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Old 02-02-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Is there any future for 3D projectors?

As simple question.

As 3D TV's seem to have evaporated with little warning, is there any future for 3D projectors?

I have an Optima 3D projector and I love it, and even though I was expecting the and the end of 3D as a mainstream medium for some time, I was also expecting it to be a standard feature on TV's and Projectors for the future, whilst 4K would obviously take priority.

But 3D seems to have been abandoned and as someone with a large collection of 3D discs, this has come as great disappointment. I don't mind so much as long as there is some sort of future, limited or not but as it stands right now, are we stuck with having to buy second hand and old TV's and Projectors until the next 3D boom or is there hope?

Does anybody know anything which I don't?

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Old 02-02-2017, 06:19 PM   #2
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I am looking into a Optima 3D projector or maybe spending more to get a jvc if my oled goes out on me so i can keep watching my 3d movies. Its hard to say if the projector companies will keep making them but the next year or so will tell what they will do.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #3
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I have an 2016 4k Oled tv and a 2016 Sony 45 projector and I love them both😊
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:40 AM   #4
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Epson EH-TW6000 is a full hd 3D projector, how about it?
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:19 PM   #5
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I think because 3D has been an across-the-board standard feature on projectors, and because it looks so good on projectors, I would be shocked if it was dropped. I don't think they would be including it on $450 entry level models if it was any kind of hassle for them. Unlike with TVs, where 3D has never really been standard and has been diminishing for years, people assume and expect that a projector will have 3D. It would be like removing color.

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Old 03-19-2017, 09:27 AM   #6
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I think for projectors 3D will stay around for longer than for TVs at least.

A projector is a niche product for enthusiasts who are also more likely to be into the niche format of 3D.

Due to its more immersive qualities, 3D is better suited to a projector than to a smaller TV screen.

4K projectors are still unaffordable to most and until they are affordable, 3D is still an essential extra Feature.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:11 PM   #7
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Doesn't Optima have a genuine 4k projector, with 3D, coming out soon for less than $3000?
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:30 AM   #8
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I just hope that by the time 4K projectors have decent HDR and are affordable, they will also still have 3D...
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #9
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4K,HDR,3D,Laser affordable Projector is what I'm interested in buying!
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:09 PM   #10
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Well hopefully the projector manufacturers will see 3D as a selling point, and not ditch it.

But things are not looking good, as the very newly released top of the range THX certified 4k BenQ W11000 doesn't do 3D.

I don't ever to expect to see 4K 3D being made available to the consumer.

The added expense for 3D movie tickets has made the attendence figures for 3D movies at the box office slump considerably over the last 2 years, to such an extent that we are already seeing movies such as Alien Covenant that were slated to be shot in 3D, not being so [not sure how much of the R rating of this movie effected this decision ], but it makes you wonder just how many more 3D movies will be made over the next few years.

I'm a avid 3D movie fan, and have over 100 3D discs, so this dropping of 3D for home playback is appalling to me.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:54 PM   #11
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4K,HDR,3D,Laser affordable Projector is what I'm interested in buying!
Here you go:

http://www.sony.com/electronics/projector/vpl-vz1000es



Seriously they need to make more affordable models of those.
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Are 3D projectors all active? Is it possible for a projector to use passive 3D?
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:22 PM   #13
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Are 3D projectors all active? Is it possible for a projector to use passive 3D?
Yes. But it is expensive and using the two projector method, a pain in the butt to set up.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:58 AM   #14
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Hi,

Can anyone here please suggest me a 3D projector that does WUXGA 1920*1200 resolution? Not 1920*1080. I am also looking for a unit that projects sharp, bright 3D images that are flicker free and without cross-talk; ideal for long hours and mostly 3D Blu-ray viewing.

My wall is approximately 9 feet horizontally and about 8 feet, 10 inches vertically. I want to fill the entire width.

I had read about various technologies like 3LCD, 3-chip DLP, regular DLP, etc but I am getting confused. I want the best and brightest possible image with great dark room performance and solid black levels. I'd like to avoid active shutter if possible as I heard there are PJs that do passive.

Also, a good 2D to 3D conversion ability is very much appreciated in the PJs, as I'd like to see Jurassic Park 2 & 3 in 3D conversion.

Please suggest me some projectors. Budget is limited to within 1530 US Dollars (Rs 1 lacs INR approx). Thanking you folks in advance.

P.S: I have glasses for myopia. So need bigger glasses like those realD 3D glasses that fit on top of my pair, if that's at all relevant here.

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Old 03-28-2017, 11:41 AM   #15
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Are 3D projectors all active? Is it possible for a projector to use passive 3D?
A few years ago I saw an intriguing class of passive 3D projectors offered for sale on Chinese websites:



I like the concept, but I have no idea if they were real, and if so, if they were any good. (I never tried ordering one!)

Passive 3D projection is a pain to set up, because it's very fiddly to get the two separate images aligned and synchronised properly; plus you need a silver (not white) screen.

I once did some experiments with a pair of Pico projectors hooked up to a laptop running Stereoscopic Player:

http://phereo.com/image/5335964dcb8577975e000141

It sort of works, but you can get much better results with a basic active 3D DLP projector, so it really wasn't worth all the effort.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:59 PM   #16
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How deep your room is, is the deciding factor.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:20 PM   #17
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P.S: I am have to wear glasses for myopia. So need bigger glasses like those realD 3D glasses that fit on top of my pair, if that's at all relevant here.
If you are very serious about 3D, there used to be companies that would make prescription 3D glasses. I have no idea if they are still in business and I have no connection with them. See www.prescription3d.org

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Old 03-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #18
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How deep your room is, is the deciding factor.
About 12.5 feet long, from the projection wall to the other end. Wall itself is 9 feet wide and 8 feet high.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:17 PM   #19
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With a room like that you'd be better off using the long
Wall with a 169 120 or 135 in. Screen. A sceen is mandatory for a mind blowing presentation and a
Short throw projector, Dlp's the only way to go with 3d.
Benq's w1080st w1085st and the latest ht2150 which is
A short throw. If you can't go in that direction you can
Squeeze a 120 in. Screen in the other direction. Still,
Your throw distance is still short for that size screen.
Because benq's standard throw projector's have the shortest throw available,you could hang one just behind
You at 10.5+ feet from the screen. A w1070 w1075
Ht2050 ht3050 or the ht4050 would all look like a120 in.
Plasma with no cross talk. One way or another you'll
Have to paint the walls a dark color or the projector will blow you right out of there. Except for the ht4050 the
Rest of the projectors with a, lets say a fixed 120 in.
169 elit screen would fit in your budget. Talk about
Virtual reality!
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:35 PM   #20
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I should ad, benq uses 144 hz glasses. The bottom line
Is active 3d system's are performance wise, presently,
The best way to go and there are some nice light glasses out there. Benq,s latest glasses fit great over most regular
Glasses shaped like your average reading gasses. They're
Expensive but theres a number of 144hz knock off's
That are exactly the same for far less that should work
Just as well. If you want reference Quality 3d, this is the only way you can get it at for less than 10,000$ .
P.S. the reason I've suggested benq projector's is that
They are designed for go where almost no other pj. Can.
Which is exactly your situation.
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