If you’re anything like us, you’re finding it hard to buy a 3D TV knowing that the glasses won’t be compatible between brands. This week, several companies have decided to work together to create a new standard for active shutter glasses called the “Full HD 3D glasses initiative”.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard of a need to standardise 3D technology, with America’s Consumer Electronics Association starting work on a plan to make 3D glasses less about proprietary hardware and more about common ground.

Up until now, only one manufacturer – Xpand – has released universal 3D glasses designed to work on any 3D TV requiring active shutter technology.

The announcement of the Full HD 3D glasses initiative marks a collaboration between Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony, as well as Xpand, and should come up with a range of glasses that are backwards compatible with TV models released from this year (2011).