Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
Of course there will be budget 720p 3D machines made available by lower end companies just like there are 720p 2D machines available today already. But why would a company like JVC or Sim put out a 720p 3D projector when they could just as easily offer a full-HD 3D projector given that their consumer base, and product-design-goals, are all about acheiving maximum image quality?
THE WHOLE POINT of the new 3D spec is that we finally have a "full HD 3D" spec... take the 2D quality we enjoy today and make it stereo.
Sure, there will be compromised 720p 3D machines from manufacturers aimed toward PC or gaming that aren't full 1080p. But why would that interest any serious videophile?
Well, the reality, is that most people into this stuff are impatient, and we want to start enjoying it NOW. The minute the 3D PS3 games become available and you can actually play them in 3D, and the minute ESPN 3D goes live, and the minute actual 3D Blu Ray movies get released (separately from bundles) to the public, is the minute that I start getting pissed off about my situation, because I'm unable to partake in the excitement.
Sure, I'd love to "wait" for 1080p 3D, but as a life long early adopter, it's hard to know that something is happening out there, and I'm not a part of it. Buying a 720p 3D projector now, for under say $1350 ish, isn't too bad an option to try to hold myself over for the wait for a really kick-arse 1080p version, once they become affordable. Otherwise, I'm going to be waiting a VERY long time. If I was able to get a 3D projector, I would most likely still keep my current projector hooked up, for anything that isn't 3D, and I would actually be using two seperate projectors, which I know sounds kinda crazy, but basically it would most likely be the best option for me.
I just wish there was something out there announced, that I could start looking forward to.