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post #1081 of 1340
No problems here ... I ran a 25ft HDMI for a while without issues. I switched and now I'm using a hdmi-over-cat6 converter instead, but it's still over 25ft...
post #1082 of 1340
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Originally Posted by defiancecp View Post

No problems here ... I ran a 25ft HDMI for a while without issues. I switched and now I'm using a hdmi-over-cat6 converter instead, but it's still over 25ft...

could it be that the WDTV Live output power is lower than your whatever equipment you are using? I don't know if different equipment has different output power orif its all standard. When i move i'll have to try a small HDMI cable, i think i have a year warranty
post #1083 of 1340
Well this can't be good. Just for kicks I had the 3dx1 on order through Amazon and I just got an email from them saying that the order has been cancelled due to supply issues. Apparently Amazon won't be carrying them at all.
post #1084 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Chris Blount View Post

Well this can't be good. Just for kicks I had the 3dx1 on order through Amazon and I just got an email from them saying that the order has been cancelled due to supply issues. Apparently Amazon won't be carrying them at all.

thats weird.... go over to www.consignia.ca ... I preordered mine there $439.99 free shipping but no glasses included
post #1085 of 1340
Link doesn't work here.
post #1086 of 1340
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Originally Posted by HTFAN007 View Post

Link doesn't work here.

sorry ... typ-o I corrected


www.consignia.ca

direct link
http://www.consignia.ca/products/NEW...PS3-Games.html

merry christmas
post #1087 of 1340
I just got a Mitsubishi 3D DLP to replace my living room tv. I also get the 3D starter kit which comes with the 3D adapter. I was wondering if anyone has tried this adapter with the HD66. An answer would save me some time running cable above my drop ceiling to try it.
post #1088 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Mitsu52Guy View Post
I just got a Mitsubishi 3D DLP to replace my living room tv. I also get the 3D starter kit which comes with the 3D adapter. I was wondering if anyone has tried this adapter with the HD66. An answer would save me some time running cable above my drop ceiling to try it.
If your Mitsubishi 3D DLP is a rear projection type (I dont think they make a front projection DLP) then the 3DXL would not work. Rear projection DLPs use checkerboard 3-D, while the front projection DLPs use frame sequential (aka: pageflipping) 3-D at 120hz. The 3DXL will convert HDMI 1.4 3D sources to 120hz /720p frame sequential.

Mitsubishi makes an HDMI 1.4 3-D adapter for some of their DLP checkerboard 3D rear projectors. See if your model is listed:
http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/accessories/3DA1
post #1089 of 1340
I was actually thinking the other way. Using my Mitsubishi 3D adapter with the HD66. I don't have the 3DXL.
post #1090 of 1340
Ah .. OK. But - yeah, still wouldn't work
post #1091 of 1340
I've been wondering the same thing. Please test it and let us know..thanks
post #1092 of 1340
Hi guys. What is the current status for the experimental drivers/registry hack to allow TMT to play 3D-BD? Anyone still got it working (w/dlp link glasses?) with the ATI 5x or would have have to go the route of 3d-xl+HD6x series?

Thanks
UD
post #1093 of 1340
I watch the 3D movies from my computer using a Nvidia GTX 465 card. The HD-66 shows it has a 3D connection, and my software program Cyberlink 10 is in 3D mode setup that I am using a 120ghz projector. Are there any other settings I need to tinker with to get the best possible 3D picture. I am set up in 720P mode, and I adjusted with the Nvidia software so that I use the whole screen when viewing. I use windows 7 professional operating system. Bottomline is there anywhere on the computer I should be looking to set up the picture in 120ghz outside of the Cyberlink 10 software. I enjoy using this projector, and I find the Optoma glasses give the best 3D picture. I just want to make sure that I have it set up to receive the best possible picture! Happy New Year to all, Phil.
post #1094 of 1340
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Originally Posted by UnDecoded View Post
Hi guys. What is the current status for the experimental drivers/registry hack to allow TMT to play 3D-BD? Anyone still got it working (w/dlp link glasses?) with the ATI 5x or would have have to go the route of 3d-xl+HD6x series?

Thanks
UD
I have a hd6750 and since the December driver update I haven't had to do the registry hack at all. I use iz3d, roxio cineplay, tridef, and have used the demo of tmt5 with no issues.

On the other hand, I'm speaking to someone via PMs right now that's not having the same luck... but he's using a different projector (acer), and I believe the ATI 3d enable is turned on by identifying your EDID... so I think that might be an issue if your projector isn't identified by ATI (though I think the registry hack may still work in that case, we'll see)... But anyway, I think for the optoma guys it's fine without the hack.
post #1095 of 1340
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Originally Posted by UnDecoded View Post

Hi guys. What is the current status for the experimental drivers/registry hack to allow TMT to play 3D-BD? Anyone still got it working (w/dlp link glasses?) with the ATI 5x or would have have to go the route of 3d-xl+HD6x series?

Thanks
UD

I suspect you are asking about TMT3, but for what it's worth, I had TMT5 trial working on an HD 5450 to GT720 (which I believe is pretty much the same as the HD66 besides the short throw) with DLP-Link, without much difficulty - no edid spoofing, no iz3d, no hacks, only latest AMD driver. As far as I read, the AMD cards should work with any 3d-ready projector and 3d player.
post #1096 of 1340
I sold my HD66 and picked up the Viewsonic's version with a 16:10 native resolution and so far not much difference other than the Viewsonic is much brighter in some modes.

Can someone tell me if the HD66 can display 1080p (1920x1080) in 60hz? The viewsonic can only do it in 30hz and I don't remember this being the case with the Optoma or Acer I had before. I also noticed the Viewsonic cannot take a 1080p signal from the Xbox360 where as I think the Optoma did before.
post #1097 of 1340
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Originally Posted by defiancecp View Post
I have a hd6750 and since the December driver update I haven't had to do the registry hack at all. I use iz3d, roxio cineplay, tridef, and have used the demo of tmt5 with no issues.
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post
I suspect you are asking about TMT3, but for what it's worth, I had TMT5 trial working on an HD 5450 to GT720 (which I believe is pretty much the same as the HD66 besides the short throw) with DLP-Link, without much difficulty - no edid spoofing, no iz3d, no hacks, only latest AMD driver. As far as I read, the AMD cards should work with any 3d-ready projector and 3d player.
That sounds really good, then I could get started getting a pair of glasses before the XL is released and then use them with that too.

I was just wondering as I saw on the TMT site and AMD's site that BD3D would require the 6000 series but hey, I'm not disappointed as long as there's additional models working with the technology
post #1098 of 1340
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

I sold my HD66 and picked up the Viewsonic's version with a 16:10 native resolution and so far not much difference other than the Viewsonic is much brighter in some modes.

Can someone tell me if the HD66 can display 1080p (1920x1080) in 60hz? The viewsonic can only do it in 30hz and I don't remember this being the case with the Optoma or Acer I had before. I also noticed the Viewsonic cannot take a 1080p signal from the Xbox360 where as I think the Optoma did before.

Yes, my HD66 when playing a blu-ray disc indicates 1920 X1080p 60 hz. Of course it doesn't display that resolution because it is a 720p device.
post #1099 of 1340
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

I sold my HD66 and picked up the Viewsonic's version with a 16:10 native resolution and so far not much difference other than the Viewsonic is much brighter in some modes.

Can someone tell me if the HD66 can display 1080p (1920x1080) in 60hz? The viewsonic can only do it in 30hz and I don't remember this being the case with the Optoma or Acer I had before. I also noticed the Viewsonic cannot take a 1080p signal from the Xbox360 where as I think the Optoma did before.

also the HD66 is 16:10 native resolution as well and displays 108p at 60hz and 23.976 hz
post #1100 of 1340
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Originally Posted by perfectdark View Post

also the HD66 is 16:10 native resolution as well and displays 108p at 60hz and 23.976 hz

Interesting, what does it do with a 16:9 signal? I don't remember there being black bars on things in 16:9 like the Viewsonic does. I am not saying you are wrong, but I owned the HD66 and did not have image stretching or black bars on 16:9 source material. The HD66 is also listed as a native 16:9 projector almost everywhere you look.
post #1101 of 1340
Native res on the hd66 is 1280x800 (16x10). 1280x720 material is projected with 40 pixels each blank space on the top and bottom.
post #1102 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

I suspect you are asking about TMT3, but for what it's worth, I had TMT5 trial working on an HD 5450 to GT720 (which I believe is pretty much the same as the HD66 besides the short throw) with DLP-Link, without much difficulty - no edid spoofing, no iz3d, no hacks, only latest AMD driver. As far as I read, the AMD cards should work with any 3d-ready projector and 3d player.


Back again on here, installed the 1012 drivers on my HTPC. I can however not switch the refresh rate to 120hz via the new ccc, i wonder if it may have to do with the fact that I flashed the edid to the tx-nr806 earlier? Because the old monitor ones shouldn't matter as it's not corrected, right?
May have a try with the new srxx8. Or will it be autotriggered when you play 120hz content? I did notice some pop in the picture when playing the megamind sbs trailer.
..and, I guess we should choose the Amd HD3D Tech option in TMT5?
post #1103 of 1340
For my setup, 120Hz is available for HDMI 720p (rather than x800) only. I don't remember the particulars in CCC, I think it came up with 120 Hz by itself; for the nvidia card, there were "PC" resolutions and "HD" resolutions, and only one of them allowed 120 Hz (should be "PC").
I didn't look up what output TMT picked up, it just worked, and I didn't look into it, as I used it only for testing. From other reports, it *is* the HD3d option.
post #1104 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post
For my setup, 120Hz is available for HDMI 720p (rather than x800) only. I don't remember the particulars in CCC, I think it came up with 120 Hz by itself; for the nvidia card, there were "PC" resolutions and "HD" resolutions, and only one of them allowed 120 Hz (should be "PC").
I didn't look up what output TMT picked up, it just worked, and I didn't look into it, as I used it only for testing. From other reports, it *is* the HD3d option.
Yup, fix't Just switched for my 3D receiver and now it's working without problems, probably related to my old EDID flash where I flashed to an older model.

Now on to get some new glasses!
post #1105 of 1340
Just wondering how low and cheap you can go in the ATI line of cards and still get Blu-Ray 3D working.
Is the HD5450 a shure thing because I see those for cheap.(Link below)
But does it have to be 1gig memory or will 512 do ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ech-_-14102877
post #1106 of 1340
I think to answer that question you first have to evaluate your CPU performance- some of the guys over in the 3d tech talk forum were having some stuttering on non-accelerated chips if their cpus weren't really up there. So if your cpu is midrange or lower, you probably really do need a 6xxx card to avoid stuttering, but if your cpu is relatively high-end you can probably get away with just about any 5xxx card. Not verified, just an educated guess.
post #1107 of 1340
My HD 5450 fanless 512 MB works great in an x8 pcie slot with a Phenom 9950 (2.6GHz x4), Win 7-64, 4 GB RAM, and the htpc does not get very hot/noisy (barely noticible added noise, and behind the screen). I have not noticed any issues, in very limited watching though.
post #1108 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Roussi View Post

My HD 5450 fanless 512 MB works great in an x8 pcie slot with a Phenom 9950 (2.6GHz x4), Win 7-64, 4 GB RAM, and the htpc does not get very hot/noisy (barely noticible added noise, and behind the screen). I have not noticed any issues, in very limited watching though.

Thanks for the replys Roussi & defiancecp.
Yes defiancecp, I think your right, I would spend more on a beefier CPU if I could go cheaper on a lower cost ATI 5450 video card.
post #1109 of 1340
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

Interesting, what does it do with a 16:9 signal? I don't remember there being black bars on things in 16:9 like the Viewsonic does. I am not saying you are wrong, but I owned the HD66 and did not have image stretching or black bars on 16:9 source material. The HD66 is also listed as a native 16:9 projector almost everywhere you look.

If you go into the Menu, you can select either 16:10 or 16:9 output.
post #1110 of 1340
Hi guys

I am lookingfor some help here
First off I have preordered the 3D-XL so my current issue is just temprary for testing

I want to usemy Laptop to view 3Dcontent on my Optoma HD66
I connected my laptop via HDMI to my projector and changed the output to 720p 120hz... projector sees this fine
I downloaded the sterescopic player and opened a SBS mkv 3D movie. I selected SBS Left eye first for the input and page flipping for the output. and played the movie, but my proejctor never recognized any 3D content. so i went into porjector settings and turned 3D on ... but didn't change anything. I just received my 2 pairsof UC DLP Link glasses that i want to test with. Am i totally confused here? How can i get this working? And this is just temporary soi do not want to buy a Nvidia vision kit or anything

thanksin advance
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