We've been talking about this projector in the over budget forum but it should be here.
Updated: Optoma HD33 HD3300 review and screenshots.http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/HD33
This projector has pure motioning processing a 6x rgb/rgb/ color wheel and will support 1080p 3D over HDMI or VGA. Price is $1499.00, glasses are $99 and run on RF frequency which is much better and IR that most competitors use.
Sounds like a great bang for the buck. It also has seperated tuning memories for 3D and 2D.
I can edit in sought after info to make it easy:
2D pictures tuned with DVE only needed contrast and brightness changes color pattern was fine blue filter showed balance. Contrast had to be brought down to -18 to avoid white clipping.
Screenshots with basic tuning for 2D.
Nice contrast in the Twin Pines Mall shot.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33bttf1.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33bttf2.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33bttf3.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33fifthe1.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33fifthe2.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33fifthe3.jpg
More screenshots after using colorfacts to tune the 2D grayscale.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d1.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d2.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d3.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d4.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d5.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d6.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d7.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d8.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd33d65k2d9.jpghttp://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd330010c.jpg
Here are the charts after tuning with colorfacts to D65k, 2.32gamma.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/OptomaHD33D65k.jpg
Here's the emitter it's got about 3' detachable wire on it.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/iremitter.jpg
3D glasses, the glasses are very comfortable.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/3dglasses.jpg
Here are the colorfacts calibrated numbers, might come in handy.
1080i Component signal
R gain -4
G gain 0
B gain +1
R bias +2
G bias -1
B bias +4
R gain -5
G gain 0
B gain -1
R bias -1
G bias 0
B bias 0
After 100hrs your lamp is broken in and there's a color shift which stablizes so here's a set of D65k tuned numbers for that. -
This one is a 2.20 gamma for digital video choosing the Film gamma choice.
Color Temp Warm
R gain -4
g gain -1
b gain +1
R bias +1
G bias +1
B bias 0
This one can be saved seperatly under Cinema it's a 2.5gamma or CRT type gamma for when after your lamp breaks in. This will show a darker image you might like for movie watching. The other 2.2 gamma tuning save it under User for HDTV, switch back and forth your preference.
Color Temp Warm
Red gain +1
Grn gain 0
blu gain =5
Red bias -2
Grn bias 0
Blu bias -1
Lumens on a 106" 1.0 screen - using a light meter back at the screen.http://www.videodementia.com/sales/h...ight265hrs.jpg
That's 49 foot candles a very high reading.
2D basic tuned OTB 1440 lumens low lamp
3D OTB 2040 lumens bright mode / graphic gamma, 3D is factory tuned for when viewing with the glasses on. There is no 3D tuning software yet.
2D tuned down to D65k 1080lumens low lamp
Lumens adjusted to using shortest throw / max opened zoom. Knock 20% off the numbers when using long throw minimum zoomed lens.
Wing at Optoma gave me this info:
"Saw a few persons interested in the difference between HD33 and HD20
Here are more technical details for you.
While HD33 and HD20 do share some optical components to get the economy of scale, the electronics and chassis of HD33 is totally revamped to display 3D and enhance 2D also.
The color wheel speed is faster to give less rainbow, the new bigger chassis also makes the projector a bit quieter and no front grill eliminates the tiny amount light spill that some users have shown concern with HD20
The data bandwidth and processing power has to be at least doubled internally in order to display 3D 1080p at 120Hz
With such extra bandwidth and processing power on hand, the 2D image quality is also significantly enhanced.
DMD mirrors can now turn on and off even faster – this translates to even better color and grayscale rendering.
This improvement is more easily noticeable in a dark scene – the dithering noises are much less noticeable and give smoother dark details
This extra processing power also helps to improve the image digitally
- PureDetails, can sharpen the image selectively, the edges and corners of the image is sharpened but not the noises
- PureColor can enhance the color selectively makes less saturated color more saturated but already saturated colors will not be too oversaturated
- PureMotion – this is Optoma’s frame interpolation technology that works in both 2D and 3D, not only can it eliminate motion judder, it can also make fast action sport or action movie visibly clearer to see by adding interpolating frames. (note the default setting is a bit conservative, to intentionally keep a small amount of judder to give some resemblance of film)"