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clanrakka's Avatar clanrakka
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So I've compared the specs of the two and didn't find any substantial differences but I'm a noob when it comes to projector technology.

The BenQ is on Amazon for $500 while the Optoma runs $759.

Is it name brand only driving the price difference or is the Optoma substantially better?
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The 612 is not HD. Compare the gt750 to 710st as both are 720p.
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This is the most important difference between the 2. The Optoma's GT750E:

Decodes all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format and SBS format commonly used by Blu-ray 3D players, game consoles and set-top boxes.

For example, if you have a PS3 you will be able to display 3D content without using an adapter.

The BenQ will require separate adapter to display 3D content from a PS2 or stand alone bluray player. The adapter can cost several hundred dollars, the Optoma 3D-XL costs $330 on Amazon or the Viewsonic VP3D1 $242.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b15nut View Post

The 612 is not HD. Compare the gt750 to 710st as both are 720p.

Did you mean BenQ MX710? I couldn't find a 710ST..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tenthbowl View Post

This is the most important difference between the 2. The Optoma's GT750E:

Decodes all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format and SBS format commonly used by Blu-ray 3D players, game consoles and set-top boxes.

For example, if you have a PS3 you will be able to display 3D content without using an adapter.

The BenQ will require separate adapter to display 3D content from a PS2 or stand alone bluray player. The adapter can cost several hundred dollars, the Optoma 3D-XL costs $330 on Amazon or the Viewsonic VP3D1 $242.

Thanks,

3D is not an issue for me. I don't enjoy theater 3D technology so I doubt any affordable home version will be around for quite some time.

The 720p differential might be an issue.
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