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    Default Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?


    Out of the 10 Bestbuys in my area, one store has one pair of glasses. The panasonic 3d glasses department phone line has been disconnected. When I finally got thru, one rep said they might be coming out with a new pair in March, but nothing is determined yet. I bought a 65''Vt30 a week ago and i can get 3D glasses at a store. Way to go Panasonic! Is something going on?

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    Default Re: Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?

    should have bought a samsung, lol. jk have you tried online amazon should have some or even ebay. the new 2012 may or may not work on the 2011 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjd40 View Post
    should have bought a samsung, lol. jk have you tried online amazon should have some or even ebay. the new 2012 may or may not work on the 2011 models.

    god bless
    I believe we have been told that they will not, but I am still trying to find the link.

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    Default Re: Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?

    Apparently, Panasonic will be going to bluetooth glasses for the 2012 model year according to avjunkie.
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    Didn't he say 3000 more had been sent out. I assumed that was older models shipping from factory to retailers.
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    Default Re: Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?

    Thanks for the replies. I called Panasonic again and they are out of glasses. The new blutooth glasses will be out in March according to the rep and they will be compatible with 2011 tv's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rctvguy View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I called Panasonic again and they are out of glasses. The new blutooth glasses will be out in March according to the rep and they will be compatible with 2011 tv's.
    We'll ask avjunkie to weigh in as well. Just to confirm.

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    the new glasses will not work with 2011. We shipped 5k single pack of glasses in dec. we shipped 2k more earlier this week. It's up to best buy divide up this inventory.
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    Junkie how long will they continue to make 2010/2011 glasses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Whiddon View Post
    Junkie how long will they continue to make 2010/2011 glasses?
    The factory hasnt made it clear yet. But no further shipments are scheduled headed into feb. prob near the end soon.
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    Get em while they are hot!
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    Default Re: Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?

    Is it just me or does that sound CRAZY? Just a few weeks after selling a tv, to stop production of a vital component of the television. Especially a component that doesn't come standard with the tv(except for 1 with the VT line).

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    Business is business unfortunately. When Samsung went to BT last year everyone slammed them and praised Panny for not doing their customers that way. After owning BT glasses, I got a feeling that companies would move past IR. Natural evolution and early adopters get screwed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Whiddon View Post
    Business is business unfortunately. When Samsung went to BT last year everyone slammed them and praised Panny for not doing their customers that way. After owning BT glasses, I got a feeling that companies would move past IR. Natural evolution and early adopters get screwed
    That's really it. We agreed on a standard. And the CE company with the most market share uses bt so we all went that way. Just easier. Everyone wants these glasses cheaper..and that can't happen with bt and rf glasses in one. Too expensive and heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Whiddon View Post
    Business is business unfortunately. When Samsung went to BT last year everyone slammed them and praised Panny for not doing their customers that way. After owning BT glasses, I got a feeling that companies would move past IR. Natural evolution and early adopters get screwed
    Exactly! Us early adopters relish in our toys, but many times get the short end of the stick. Been there...done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avjunkie View Post
    That's really it. We agreed on a standard. And the CE company with the most market share uses bt so we all went that way. Just easier. Everyone wants these glasses cheaper..and that can't happen with bt and rf glasses in one. Too expensive and heavy.
    I totally understand. Ive been screwed more than once in early adoption, but thats the price. In the long run its a good thing that it's finally standardized.

    I always tell myself never again, but I call what I have wet paint syndrome. I have to touch it to see if its wet, the sign is not good enough, which is why once again Im going to buy a tv as soon as it comes out

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    Default Re: Cannot find Panasonic 3D glasses! What's going on?

    True, I guess technology is a brutal business. I'm in the business of selling high end fitness equipment and they usually will keep manufacturing parts and accessories for 7-15yrs after product is discontinued.

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    I think its low margins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avjunkie View Post
    the new glasses will not work with 2011. We shipped 5k single pack of glasses in dec. we shipped 2k more earlier this week. It's up to best buy divide up this inventory.
    Unless I am somehow not understanding it correct or I am misinformed the ST30 model is 2011, correct? And panasonic will be making 3D glasses in 2012 which will not work with ST30 models?

    I am still in my return window so I am contemplating on returning the ST30 and getting the 2012 model.

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    ST30 is 2011, and 2012 glasses will not work with it.
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