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Alternative 3D Vision-compatible Shutter Glasses from 3DTV Corp

May 4th, 2011 · 10 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The company 3DTV Corp is a maker of more affordable “generic” 3D active shutter glasses for different 3D-capable products and they apparently also offer alternative glasses for 3D Vision as well… or more precisely said compatible with 3D Vision. The 3DTV Corp shutter glasses model NV1 pictured above with orange frames are available for $68 USD. They should be compatible with the Nvidia IR emitter and work with 3D monitors and 3D projectors (3D laptops may or may not be compatible, there is contradicting information) that have the infrared emitter either built-in or connected externally, so you can use them as an extra pair that comes cheaper than Nvidia extra pair of glasses only. The glasses should also be compatible with DLP Link 3D HDTVs and 3D DLP projectors as well as other devices that do come with the standard 3-pin mini-DIN VESA stereo connector (Nvidia Quadro cards for example) by using an additional 3DTV Corp GEN2 Emitter. Have in mind that these glasses are cheaper for a reason and in order to make them more affordable, their maker decided to go for the use of a standard single use CR2032 battery instead of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The operating range is up to 10 meters according to the manufacturer.



The other more interesting offering from 3DTV Corp is their 3D Window PC-RF Kit that uses an RF (radio) emitter instead of IR (infrared light) for communicating with the shutter glasses. This kit is also compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision, but it does not need the IR emitter, apparently the bundled RF emitter in the kit is emulating the infrared emitter effectively replacing it. This kit including the RF emitter and a pair of glasses is available for $125 USD, and here the glasses use a rechargeable battery and they actually look more like the original glasses from Nvidia. Having RF emitter instead of IR one means that you get up to 15 meters, no direct line of sight is needed anymore and you should not have interferences with other infrared devices. The RF emitter also has support for plugging into standard 3-pin mini-DIN VESA stereo connector, making these radio glasses compatible with other 3D devices as well.

Have in mind that I have not personally tested these two types of alternative glasses and that you should be careful as some of the non-original shutter glasses that claim 3D Vision compatibility actually do have some trouble and can give you a lot of headaches. So anyone that actually has tried these glasses is more than welcome to share feedback on how well they work and how they compare to the original shutter glasses from Nvidia!

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Philip Heggie // May 5, 2011 at 07:22

    Bloody are they brighter than Nvidia glasses as they are so dark?

  • 2 Max // May 5, 2011 at 08:52

    “I have not personally tested these ”
    I am. The 2nd was very uncomfortable to me!
    The orange is OK.

  • 3 Bloody // May 5, 2011 at 09:44

    Max, aside from the comfort, how well was the RF emitter working also how do they compare to the original Nvidia glasses? Did you have any trouble setting them up or issues with the synchronization?

  • 4 Andy // May 5, 2011 at 10:17

    I’ve tested these glasses a few days and then i gave it back to the seller because for my opinion they have not a very good quality.
    For example, when i moved my head slight up, the picture gets a kind of “green touch”
    I’ve tested the DLP-Link version of these glasses with an Acer H5360 Projector.
    After sending back the glasses, i’ve buyed 4 Pairs from Optoma (ZD101) and they worked much better (without green touch).

  • 5 Deimos666 // May 5, 2011 at 14:22

    Bloody..i founded this comparision…check out..

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1304924

    see ya from Italy

  • 6 chris wray // May 5, 2011 at 14:42

    they still seem massive and made for glasses wearers, i bet they still let loads of reflected light in the back of the lens, no one seems to be making ones for gaming during the day imo where light is an issue for these type of glasses

  • 7 Max // May 5, 2011 at 18:30

    I don’t have original nvidia glasses. Before i used only dlp link.

  • 8 ryan // May 10, 2011 at 19:59

    Does anyone know of glasses that have a larger lens size? My main complaint with the nvidia glasses is that it’s often hard to get the whole screen in view with both eyes. It’d be great if the lens size was taller/wider to allow closer seating.

  • 9 Joe // Sep 18, 2012 at 14:08

    Their glasses advertised to work with an Nvidia setup only work when worn upside down. 3DTV corp won’t refund the shipping charges either even though they admit their product was falsely advertised.

  • 10 Seemant // May 3, 2016 at 08:47

    I want to play 3d games on PC, i have banq projector(w1080st+, 120hz) which is connected with PC. I have install nvidia graphics in my pc. but the nvidia 3d vision 2 kit is Discontinued in india. can i use any other kit(emitter and glasses) for the same??

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