Bundled with the UN55C7000 are a set of Samsung's 3D active shutter glasses, which are the
only way to take advantage of Samsung's 3D technology. The rechargable glasses use
electricity to polarize each liquid crystal lens at a rate of
The included glasses are big enough to fit an adult-size head
(even on my enormous noggin, and I have difficulty trying on most hats), and can
also fit over most pairs of glasses without issue. They're actually fairly
comfortable to simply have on your head, even for extended periods of time. Most
importantly they don't hurt the ears any more than a normal set of glasses
The glasses themselves are activated using a tiny switch, which turns on the
polarization effect. Once the glasses are on you'll notice that the room
immediately seems a bit dimmer, and the colour tint of the glasses turns from a
warm yellow-y tone to a cooler blue.
In the center of the 3D shutter glasses is an infrared
sensor that syncs the shutter glasses with the Samsung UN55C7000, allowing the polarization of the
glasses to match up with the 3D refresh rate of the display.
Having 3D shutter glasses that can transmit infrared beams (to a
distance of 20 feet from the TV) is perhaps the closest you'll ever get to
becoming the X-men's Cyclops (or in this case his cousin, Biclops).
Samsung sells different types of 3D shutter glasses that are
compatible with its 3D HDTV sets. This particular model, the SSG-2200AR, uses a rechargeable battery which has enough
capacity to last through a full length movie, and are available for $200 each.
The internal 3.7v Li-polymer battery in the
shutter glasses can be recharged from your PC, using a USB cable with
a propietary tip. Make sure not to lose that cable, without it your $200 3D glasses
will quickly become useless. Battery life is pegged at 30 hours.