: 3D glasses with prescription glasses
2011-12-01, 10:44 PM
Well today I tried out my 3d TV (Samsung 60" 6900) with my active 3d glasses (SSG-3100GB) over top of my prescription glasses, needless to say it doesn't work at all. The whole "3d" part of the image is shifted so far above the TV its like I am watching 2 TVs.
The friend on the couch with me also wearing prescription glasses said it worked great with no issues and was very cool.
So what can I do? Are there prescription 3d glasses or a pair more meant for to wear over prescription glasses?
I currently wear single vision and am about a -6
Thanks for any help
I have a Panasonic TV that I use with prescription glasses without a problem.
Are you sure that you have 3D output set to side-by-side format?
2011-12-04, 08:42 PM
When I am watching a 3d bluray the 3d settings on my TV ghost out so I cant change any thing, but when I turn off the bluray player I do have it set side by side.
The bluray player has no 3d settings that would affect anything.
My manual says you must use highspeed HDMI cables for proper 3d. Not sure how to check the speed of my HDMI cable.
As mentioned before my friend beside me said everything looked proper. All though did state the 3d was surprisingly far and few between.
So the troubleshooting continues.
I know it may be blurry, but what can you see without your glasses? If your friend said things looked fine, it may have something to do with your glasses (special coating?, etc) Originally I thought it might be bifocals or progressives, but you say you have single vision glasses.
Have you tried different BDs, programming? Did you try his glasses?
2011-12-05, 10:49 AM
Did try switched 3d glasses, same result.
If I do not wear my glasses I cant see a thing, its just one blur of a mess.
I will try go ahead and try a few different 3d movies and see if its the same effect.
I meant try his prescription glasses. For example, if they're -4 they would provide some correction. Even if your vision is blurry without the glasses, you should still be able to make out if you've got two images above one another - especially if you do an A-B comparison - with and without your prescription glasses on.
2011-12-05, 03:24 PM
This is part of the reason I went with the new Passive 3D instead of Active. I tried the Active 3D in the store and the 3D glasses over top of my prescription glasses just didn't feel right and resulted in less than optimal 3D. Lot's of crosstalk (ghosting) in background images that I couldn't tell if it was just the way the TV or source material was or if it was a result of the glasses on top of the glasses.
Just picked up a 55" LG 5600 series and found out that LG even sells a pair of 3D clip-on's for my regular glasses that work perfectly. They were $25 bucks and flip up out of the way same as clip-on sunglasses. (handy for snack runs to the kitchen!) ;)
And sorry talljak, I realize this is possibly of no help in your situation but just posting in case anyone is reading this thread that is looking to upgrade or get a new 3D TV. Prescription glasses can be a very good reason to go to Passive 3D (LG, Vizio, Toshiba) for some of us especially with heavy prescriptions. I've also found less flicker, brighter image and the glasses are dirt cheap and light. Same as movie theatre pairs. (LG threw in 9 pairs with mine)
Part number for the LG clip-ons is AG-F220 at FS although nobody at FS seemed to realize they even carried them. I did find them in stock though at FS and tickled pink with them. They are listed on the FS website. Cheers!
(and I hope you find a satisfactory solution! Would be good info for those that prefer Active 3D)
2011-12-05, 05:53 PM
So I can use passive 3d glasses on an active 3d system?
If so I will look into those. Its too late to change tv's
2011-12-05, 05:58 PM
No you can't. Passive glasses are polarized whereas active glasses blink in sync with the 3D picture. I'd say passive glasses will only let you see the same blurriness.
2011-12-05, 05:59 PM
Nope sorry and apologies for the confusion. Active TV's require the electronic glasses with batteries. Passive 3D TV's uses the cheaper polarized glasses, no batteries required. Passive is basically the same technology used in movie theatres today for 3D movies.
2011-12-05, 06:23 PM
Well then I guess I have to find a store that will let me try on various 3d glasses. I think the problem might be is that the 3d glasses sit to far away from my face and there is a fair amount of space between my glasses and the 3d glasses.
Ive tried some of my older glasses with slightly different prescription strength and coatings, but the result is the same.
2011-12-06, 05:18 PM
If you can, try them with a pair of contacts on. If they work fine, it could be that the 3D frames aren't sitting properly over your regular glasses.
I don't know how these glasses work, and I've never even seen a pair so I'm just guessing here....but, you could be seeing some kind of prismatic effect if the optical centers don't line up properly.
With your prescription it doesn't take much to throw things off. If these things have any kind of prisms built into the lenses to make the 3D effects work, might be your problem.
2011-12-08, 06:35 PM
I just bought a panasonic 3D tv and bought 3D glasses that
were also by Panasonic.These glasses are the lightest weight
3D glasses made today ( 1 ounce).Supposedly you can also wear them over your regular ones.I didn't believe it so I tried it.
THIS IS TRUE !!! I put on my reading glasses and then
put my 3D glasses on top and it worked perfectly.As a matter of
fact I was amazed at how well they fit together.
These glasses come in three sizes which are essentailly S,M,L.
I got the medium. Their number is TY-EW3D3MU.
Google them and read the reviews. They are very good and they come with
a cord that connects to the tv and lets you charge them when you
are not wearing them.
Hope this helps
2011-12-08, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the tips dvddiva
Can other brands of glasses work with other tvs?
I will look into those glasses and see who carries them.
2011-12-09, 04:44 PM
As it stands, there is a consortium amongst tv makers to make one pair of glasses that will fit on any tv however, they are not out yet. You might look at X-pand where they make glasses for other companies.