Cinema Real 3D - Can You Get Better Glasses

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  1. nheather

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    Hi,

    I have a Cineworld subscription which includes 3D performances at no extra cost. We have a stack of the cinema supplied 80p glasses but it seems no matter how care we are with them the lenses pick up scratches really easily.

    Wondered if there are third party ones that I can buy - a quick eBay and Amazon search confirms there are but are these any better.

    I don't mind paying £36 for two pair of Polaroids for example if they are better - more scratch resistance, less distortion, let more light through etc.

    I'm assuming that the ones that come with passive 3D TVs are better than the ones that Cineworld hand out for 80p.

    Anyone tried any alternatives.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    The ones that came with my LG are more comfortable and look nicer but the viewing experience is identical. Same for the more expensive ones from Amazon. IMHO.
     
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    Got these from the last imax viewing. Bigger and more comfortable than the 80p glasses.
     

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    So does that mean that IMAX is the same technology. I always assumed that as they hand out glasses that you have to return that it used a different/better technology.

    Cheers,

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    Real 3D uses circular polarisation. IMAX uses linear polarisation.
    I'm not sure that the glasses are compatible with each other.
     
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    they are not compatible. this comes from the head of business product marketing @ RealD.

    its my understanding you can get more comfortable glasses, for example the avengers promo realD glasses. there are also aviator style ones you can get too.

    I managed to get given a pair of special promo glasses by the business head lady whilst working an event, and while i haven't confirmed their viewing capabilities, can confirm they are spectacularly comfortable, and i feel that they will work just right.

    TLDR; you can get them, you just need to know what to look for i guess.
     
  7. k17chy

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    You don't return these. They are the disposable ones.
     
  8. nheather

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    I was just going on the IMAX branding on the side. Others have suggested that IMAX and Real3D glasses are different - use different polarisation.

    Cheers,

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    Pass. Got both types and the lenses look the same.
     
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    On each of the glasses, does the left lens look exactly the same as the right lens?

    hint: they look the same, but they're not the same ;)
     
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    I have tried a pair of IMAX in cineworld and it didn't work.

    Sadly as the frames are nice and big.

    I always wanted a large wraparound set with no nose bridge.

    Think 3D will fade away before they decide to make them.
     

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