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Samsung's highly-rated 3D TVs can only deliver a 3D viewing experience if you're wearing compatible Samsung 3D glasses. These active glasses have special liquid crystal lenses which open and close in precise coordination with the 3D content displayed on the TV screen. Each of your eyes will see a slightly different image with full 1080p resolution. That's what creates the 3D effect.

Samsung's SSG-3050GB 3D glasses communicate via Bluetooth® signals with the 3D emitter built into 2011 and 2012 Samsung 3D TVs, both LED-LCD and plasma models. They're designed to fit comfortably over your eyeglasses, and are powered by a small replaceable battery. Warranty: 1 year.

Samsung SSG-3050GB Reviews

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4 Reviews

Good value even with a few drawbacks

Written by: JimK from Southaven, MS on May 22, 2012

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I agree with previous reviewers that the screen does get darker when the glasses are in operation but this is probably common to all active 3D glasses. One eyepiece lens is opaqued electronically so fast that your eye/brain can't otherwise decern the blinking. Same concept as looking at a bright light through a rotating fan blade - the light does not seem quite as bright as when looking at it directly. The glasses are light and you hardly notice that you have them on if you already wear glasses like me - just takes a little initial adjustment to get both pair lined up when you put them on. I opted for the replaceable battery model because I already have a few other items that use the same (commonly available) battery and it was not worth the extra cost and hassle to deal with charger cradle(s). Finally, I agree that it is a challenge to remember to turn the glasses off when you are done. The Red/Green LED pushbutton only lights for a few seconds when it is pushed so you need to push it at least once to be sure it is really off. Since I've not been using the glasses very long I can't comment on the battery life. However, I would expect them to automatically turn off when no Bluetooth 'switching" signal is being sent from the TV. If this is not the case or if the TV always maintains a Bluetooth signal even when not in 3D mode or when turned off, then that's something that needs to be fixed. Perhaps I'll experiment with this and post again.

Pros: Lightweight Fits over glasses Price relative to recharagable type

Cons: Power button must be pushed at least once to determine if the glasses are on. Perhaps a mechanical slide switch would be a better design.

Very Comfortable

Written by: Dave from Jamestown, ND on February 16, 2012

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Glasses are very comfortable. Overall a great value!



Samsung SSG-3050GB

Written by: Llany from Brooklyn ny on February 8, 2012

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not what i was xpecting

Pros: none

Cons: The batery dont last ,very dificult to now when is on or off

Good intro 3d Glasses

Written by: Neil from Lewisville, TX on January 19, 2012

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If you want to do 3D these glasses aren't too heavy, don't get annoying and feel pretty comfortable.

Pros: Light weight, easy to use,

Cons: Makes the picture darker

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  • 3D active glasses
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed)
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User's Guide

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Overview: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) include one pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth & installed CR2025 3V lithium battery; as well as a flexible nose-piece & cleaning cloth. Samsung's 3D active glasses allow you to experience high-definition (full 1080p) 3D entertainment from 2011 Samsung 3D-ready LED-LCD & Plasma TVs from a 3D-ready Blu-ray player (with 3D movie), or satellite/cable provider broadcasting in 3D.

3D Active Technology: When you put the 3D active glasses on and look at the compatible Samsung TV screen, this active 3D technology first blocks the left and then the right lens (faster than the blink of an eye, so you don't even notice), displaying the screen's images separately to each eye. This "staggered" effect provides far more lifelike 3D (three-dimensional) images, than previous technologies.

Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses use Bluetooth (2.4GHz RF band) to receive a video signal from your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Note: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses will need to be initially paired to your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Compatibility: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) are compatible with 2011-up Samsung 3D-ready HDTVs. You must also have a 3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content, or a satellite/cable provider broadcasting in 3D.

  • LED TV: D6400 series and above.
  • Plasma: D490, 550 series and above

Note: Not compatible with previous Samsung TV's which featured a 3D Sync IR output, or 2010 Samsung 3D-ready TVs with IR emitter.

Comfortable Fitting: Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) offer a comfortable fit for hours of viewing. The Samsung SSG-3050GB offers a comfortable fit through its lightweight frame and flexible noise- and ear-pieces.

Operating Range: The Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) provide a viewing range between 6' and 19.5' from your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended operating distance, the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie on  your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting (50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.

Battery Powered: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3050GB) are powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery (pre-installed). The battery can last up to 150 hours when powered on.


  • Please note that if you watch 3D TV for too long while wearing 3D glasses, you may experience headaches or fatigue. If you experience headaches, fatigue, or dizziness, stop watching immediately and rest.
  • Pregnant women, people with heart issues, people who get easily nauseous, as well as person with epilepsy should not watch 3D videos.
  • Use this product only for viewing 3D TV. Don't use it for any other purpose. If you use the 3D glasses as normal glasses, sunglasses, or protective goggles, your eyesight may be damaged.

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