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ViewSonic PJD6211, PJD6221 and PJD6381 Projectors and 3D Vision

August 11th, 2009 · 9 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


A lot of people were eagerly expecting the new 3D Vision-ready projectors from Viewsonic to become available on the market and to buy them to get really big Stereo 3D displays to play with, including myself. And now that the ViewSonic PJD6211, PJD6221 and PJD6381 3D-ready DLP projectors are already available on the market it seems that you better wait a bit more, before going for them especially if you wish to use them with your 3D Vision glasses. It seems that these projectors do have some problems working with 3D Vision and some people are having problems making them to work, although some suggest that setting the projector as a CRT display helps. It seems ViewSonic needs to release a new firmware update (according to Nvidia, but Viewsonic claims they need new drivers from Nvidia) to make the things work as they should and avoid any problems and this should probably happen by the end of September. And in those few weeks we might also see an new version of the 3D Vision drivers with even more improvements, one of which will probably be the addition of support for the new MPO image format for Stereo 3D pictures and of course more gaming profiles. So I’m just going to wait a bit more to see how things develop, instead of getting one of these new “3D Vision-ready” (or not yet ready) projectors now and I suggest you do the same if you are interested in them… ;)

For more information about the 3D-ready 120Hz projectors from Viewsonic…

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Damien // Aug 31, 2009 at 23:57

    I bought the pjd-6220-3D shortly before I even heard of these models. It is nothing short of a nightmare, not even accepting an XGA signal from 90% of the games I tried. After much haggling with Viewsonic, they agreed just today to set up an RMA. So now I have to pay out of my pocket money to send it to them, probably only just to get it back working exactly as it did before. If Viewsonic wants to truly honor their customer satisfaction guarantee, they will toss that pjd-6220-3D off of their rooftop, and send me a working 6221 instead. 2 months of solid frustration, forum searching, driver and firmware bullcrap, nothing works! So VIEWSONIC, DO THE RIGHT THING AND SEND ME A PJD6221 INSTEAD!

  • 2 Bloody // Sep 1, 2009 at 10:01

    Damien, there are people having trouble with PJD6211 too, so this might not solve the problem. I hope to get one of these today or tomorrow to test it personally and see if it works well with 3D Vision…

  • 3 Damien // Sep 2, 2009 at 12:18

    Hey Bloody

    Yeah Ive heard the same. Please let me know your experience with the 6211 (6221). I heard it uses the new TI DLP chip, so Id like to know a few things:

    Does 120hz dim the screen considerably?
    Do you get blue ghosting in one eye?
    Do you have trouble getting an XGA signal?

    Well, now I have to wait 3 weeks to see what Viewsonic will do. All I know is that the 6220-3D I got is a junk prototype for this 6211.

  • 4 Bloody // Sep 2, 2009 at 18:42

    I got the projector today and just installed it, I’ll test it later on and write the results later today… I did have some issues, but nothing serious and now it is connected, working and it shows the test Nvidia image… ;)

  • 5 Andres // Sep 29, 2009 at 23:01

    Hi Bloody,

    Just wondering — how have your tests gone this month? I’m interested in what you’ve learned.

    Also, have you tried to run any programs that use quad-buffered stereo? I read early nVidia drivers did not support it, but that a late spring 2009 one was supposed to support quad-buffered stereo.


  • 6 Bloody // Sep 30, 2009 at 08:49

    I’ve already written a bit of my impressions for the projector here: First Hands On Impressions from ViewSonic’s PJD6211 DLP Projector

  • 7 jamie // Jul 5, 2010 at 02:04


    I’m considering getting this for use on 3D Vision, has any of the problems been rectified with new drivers etc? or am I better off looking elsewhere..

    What is the quality of the image like anyhow as I can’t find a decent review of this anywhere..

    oh, and will it be able to play Blu-Ray 3D with the Cyberlink player?


  • 8 Bloody // Jul 5, 2010 at 09:53

    The image quality is very good, especially if you do your job well where you’ll be projecting the 3D image. Less ghosting than on a monitor, usually, and a much bigger screen, did I say bigger? The lower resolution of the projector also makes it easier to have a higher framerate even with not so powerful video card. You should also be able to play Blu-ray 3D movies with these projectors, but I’d suggest a compatible one with aspect of 16:9 for that and 720p resolution like the Acer H5360 for example…

  • 9 Abdul Majeed // Jul 20, 2010 at 13:59

    We need View Sonic Projector PJD 6221 in 2700 Lumens. Please send detail of dealers in Pakistan.

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