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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for people with Rx glasses; perfect to take to the cinema too!, June 4, 2011
This review is from: VIZIO XPG202 Theater 3D Eyewear ?(Pack of 2) (Electronics)
I love these glasses! For one, when I bought the VIZIO E3D420VX 42 Inch Class Theater 3D LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps, it came with 2 pairs of glasses--this pair and a "standard" pair. This pair (which, when it came with my TV, is called the premium pair) just fit great and feel extremely comfortable. They're plenty big for those of us who wear prescription glasses, and I mean big in a good way. They go over your glasses nearly perfectly so (unlike realD theater glasses) you can rarely physically tell that you've got 2 pairs of glasses on. And when you're not wearing prescription glasses, they feel fine too. In fact they're so light that when just wearing the 3D glasses it doesn't feel like you're wearing anything at all.

Second, I love that I can take these to the theater so I don't have to wear the realD glasses--which are always too tight and stiff to comfortably wear over my prescription glasses (and big head). I took these Vizio glasses when I went to see Pirates 4 at a realD theater and they worked PERFECTLY.

I'll be buying a couple sets of these for friends and family, which seems insane because I could probably buy 3 sets of these for LESS than a single pair of the Active shutter glasses! Hah! I haven't tried active shutter glasses, and I don't think I'd want to based on what I've heard. Maybe active-shutter are full HD but honestly, the (passive) theater 3D by Vizio doesn't seem any less HD than a typical Blu Ray. So far I've watched the following 3D movies with these glasses on the TV I linked, and they look full HD (even if they aren't technically at full HD): Avatar and Tangled [which are the best], Tron Legacy, Bolt, Drive Angry [a lot better than I imagined in 3D], Piranha [horrible 3D conversion but still looked crystal clear], Despicable Me, and Green Hornet. I showed my grandparents and they were amazed, saying "wow!" and "oh my gosh, this is so cool!" over and over again. They're in their 70s!!

I'm pretty convinced that even when glasses-free 3D comes out, I'll still be pleased with this current setup--at least until I can afford the glasses-free. These glasses are a lot less bothersome than I had originally anticipated.

Let's say that you're reading this, thinking about getting a Vizio Theater 3D TV. Maybe you're on the fence, maybe you aren't convinced, maybe you're unsure of the tech. My advice: don't be, it looks amazing! But even if you decide against the TV, get these glasses if you tend to see lots of 3D movies at the cinema. You'll be happier than wearing those annoying, head-pinching 3D realD glasses.
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Initial post: Oct 10, 2011 4:21:46 PM PDT
T. Hickman says:
I liked your review because I was unsure if the polarization or something was somehow different from these compared to the real 3D ones. Now that I know they are interchangeable, I may pick up a pack of these and just if I have more than 6 guest they can use cheap real 3d glasses for now.
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