Samsung: 3D Glasses Compatible With Other TVs When Worn Upside Down

The incompatibility of glasses from 3DTV manufacturers has already led many of us to believe 3DTV is just a passing phase, but now that Samsung's let slip that they should work if worn upside down might just save it.

As demonstrated by the man in the above photo (disclosure: he's my fiancé), this little trick will make you look even more foolish than before. It was revealed during a demonstration of Samsung's 3DTVs in the UK, with R&D chief Simon Lee using a Panasonic 3DTV to explain the compatibility to Home Cinema Choice.

"I think that it's likely that the different manufacturers will come together, possibly as early as next year, to agree a common standard for Active Shutter glasses," Lee said - which won't thrill the early adopters who've already taken advantage of Samsung and Panasonic's quick production-line-to-store-shelves moves.

The trick will only work on sets that use Active Shutter glasses, and so far, Home Cinema Choice has only tried it out with Samsung and Panasonic's sets. [Home Cinema Choice]

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