Optoma 3dxl owners thread

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waxxy69

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yeah the pansonic 110 is brilliant i bought it because of the 4 free 3d blurays you get and compared to my ps3 console the bluray and standard dvd playback is much better than the ps3.i bought mine from richer sounds for about £115 a few months ago and recieved the free 3d blurays about 3 weeks after i sent the claim form off
 

AlomMichaelMiah

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Any 3D capable Bluray player should be compatible with the 3DXL. I also bought the Panasonic 110 which came with 4 free 3D Bluray movies! Mine arrived 11 days after sending off the claim form. I am now putting Avatar on Ebay.:D Some copies are going for £40 alone. Shame really, if it was brand new it could fetch £60+.

Again, just have too say that the 3DXL is awesome. I have been playing COD Black Ops on my Xbox 360 which is so cool in 3D.:smashin:
 

ThreeD

Standard Member
i'm using my 3dxl without issues using an HDMI Splitter from nexxtech (part number 1518803) for anyone that was looking at that option

its currently on sale at "The Source" here in Canada (I think until Tuesday)

Having it saves me from having to switch between my tv and my projector all the time (it splits a single image into up to 4 outputs)
 

ranakirti

Novice Member
guys,

i'm confused between the Optoma and Viewsonic offerings... From the specifications i understand that the Viewsonic can't do a 2 projector Passive setup, but other than that....

1. anyone compared the 3D-XL vs. Viewsonic VP3D1 side by side ?

2. are they essentially the same hardware and software inside ?

3. Do they have identical video performance ?

Thanks
 

barrykap

Novice Member
Hi,

Sorry to sound so ancient but I have a HD65 and am thinking of getting the 3DXL box, but have to be careful as I am a poor pensioner and no real money to spare (don't cry).

Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade my HD65 FIRST with the new firmware, then if I change my mind about getting the 3D box will it still perform as before? Also, I can't afford Sky 3D or a 3D player etc so am just wanting to pull in the FTA 3D stuff from Europe satellites (which I can get most available). Will these work with the 3DXL (I think they are all SBS type) and will there be many 'proper' FTA channels eventually, apart from the few demo channels that are being shown now?

Cheers.
 

ZedEx48K

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Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade my HD65 FIRST with the new firmware, then if I change my mind about getting the 3D box will it still perform as before?
Yes'ish, it will still work for all your current uses, however the available firmware has some 'quirks' :p so a few settings are out of place or missing.
 

barrykap

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Yes'ish, it will still work for all your current uses, however the available firmware has some 'quirks' :p so a few settings are out of place or missing.
Thanks.

Could you be more specific about these 'quirks' please? Took me ages to get the HD65 set up right.

Cheers.
 

barrykap

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I'd already been hunting round this thread before I wrote my post but couldn't find anything regarding settings. Will have to wade through all 27 pages again I suppose. :-(

Re the 'defaults'. In my case I will be keeping my settings once 'tweaked' and probably never want to adjust them again as I only have the one HDMI input being used. So are you saying it just won't retain my settings for next time use?

Cheers.
 

AlomMichaelMiah

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I'd already been hunting round this thread before I wrote my post but couldn't find anything regarding settings. Will have to wade through all 27 pages again I suppose. :-(

Re the 'defaults'. In my case I will be keeping my settings once 'tweaked' and probably never want to adjust them again as I only have the one HDMI input being used. So are you saying it just won't retain my settings for next time use?

Cheers.
For example, when you change from Film to Cinema mode, it will revert back to Film. Unless you are going to buy the 3DXL i wouldnt update the firmware. Its kinda messed up my picture quality in 2d mode. But if you are, then the 3DXL is pretty awesome.
 

barrykap

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For example, when you change from Film to Cinema mode, it will revert back to Film. Unless you are going to buy the 3DXL i wouldnt update the firmware. Its kinda messed up my picture quality in 2d mode. But if you are, then the 3DXL is pretty awesome.
Thanks. All clear now. I have the firmware downloaded but will wait until I get the box if I go for it.

I am sure if enough of us complained to Optoma surely they would correct this, which is really a 'fault' in the firmware isn't it?

If I find it irritating I certainly will tell them about it.

Just another question; Do I need HDMI 1.4 cable specifically? I won't be using audio, just the video. And already have (brand new) 1.3 cable routed in the loft to the ceiling mount.

Cheers.
 

AlomMichaelMiah

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Thanks. All clear now. I have the firmware downloaded but will wait until I get the box if I go for it.

I am sure if enough of us complained to Optoma surely they would correct this, which is really a 'fault' in the firmware isn't it?

If I find it irritating I certainly will tell them about it.

Just another question; Do I need HDMI 1.4 cable specifically? I won't be using audio, just the video. And already have (brand new) 1.3 cable routed in the loft to the ceiling mount.

Cheers.
I was told that as long as the cable is High Speed, it should be fine. I am currently using a QED HDMI P ( which is 1.3) and even a Maplins HDMI (which is also 1.3) and both work a treat.
 

waxxy69

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I got 5 glasses cases from eBay for £1.50 and they fit the zd201 , I'll find the link
Out tonight when I get home

toddy did you find the link mate i really need some cases for my glasses the lenses are getting pretty dirty from my little boy handling them and too keep them safe i have to keep putting them back in there boxs which isnt ideal..

how do you keep your glasses clean ans smudge free?im scared to clean them because of the lenses im scaredim gonna scratch or break them .:(
 

toddy28

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Sorry I totally forgot about the link , just search on eBay for sunglasses case and any will do, as for cleaning I use a micro fibre cloth and I just got some brasso gadget cleaning gel and it's amazing , my iPad has never been so clean gets rid of grease and grime in seconds and I use it on my glasses when my kids put there paws all over the lenses no matter how many times I tell them off ,
 

waxxy69

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ive tried my wifes sunglasses cases and none fit them the 3dxl glasses are slightly too big so wont fit :(

i cant believe that optoma are so tight fisted they dont include a case with each set of glasses surely they wouldnt have costed them too much to mass produce especially since each pair are expensive but easy to break they feel very fragile.
 

AlomMichaelMiah

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Just have to say that the 3DXL and my HD700x is totally awesome! Have been watching the free Virgin Media On Demand content and am still blown away. The Moto X is so cool, especialy when the are 20 ft in the air after a jump. Its like i am actually there.:rotfl:
 

mehulptl

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Hey guys,

i just got my Optoma 3d-xl converter box from amazon today. I hooked it up to my ps3 the way manual showed it. I have vivitek Qumi DLP pocket Projector, which is 3d ready.

My display mode - Automatic
My 3d screen size - 90"
I have 2 high speed hdmi cables (one cable is hdmi to mini-hdmi and other one is Hdmi to hdmi)

Every time i try to play Tron in 3d i get "Signal out of range"

Can you Please help me out guys. Im pulling my hair right now trying to figure this out. :(

Thank you.
 

ZedEx48K

Novice Member
Hey guys,

i just got my Optoma 3d-xl converter box from amazon today. I hooked it up to my ps3 the way manual showed it. I have vivitek Qumi DLP pocket Projector, which is 3d ready.

My display mode - Automatic
My 3d screen size - 90"
I have 2 high speed hdmi cables (one cable is hdmi to mini-hdmi and other one is Hdmi to hdmi)

Every time i try to play Tron in 3d i get "Signal out of range"

Can you Please help me out guys. Im pulling my hair right now trying to figure this out. :(

Thank you.
I'm gonna make a guess that it is either the way the PS3 annoyingly has to be set to auto and is doing a res your proj can't handle or that you have 24fps mode enabled, again that your proj may not be able to handle given that I don't know its specs.
 

mehulptl

Standard Member
I'm gonna make a guess that it is either the way the PS3 annoyingly has to be set to auto and is doing a res your proj can't handle or that you have 24fps mode enabled, again that your proj may not be able to handle given that I don't know its specs.


How do i turn off that 24hz mode off? and here is the spec for the projector.

Welcome to VivitekUSA.com

Thanks
 

mehulptl

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The specs list 1080p support but I saw no mention of 24fps mode, to disable it go to the options and it is in one of the display setting.

i did turn off my 24hz mode off from automatic....no luck. I checked in display setting but nothing that says 24fps mode that will disable the option.

here is the qumi's 3d setup link

Qumi 3D DLP Link Setup

in the source they are using VGA calbes instead of HDMI. How is that possible that they use Analog as a source for 3d?

if that is the case then can i just buy vga(female) to HDMI converter?

thanks
 

ranakirti

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guys i dont have a 3D XL yet but i got delivery of a ZD201 first.

the batteries it came with seem to be dead on arrival so i got new batteries. I was going through the manual it came along with and it says...

1. To turn ON 3D glasses: Press the POWER button and the LED will flash one time indicating the glasses are ready to use in 3D mode.

then 2 through 7 and..

8. To turn OFF 3D glasses: Press the POWER button and hold until the LED switches off.

Now my doubts are....

When i Press the POWER button to swtich ON the ZD201 the LED flashes once as per the manual and i can see some flashing in the lenses.

But after flashing once the LED remains off.

Also when i Press the POWER button again to turn if OFF, the LED comes ON to a steady till i let go.

But the manual step 8 says "Press the POWER button and hold until the LED switches off." but the LED only switches OFF only once i let go of the POWER button.

Is the LED light supposed to remain "ON" after step 1 until i do the POWER OFF procedure...?

Regards,

Rana
 
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ZedEx48K

Novice Member
i did turn off my 24hz mode off from automatic....no luck. I checked in display setting but nothing that says 24fps mode that will disable the option.

here is the qumi's 3d setup link

Qumi 3D DLP Link Setup

in the source they are using VGA calbes instead of HDMI. How is that possible that they use Analog as a source for 3d?

if that is the case then can i just buy vga(female) to HDMI converter?

thanks
The problem with that is HDCP would fail and you wouldn't get Bluray playback.

Do they have a contact email addy you could send them a query on? I can only so much as I don't on that PJ.
 
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