Samsung: 3D Glasses Compatible With Other TVs, When Worn Upside Down

The incompatibility of glasses from 3DTV manufacturers has already led many of us to believe 3DTV is just a passing phase, but now that Samsung's let slip that they should work if worn upside down, it might just be saved.

As demonstrated by the man in the above photo (disclosure: he's my fiancé), this little trick will make you look even more foolish than before. It was revealed during a demonstration of Samsung's 3DTVs in the UK, with R&D chief Simon Lee using a Panasonic 3DTV to explain the compatibility to Home Cinema Choice.

"I think that it's likely that the different manufacturers will come together, possibly as early as next year, to agree a common standard for Active Shutter glasses," Lee said—which won't thrill the early adopters who've already taken advantage of Samsung and Panasonic's quick production-line-to-store-shelves moves.

The trick will only work on sets that use Active Shutter glasses, and so far Home Cinema Choice has only tried it out with Samsung and Panasonic's sets. [Home Cinema Choice]