June 22nd, 2010
Monster Cable announced they are releasing a "universal 3D eyewear shutter system" called MonsterVISION MAX3D that uses RF (radio frequency) signals instead of IR (infrared) or white light synchronization. According to Monster, there will be three ways to go 3D: a full set that includes glasses and transmitter kit for $249, a single pair of glasses for $169, or just the transmitter for $59. Keep reading for more details!
Monster Vision Max 3D Universal RF Shutter GlassesThe 3D solutions from Monster Cable, MonsterVISION MAX3D, are scheduled for release at the end of summer and will feature a RF transmitter and 3D glasses that will work with any 3D HDTV! The glasses are a lightweight, glossy black design that can be worn all day, including over prescription glasses.
RF vs IRMonster used RF because radio frequency systems can operate without line-of-sight, and are unaffected by common household issues such as CFL bulbs, sunlight and IR interference. What does this mean to you? With traditional IR glasses, the sync will be broken if you move around while watching 3D content because the IR signal will likely be broken temporarily. Only when you face the emitter again will the glasses and TV re-sync. With RF glasses you can move around, such as to grab a snack from a nearby table or maybe to switch seats -- all in perfect sync because radio waves pass through objects such as furniture, people and electronics.
Pricing and Availability
- Full Kit (transmitter and glasses): $249
- Pair of RF Glasses: $169
- RF Transmitter: $59