the normal people who can see the 3d =D

Gurney said...

those are awesome

Astra said...

Because of the terrible glasses, i dont think 3d will take the world by storm

Anonymous said...

Can't wait until 3d technology is mastered

CandleintheDark said...

I like the idea of 3D tv but its just not happening yet until prices aren't stupid.

memeaday said...

I have to be honest here; 3D doesn't mean much in my book. Not my cup of tea, I guess.

rigor tortoise said...

They should wait until they have better tech before they make overpriced crap.

Major.Mack said...

3d sucks right now

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Anonymous said...

they look neat but i would have picked a different frequency than 2.4ghz with the proliferation of wifi and all. interference is probably a major issue with these.

Das Auto! said...

3d tv can lick my 9

Classically Trained Nub said...

I loathe and despise "3D Technology". It's the same crap that they used in the 70's repackaged in a shiny and expensive new way. Meh.

Smatchimo said...

dude Monster is always overpriced, i will be boycotting this product, just as every other Monster product.

DOWN WITH BESTBUY!

Willow said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the technology is to new to worry about it.

ImmaFrog said...

Well, i'm not ccrazy about wearing glasses all day just to watch tv or movies, you know

Tsipise said...

That's sooo expensive.

Mister Sharaf said...

hm, i dont like 3D that shit will destroy tv

Alex said...

man some years ago LG ws trying to do some 3DTV without the glasses they were putting like 2 pixels in one... SO every pixel could send 2 image angles to your eyes

ThatGuy said...

It will get to the point where they come with the TV as they should.