I'd like to see that, rdjam.
I'd also like to see a diagram of on the cheap and what's needed to make this all work at a bare minimum.
I'm torn and my delima is thus...
I have a 55 Sammy in my living room that I love. It replaced a 62 Mits that I loved too but it was only 720p and it blew up (infamous Mits cap problems). I was pissed off at Mits at the time so I bought the Sammy, 2 months before they released the 3D stuff. Story of my life.
Anyway, I want 3D but I don't want it as my main source. I want Bluray (PS3) and DTV sometimes and my preference is on the big screen. You see, I have an Epson 1080UB in the same room with a pull-down DaLite Hi-Power 106" screen for watching occasional games (sports) and Blurays. I'd love to drop it down to occasionally and watch 3D. Passive would be my preference but active would work if it worked reliably. I have a HT PC too with TMT5 but that wouldn't be my first choice of sources. I play with the HTPC but my family WATCHES the other sources. You know what I mean.
I almost pulled the trigger on the 73838 Mits last week. Then I saw the 63" Sammy 8000 bundle on sale at BB this weekend. Now I find myself in a holding pattern once again going, "Who am I fooling here. What I really want is BIG 3D. I'll be settling with anything else." So far, I'm glad I haven't pulled the trigger on either one but I only have a few more days on the Sammy deal at BB.
What to do. What to do...
Then, I run across this section (can't believe I haven't been here) and more importantly, this THREAD.
I source all my material to both the TV and the projector via a DVDO Duo so getting HDMI sources to both is no problem. I do have the challenge that a DLP projector will be a challenge in my environment because I have to mount it off-center so horizonal and vertical shift are almost mandatory, hence the reason I've stayed with LCD and the Epson to this point. The 1080UB Pro is a great projector and it's 3 years old now. I don't mind having two projectors and buying a 720p just for 3D if that's what it takes. I don't particularly want to have 3 over my head on the couch though. LOL Looks like you have to have two to do passive if I'm reading correctly?
Again, I'm looking a "part-time" projector solution for 3D only. I think you will agree that my 1080p normal viewing problems are under control but it sure would be nice to watch an occasional 3D production from the comfort of my couch.
How can I do this and what is the cheapest way out for me? This Optoma device has thrown a whole 'nother kink in all this for me. Looks like we can do this a lot cheaper now than I ever even dreamed. I'm way past the 720p v. 1080p thing when it comes to 3D. Again, this will be a part-time experience for me and I owned a 720p projector before the Epson. I know what to expect and I can live with it.
Still in a holding pattern. There's something important enough going on here to wait and see how it all unfolds before I do anything, it appears to me.
It's been my experience here at AVS that there's an incredible amount of tech going here all the time but what we are exceedingly bad about is stating in the end that you need "This, this, this and that to make this all work." That's what I'm trying to figure out in this thread and I suppose that it is still a work in progress in reality.
HDTV in my home since 1999.