We recently talked about <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1300094643 target=_blank><b>CEA</b></a> 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. <br /><br /><h3>M-3DI - new standard for 3D glasses?</h3>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.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/pananew3dglasses-3l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/pananew3dglasses-3.jpg" alt="Panasonicâ€™s current 3D glasses" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonicâ€™s current 3D glasses</i></p><br />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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />With Panasonicâ€™s M-3DI standard and the <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1300094643 target=_blank><b>working group under CEA</b></a> we are getting closer to one universal standard for 3D glasses, but until we a final announcement we remain skeptical.