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stuart628's Avatar stuart628 06:17 PM 03-05-2011
no what they are saying there is with old firmware the hd66 auto turns on dlp link when fed with a 120hz signal...so if you are using ir glasses, there is still dlp link being sent out...with the new firmware you have 3 options (off, dlp link, invidia) you are good to go with the 3dxl and the hd66..no problems there.

hotandserious's Avatar hotandserious 03:45 AM 03-06-2011
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This would be great news can anybody confirm? I was really down in the dumps all day with this. I just was about to give up on my hd66 and trust me I absolutely love IT!!! Incredible picture and everybody I have over loves it. I've actually had one person come over and order my exact set up the next day.

You are 100% okay. I purchased my HD66 prior to the firmware update release and never sent it in to Optoma for the update. The 3DXL works just fine.

Also - I want to reiterate what HTFAN007 suggested about connecting your projector to the 3dXL to the source directly FIRST - before sticking other components in the mix. Last night I played around with the settings - and with my HDMI 2x2 splitter in the mix, the playstation 3 did not recognize the 3DXL/HD66 as "3D" during the PS3's video display set up. SO - I hooked them all up directly, got the PS3 to recognize the HD66/3DXL as a 3DTV and then turned everything off, put the splitter back in the mix and now it gives me no problems.
DougES's Avatar DougES 12:50 PM 03-06-2011
what kind of glasses will be best with these 3dxl units? Will my Nvidea glasses that came with the emitter work?? Got to get ready as I am told again and again and again they will be showing up any day
rmcferon's Avatar rmcferon 01:01 PM 03-06-2011
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Will my Nvidea glasses that came with the emitter work??

Yes, the 3D XL has a VESA port to plug in an IR emitter. You need a way to disable DLP Link in your projector so that you don't get the DLP Link sync flashes.
DougES's Avatar DougES 01:16 PM 03-06-2011
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Yes, the 3D XL has a VESA port to plug in an IR emitter. You need a way to disable DLP Link in your projector so that you don't get the DLP Link sync flashes.

Kool..................A way to disable dlp link in projector...........hummm?? I have the Acer 5360???Suggestions??
gotchacovered's Avatar gotchacovered 02:01 PM 03-06-2011
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Hi gotchacovered -

For the time being I'm projecting directly on a white wall and the diagonal image dimension just a tad over 125 inches.

The HD66 is an awfully bright projector - I upped the brightness a bit and watched Despicable Me last night (good movie!) - even looking w/ a very critical eye - I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time and have no complaints. Whites were not blindingly white - but white. Color was excellent. The image quality bettered every passive experience I've had in theaters. Also - a benefit that people don't focus on much when discussing the drop in brightness - is that the blacks (which are projecting as a very dark grey) become much more deep and inky.

After the film, we played Motorstorm 3D Rift and some of the races (ones that take place at dusk or through caves, etc) - do seem a bit dark - but I tried it out this morning in 2d on the regular HDTV and it's pretty darn dark there too...

I'd suggest you try it out on the 1.1 gain screen w/ the image as big as you can get it before making another screen purchase. You may be pleased w/ the results.

Thanks for the reply.

I know the projector is bright in 2D, as I watch moves in 2D all the time, but I'm asking about 3D. I read that it drops lumens to 670 in 3D (BEFORE the glasses cut the light themselves), and that DLP-Link may be part of that problem.

So, I know you probably made this clear enough for the average cow, but I want to be double sure. You mentioned that you "upped the brightness a bit". According to a review I read, you can't up the brightness when 3D mode is on, so that makes me think that you were not in 3D mode (i.e., either watching 2D or watching 3D woith IR glasses instead of DLP-Link). So, are you saying that you're getting a nice, bright picture with 3D Blu-rays with DLP-Link on and using DLP-Link glasses? That's a very important detail, because if you're using IR glasses with an emitter, that might make a big difference for me.

Thanks.
jadeezra's Avatar jadeezra 02:25 PM 03-06-2011
For anybody desperate and wanting to pay 499.99 amazon is currently listing 1 available from beach camera.
Holmquist's Avatar Holmquist 02:59 PM 03-06-2011
Will the Epson 8350 and the 3d-xl work together using IR glasses? If not why?Thanks

Austin
rastie's Avatar rastie 03:15 PM 03-06-2011
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Thanks for the reply.

I know the projector is bright in 2D, as I watch moves in 2D all the time, but I'm asking about 3D. I read that it drops lumens to 670 in 3D (BEFORE the glasses cut the light themselves), and that DLP-Link may be part of that problem.

So, I know you probably made this clear enough for the average cow, but I want to be double sure. You mentioned that you "upped the brightness a bit". According to a review I read, you can't up the brightness when 3D mode is on, so that makes me think that you were not in 3D mode (i.e., either watching 2D or watching 3D woith IR glasses instead of DLP-Link). So, are you saying that you're getting a nice, bright picture with 3D Blu-rays with DLP-Link on and using DLP-Link glasses? That's a very important detail, because if you're using IR glasses with an emitter, that might make a big difference for me.

Thanks.

I can up the brightness in 3d mode with my hd66. You must be on the older firmware.
rdjam's Avatar rdjam 06:22 PM 03-06-2011
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RDJAM - Do you know how to display the firmware level for the 3DXL? Is it obvious or is there a trick to it? What level has the 1080p 24 mods (or current level)?

Yes - while it is on and running, you simply hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. It will pop up a message at top center of screen.

The current version, with 1080p24 is CO4, dated Feb 14 2011.
gotchacovered's Avatar gotchacovered 08:44 PM 03-06-2011
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I can up the brightness in 3d mode with my hd66. You must be on the older firmware.

Thanks for posting that. I'm getting my info from a review. He must have been on older fw.
Chris Blount's Avatar Chris Blount 09:11 PM 03-06-2011
Do we still need to send the projector to Optoma to have the firmware upgraded? How much does that cost?
Devit's Avatar Devit 09:35 PM 03-06-2011
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Yes - while it is on and running, you simply hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. It will pop up a message at top center of screen.

The current version, with 1080p24 is CO4, dated Feb 14 2011.

This doesn't work on my 3D-XL, was just curious of what date firmware mine has being it was delivered on the 16/02/2011. Awesome bit of kit my only gripe is the lack of a remote.

Has left friends with very expensive 3DTVs very green eyed!
HTFAN007's Avatar HTFAN007 09:51 PM 03-06-2011
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Do we still need to send the projector to Optoma to have the firmware upgraded? How much does that cost?


Yes. If the HD66 is within the warranty period Optoma will upgrade for no extra charge. You will have to pay to ship it to Optoma but they will pay the return charges. If it is out of warranty get the charges quoted from Optoma support.

It is my understanding that they replace one of the circuit boards so it is not just a firmware flash alone.
HTFAN007's Avatar HTFAN007 09:54 PM 03-06-2011
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Yes - while it is on and running, you simply hold the power button down for about 10 seconds. It will pop up a message at top center of screen.

The current version, with 1080p24 is CO4, dated Feb 14 2011.

Thanks rdjam. Well, I will give it a try on mine Tuesday if UPS is on schedule.
rdjam's Avatar rdjam 11:41 PM 03-06-2011
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This doesn't work on my 3D-XL, was just curious of what date firmware mine has being it was delivered on the 16/02/2011. Awesome bit of kit my only gripe is the lack of a remote.

Has left friends with very expensive 3DTVs very green eyed!

Hmmm... I would try it again. Sometimes the button may not press when you think it did.

All the firmware versions I've used have all behaved the same in this regard.
sharkypuffs's Avatar sharkypuffs 01:02 AM 03-07-2011
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Has tru3d got these in stock yet? I pre-ordered yesterday for $319.99 and now I see its $399.99. Did something change? I'd prefer to order one from them that had glasses if i can.

I wanted to pre-order from them, but not so sure now after the price jump. From the pic on the site, it still looks like it doesn't include any glasses, which with the new price, doesn't seem fair. At $399.00 it now matches the price J &R and B & H Photo are asking, but at least they offer the Optoma glasses (at least I believe they are). Does anyone know why it jumped in price all of a sudden?
jadeezra's Avatar jadeezra 01:19 AM 03-07-2011
Somebody bought the one for 499.99 off amazon. Now ones showing up for 399.99 in stock.
Chezbrgr2's Avatar Chezbrgr2 04:49 AM 03-07-2011
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Will the Epson 8350 and the 3d-xl work together using IR glasses? If not why?Thanks

Austin

Nope wont work, the epson is LCD, and the optoma has a specific list of what it will play nice with, sorry you need to find a different product for that projector.
stuart628's Avatar stuart628 05:51 AM 03-07-2011
out for delivery
mtjt3's Avatar mtjt3 06:15 AM 03-07-2011
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out for delivery

Congrats! Who did you order from?
rdjam's Avatar rdjam 06:54 AM 03-07-2011
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Will the Epson 8350 and the 3d-xl work together using IR glasses? If not why?Thanks

Austin

For "single projector" configurations, the 3DXL is designed to work only with "DLP-Link" projectors.

However, if you go dual projector, you can use any projector that has suitable polarization. But you would then require two projectors and two 3DXL units.

You can see the "Ultimate 3D" projection thread for more details.
Robertlajr's Avatar Robertlajr 07:00 AM 03-07-2011
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I wanted to pre-order from them, but not so sure now after the price jump. From the pic on the site, it still looks like it doesn't include any glasses, which with the new price, doesn't seem fair. At $399.00 it now matches the price J &R and B & H Photo are asking, but at least they offer the Optoma glasses (at least I believe they are). Does anyone know why it jumped in price all of a sudden?

Hey, I pre-ordered from Tru3D and the price has changed because Optoma is including one pair of glasses with all 3DXLs. At this time the website doesn't reflect this, however after speaking with a rep about my order, they have confirmed that their shipment of 3DXLs will have at least one pair. For anyone who pre-ordered when the price was $319.00 will be notified via a call or e-mail to negotiate a price before they are charged due to error on their part.

From what I was told there shipment is to arrive sometime this week.
jchilty's Avatar jchilty 07:36 AM 03-07-2011
I received my 3D-XL on Friday and set it up with my HD66 which is ceiling mounted. I used a 25' HDMI cable directly from the 3D-XL to the projector and used an optical cable from the Sony 470 3D blu-ray to my receiver for sound. I used a short 1.4 HDMI cable from the 3D blu-ray to the 3D-XL. I have an Epson 6100 ceiling mounted for 2D movies.

First impressions-This was definitely worth the wait. Under The Sea 3D blu-ray looks amazing. There is no noticable ghosting or flicker using either the Optoma or Xpand 102 glasses. The resolution looks excellent as I see no difference in resolution from 2d to 3d. The picture is sharp. Frankly, this is better than anything I have seen at my local theater's 3D presentations. I have shown this to several friends and relatives and they were amazed.

I am using a 100" screen with a seating distance of about 12'. Personally, I would not go any larger than 100" as there is a drop off in lumens due to the glasses. Of course this is also true in commercial theaters using passive systems. I have the current firmware in the HD66 and you can make adjustments after selecting viewing mode. I am using bright mode.

Bottom line- This is better than I had expected. It is better than the 3D in commercial theaters (at least in my area). I look forward to other members setting up their 3d-XLs and getting feedback on optimal viewing settings, etc.
Have fun!
gotchacovered's Avatar gotchacovered 07:58 AM 03-07-2011
CAVEAT EMPTOR!

Amazon is reporting the 3D-XL as IN STOCK at 2 retailers, but I called one of the retailers, and I was told that they are NOT in stock and aren't expected for TWO WEEKS.

If you have pending pre-orders with venders, my advice is to STAY PUT. I'm just a regulare dude in the same boat as you, so take that for what it's worth.
SillieBazzillie's Avatar SillieBazzillie 08:05 AM 03-07-2011
Question, will the 3DXL work with my "regular" white pull down screen I've had forever?
mikemav's Avatar mikemav 08:19 AM 03-07-2011
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CAVEAT EMPTOR!

Amazon is reporting the 3D-XL as IN STOCK at 2 retailers, but I called one of the retailers, and I was told that they are NOT in stock and aren't expected for TWO WEEKS.

If you have pending pre-orders with venders, my advice is to STAY PUT. I'm just a regulare dude in the same boat as you, so take that for what it's worth.

Is that Adorama? I ordered from them via Amazon this morning when I saw the in-stock. Now it says due to ship March 10th-11th. I hope that's true and it's not 2-weeks like you heard...
gotchacovered's Avatar gotchacovered 08:24 AM 03-07-2011
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Is that Adorama? I ordered from them via Amazon this morning when I saw the in-stock. Now it says due to ship March 10th-11th. I hope that's true and it's not 2-weeks like you heard...

I hate to tell you this, but yes, it was Adorama. I called them right after they opened this morning, after seeing the Amazon "in-stock" claim, and Adorama told me they have none and expect none until the 24th.
JOHNnDENVER's Avatar JOHNnDENVER 08:26 AM 03-07-2011
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out for delivery

Oooo, I am gettign excited.. I was told I was in their 1st pre-order batch.
gotchacovered's Avatar gotchacovered 08:27 AM 03-07-2011
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out for delivery

I thought you ordered from Tru3D. I just talked to them, and they told me they haven't gotten any yet and expect their first shipment to arrive on the 11th (if Optoma isn't just blowing smoke again).

Did you change your order to somewhere else upon picking up on a sly tip?

Seriously, give up the goods, man! Where'd you score one?
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