Last year’s problem was a complete lack of standards on active shutter 3D glasses but now we might have too many, as Panasonic and Xpand have joined forces with several other companies to push M-3DI as a single spec for TVs, computers and theaters. Initial plans for the spec cover only IR sync, with the RF Bluetooth technology included on many 2011 3DTV models (Samsung and Sony are notably missing from the list of participants) to “be considered” for the next step. We’ll wait to see some cooperation between this alignment (full list of supporters in the press release after the break) RealD and the CEA’s 3D Technologies Working Group — which, probably not coincidentally is expecting proposals by the end of this month — before believing the current 3D glasses mess will be resolved.
Panasonic, Xpand team up on M-3DI standard for active shutter glasses at home and in theaters originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.