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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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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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Acer H5360 is the First Affordable 720P 3D Vision-ready DLP Projector

November 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · General 3D News


While we are still waiting for Acer’s first 120Hz LCD gaming display (beginning next year if there is not additional delay), the company is going to make us happy with making available the first affordable wide format 1280×720 (720p) native resolution projector with support for 3D Vision and DLP 3D. The projector was one of the recently announced three new Stereo 3D compatible models from Acer that got officially certified by Nvidia. The projector started appearing on some markets already and is expected to be widely available in December… and at a good price point.


What is making this model interesting for people wanting to watch movies and play games in stereoscopic 3D is the fact that H5360 is with 720p native resolution… finally a wide aspect projector with 3D capabilities. There is also an HDMI connector present with the projector also accepting 1080p signal, but of course downscaling it to 720p, although I’m not yet sure if the HDMI will be able to accept 120Hz signal from the PC in order to be used in S3D mode. So far the other 3D-compatible DLP projectors have used the analog D-sub connector for sending the 120Hz video signal to the projector, but this needs to be verified.

The main specifications of Acer H5360:

Display Technology: DLP, Digital Light Processor
Native Resolution: Native 720p (1280×720)
Compressed Resolution: Maximum UXGA (1600×1200), 1080p (1920×1080)
Typical Colors: 1.07 Billion Colors
Brightness (ANSI lumens): 2500 ANSI Lumens (Standard), 2000 ANSI Lumens (ECO)
Contrast Ratio: 3200:1
Throw Ratio: 58″ at 2 meter distance (1.55 ~ 1.70:1)
Noise Level: 32 dBA (Standard mode), 27 dBA (ECO mode)
Lamp Life: 3000 Hours (Standard), 4000 Hours (ECO)
Lamp Type: 200 W user replaceable P-VIP lamp
I/O Connectors: Analog RGB/Component Video (D-sub) x 1 Composite Video (RCA) x 1 S-Video (Mini DIN) x 1 Component (3 RCA) x 1 HDMI (Video, Audio, HDCP) x 1 PC Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1 RS232 (Mini DIN) x 1
Dimensions: 268 x 192 x 80 mm (10.6″ x 7.6″ x 3.1″)
Weight: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)

More information about the Acer H5360 3D-capable 720p projector…

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