We recently talked about CEA looking to standardize 3D glasses. Now Panasonic and Xpand are aiming to make M-3DI a new standard and several other companies have joined the proposal.
M-3DI - new standard for 3D glasses?
Consumers should be able to use the same 3D glasses on all TVs and recently manufacturers have started to take a open discussion about the issue.
Panasonicâ€™s current 3D glasses
Panasonic and Xpand (maker of universal 3D glasses) are now proposing a standard called M-3DI and the aim is to make 3D glasses compatible for any TV, PC monitor and home projector.
The following companies support the new standard: Panasonic, Hitachi, Xpand, ViewSonic, Changhong FUNAI, Hisense, Mitsubishi, Seiko Epson and SIM2. Thatâ€™s an impressive number on such short notice but we also notice that most major manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Philips, Sony, Sharp and Toshiba are missing from the list.
The M-3DI standard prescribes that manufacturers must use the infrared system to synchronize 3D glasses with the TV but also that might prove to be a problem as Samsung in 2011 moved on to Bluetooth.
With Panasonicâ€™s M-3DI standard and the working group under CEA we are getting closer to one universal standard for 3D glasses, but until we a final announcement we remain skeptical.