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Works as intended - for 'passive' type 3D
on December 3, 2011
When the glasses arrived I noticed two things immediately. First, they are a bit more of a rectangular shape than the aviator shape shown in the picture on Amazon. Second, The curve of the lenses, though VERY slight, was actually curved away from the wearer's head. Initially, I was sure they were assembled incorrectly. After testing them with the lenses facing either direction however, I realized they only work when they remain with the curved side facing out, so I guess I'm stuck with them looking a little unnatural.
The good news is they DO work with 3D TV's. Keep in mind however, there are TWO types of 3D technologies implemented in consumer 3D televisions at the moment; Active, or Passive... These glasses are for passive 3D. Vivio calls this 'Theater 3D' and I'm aware LG has some TV's that use this type as well. Movie theaters use this and call theirs Real-D. The glasses that come with any of these above will work with the others that use the same technology. You don't have to have Vizio glasses or LG glasses, you could use the glasses from the movie theater if you wanted too.
Basically, if your TV normally uses expensive 3D glasses that take batteries or need to be recharged then this product isn't for you. If your 3D TV came with or uses light weight 3D glasses that don't have batteries, these will make a viable addition or replacement.