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Samsung's 2011 3D-ready TVs can only deliver a 3D viewing experience if you're wearing compatible Samsung 3D glasses. These shutter 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-3100GB 3D glasses communicate via Bluetooth® signals with the 3D emitter built into 2011 3D-ready Samsung LED-LCD TVs (D6400 series and up) and plasma TVs (D490 series and up). They're designed to fit comfortably over your eyeglasses, and are powered by a small replaceable battery. Warranty: 1 year.

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Written by: BillW from brooksville fl on July 14, 2011

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2 Out of 3 that iI recieved didn't work ,I was about to send them back but thought I would check them out as the bution did not light .After carful observation I determend the little battery contact was slightly bent this can easly happen with battery instlation, I bent it to the right just a little and guess what they worked. the glasses work very well fit nicely over glasses,are light and more comfortable than the older ones.



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  • 3D active glasses
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • Cleaning cloth
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Overview: Samsung's 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB) allow you to experience high-definition (full 1080p) 3D entertainment from 2011 Samsung 3D-ready LED-LCD and 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-3100GB) 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 Fit: The Samsung 3D Active glasses are ultra-lightweight for a comfortable 3D viewing experience. The 3D glasses even fit over prescription glasses.

Operating Range: The Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-3100GB) provide a viewing range between 6.6' and 19.68' from your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV. A rubber shield is included to block out overhead lighting.

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.

Operation: The 3D active glasses operate off of a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery (up to 70 hours). The battery compartment is on the inner left-hand side of the glasses. There is a power button on top of the right-hand side of the glasses. The power button features a red/green LED indicator. The indicator blinks green for 3 seconds when turned "On", and blinks red for 3 seconds when turned "Off".


  • 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 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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