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post #1201 of 1340
Thanks for your review and the link. Now I will pull the trigger very soon.
post #1202 of 1340
Hi all,

Having a look at 3D-XL. Seems really expensive to get the dam thing TO NZ. What other alternatives are there? Would the Mitsi 3D starter kit work or that usable only with Mitsu products?
post #1203 of 1340
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Originally Posted by kopkiwi View Post

Hi all,

Having a look at 3D-XL. Seems really expensive to get the dam thing TO NZ. What other alternatives are there? Would the Mitsi 3D starter kit work or that usable only with Mitsu products?

check out these guys, and the threads in the '3d Tech Talk' forum:

http://www.3d-vip.com/

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=194
post #1204 of 1340
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Originally Posted by protovision View Post
check out these guys, and the threads in the '3d Tech Talk' forum:

http://www.3d-vip.com/

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=194
I did see that. But was hoping for something a little...cheaper..
post #1205 of 1340
How do yall feel about a factory refurbished model? There was a great beach Camera price for 490 for the HD66. Should I be weary or should it be fine for a year? I really only need it for about a year to 1.5yrs at the most til I buy a house and make a dedicated 1080p theater.
post #1206 of 1340
Factory Refurb will be fine. Effectively it's restored to a state of brand new. Shouldn't have any problems with it.
post #1207 of 1340
Pulled the trigger and made a sweet DIY proj. Screen and tested it out last night. Im very happy with it. Now it does make a couple icons a little darker on my computer wth hdmi connection (running a 5830 ati card) but whites come out fairly good. Blacks come out quite nicely as well. I havent tried it with my ps3. Played a few 720p vids and it work very well with VLC media player. Most color comes out very well but i feel like greens arent poping as much. May need to up that a little. I have brilliant color at around 6 i think but if i turn t down i think it starts losing color depth. I did notice, at least with the computer hookup u med to change settings to native and 16:9. It was set on auto and 16:10 as default. It looked bigger but resolution was a tad off haha
post #1208 of 1340
Hi, I have a weird thing with this projector, which is very good here and you'll know, the problem is that I work all but if I connect directly to a PC or laptop via HDMI. If I direct connect the image is now the most strange is that if the PC or laptop I plug the receiver Denon 1610 and from there to the projector, the image is amazing. It's more if I put the PS3, Xbox 360 or direct at Optoma LIVE WDTV the image is very good. The problem is only from the PC or laptop directly to the Optoma. That may be?.
Greetings
post #1209 of 1340
Finally had my HD66 arrive. Going through calibrating it and I have this annoying flicker on the left hand side of the screen. It's like a shudder. It will come and go but it's very noticeable.

What the hell is it? It's driving me mental.
post #1210 of 1340
I have this on a HD65. I eventually realised that it was being caused by the hot air blowing out across the lens and causing a heat haze effect. Try a piece of card held by the air outlet to direct away from the lens as a test.
post #1211 of 1340
I had a play around with my Denon 2809, turns out it was doing some processing to the image. Doesn't happen anymore.
post #1212 of 1340
bought hd66 and got in hand last night...and just tried setting what other memder posted
set degamma pc whole image include its own osd menu washed out (like too bright) so i turn down birghtness then colors all break up ><<br />
here's original degama video


now degamma pc


then set color space auto to yuv...holy crap..only color i see is purple like purple version of black/white tv

enjoy puple tv (color space set to YUV)

so should i return this and get replace unit?
post #1213 of 1340
I got the same thing with the YUV. I just assumed that was normal?
post #1214 of 1340
how about degamma?
your picture also washed out when u switch degamma to pc?
post #1215 of 1340
So I already have Samsung 3D TV and it works GREAT but I wanted the same experience but BIGGER... so I got the HD66 as they said it has 3D.

I have 2 3D Samsung Glasses so I was hoping to use it with my HD66 Projector... but HOW ??

To play 3D movies on the Samsung TV I used the WD HD Media Player - I simply put all the 3D Movies on it and opened them regularly (MKV files that I converted) - then I clicked on the 3D Button and chose "Side by Side" which then MERGED the 2 sides into ONE and the glasses worked great...

I am trying to do the SAME on the HD66 but how ?
Can it merge 2 side by side videos to one like the Samsung TV can ?
How will the Glasses be synces to it then ?

ANY HELP ??
Thank you all in advance for reading.
post #1216 of 1340
I want to add also that I read on their site that "computer program that generates a 3D image" is needed ... what is that ??
post #1217 of 1340
So I read there are 2 ways to do 3D with the HD66 projector - either with a computer using Gforce card or with the 3D-XL device.

I know that the 3D-XL device works with it's own 3D Glasses that cost about $100 each ... so that's not an option for me as I already have 4 3D glasses for the Samsung TV I just bought recently...

So my question is - will my Samsung 3D Glasses work if I get the computer with the GForce card etc. ??

Is there anyway that I can use my current 3D glasses with the HD66 Projector or should I just give up and buy seperate 3D Glasses ??
post #1218 of 1340
davedean, I took my Optoma 720 back to BB for the reasons you are asking about the HD66. I refused to give nvidia one more dime of my money to enable 3d on it and be stuck with their glasses. I spent enough on the GTX-460 and PDVD and it ought to just work. Not so so it went back. Should have perhaps bought an AMD video card. The 720 was a nice PJ as I am sure the 66 is too but I got a sour taste in my mouth. I bet you will taste it too trying to use your existing glasses like I wanted to do with my DLP link glasses I already have. Now if you want to pay even more for the nvidia solution I hear it works very well. Not me, they can stick it. I am not shelling out one more dime to nvidia for 3d be it TVplay or whatever. I would rather give the 460 to my son and get another video card that will work without drilling me in the rear end every time I turn around on this 3d business. To be fair the 460 is a great card and it does work with PDVD to do 3d on my 61" DLP RP TV. That is about all I can say for it as far as 3d. That is why I bought it. Aside from that, anything else 3d runs into the nvidia greed wall.
post #1219 of 1340
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Originally Posted by Mikes2cents View Post

davedean, I took my Optoma 720 back to BB for the reasons you are asking about the HD66. I refused to give nvidia one more dime of my money to enable 3d on it and be stuck with their glasses. I spent enough on the GTX-460 and PDVD and it ought to just work. Not so so it went back. Should have perhaps bought an AMD video card. The 720 was a nice PJ as I am sure the 66 is too but I got a sour taste in my mouth. I bet you will taste it too trying to use your existing glasses like I wanted to do with my DLP link glasses I already have. Now if you want to pay even more for the nvidia solution I hear it works very well. Not me, they can stick it. I am not shelling out one more dime to nvidia for 3d be it TVplay or whatever. I would rather give the 460 to my son and get another video card that will work without drilling me in the rear end every time I turn around on this 3d business. To be fair the 460 is a great card and it does work with PDVD to do 3d on my 61" DLP RP TV. That is about all I can say for it as far as 3d. That is why I bought it. Aside from that, anything else 3d runs into the nvidia greed wall.

Mike, there is now an emulator for the Nvidia 3DVision usb dongle, so you can "fake" it having a full 3DVision setup but still use DLP Link glasses. Have not tried it myself but I read about it a couple of months ago, so search around if you're so inclined.
post #1220 of 1340
How will that Emulator help in using my Samsung 3D glasses ?
post #1221 of 1340
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Originally Posted by davedean View Post

How will that Emulator help in using my Samsung 3D glasses ?

I believe, if I understand it: that it allows you to run the 3D Vision driver (which works well with LOTS of games) but use DLP link (or maybe your Samsung?) glasses and not have to use the Nvidia ones. That would also be an advantage since other glasses may work with additional 3D sources besides the PC. Not sure if this is "kosher" to discuss or not and have not tried it myself, but I know I read something about it recently somewhere (maybe Nvidia forums...)
post #1222 of 1340
Hi All. Can someone explain something to me. I have my HD66 hooked up to a Sony Blu Ray player. When I change the input to the HDMI it says it's connecting to my BR player @ 1080p/60. How is that possible?? Thought it was a 720p only box? Thanks.
post #1223 of 1340
The actual native screen resolution has no bearing on what the projector s able to take as input. It just displays everything at 720p....
post #1224 of 1340
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Originally Posted by mikemav View Post

I believe, if I understand it: that it allows you to run the 3D Vision driver (which works well with LOTS of games) but use DLP link (or maybe your Samsung?) glasses and not have to use the Nvidia ones. That would also be an advantage since other glasses may work with additional 3D sources besides the PC. Not sure if this is "kosher" to discuss or not and have not tried it myself, but I know I read something about it recently somewhere (maybe Nvidia forums...)

The emulator is originally from a Russian site. It does work. Basically what it does is saves you the money a 3D Vision kit would cost. If your glasses are DLP-Link then you can use them with the emulated device. If you have IR glasses you need either the actual 3D vision kit, or something like the Optoma 3D-XL.

I use the emulator, DLP-Link glasses, and a GT700. It works great so far. I want to get more glasses, and then I have to decide on adding a blu-ray player & software to my computer, or getting a stand-alone player and 3D-XL for future 3D Blu-Ray playing.

(I know this is the HD66 thread, but it's pretty much a brother to the GT700/720...)
post #1225 of 1340
Has anyone had issues with dead or stuck pixels? I've had mine for 11 months with no issues, until yesterday when 3 distinct white spots appeared all of a sudden. They look bigger than a single pixel, and 2 of them are bigger/brighter than the 3rd. They all appeared in the lower left quadrant.
post #1226 of 1340
Unlucky you!!!
Mine is in the repair shop now for the same reason. According to their tech support it needs a new DMD chip. The DMD chip is the foundation of DLP. It's a chip about the size of a matchbook with thousands of microscopic mirrors on it that are each mounted on devices that swivel - thus projecting the light/dark images on the screen. My HD66 is 11 months old with about 400 hours +/- and the chip went bad. Fortunately it's still under warranty.
From Maryland via UPS it was $101 for overnight, $60 for 2nd day air and $15 for ground freight which takes a week. I spent the $15.
So figure a week to get there, they say they have it 5-7 business days (of course provided the replacement part is in inventory) and no doubt the cheapest return method (I'd guess ground) for another week - or 3-4 weeks for repair and return. I'm still waiting on mine. They got it last week (Tuesday) and a status check reveals no progress If by chance the chip is on backorder...........I'll likely go buy another projector and use the '66 as a back up.
I purchased mine with my AMEX - doubles the warranty and kicks in when the original warranty expires. If I get a problem during the 2nd year AMEX will refund the purchase price - schweet. I've used their service before and it works.
I'll post an update when I get my projector back.
post #1227 of 1340
The only problem I have had is the right side. There is about a 2-3in strip down the entire side that is yellow/discolored. You really can't see it unless you are viewing white material on that particular side. I bought it as a referb unit from beach camera for hella cheap. It really doesn't bother me. I really didn't want to send it back to beach camera to be replaced so I just kept it. The colors are amazing. These pics are from a HTC Thunderbolt camera mind you, but the quality was a lot better than I thought it was going to be for only 350 bucks!







Here are a couple Light pictures





Here is a picture of my 90" BOC Fabric Screen. Only spent 40 bucks! And it actually compares quite nicely to my buddy's 800 dollar 100" screen hehehe.

post #1228 of 1340


Blu-ray film (purchase or rent) using the computer as a reader, why not steoscopic 3D works? (using: Optoma HD66 + 3dvision kit).
Does not work with Total Media 5, or with Power DVD. It only works, for example, testing files side by side in the NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player!
Help please!
post #1229 of 1340
I just purchased an Onkyo TX-NR709 so that I can have HDMI switching capabilities as the Optoma HD66 only has 1 HDMI input. I have the 3D working perfectly from my HTPC directly, but once routed through the reciever the 3D images get messed up every minute or so while watching a movie. They left/right eye images seem to get out of sync. I would like to get this working so that I can have DTS-HD and DD-HD sound through the HDMI as well as the video.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?
post #1230 of 1340
Unless the AVR specifically states it handles 720p@120hz you may be SOL.

Some work, some don't, most do not state it as supported in the manual.
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