Question: I'm looking at getting the XpanD universal 3D glasses at www.xpandcinema.com, or the Oakley 3D glasses at www.oakley.com. They cost about the same; the XpanD costs $129 and the Oakely goes for $120. Which is better? (question edited for clarity)
-submitted by Peter
Answer: I have to be completely honest with you Peter, I'm sure glad you came to us before deciding between the two. To tell you the truth, I can't tell you which set of glasses is the better buy. Fortunately for you, I can tell you why you would want to choose one over the other. You see, only one of them is really going to suit your needs.
First of all, it's important to point out that not all 3D systems work the same. These days, modern 3D systems usually fall within two major types, Active Shutter and Passive Polarized. Active Shutter systems use glasses with LCD panels that block an eye in rapid succession. The other type of 3D system, called