Originally Posted by nimda
Hello, I am in the market to replace my Optoma HD70 and want to stay below $1500. I have a placement issue that limits my options because I have a high ceiling and a ceiling fan in the middle of the room. I need to throw a 100" screen from about 15' away and still have a bright image. I want the blackest levels I can get. The only viable options I see are Epson and this Mitsubishi.
One particular question I had was about the 3D of this projector. It doesn't look like it does RF or DLP Link but an IR solution. This to me seems like the worst of the options available. How are people installing the IR emitter? Since my projector will be ceiling mounted is there a way to mount the emitter on the projector or does it need to be near the front center of the screen line of sight like a typical TV (this would be near impossible for me to run)?
Thanks for the help.
I just got my glasses yesterday and emitter today. The IR emitter is powerful enough that you can probably have it anywhere in the room as long as it's not in a closed opaque box, it basically "lights up the entire room" with it's invisible IR signal. I have mine behind the couch pointing towards the screen which probably results in the weakest possible signal and it works great. I think it's safe to say you can put it pretty much anywhere you want even if there's no direct line of sight with the glasses like in my case.
My only issue is that most remotes barely work if they even work at all while the emitter is working, for example I need to point the remote to the projector for it to respond while without the emitter on I can point the remote anywhere.
So far I find 3D videos recorded with a 3D camera incredible, but I find the projector's 2D to 3D conversion doesn't seem to do anything that I can notice even with the depth setting on max, I've read others say this projector has among the best 2D to 3D conversion, was the content I was watching not ideal or am I expecting too much? For example I find the sound version of this, Pro Logic II, to do an absolutely incredible job of converting stereo to surround as if it had been recorded in surround sound, but so far this projector's 2D to 3D conversion doesn't seem to do anything noticeable at all with what I tried it with.
Another minor annoyance with this projector is that it takes forever for the image to come back when the signal type or some modes are changed, for example when you change the video signal in Windows and it gives you something like 20 or 30 seconds to click accept, there are only about 7 seconds left to accept by the time the projector starts projecting again. Not a major issue, but annoying that it takes so long to change modes, my last Sharp projector was near instant to change modes.
Anyone have suggestions for good 3D movies? I tried Finding Nemo but the 3D effects are rather subtle, with "real" video recorded with a 3D camera it's incredible, but I've only seen a few short YouTube demos for that, I'd like to be able to watch an entire 3D movie but don't know which are good, I'd also prefer not cartoons as the 3D effects never seem anywhere near as good as real life video from a 3D camera.