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Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses: How Sad is It That We Have to Do This?

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I don’t know about you guys but I’m no fan of 3D movies. At best they’re distracting, and at worst they give me headaches. Fortunately, the folks at Tested have figured out a pretty simple way of watching 3D movies in glorious 2D, although you might not want to follow the first step of their how-to, which is “steal two pairs of 3D glasses from a theater”.

3d glasses turned into 2d glasses

The hack involves swapping the lenses from both glasses so that one frame ends up with two left lenses and the other ends up with two right lenses. Of course getting the lenses out depends on the 3D glasses you should have legally procured, but if they’re similar to the ones pictured above then you should have no problem. Here’s what you need to do:

You can also view and download a higher quality version of the video at Tested. Now if I could just find a workaround for the all too realistic volume levels in movies, I’ll be a happy moviegoer. I’d like to hear dialogue as well as I hear explosions and any other sound louder than the human voice, thank you very much.



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