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post #1021 of 1340
I bought the HD66 in October and I have it set up to display a 120" 16:9 picture on my Elite Screens CineWhite screen with much better results then I expected. To my eyes the picture is better then the Epson Home Cinema 1080 that it replaced. Maybe not quite as sharp, but much better blacks and color.
I'm having a problem with the greyscale alignment though. I am using an I1 Display LT color meter with ColorHCFR software and the AVCHD files. No matter what I do the RGB Gain and Bias controls have NO effect. I can set then as far + or - as they go and there is NO change to the greyscale result. All of the other controls work, Brightness, contrast, sharpness, color temp, and Brilliant Color all function. I've tried with Brilliant Color at 0 and every other combination, but NO effect from RGB Gain or Bias. With Brilliant Color and color temp I can get pretty good tracking from 30 IRE up. But there is a constant Red Push. Below 30 IRE Red goes sky high and Blue goes really low.
I also went to the service menu and tried to adjust the 2431 Color, which adjusts the DDP2430 Color and Hue, with NO effect.

This has the latest firmware and does DLP Link 3D just fine.

Has anyone else tried to do a calibration on this projector? What are your results?
post #1022 of 1340
Do you need to be hooked up via a true VGA connection to even get the 3D menu? I hooked the projector to our cable box via Component last night to check for the nVidia 3D option (I believe that is how you check for the latest firmware) and there was not even a 3D menu available. I am hoping to find out if I need to send it in soon so I can hopefully get it back before Christmas. Otherwise I may wait until after, but then be without the new basement display for a couple weeks.

Tough choices...
post #1023 of 1340
I just got my HD672x from Dell and Nvision does not recognize it as a 3D projector THe only way to get it to work was the modified Acer file. I am not a happy customer but what can you do. THe model number matches on the box and on the projector, yet the user manual is for an HD66 and that is what Windows recognizes it as. I wonder if this model is really a HD66 with a dell-specific serial number?

The actual settings you can adjust almost mimic the GT720 with a handful more options.
post #1024 of 1340
It looks identical, the only major thing I see different (although they are very skimpy on tech specs) is that the bulb is not as bright, the HD66 claims 2500 lumens and the dell 2200.
post #1025 of 1340
Unit is the HD66. I called Optoma and spoke to Mike and he said Dell can request their own model numbers of products and they probably changed it. I did notice on the bag the the user guide HD66 was "scratched out" with a black ink pen.

Either way he said this one will need a firmware update. Now I have to decide to return it or hang onto it. I don't care that it is the HD66 but I have $400 in gift cards at amazon I could of used to purchase this.
post #1026 of 1340
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...rlrefer=search
Dec 6th is the releasedate on play atm..

I sure hope I can find a nice fixed frame screen to be able to put it standing because my sloppy mount is driving me crazy..

Now let's allocate some funds to afford this too..
post #1027 of 1340
The 3D portion of the menu is enabled when the input is 120hz
post #1028 of 1340
man I wish our price was 399, that would make it alot easier to pull the trigger on this as then I could afford to get two pairs of glasses, but at 499 it makes it a little harder its sad because if you convert the 249 price play has it at, I believe it comes out to 390, come on amazon drop your price!!!!! or someone else sell it at 399.
post #1029 of 1340
Yep, I've now seen it on play, projectorplanet, and a UK ebay seller, all for 250 UK. So far none of them seem willing to ship to US, though, and amazon's $100 premium is the only US source I've found.
post #1030 of 1340
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Originally Posted by defiancecp View Post

Yep, I've now seen it on play, projectorplanet, and a UK ebay seller, all for 250 UK. So far none of them seem willing to ship to US, though, and amazon's $100 premium is the only US source I've found.

even if you bought it off of those websites, remember it would be pal video only, not ntsc.
post #1031 of 1340
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Originally Posted by stuart628 View Post

even if you bought it off of those websites, remember it would be pal video only, not ntsc.

If you look at the specs on the UK website they include NTSC video and 60hz ac input.
post #1032 of 1340
With HD stuff the only difference is refresh rate, right? And the specs list 50hz and 60hz compatibility, so there shouldn't be any across-the-pond compatibility issues.
post #1033 of 1340
IM an idiot your right it does say that!!! wonder if I can buy off of them! does anyone know for sure if these are the same boxes?
post #1034 of 1340
Amazon.co.uk has them for 250 UK as well, but they won't ship it overseas (apparently amazon.co.uk will ship overseas, but certain sellers are restricted, and Optoma is one... which bodes badly for finding anyone else who will ship to US...)

Why the fark would Optoma charge US customers $100 higher???? I thought it was Amazon, but given that Amazon is selling for the equivelant of $100 less for UK buyers, it really seems like the problem originates with Optoma...

(edit) - found two more UK retailers with it available for preorder, box.co.uk and www.goprojectors.co.uk (the latter at a notably lower price) -- Both list no international shipping from online orders, but they claim they'll do international over the phone - so that's hope... Too late today to call, so I'll call early monday.
post #1035 of 1340
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Originally Posted by defiancecp View Post
Amazon.co.uk has them for 250 UK as well, but they won't ship it overseas (apparently amazon.co.uk will ship overseas, but certain sellers are restricted, and Optoma is one... which bodes badly for finding anyone else who will ship to US...)

Why the fark would Optoma charge US customers $100 higher???? I thought it was Amazon, but given that Amazon is selling for the equivelant of $100 less for UK buyers, it really seems like the problem originates with Optoma...
I was just going to say its optoma NOT amazon, if you look at amazon optoma is the seller.
post #1036 of 1340
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Originally Posted by stuart628 View Post

I was just going to say its optoma NOT amazon, if you look at amazon optoma is the seller.

You need to re-read the ad. It says "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com" right below the Temporarily out of stock message. The only Optoma reference is a hyperlink to other Optoma products that are sold by Amazon.
post #1037 of 1340
I've just sent an email to Optoma USA sales complaining about this unfair pricing hike for US customers. I urge you all to do the same - one customer email isn't going to have much impact, but a flood might convince them to set the price back to what it was prior to launch.
post #1038 of 1340
I need to just slow down today, that is two mistakes in one sitting, is it 5 yet
post #1039 of 1340
I still believe it's got to originate from Optoma. No way amazon would arbitrarily hike up the price for their US store while selling the same thing at thier UK store for MSRP. And Amazon's not exactly well-known for randomly hiking up prices anyway.
post #1040 of 1340
US users tend to demand lots of help desk support, so that's the price increase--my guess. Plus import costs are more...Have a friend in UK buy and send it here...still that will be about $50 give or take.
post #1041 of 1340
Due for release on December 6th 2010?!

Are we gonna wait for January in US?!

Do you think 3D-XL will work with my Optoma HD66?!
I'm going to London after Xmas, can buy it then!
post #1042 of 1340
Anyone know how this will hook up between the PS3,xbox, receiver and projector
right now I have all my hdmi cables going to my onkyo sr607 receiver and then one cable to projector. The sr607 is hdmi 1.3a so no 3d passthrough.
I was going to plan on having the ps3 and the xbox go to the 3d-xl, then that going to the 607 then the HDMI to the projector?
Or would I need to go directly from the 3d-xl to the projector, unfortunately there is only one hdmi on the hd66 so this would be a problem as I also have my DVR etc

thanks
post #1043 of 1340
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

I just got my HD672x from Dell and Nvision does not recognize it as a 3D projector THe only way to get it to work was the modified Acer file. I am not a happy customer but what can you do. THe model number matches on the box and on the projector, yet the user manual is for an HD66 and that is what Windows recognizes it as. I wonder if this model is really a HD66 with a dell-specific serial number?

The actual settings you can adjust almost mimic the GT720 with a handful more options.

If I were you I would return it for the HD66.
Most likely the HD672X costed you $50 cheaper than the HD66 at Dell because it doesn't come with the firmware upgrade. Their HD66 should already up upgraded.

I currently have the HD65 and just waiting for the 3D-XL to become available before buying an Optoma 3D Ready projector. Who knows, by then they may have something new besides the HD66 or 672X. I just hope Dell sells the 3D-XL so I can purchase both of them there. Kill two birds with one stone.
post #1044 of 1340
I bought the HD-66 from Dell about 6 weeks ago, and it had the firmware upgrade. Using it with the PC with Windows 7 Pro an nvidia 3D vision, a nvidia 465 card along with the Liteon Blu-ray3D player/burner, the Optoma 3D glasses, and the Cyberlink 10 Ultra 3D Mark II software. Does a great job, but I ordered a Da-lite 92 inch HDTV HP screen. Currently watching with a Elite 100 inch EZCinemaPlus1.0 gain screen in a room that is not 100% light controlled, and some scenes are lacking. Great projector for the money. I'm using it just for 3D, and for 1080P viewing a Viewsonic 8100 PRO.
post #1045 of 1340
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Originally Posted by phil68 View Post

I bought the HD-66 from Dell about 6 weeks ago, and it had the firmware upgrade. Using it with the PC with Windows 7 Pro an nvidia 3D vision, a nvidia 465 card along with the Liteon Blu-ray3D player/burner, the Optoma 3D glasses, and the Cyberlink 10 Ultra 3D Mark II software. Does a great job, but I ordered a Da-lite 92 inch HDTV HP screen. Currently watching with a Elite 100 inch EZCinemaPlus1.0 gain screen in a room that is not 100% light controlled, and some scenes are lacking. Great projector for the money. I'm using it just for 3D, and for 1080P viewing a Viewsonic 8100 PRO.

I was thinking of going that direction but with the 3D-XL unit just around the corner, it would be best for me to wait. Otherwise I'd be spending more than the 3D-XL unit costs.
post #1046 of 1340
Okay, I'm a new Acer buyer, and would like to know if your experience with DLPlink glasses is better, equal, or worse, than nvidia glasses?
post #1047 of 1340
In my limited use I find the Optoma glasses to be better then the nvidia.
post #1048 of 1340
well its the 6th and its still out of stock ..oh well looks like it will be jan.
post #1049 of 1340
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Originally Posted by rmcferon View Post

The 3D portion of the menu is enabled when the input is 120hz

Thanks!

Unfortunately I have no nVidia option. I seem to need the firm/hardware update. My next question is for those who have sent their optoma in for the update. What was the turnaround time? I may end up waiting until the new year to contact support for an RMA.
post #1050 of 1340
Where are all the 3D screenshots, just kidding guess there will never be any. Still waiting for my Optoma 3D test devices, soon.
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