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Projectiondesign F35 AS3D 1920×1200 120Hz 3D DLP Projector

November 2nd, 2011 · 8 Comments · General 3D News


Finally there is a 3D-capable projector that natively supports Full HD or actually even a bit higher 1920×1200 resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) with up to 120Hz refresh rate in stereoscopic 3D mode. Made by the Norwegian company Projectiondesign, the F35 AS3D is a high-end 3D DLP projector that is unfortunately not intended for home users and the fact that there is no price quoted on the manufacturer’s website simply means that the device won’t be something that everyone can place in their home to play games in stereo 3D mode (should be over 25K USD). The lamp life is up to 2000 hours in full power or up to 2500 hours in Eco mode. The maximum brightness level you can get is up to 7500 ANSI lumens and the maximum contrast is up to 7500:1, quite impressive specs if this was a consumer product, but not that surprising levels for a high-end solution intended for professional use such as scientific visualization, virtual reality, visitor attraction and training and simulation applications.



This 3D projector supports both 1920×1200 and 1920×1080 resolutions with 120Hz in 3D move with frame sequential 3D input over a Dual-Link DVI interface, it is also equipped with HDMI 1.3 connectors that can be used for lower resolution 3D content (no HDMI 1.4 frame packaging support). It uses DLP Link active shutter glasses, but there is also a 3D-Sync connector that is essentially a standard 3-pin mini-DIN VESA stereo connector that allows you to connect an external IR emitter and use other types of glasses as well. Imagine gaming with that in stereo 3D mode using 3D Vision at home.

For more information about the Projectiondesign F35 AS3D projector…

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Optoma HD33 is a New Very Affordable Full HD 3D DLP Projector

August 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments · General 3D News


If you were waiting for a more affordable 3D-capable DLP projector that can provide you with native 1080p resolution, than Optoma might have just the right thing for you, their new Full HD 3D projector with model number HD33. Most certainly Optoma HD33 is not the first Full HD 3D projector out there, however it is the most affordable one that combines the high resolution with 3D support and that is actually the most interesting thing. The end user price of the Optoma HD33 should be about $1,499 USD, and that is something very attractive indeed considering that most other more-affordable alternatives with similar features are at least twice or even three times more expensive.

Now, before getting too excited about being able to play games in Full HD resolution in stereo 3D mode on your PC, I should make it clear that this projector (like most other such) relies on HDMI 1.4a interface, something that is both good new for some users and not so good for others. Since the Optoma HD33 projector does not feature a Dual-Link DVI interface you can forget about being able to use it with 3D Vision for gaming in stereo 3D mode at 1080p resolution. The projector might however get added as a supported product in the 3DTV Play software, however it will not be compatible with the 3D Vision active shutter glasses. You’ll need to use a pair of DLP Link active shutter glasses or Optoma’s new BG-3DRFGLASSES 3D-RF glasses (actually looking exactly like Monster Vision Max 3D made by BitCauldron). Apparently the projector has been developed for entertainment purposes, Blu-ray 3D movie watching or for console gamers willing to play in stereo 3D mode for example and not with PC gamers in mind.



The HD33 should support all the HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats, including of course the most commonly used Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats, and to further enhance 3D compatibility, Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats can be manually enabled to allow other non-HDMI 1.4a compatible devices, such as older set top boxes, Xbox 360, or PCs to display 3D via the VGA or HDMI ports. The HD33 projector offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, a +12V trigger, and a VESA 3D Port. The maximum brightness offered by Optoma HD33 is 1800 ANSI lumens and the contrast ratio is 4000:1, the projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours in bright mode.

The Optoma HD33 1080p 3D-capable DLP projector is now available at Amazon…

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Acer H5360BD is an Affordable 3D Projector with HDMI 1.4a Support

March 24th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Other S3D Tech


If you still haven’t noticed, Acer is among the top companies pushing products supporting 3D technology lately, aside from all the top CE brands such as LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony etc. of course. Earlier this month the company has announced the successor of their popular 3D Vision-ready Acer H5360 projector with 720p native resolution – the Acer H5360BD. The main difference between the two is that the new Acer H5360BD 3D DLP projector comes with support for the new HDMI 1.4a interface – an industry wide standard supporting stereo 3D. This is a very good news for everyone looking for an affordable widescreen HD projector that supports 3D, and that can not only be used with 3D content coming from PC, but also from consumer electronic devices such as standalone Blu-ray 3D players or game consoles like the PlayStation 3. The Acer H5360BD projector has a native resolution of 720p (1280×720) and 16:9 aspect ratio, 2500 ANSI Lumens maximum brightness and 3200:1 contrast ratio, together with up to 4000 hours of lamp life.

So far everything sounds great, but there is something very important that you should be aware regarding the new Acer H5360BD and this particular thing is the major difference between this model and the older one, aside from the addition of HDMI 1.4a support. That difference is the fact that the new Acer H5360BD projector is not 3D Vision ready, meaning that you will not be able to officially use the 3D Vision shutter glasses with it like you can with the previous Acer H5360 model. This particular thing is related to the addition of HDMI 1.4a, and as this projector features this interface for stereo 3D data transmission, although you are not able to use it with 3D Vision, you can use it with the 3DTV Play play software. Using 3DTV Play with the projector would still require to you use a pair of DLP Link glasses to actually see the projected stereo 3D image, as again the 3D Vision glasses are not going to be officially compatible with it. So when using the Acer H5360BD projector with your PC as a source of 3D content, along with the 3DTV Play software, you would be pretty much be using it like you would with a 3D HDTV that also requires its own shutter glasses and in the case with 3D DLP projectors you need a pair of glasses supporting DLP Link (no matter what the brand is). And since the projector is 720p, you would be able to get it to run with 60Hz per eye when in 3D mode, something that is supported at that resolution over the HDMI 1.4a interface, so no worries about the framerate for gaming.

The HDMI 1.4a support that the Acer H5360BD supports should also ensure compatibility with AMD’s HD3D technology, at least in theory, no guarantees about that unless this is tested. Nvidia has already confirmed that the projector is already supported in the latest 3DTV Play Update Utility v1.0.0.18, so that is for sure. Have in mind that the Acer H5360BD projector should be starting to be available on the market sometime in April with a price probably slightly higher than the current price of the previous model Acer H5360, positioning it as probably the most affordable 3D projector to feature HDMI 1.4a support on the market.

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