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HP Envy 17 3D Shutter Glasses are Modified Xpand X103 Glasses

January 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech


The 3D shutter glasses that are bundled together with HP’s Envy 17 3D laptop do look like Xpand’s X103 universal shutter glasses, but they do have a minor difference and that is the fact that the version for HP does not have the power button and the led indicator that are present on the original X103. On their website Xpand says that their X103 universal glasses also do have support for the HP laptop, so if you need another pair of shutter glasses to go with the Envy 17 3D you should get the X103. But the question I’m more interested in is actually if the X103HP glasses can be turned into a pair of universal X103 glasses with a simple modification…




So I disassembled the X103HP glasses to see if they will have traces left for soldering a power button and a SMD LED indicator, but unfortunately I could not find such to be very apparent. So I’ve taken shots of both sides of the shutters and electronics in the X103HP glasses, so that I might be able to compare them at a later time when I may be able to get a pair of X103 universal glasses to compare. But if you do have a pair of Xpand X103 universal glasses and are not afraid to take them apart and take some photos, you are welcome to share the photos here. Although I doubt that a simple modification would be possible to HP’s glasses… It would’ve been nice if HP has decided to go for the more functional universal glasses that would also work with 3D HDTVs, so that they would save you from buying one more pair of glasses if you decide to also get a 3D-capable television set.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gerard // Jan 23, 2011 at 18:36

    How many different pairs of active shutters am I going to have to purchase as time goes on…. I still have an old pair of NuVision shutters that I just can’t part with. I am waiting for the glasses that will just work with everything (including 3D Vision). Maybe NVidia should put out a universal and end all of this? They already have it locked up pretty tight, and I’m getting pretty discouraged with all of the universal promises not coming true.

  • 2 saqib // Jan 16, 2012 at 04:10

    hey i am not that technical person…… i have recently bought this lappy but lost the glasses…

    will these glasses work on it?
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-discover-main.html

    if not then plz guide me to cheapest glasses that will work on it…….thanks

  • 3 Bloody // Jan 16, 2012 at 16:52

    N0, the Envy is not 3D Vision compatible. You can check the universal Xpand 3D glasses, they should also be compatible with the HP as well as with most active 3D HDTVs.

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