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£500 budget for 3D upgrade advice please.

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dmid72, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. dmid72

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    Hi,

    I brought the Optoma HD600X last year and it has been great.
    I have come into some cash (£500) and would like to upgrade to 3D.

    I have had a look at the 3D adapter and glasses available for this model but, they seem to be outdated now including this projector model (there's a new LV model now)

    My question is would it be worth me buying all the kit to make my existing projector 3D or should I use the money to invest in another and save for the 3D kit later?

    The official glasses are around £50 each but, I have seen much cheaper versions on the market (£30 for 2 pairs). Would these cheaper glasses work with this setup?

    Cheers
     
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    The lv version is brighter (not always a good thing )
    As for 3d get the 3dxl add on and your good to go for around £200

    Or your next option is a hd300x 1080p full 3d all built in for around £900

    Personally I would sell the 600 for around £250 if its got low hours and put the money towards the 900 but even if you keep your projector and get a 3dxl you will still get excellent 3d better then any TV on the market ( I had a hd67 and 3dxl so I know it's good I have a hd33 now its the sister model of the hd300x
     
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    Thanks, I think I'll get the 3DXL box

    Will any type of glasses work with this setup, or will it have to be Optoma do you know?
     
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    Any dlp link glasses will work
     
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    Hi chic,

    Thanks for the reply, when you say best do you mean they are built better or you get a better image?
    Would there be any difference in quality (image wise) with these cheap glasses?
     
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    Acer h5360bd ? 3d ready with no converter needed like the xl, £430 plus around £50 for optoma glasses or you can get cheaper ones.
    1 year warrenty on the bulb with no limit on hours i believe.
     
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    the optoma seem to be built better and are more comfortable to wear, image wise there is not much difference
     
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    Still can't make my mind up :)

    I just can't seem to make a deal for a secondhand 3DXL or find a cheap enough new one.

    I have raised a little more cash and been looking at this at PC World:
    OPTOMA GT750XL HD Home Cinema 3D Projector Deals | Pcworld

    At least this one has 3D built in which would be a big bonus!

    I would then have to sell my HD600x (700+ hours used) to get the extra 3 pairs of glasses.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    I have just noticed that the GT750XL is a short throw which means I wouldn't be able to just swap over on my current ceiling mount.

    I have my HD600x at around 9" from the ceiling, 12' from a 90-100" screen and the GT750 will have to be around 5' from the screen. Looks like it's back to the drawing board :(
     
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    just get a 3dxl i have a 600 x and its awesome
     
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for now, found one at SuperFi for £199 but, judging by the reviews the company has had I may as well just take my cash down to my local casino.

    Currently contacting Optoma for recommended retailers.
     
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    Another option could be the Acer H5360BD. I could pick one up for £440 then sell my HD600x to get extra glasses.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I decided to go for the Acer.
     

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