Originally Posted by InCali
I have some questions as I am SERIOUSLY considering buying your product. If it will work for me, I WILL buy it. I sent an email to your company and await your reply. I have a Sanyo PLV Z2000 1080p projector which I really like a lot and I'm looking for a bridge until a reasonably priced passive 3D projector hits the market. The prices of the passive 3d projectors I've looked at so far make my eardrums sweat. My projector is 100Hz/80kHz and is an LCD projector. Is there anything that throws up any red flags? Does your device only work on 60 and 120Hz devices? I saw another device which appears to do essentially the same thing (3D Now) and don't know if it is the same, or updated, device in different packaging as there seems to be some nexus between your companies.
The websites I've visited don't seem to provide much information about where to buy either so I'd appreciate some direction in that area.
One other thing (and I've posted something similar on another thread), I got to thinking....if I understand things correctly, your device takes a signal from 3D source material and allows it to be projected from/on a HDMI 1.3 compliant device using an active shutter sync. Correct? Why not manufacture a device which could do essentially the same using polarized light? That is, why not make it a passive system? Are there huge technological hurdles to be overcome? It seems like you've done the hard part already.
Jonathan is somewhat an infrequent visitor on here because he generally carries a full plate on his time. I will try to answer some of this.
As stated earlier you would be operating at 1280x720P/60Hz 3D mode outputted from the Theater. I use a Panasonic AE4000 LCD panel type and we are fine with it, others seem to expect zero flicker, so we can't help you with your tolerance level in your household.
The other possible red flag that may stand out with your Sanyo is you have 1200 lumens available. Since we do not know what screen size, throw and gain you need to make an estimate for yourself whether it would be practical in your environment. Take in account how dark the projection area is and guesstimate a brightness reduction of possibly 40-60%.
One of the possibilities of the upcoming TheaterPlus is it's frequency brackets. In my case it initially appears I could use the 72Hz Vsync, your Sanyo could possibly use the 96Hz Vsync. This would reduce flicker to a more acceptable level and give somewhat of a boost to brightness levels as a result of faster duty cycle. Plus the added 1080P and 7.1 audio. The only question in that regards will be it's price point in the consumer version.
The consumer version of that model probably won't appear until mid-2012, the CI's (installers) get first crack in January I believe.
As far as where to purchase, with the new global partnership with 3DNow they hope to have a new vendor list out somewhere around mid-Dec. For now the only source is Consignia Canada and Curt Palme. Hopefully they will soon have some new US sources. VIP3D will now concentrate on hardware development and last tier tech support and 3DNow will handle distribution and marketing and first tier support to my understanding.
Earlier this year a lot of us purchased direct from VIP3D in Florida but that has been discontinued now that 3DNow is the primary for distribution.
Changes in the RF glasses early next year should result in some interesting improvements as well.http://3dnow.com/product.htmlhttp://www.consignia.ca/categories/3...6-Accessories/