I’ve just received a very special pair of 3D glasses for evaluation from my friends of Volfoni: hybrid universal glasses.
They are simultaneously active and passive and on top of that, are universal, id est, they work with any 3DTV brand (theoretically), the closest to perfection.
The precise model I’ve tested is Volfoni ActiveEyes.
On the WS of my work I have a Samsung active screen with nVIDIA 3D Vision and a passive screen from Hyundai, and it is really sweet to be able to use only a pair of glasses to watch 3D in both screens.
3DTV’s using active shutter glasses from LG, SONY, Panasonic and Samsung work (virtually) well with these glasses. Also passive screens from JVC, Hyundai and Samsung among others, so finally I will be able to go to my family and friends homes equipped with 3D TV’s and projectors with a single pair of glasses.
One thing is good and bad at the same time: it is bad because is something additional to the glasses, but good because this way the glasses are lighter if they are used in passive mode only, and the reason is it has a small wired device that connects to the glasses for working in active mode. This little box has a small clip that can be hold easily to a shirt.
This device must include some kind of integrated circuit able to recognize the IR patterns of each brand and adjust the proper shutting order and pace to the individual eyes correctly.
Th active mode does not work with sync systems different to IR (bluetooth, DLP link or RF), and I still have to test them if they work in cinemas using XpanD encrypted signals.
For some of those modes BT and RF, Volfoni sells an optional transmitter. Check Volfoni website for additional information or contact some distributor for precise requests.