Originally Posted by Mikes2cents
Oh, OK. Looking forward to your impressions of it. Still not available here just puts the brakes on it for me. Just makes me wonder too much. I am at a loss to figure out why and none of the reasons I can think of make me feel very good. Hope you have success with it.
It has finally arrived...
If you have been following the thread, you know I ordered an H5360BD from Germany in early-mid June. It took 13 business days to get from the online retailer's warehouse in Germany to my doorstep. I ordered it on June 13th for 644.11 Euros.
I came in a box that was pretty beat up (as expected if something is comming from Germany.) The box however was still intact. It was packaged with paper surrounding the retail box of the pj.
The retail box came with mostly English on it but some German. Inside was a composite video cord, a VGA 15-pin cable and three powercables (none of which fit my power outlets here in Michigan) as well as the projector of course.
I immediately pulled it out of the box and fired it up to make sure it was not damaged in shipping.
I first hooked it up to my PC and ran through the Nvidia 3D set up wizard. This is when I realized you can only
use this projector with an Nvidia card using the 3DTV Play software (I though I would have a choice as to whether I wanted to use the Nvidia IR glasses or DLP link glasses.) As soon as the video card detects the pj it pops into the 3DTV play mode and runs DLP link from then on. (Note: you do have to have an Nvidia emitter plugged into the USB for the 3DTV play software to be activated.) The good thing is, you don't have to pay for the software, apparently a license for 3DTV Play is included with this projector.
I then tested it with the Playstation 3. As soon as I hooked up the projector and powered up the PS3, it detected a 3D capable display and ran through a quick set-up. I fired up my copy of Wipe-Out (I downloaded free because Sony felt bad for releasing my data across the vast tundra of the internet) turned on the 3D and palyed a few races.
I then hooked it up to the Xbox and threw in some Black Ops to test that 3D. Had to tweek the pj settings to manual SBS (side-by-side) but was fragging in no time.
I did end up going with the UltraClear glasses. And all in all I would have to say this projector performed flawlessly. I had no problems with the 3DTV Play software the DLP link glasses and the PC, PS3 or Xbox. All worked great. The pj menus by default were already set to English and picture quality is great.
Now all I have to do is wait for my 3D blu-ray discs from Netflix to test on the PS3 and I'll be through most of the basic testing.