Originally Posted by imjay
IMO - within a year or so NO ONE will be making any displays that are not 3D ready - I'd wait until you can find the right 3D PJ at the price you can afford.
I think it'll be a couple more years untill we see a 3D projector in this price range (at least one that's done right). There are a lot of things that need to be done before it will come.
For one, as Tiger has mentioned, Lumens. There is talk in the higher end forums that even the big guns won't have enough power to light up a big screen. Though ironically, there is also talk that a smaller viewing angle (meaning a smaller screen) is needed to maximize the 3D effect.
Another one that has also been mentioned is the screen. That'll mean most will have to spring for a new one on top of all the other hardware rquired. And in this ecenomy, I don't see that happening.
Lastly, there is the consideration of processing power required for 3D. While 120Hz is just now becoming standard for motion interpolation and all, it's believed that you need 144Hz (72Hz for each eye) for 3D to be done correctly. Look at the issues Panny had w/ 48Hz on it's plasmas. So 120Hz (60Hz for each eye) might do for standard images in 3D, you'll still need to double that to compare to a non 3D projector. So 240Hz will be required to deal w/ all the issues.
Those are just the main issues. Of course there are others.
Remember the hiearchy. FPJ's is generally a small market share compared to Cinemas and FP's. You'll generally see stuff in the theaters first or depending on the technology, FP's. Then it'll make it's way to the higher end FPJ's and on down the ladder until the R&D has been payed for and it becomes cost effective to put it in a sub 3K machine.
But that's just my 2 cents.