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ViewSonic PJD6531w is a New 3D-ready 120Hz DLP Projector

March 2nd, 2010 · 10 Comments · General 3D News

Viewsonic has just announced the commercial availability of its latest 120Hz 3D-ready DLP projector – the PJD6531w, targeted at corporate, education and home theater users. ViewSonic PJD6531w supports WXGA resolution of 1280×800 (wide aspect, 16:10, but up to 60Hz thus not in 3D… for 120Hz in 3D the max resolution appears to be is 1024×768) and offers maximum brightness of 3000 lumens and high 3200:1 contrast ratio (dynamic, the typical contrast ratio is 2000:1). The good news is that according to ViewSonic the new projector support both NVIDIA 3D-Vision and Texas Instruments DLP Link technologies, so it means it should work with the 3D Vision drivers (need confirmation for that one though)…

ViewSonic PJD6531w supports all HDTV formats, including 720p and 1080i/p, offers extensive input options including HDMI 1.3 connector with HDCP support, and integrated 10W speakers, although you’ll probably have to stick to the analogue DSUB15 video connector for usage at 120Hz. The life of the projector lamp is rated at 4000 hours in normal mode, but if you switch to the built-in Eco Mode you’ll get up to a 6000-hour lamp life and reduced noise (29 dB in Eco compared to 34 dB in normal mode). The projector is currently available with a recommended end user price of $799 USD.

The new ViewSonic PJD6531w is already listed at Amazon for $749 USD…

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ViewSonic PJD6241 is yet Another 3D-ready DLP Projector

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Other S3D Tech


ViewSonic is at it again with yet another 3D compatible DLP projector that should also be compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses (still not certified, but probably will soon be). This projector is with XGA (1024×768) native resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio, but what is improved here is the brightness and contrast levels, along with the lap life when compared to the other 3D models from the company. The lamp life is 4000 / 6000 hours (normal/eco-mode), with the projector capable of providing brightness of up to 3200 ANSI lumens and contrast ratio of 3200:1. The recommended price of the projector is $1249, which is a bit expensive, but is expected with these specs… normally this model is designed to provide bright enough and visible projected image in brighter environments.


As you can see from the back picture of the ViewSonic PJD6241 projector, it is still relying on analogue DSUB15 connectors for use with the PC and you need to use this way to connect the device to your computer in order to be able to use it in 3D mode. What is required to view the projected image with 3D Vision glasses is to setup the projector to work on the supported 120Hz refresh rate, like it is with all other 3D DLP projectors out there (not that there are too much). It seems that ViewSonic has prepared this model to be used for educational purpose in not so dark classrooms, but nothing will prevent you taking it home to enjoy playing games and watching movies in stereoscopic 3D mode…

For more information about the new ViewSonic PJD6241 projector…

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Optoma HD66 is Another 720p 3D Ready Home Theater Projector

December 3rd, 2009 · 20 Comments · General 3D News


It seems that Acer won’t be the only company offering an affordable 720p projector with 3D support, as Optoma has just announced their own 720p 3D Ready home theater projector. Optoma HD66 offers a wide aspect 16:9 ratio and native resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the maximum brightness is 2500 ANSI lumens and the maximum contrast ratio is 4000:1. The new projector weights just about 2,3 kilograms (5 pounds). The projector can be used for either front or rear projection, it can be ceiling or tabletop mounted and will project images from 23″ to 300″ diagonal. There is a built-in two-watt speaker for audio playback, but you’d probably prefer to use something with better sound quality and power when playing games or watching movies.


The HD66 is using Texas Instruments’ 0.65 DMD DLP chipset and has HDMI, DSUB15 (Analogue VGA), S-Video and Composite Video inputs, but as with the Acer there is no clarification what input you can use with 120Hz for Stereoscopic 3D mode. Optoma HD66 can project in stereoscopic 3D in 720p HD (1280×720), XGA (1024×768) and SVGA (800×600) resolution according to the manufacturer and of course requires you to use active shutter glasses, but is not yet officially supported by 3D Vision! Optoma HD66 has an a recommended end user price of $699. Now lets see who will be the first one with a Full HD 1080p 3D-capable projector… ;)

More about the Optoma HD66 720P 3D-Ready 120Hz DLP Home Theater Projector

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