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http://www.benq.com.my/product/projector/MW519/

From the feature page, it seems that this projector does not need a 3D video processor/converter. It can be connected directly to a 3D Blu-ray player and display 3D contents.

Am I right?
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You are right. Manual pages 71 and 72 specify the details of the HDMI Timing.
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Thanks for your reply. I looked at the manual pg 71 and 72. Ha ha... I am too new to understand the tables.

Do you mind telling me whether the Viewsonic PJD6553W http://ap.viewsonic.com/my/products/projectors/PJD6553w.php can accept 3D signal directly from a Blu-ray player without a converter/video processor?

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That's not a 3D projector.
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It is a 3D Ready projector. Kindly see http://www.lelong.com.my/viewsonic-dlp-projector-1280x600-pjd6553w-ashtyc-129292922-2013-06-Sale-P.htm . But I am not sure if I need a converter.
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On the webside of the producer no word is written about 3D. Therefore I also would agree: It is not a 3D projector.
In the advertisment "3D ready" is specified. If this is correct, then you need a converter or a HTPC to display 3D content.
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I am thinking to purchase the ViewSonic PJD6553W projector and Samsung HT-E5500W HTIB 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray 1000-Watt Home Theater System (see http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HT-E5500W-Channel-Blu-ray-1000-Watt/dp/B0076R7K26/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370095250&sr=1-2&keywords=samsung+ht-e5550 ).

I wonder if the ViewSonic 3D HD Video Processor (VP3D1) works well with the mentioned Samsung 3D Blu-ray player? Can I use this converter to convert the 3D signal from the Samsung and output it to the ViewSonic PJD6553W?
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There is no chance in the world that I would get or recommend anyone get that model of Viewsonic if home theater were my primary focus for usage. You can find actual home theater 3D projectors within a couple hundred dollars of that price point which do exactly what you want, and the previously mentioned BenQ model does it as well. None of these are 1080p, and not are designed around home theater usage.
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About projectors, I am a total newbie. What are the differences between a projector for home theater and business/meeting purposes?

The reasons why I consider the ViewSonic PJD6553W are:

1) The resolution of ViewSonic PJD6553W is 1280 which I think is good enough for watching Blu-ray and DVD movies. Of course, 1920 is great but it is still very expensive in my country. I am from Malaysia and ViewSonic PJD6553W (1280x800) is US$934 in my country while 1920x? starts at US$1,667.

2) ViewSonic PJD6553W is 3,500 lumens while the BenQ MW519 (US$790) is 2,800 lumens. Since the ViewSonic is 3D-Ready,the extra brightness is good for future 3D watching when I am ready to pay more for a 3D video processor. I understand that the 3D glasses would cut the brightness into half.

Please tell me what else I should consider for a home theater projector. There are only a couple of projectors which can match the above requirements in my country. Thank you all for your comments.
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Business pj is generally, noisier, brighter, less contrast, less resolution, which can help in brighter classrooms and conference rooms environments where their used. There might be a blurry line with some more capable business pj's, and less expensive low resolution pjs, but normally their capabilities will fall short of a little higher priced, dedicated home theater pj.

You have to buy what you can afford and have access to, and try to get the best one that will come close to pleasing you, in that price range. http://www.projectorcentral.com/video_projectors.htm
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Now I have a dilemma choosing between BenQ MW519 and ViewSonic PJD6553W. I use the projector mainly for watching Blu-ray and DVD movies in a very dark room of 4.4m x 3.9m where the screen is located at the 3.9m wall.

I saw this in the internet:

When it comes to home theater projectors, brighter is definitely not better.

Products: BenQ vs ViewSonic
Technology: DLP for both brands
Brightness: 2,800 lumens vs 3,500 lumens
Contrast: 13,000 vs 15,000
Resolution: WXGA 1,280x800 for both brands
Lamp life: 6,500 vs 5,000 hours
3D: Full 3D built-in vs 3D-Ready

Is the BenQ 2,800 lumens brightness good enough to watch 3D movies?
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It might become marginal, especially after the bulb dims a bit. You might can overcome that with a little higher gain screen. Maybe this graph will help, remembering that the lumens will be reduced about 1/2 for 3d. http://www.projectorpeople.com/resources/lumen-guide.asp
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