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The Monster Vision MAX 3D Glasses Powered by Bit Cauldron

January 5th, 2011 · 16 Comments · Other S3D Tech


I got my hands on a sample of Monster Vision MAX 3D glasses that are based on Bit Cauldron’s 3D HeartBeat software and technology, so you can soon expect to get a more in-depth review of these universal 3D HDTV shutter glasses that use RF instead of IR signal for synchronization. My first impressions are very good and there were no trouble setting up the glasses together with a Panasonic VT20E Plasma 3D HDTV, but you will have to wait a bit more before I can finish testing then and the review to be published and you can expect more interesting information in the next few days. What I can tell you now is that they are better than Panasonic’s standard shutter glasses that I don’t find very well designed and very comfortable for longer use, so I’ve this is a really good alternative to the original glasses for my 3D TV. And these glasses have all the requirements and the potential to be not just universal 3D HDTV glasses, but also to become your universal 3D glasses for every 3D display you may have at home, just like when you use an universal remove for all your electronic devices. The glasses will just need to be upgraded with a mode that will let the user “teach” them to work with all the 3D hardware at home, so the number of glasses for your 3D-capable computer, 3D laptop or 3D TV won’t be a problem anymore… this is what true universal 3D glasses should be like, right?

It is interesting to note that the Monster Vision MAX 3D glasses also just won an International CES Best of Innovations Award in the category of Home Theater Accessories. And the products entered into the prestigious Innovations Award program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products, so it is not easy to get the award if you don’t really deserve it. The prestigious Best of Innovations Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.

And if you are visiting CES this year, starting tomorrow 6th until the 9th, you can go and visit ZigBee Alliance’s booth 21418A in the South Hall where Bit Cauldron will be present and will be demonstrating their technology and shutter glasses as well as the Monster Vision Max 3D glasses that will be on display at Monster’s booth 13006 in the Central Hall.

You can visit Bit Cauldron’s website for more details about their technology…

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rob // Jan 5, 2011 at 18:10

    I’ll watch out for your update on these, I wonder if they’ll have improved performance over some of TV company branded standard glasses, in terms of :-

    Dealing with crosstalk better
    Being a brighter
    Neutral coloured lenses.

    XTalk is my main bugbear of 3D viewing at home. So if they offered a decent improvement I might very well be convinced to look into them more closely.

  • 2 tritosine // Jan 5, 2011 at 18:25

    -if its brighter, crosstalk will be worse and vica versa.

    (Better extinction polarizer has less transmittance. )

    Monster has very bad rep , court, cable stuff and so on. Somehow Im not buying this white horse stuff now.

  • 3 Rob // Jan 5, 2011 at 18:43

    @tritosine

    Thanks.

    So the lenses within the active glasses need to improve for the XTalk effect to be lessened?

    Could it not be possible that a company could produce better quality glasses to help with the current line up HDTVs available in terms of XTalk?

    The Panasonic HDTVs seem to be ahead in terms of 3D at the moment, with less XTalk visible than rival sets, so they produce a more solid and watchable 3D image. But they do suffer other issues for us UK based people.

  • 4 tritosine // Jan 5, 2011 at 18:58

    “Could it not be possible that a company could produce better quality glasses to help with the current line up HDTVs available in terms of XTalk? ”

    Actually it’s the TV’s that can’t keep up with the glasses. These are rebadged 2d TV’s afterall. In plasma case , it’s the phosphor decay that causes it. We have no ghosting with DLP because the thing is essentially a mirror with insanely fast pixel switch rate , there are no “decay” or “memory” effects, it can do kilohertz refresh.

  • 5 Rob // Jan 5, 2011 at 19:18

    @tritosine

    Cheers for the replies, very helpful.

  • 6 Mathew Orman // Jan 5, 2011 at 19:32

    Is the LCS aperture size larger than in nVidia glasses?
    Would be nice to see a picture with both side by side to compare.

    Mathew Orman

  • 7 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 20:00

    The problem is that these glasses are not compatible with 3D Vision, although I will try to make them work with other sync source to see how 3D will look on a 120Hz display with them…

  • 8 Mathew Orman // Jan 5, 2011 at 21:20

    I only need to see the glasses not it’s performance.
    May be you’ve misunderstood.
    Need to know the size of the glass part if it is any bigger than the glass in nVidia glasses.

    Mathew Orman

  • 9 Bloody // Jan 5, 2011 at 21:34

    Yes, the size of the lenses is bigger, the width is pretty much the same, but the height is roughly 30 percent more for the Monster vs the 3D Vision.

  • 10 Mathew Orman // Jan 5, 2011 at 21:42

    That is great news.
    I will order a pair to use on my projects.
    Thank you for helping.

    Mathew Orman

  • 11 Nurzhan // Jan 6, 2011 at 07:42

    Are these glasses compatible with amd/ati cards?

  • 12 Bloody // Jan 6, 2011 at 11:02

    No, unless your card card has a 3-pin VESA stereo mini-DIN connector, the same applies to Nvidia hardware as well, but only the professional cards do have these.

  • 13 Zerofool // Jan 6, 2011 at 20:34

    If these glasses turn out to be as good as it looks, I hope Monster won’t price them like their cables :). But considering that the glasses are made by Bit Cauldron (and Monster is just a partner), I hope other brands will offer the same product at lower price point.

    Bloody, I’m glad you got a sample, and I’m awaiting with interest the article with your findings.

  • 14 Ron Jones // Jan 8, 2011 at 01:00

    All liquid crystal shutter 3D glasses inherently have a linear polarizing element and so do LCD flat screen 3DTVs. Most LCD 3DTVs (e.g., Samsung) produce a vertical polarized light but some 3D projectors (e.g., JVC) and some 3D computer displays (e.g. HP) produce horizontal polarized light. How does the Monster “universal” 3D glasses support this or are they not really universal and only work with 3D displays that produce vertical polarization?

  • 15 Vikas // Dec 4, 2011 at 03:23

    I just bought these glasses for my Toshiba LCD-LED 3D TV, surprisingly, they are better than the original Toshiba 3D glasses which came with the TV. I am very happy and will definitely buy more of these.

  • 16 rahul // Nov 6, 2013 at 09:08

    Thanks for sharing this post.This 3d tv is really a nice product and it consume less power.

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