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I just stumbled upon the 3D-XL converter from Optoma and as it's got 2 HDMI ports I wonder if it can be used with 2 projectors for a passive setup?
If you don't know what the 3D-XL is, it's a box that connects your 720p HDMI 1.3 3d enabled projector and allows it to work with the new 3D over HDMI 1.4a standard. Currently it's only known to work with 14 of the compatible projectors in the Optoma range. Which I believe all have a native resolution of 720p. When asked whether the box will work with other projectors makes. A spokesperson from Optoma said that has not been decided yet. http://www.optoma.eu/projectordetailshe ... t&pc=3D-XL
Optoma say the conversion box supports all the latest 3D display formats, and can work with Sky 3D, Bluray 3D, PS3, 3D enabled broadcast set top boxes.
So I was thinking maybe I should get Optoma's latest 720p 3d projector which is the HD67, in the UK it's £500 including VAT and delivery, which is pretty awesome. The conversion box is going to go on sale early next year for $400, pretty expensive. others have suggested it should of been $200 but have pointed out that as always online stores will be very competitive. I imagine a lot of people will buy into this especially if Optoma allow it to work with projectors from other manufacturers that should bring the cost down considerably.
Now I got some questions I hope you guys could please answer
I think that 1080p 3d projectors will not come down to under $3000 for at least 12-18 months, do you agree?
Buying an Optoma HD67 £500 + the 3D-XL will set me back £250 ($400) = £750. The 3D-XL comes with a pair of their own wireless 3D active glasses - ZD201. So a total of £750 is pretty sweet. I think that's pretty awesome for a screen size of 100+ inches compared to a 60" 3DTV costing like £1400 here in the UK + the cost of 3D glasses. Okay the 3DTV's have a ton of features and are 1080p and have 2D to 3D conversion which the 3D-XL doesn't have, it should have at a price of £250. But the projector can scale a 1080p input into it's native 720p image of 3D glory. I think this would be a great setup till the 1080p 3D projectors become more affordable at some point in the future. Do you agree?
Now on the link I posted, if you go to the specs and gallery, you can see that the 3D-XL has a native input of 720p and a maximum of 1080p. It has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. Out of the box can this be used to drive two 720p or 1080p projectors for a passive setup or would you need to buy 2 of these conversion boxes or would this box need a DIY mod?
Optoma say the projector has to be DLP based, couldn't you use 2 LCD projectors for a passive setup? You can get 1080p LCD projectors new and second hand for cheaper than one 1080p 3D or even some top end non 3d DLP projectors.
There are a lot of LCD and DLP 3d 720p and 1080p projectors that use the HDMI 1.3 spec which are 120hz, I wonder if you think they would work with the 3D-XL?
Instead of making another thread, could you also please answer some questions I have about the Optoma HD67 that I talk about in this thread.
The Optoma HD67 is now Nvidia 3D vision ready, but you have to use the Nvidia 3D vision glasses. Firstly with this projector and the nvidia 3D drivers do you get full resolution 3D or is it checkerboard? secondly, as there is now nvidia 3DTV play. Couldn't I just buy that and use my own glasses. I was thinking the ZD201 that comes with the 3D-XL or even the Xpand X102 glasses, is this possible?
It would be really great if I can have some answers, I think what Optoma have done is pretty awesome
Many thanks in advance