3D glasses

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I would like to hear opinion of these, who (or their coworkers) use 3D glasses at work. I need them for GIS (work will be done with Photomod, maybe SocetSet).

From what i have already found, choices are not great:

* Stereographics CrystalEyes 3 / CrystalEyes Workstation. "the best money can buy", most expensive also
* NuVision 60GX. Claims to be alternative to CrystalEyes 2, almost half price, not so comfortable to wear
* AnotherWorld Another Eye 2000 ( Are they suitable for professional work?

Most of the information is dated 1995. Are 3D glassed dead?
Question by:tapkep
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    3D Glasses are "sort of" dead.     Somewhere near the late 90's and into 2000, 3D glasses stormed the marketplace.    For the most part, they're all based on a simple LCD shutter mechanism.    What really sets them apart are two things:

    * Comfort/ergonomics (for example-  some 3d setups work well over prescriptions glasses, and some do not,.....   )
    * Accompanying software

    I used Stereo-3D glasses from eDimensional ( ) for my PC gaming for quite some time.    Basically, the thrill wore off after a while, and I sold 'em on eBay.  (They DID however work VERY well)  I think that's representative of the marketplace:  Sure, they're available, but they're not the hot product they once were.

    While the CrystalEyes product looks good and comfortable-   that's a *huge* price tag for LCD glasses.   My recommendation??  Try one of the inexpensive products (edimensional under $100, for example), and see "how it works" for you.

    One problem that many people experience is vision discomfort and/or headaches after using them for extended periods of time.  You may discover that for yourself; that's why I recommend you go with an inexpensive solution to test-drive it.........


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