Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Consumer Electronics  > TV, Home Theater & Audio > 3-D Glasses

3-D Glasses Cost


How Much Do 3-D Glasses Cost?

 
low costBasic 3-D Glasses: $50-$70average costUniversal 3-D Glasses: About $130 high costRechargeable 3-D Glasses: $150-$160

Current 3-D televisions require a pair of 3-D glasses to fully enjoy and take advantage of the 3-D experience at home. These kinds of 3-D glasses (also known as "3-D active glasses") are different than those used to watch a 3-D movie in a theater or to view 3-D picture books and work only with 3-D television sets and not with 3-D picture books or 3-D movies shown in movie theaters.

Typical costs:

  • While there is a growing number of 3-D television sets out in the market, the more popular brands are Sony, Samsung and Panasonic. But other brands such as LG, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Vizio and Sharp are also entering the marketplace.
  • The Samsung SSG-2100AB 3-D Active Glasses[1] cost $70. A rechargeable version, the Samsung SSG-2200AR, costs $150.
  • For Sony 3-D television sets, their battery operated TDG-BR100/B model glasses[2] cost $50.
  • Panasonic offers the rechargeable Full HD 3-D Eyewear Model Ty-EW3D2LU for $162.
  • Universal 3-D glasses such as the XpanD Universal 3-D Glasses X013[3] cost about $130. These universal 3-D glasses may not work well with a particular manufacturer's 3-D television set.
  • A pair of 3-D active glasses is not interchangeable between brands and models. All 3-D glasses for a particular brand do work with all television models within a manufacturer's lineup, meaning the Samsung 3-D glasses will not work with a Sony 3-D television set and vice versa.
Related articles: 3-D Television, 3-D DVD Movie, Blu-Ray DVD Player, 3-D Home Theater

What should be included:
  • The battery operated 3-D glasses come with the glasses, two lithium ion batteries and a cleaning cloth.
  • The rechargeable 3-D glasses will also include a USB cable to charge the battery inside the glasses.
Additional costs:
  • While most 3-D televisions include one pair of active 3-D glasses, additional pairs can cost $100-$200 depending on the brand of 3-D glasses that pair with the model television set being used. Note that these 3-D glasses are all battery powered and operated.
  • If the 3-D glasses are not rechargeable, then batteries will have to be purchased. The batteries normally used are two coin shaped lithium batteries and can vary in type (CR2025 or CR2032). Typically, the battery operated glasses last around 75 to 100 of hours of viewing. Additional batteries will cost around $2 each.
  • Depending on the 3-D television set and model, additional on 3-D glasses may need to include an additional transmitter. For example, the Sony 3-D Sync Transmitter[4] costs $50.
  • The glasses may be purchased as part of a complete 3-D home theater, which can cost $2,000-$4,000 or more total.
Discounts:
  • Most of these brands also offer special "3-D Starter Packages" as well which often includes either additional 3-D glasses and/or a movie as well. Buying one of these packages may offer additional savings than buying the glasses separately.
  • Samsung offers a Shrek Starter Kit that includes two battery operated 3-D glasses and the first three Shrek movies for $205 at Amazon.
  • Sony's 3-D Deluxe Starter Kit[5] includes two 3-D active glasses, Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" 3-D Blu-ray, a 3-D Sync Transmitter and a high-speed HDMI cable for $400.
  • Panasonic's 3-D Ultimate Pack includes an exclusive copy of "Avatar" Blu-ray 3-D disc, two pairs of medium sized active shutter 3-D glasses and two eyewear cases for $360.
Shopping for 3-d glasses:
  • Store retailers such as Best Buy[6] , Sears[7] and CompUSA[8] offer many of the 3-D glasses mentioned above.
  • Online retailers such as Amazon[9] and Newegg.com[10] also sell many of these 3-D glasses and packages as well.
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Tricks To Make Home Appliances Last Longer
Give your household equipment a little workout now and then, to make sure anything mechanical will perform well when needed. Periodic exercise can extend the usable life of many items. || Posted October 14 2013


5 Important Things to Know Before a Tornado Hits
This week the Midwest has been battered by tornados, which are one of the most violent and destructive type of storms nature has in its arsenal. || Posted November 19 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With 3-D Glasses
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Type of Glasses: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs-accessories/SSG-2100AB/ZA
  2.  store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10...
  3.  www.xpand.me/products/universal-3d-glasses-x103/
  4.  store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10...
  5.  store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10...
  6.  www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=295...
  7.  www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_12605_Computers+%26+Electronics_Home+Theater+%26+Audio...
  8.  www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=5481&name=3D-TV-A...
  9.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_ex_p_4_0?rh=n%3A3213034011&ie=UTF8&qid=1294291742
  10.  www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007088%20600027570&IsNodeI...
More Consumer Electronics Topics

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Cost of care
Paid: 0.00
Wow, some of these previous comments seriously concern me. We have a dentist carrying on about how much it cost for his entire education and the cost of building and supplying an entire office... [more]
-Jason B
Dental Implants Cost
Generac 22kw quote
Paid: 18000.00
Recently quoted$18k for 2,400sq ft. Home. The generator itself is $5,300 with transfer switch. Nearly $13k install seems very high... [more]
-Jon Rad
Standby Generator Cost
2013 honda crv ignition cylinder repair
Paid: 180.00
Locksmith came to my house and repaired lock cylinder in an hour... [more]
-Brad Cowan
Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Cost
Teacup Pig
Paid: 100.00
Looking for a teacup pig. I’ll pay $100-300 if you have what I’m looking for in my price range please let me know... [more]
-Evelyn Hernandez
Teacup Pig Cost
You will not believe this!
Paid: 75000.00
Non emergency flight from Tucson to Phoenix this was 2021 I could have flown around the world several times what a 130 miles was these people need to go to jail for fraud and theft!I will never pay the huge bill chapter 7 only costs $2500... [more]
-Paul Polito
Air Ambulance Cost
L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 multilevel laminectomies with micro disectomies.
Paid: 0.00
I had laminectomies and refused to have spinal fusion. I made a complete recovery. I had my surgery Apr/2020. Returned to work in mid-June. Feel good as new today. No back stiffness or pain... [more]
-Jose A Elizondo
Back Surgery Cost