3D projector or not

dom100

Standard Member
<SPAN>Hi guys, first post so go easy. I'm seriously considering getting a projector for gaming & films. The thing is do I go for one of the newly released 3d 720p ones (optoma or acer) or go for a non 3d 1080p projector in the 1K price range. The 3d ones seem reasonably priced around £600 ish, and with Sky (let alone alone all the channels anounced at CES) talking about their 3d channels and the BD specs being formalised (PS3 apparently will work) the 3d option is appealing.
 

Tight Git

Distinguished Member
Welcome to the Forum. :)

Suggest you make use of the search facility, as the pro's and con's of 3D have been discussed many times recently.
 

DrugstoreCowboy

Novice Member
I've been an early adopter on a few occasions and it never paid off, 3D is interesting but I'd sit this one out until it becomes mainstream/cheaper/one format...or not.
 

dom100

Standard Member
Thanks for the quick reply, i've searched 3D but am more interested in how it will actually work regarding SKY and the PS3 on a projector. Will i need to buy seperate system for the active shutter glasses like the Nvidia option (my PC doe not reach the specs) or will their be an option for the transmitter for the glasses to plug into my PS3 etc.
 

Gae

Novice Member
Thanks for the quick reply, i've searched 3D but am more interested in how it will actually work regarding SKY and the PS3 on a projector. Will i need to buy seperate system for the active shutter glasses like the Nvidia option (my PC doe not reach the specs) or will their be an option for the transmitter for the glasses to plug into my PS3 etc.
You've raised some interesting points there. How will SKY work with a projector? I don't think anyone knows that yet until we see it in action. It will sync up to various 3D ready TVs of course, but I'm not sure with the projector setup. That will be a bit more complicated and of course, you will need some glasses of some kind. I guess time will tell unless someone here has some further info.

I watch 3D movies and play Avatar 3D on my projector but I am using 3D shutter glasses over a VGA dongle connected to my PC. Avatar has native stereoscopic support and I also use Stereoscopic Player (which also has various 3D output formats) to watch 3D movies and clips. I mention these things because it may give you some ideas.

Gae
 

nwgarratt

Member
Depends on what sources you are using. If it is blu ray, then I would go for 1090p and watch that lovely full HD right now. The Optoma HD200 is only £200ish more than the £600 3D 720p Optoma.

There will also be 3D blu ray players but they will be top of the line so they won't be cheap. I bet the Sony one will be £300-£400.
 

dom100

Standard Member
I've been dipping into the news from CES and panasonic appear to be prepering two types of plasmas for 3D, ones that come bundled with the glasses and an integrated transmitter and ones that you can buy the transmitter and glasses separately if you fancy an upgrade. Does anyone know if the transmitter syncs of the TV or the player, not sure myself but am trying to figure out how it will all work with a projector. I've never been that bothered about having a computer attached to my home cinema but it appears from what I’ve read so far this it seems to be the way its going at the mo. (Acer & Nvidia).

Any advice greatly appreciated
 

Gae

Novice Member
If you want to bypass the PC then maybe you could use a 3D shutter glasses system that would connect directly to a DLP projector over a VGA dongle or similar. The VGA dongle then syncs up the projector's refresh rate with that of the glasses. It depends on the input signal though. If it's interlaced then it might work but if it's side by side, then the display will need to process it before the glasses can view it properly. it's probably best to wait and see how things pan out over the coming months or so.

Gae
 

dom100

Standard Member
Thanks for the info Gae i think your right, it's just going to be case of wait and see.

Just need to decide whether to wait or go for a 1080p projector available now.
 

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