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Could be more comfortable and convenient
on May 27, 2013
The Panasonic system of 3D television works fine. In theory, it alternates full 1080-line images on the screen, and the brightness and duration of the images are managed such that there is no flickering. Used with your matching Panasonic flatscreen, the glasses render a perfect, bright, 3D image.
(CAUTION: Be absolutely certain you get the glasses which match your specific model of flatscreen! Panasonic has at least two different, incompatible sytems! One uses an IR link, and one uses a Bluetooth link, and only the matching glasses will work!)
The glasses themselves could be better designed. I realize they must be wearable both by viewers who wear corrective glasses as well as those who do not, and these seem to be intended as a compromise, for both. The result is, they are a little too big and loose if you don't wear glasses, and a little awkward and even precarious if you do.
Most often, the 3D TV will be in a home with one to four viewers, and if this is you, it's best to get specific sizes of glasses for each person. I have both the large and medium sizes, and the difference between them is slight. The large size perches over my regular eyewear, but it's clunky and I have to sit very still.
The glasses charge quickly, as claimed, and operate for long periods without recharging.