or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › 3D Central › 3D Displays › The "Official" Optoma 3DXL Owner's thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The "Official" Optoma 3DXL Owner's thread - Page 57

post #1681 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdjam View Post

Latest firmware for 3DXL at C07 U14


Touch base with me if you'd like the file


Mine is C06, could you please send me the file, thanks!


cliffwei2004@hotmail.com
Edited by Mrmy - 7/23/12 at 12:15pm
post #1682 of 1725
"I have a few questions about making this setup 3D. I am thinking of getting the Optima 3D-XL, does this come with a pair of optima glasses? If i want to get an extra pair of glasses, are there other brands that will be compatible but less expensive?"
Yes, it can. There are many other brands of DLP Link glasses. This thread is full of them.

"Mainly I will be using this setup for 3D gaming. Will games like Call of Duty work in 3D through playstation?"

COD works, but is Side-By-Side, so you have to get up and push the little button. Everything else 3D on the PS3 will be fine. Not sure what "HD Cable" is, but you need the PS hooked up through HDMI to the 3DXL and the stereo through optical (or that is how I did it) You also have to re-discover video modes to pick up 3D.

"Also, if I have a have downloaded a 3D movie to my computer will it work through this setup? Will I need to download some other software to make it work?"
Should work just fine with no other software. I have downloaded some of the free 3D stuff and it worked no problem.
post #1683 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdjam View Post

Just an FYI - a new firmware update is on the way for the 3DXL.


I'd recommend that everyone look for this update when you start receiving units.


In my 3D movie-fest last night I noticed a screen-tearing issue in the new 24p firmware, when playing back Bluray 3D at 24p. It only affects the left channel, for some reason, never the right, and seems dependent on whole-screen motion.


Optoma have identified the issue and are working on the firmware fix as we speak, which might be out before you receive your unit(s). Either way, I just wanted to let you all know. At least if someone notices an issue, they can check back and see that there'll be a fix available.

I have seen 3DXL show teared up picture in the middle at fast scenes. But after reboot the 3DXL it is gone. I have a two projecters set up. Could you please give me the Optoma contact email address. Thanks a lot!
post #1684 of 1725
post #1685 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by wnielsenbb View Post

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=optoma+contact+email

Thanks Buddy!

I mean rdjam has a one on one contact tech inside Optoma, I need his email.
post #1686 of 1725
tongue.gif Sorry, couldn't resist
post #1687 of 1725
Hi guys,

To bring up the thread, I'd like to ask an open question.

I ws wondering how difficult to Optoma would be to implement a ghost-compensation feature in 3D-XL, say regulated in 4-10 steps.
As for the math - it's just as simple as substracting pixel color value from same pixel in opposite eye image, corrected by given correction intensity value.
Assuming they have both images in the memory buffer - it's just a huge bunch of multiplications and substractions .... still beneficial for all 3D DIYers cool.gif

Long shot, isn't it ?
tongue.gif
Piotr.K
post #1688 of 1725
It would make more sense for a new dual output box. It does seem like a long shot, but would be nice. It would be really easy I think.
post #1689 of 1725
Anyone know if optoma 3d-xl works with an older mitsu dlp 3d ready tv enabling hook up of a ps3 or directv 3d channel.. I am guessing not because the mitsu tv needs a checkerbox format whatever that is. Mitsu has already d/ed its 3da1 converter box and the mitsu 3d starter kit is selling for almost as much as I paid for the tv itself on ebay. So if I don't find a solution am stuck without ESPN 3d in all its glory. .
post #1690 of 1725
no, it wont. I believe there was a firmware update to allow those tv's to accept a straight bluray 3d signal. You would have to check for your model number.
post #1691 of 1725
I have 48 pages to read but I just wanted to say I was thinking about doing this for the living room instead of buying a 42" 3D tv.. my only issue is the 720p instead of 1080P I would be doing a 100" screen.
post #1692 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by wnielsenbb View Post

This box with an Acer H5360 projector is a really cheap solution. 720P makes no difference for 3D movies. I sit 7' from my 120" screen and it doesn't bother me at all. In 2D that changes and I notice the screen door effect, but for 3D it is amazing.

Hmm This is not bad and this optoma box works with this projector? I'm in the same boat by just wanting a 3D projector part time and not having to spend extra money for a 3D tv since I just got my 40" 2D set last year.

I would be doing a 100" screen in a setup that's easy to setup and break down
post #1693 of 1725
sent in pm, but thought I should post here.

The 3DXL box is really for people who already have one of these "3D Ready" projectors already, or want to do dual projection passive 3D. These days you can get actual 3D projectors that don't need the 3DXL box.

The Optoma GT750e would be good for your purposes. It is 678 bucks, and would be fun to bring out in the back yard to project on a wall for parties and stuff with it's built in speakers.

The Epson 3010 is only 1500 bucks, and would be a really good all around projector. It includes two pairs of glasses too.
post #1694 of 1725
of course cedia is this week, so it would be crazy to buy a projector right now smile.gif
post #1695 of 1725
I kinda went with the Acer you picked because it's also not black.. (Why are projectors almost all black anyways?) plus being as it's older it's a little cheaper, I don't know if that Optoma will go cheaper since I could not find it under $800
post #1696 of 1725
Projectors are black because theater rooms should be black smile.gif My entire theater room is flat black except my silly white projector.
post #1697 of 1725
Well I'm not about to paint my whole bedroom black smile.gif
post #1698 of 1725
Hi, can anyone help me?

I have just bought a 3DXL and I have the Optoma HD65 with new 3D update and I have Sony AS5 surround sound that supports 1.4a, Mac computers and an xbox360.

So my setup will go Device>Sony AS5>3DXL>HD65

First thing is, do ALL my wires have to be 1.4a? I'm not obsessed with picture quality so if 3D will work with 1.3 cables I'm not bothered but would like to know if I HAVE to have them.

Secondly, if I want to watch ripped 3D Blurays or whatever, will it work to run HDMI out from my Macbook with Retina Display or my iMac? Do I need a special program or will VLC or something do it?

Or will it work if i have it on a USB and play it through my XBOX360?

Can someone help please?!!

Thanks.
post #1699 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by robep View Post

Well I got mine today. Arrived with the latest firmware. However the glasses were the first generation ones.


My projector is a BenQ MX 511 that I scored for $299.99 from staples this year.

My amp is a a Yamaha HTR-3036 3d Ready that i got for $249 this year.

My screen is an Elite Screen I purchased from Dell.ca for $99


I have my PS3 and 360 both going through the amp with a single output going to the Optoma 3d-Xl and then a feed to the projector.


For me movies are second. First and formost it's about the games. Here is what I have tried thus far.


Gran Turismo 5.

Motorstorm Apocalypse

MLB The Show 11


and on 360

Crysis 2 and Halo Aniv.


So far, I am really impressed. I am amazed at the depth I feel, and the emersion. The graphics are snappy and brightness is not an issue. I am going to do more testing once my kids go to bed, but as of now, really impressed.


Now I need to buy 4 pairs of DLP link glasses. Anyone got any suggestions on reasonably prices options? The Optoma set is a little too much when I need to get four.


Thanks guys.

Did you hook up the mx 511 with a pc as well? if yes what cables and software did you use for 3d. I have used hdmi 1.4 and VGA from my laptop and bino and cyberlink powerdvd witch both throw 3d and my LG 55LW5600 plays but the 3d doesnt even start on benq frown.gif
post #1700 of 1725
I'm hoping someone here has a quick solution for me. I just received my 3D-XL box and hooked it up and everything seems to be working right, the only thing is I'm not getting digital surround. The Blu-ray player was working fine prior to setting this up, so I'm guessing there's some compatibility issue somewhere. Hopefully someone can shine some light on it.

Sony BDP-S580->Optoma 3D-XL->Onkyo TX-SR509->Optoma HD66

I tried switching the 3D box and the receiver to see if that would work, and I'm getting DTS-MA, but now no 3D. Any ideas?


EDIT: Cleared that up. After spending about 4 hours messing with cables and settings, I flipped the selector on the back of the 3D-XL to 1080 and then back to 720 and everything works fine now. I obviously went with my second setup above and don't know why I didn't have it set that way to begin with.


Next question: I have several sets of 3d Vision glasses that I read can be used with the 3D-XL. Does anyone know how I can get those to work?
Edited by John_Galt - 11/15/12 at 7:01pm
post #1701 of 1725
Well, I've done a lot of research on compatible glasses since my last post (which nobody responded to). Now I'm trying to narrow it down to see what the best option is. From what I gather, here are my choices:

I currently have three pairs of NVidia 3dVision glasses which I would like to be able to use if they're widely regarded as providing good PQ.
To use those, I could purchase this IR emitter off of Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Protocol-Gen2-Universal-Emitter-Glasses/dp/B004OUO3UU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353361883&sr=8-4&keywords=gen2+ir+nvidia

It would plug into the back of the unit and work with the NVidia glasses. There is only one review though, and I'm skeptical of dropping $65 for something without any feedback, especially considering the abundance of compatibility issues with 3D. Cost, $65



I could get this IR emitter which has been referenced in this thread http://www.amazon.com/3DTV-Corp-Emitter-Compatible-Mitsubishi/dp/B004SJRUEI/ref=?ie=UTF8&m=A1FTN8U0TJVR2G

It says it works with all Samsung compatible glasses, and most Mitsubishi glasses. Cost $59 plus I would have to buy additional glasses.



I could get this emitter which has also been referenced in this thread: http://www.ultimate3dheaven.com/3dtrformisa3.html

It says it is compatible with Samsung and Mitsubishi glasses. There seemed to be a few issues of people having trouble with this one in the thread though, although it seemed to be isolated incidents. Cost, $20 plus glasses.


So which route would be the best for best PQ and ease of use?
post #1702 of 1725
I guess we might as well just lock this thread.
post #1703 of 1725
Hey John,

In the same boat as you. I want to get this converter box, but do not know if my Sony 3d glasses will work. I figure I need an emitter so the Unique 8 Protocol Gen2 seems like the best solution, but will it work with the 3D-XL? Any ideas?
post #1704 of 1725
Help.......

I just purchased a Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-Ray player for my Optoma HD66 projector with the 3D-XL converter.
When I try to play a 3D blu-ray movie the player states that it is not connected to a 3D compatible display.
I have a Sony Play station connected to the projector and it plays 3D movies perfectly.
I just added the BDP-S590 to my set up just to have a back up player.
Has anyone encountered this problem? Or can some one help me with mine.

Thank you
post #1705 of 1725
John_Galt

I use these with my Optoma HD66 and 3D-XL converter, they work perfectly find with no IR emitter needed.
Look for them on Amazon.com
3DTV Corp DLP-LINK 3D Glasses 2 Pairs for ALL 3D Ready DLP Projectors and ALL Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP TV's
post #1706 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdiaz1313 View Post

John_Galt
I use these with my Optoma HD66 and 3D-XL converter, they work perfectly find with no IR emitter needed.
Look for them on Amazon.com
3DTV Corp DLP-LINK 3D Glasses 2 Pairs for ALL 3D Ready DLP Projectors and ALL Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP TV's

Interesting. I wonder how the glasses sync with the picture. I'll have to check this out. I have an Acer H5360 and will need to get the 3D-XL when I get some cash.
post #1707 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdiaz1313 View Post

John_Galt
I use these with my Optoma HD66 and 3D-XL converter, they work perfectly find with no IR emitter needed.
Look for them on Amazon.com
3DTV Corp DLP-LINK 3D Glasses 2 Pairs for ALL 3D Ready DLP Projectors and ALL Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP TV's

Thank you. These work great, and were cheaper than any alternative I could find.
post #1708 of 1725
Hello, John_Galt
I'm happy I could help.


Happy Holidays
cdiaz1313
post #1709 of 1725
will this box work with the LG PA70G?
post #1710 of 1725
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdiaz1313 View Post

Help.......
I just purchased a Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-Ray player for my Optoma HD66 projector with the 3D-XL converter.
When I try to play a 3D blu-ray movie the player states that it is not connected to a 3D compatible display.
I have a Sony Play station connected to the projector and it plays 3D movies perfectly.
I just added the BDP-S590 to my set up just to have a back up player.
Has anyone encountered this problem? Or can some one help me with mine.
Thank you


try to power on 3dxl first then turn on your BDP-S590, be sure to use hdmi1.4a cable
Edited by Mrmy - 12/24/12 at 9:58pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: 3D Displays
AVS › AVS Forum › 3D Central › 3D Displays › The "Official" Optoma 3DXL Owner's thread