Samsung offering 3D prescription glasses..


Only days after the announcement of bubblegum-coloured, aviator-style 3D TV glasses from iWoot, Samsung have annouced prescription 3D glasses for watching the telly.

This means that those of us who are squinty and short-sighted won’t have to perch two pairs of glasses on our delicate noses when we want to watch some film in 3D.

We assume you’ll be able to use them at the cinema and anywhere that the 3D technology uses passive glasses..

Obviously you won’t want to get these replaced everytime your prescription changes, and of course this pair would just work for you, so you can’t share them. But maybe that’s a good thing.

So far Samsung are only selling the specs in Korea. You drop your prescription off at the Samsung shop, and within a month you’ve got a corrective 3D pair waiting for you. As 3D adoption spreads, we could see this spreading around the world…

Anna Leach


  • ‘High street’ 3D cinemas (Vue, Odeon) use the RealD circular polarised passive 3d systems which work with the Moshka3D glasses and the Samsungs (which will be passive too).

    IMAX used 2 systems, Active (which needs battery powered glasses) and a linear polarised passive system, which is actually inferior to the RealD system.

    All TV’s are active and each manufacturer has a proprietary system that requires battery powered active glasses. Only LG makes a passive 3D TV that will work with the Moshka and Samsung specs – that is the one that Sky3D have rolled out in 1200 pubs in the UK.

  • Great idea, I’d love a pair, but sadly this won’t work for ALL 3D, as there are numerous technologies available, each of which requires different glasses depending on the technology used. My partner works for a company which installs projectors in cinemas, and he has installed at least 3 different types which all require different spec glasses.

    So, great idea, but a shame it won’t always be practical.

  • Getting 3D entertainment in your home isn’t a hard feat anymore. As many TV manufacturers are making a hard push for the next level of entertainment, including heavy-hitters like Sony.

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