My initial budget was $1100.00. I was already looking at the VIP Displayer which was $299 plus an additional $130 for the glasses and emitter which will turn my current projector 60hz Sony BW5 to 3D. But as I lurked around the forum I've seen some issues with flicker and ghosting. I didnt want to be frustrated with my first try on 3D and didnt have any extra cash to try things out. So next step was to look for a 3d ready projector. I wanted to get the Optoma HD66 but opted for the Acer H5360 mainly because of price. They both have similar specs but theres $100-$150 difference in price. I was able to purchase the Acer at Newegg for $535 shipped with a bundled projector mount. I then ordered the 3d glasses at Ultimate3dheaven for $50 a piece plus $5.00 shipping. Next decision was the 3D adapter. VIP displayer vs Optoma 3DXL. I didnt look at the viewsonic mainly because I did not have any info. Tru3d was offering the 3DXL for $299 less the 3D glasses plus $20 shipping. So now as far as price goes the VIP Displayer and Optoma were at the same price. In the end I went with the Optoma due to SBS and Top and bottom 3D support which the VIP displayer is not able to do unless you get the theater for $500.
I got everything hooked up and like one other avs members reaction, I was jumping like a little girl when the 3D image hit my 92inch $12.00 screen. The blacks were black no ghosting or flicker. Its just amazing!
For a little over $950 I got a 92" 3D hometheater I will be ordering 3 more glasses from Ultimate3Dheaven with the $150 left over.
Projector: Acer H5360 $535.00 Shipped
3D Adapter: Optoma 3DXL (no glasses included) $320.00 Shipped
3D Glasses: 2 qty Ultra Clear DLP Link $104.00 Shipped
Screen: 92" Parkland Plastics Polywall White $12.00 Menards
3D Source:Sony PS3
Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX 82TXS
Speakers: Deftech BP7002
Deftech CLR 2000
4 qty Deftech BPX
3 qty Deftech Powerfield sub
If I have the PS3 going to the receiver - 3DXL - Projector
I am able to play 3D games and VUDU. Not able to play 3D Bluray
If I have the PS3 going to 3DXL - Receiver - Projetor
3D does not work for 3D games or 3D bluray.
Future upgrade might be the Depth Q Polarizing modulator $1500 right now but if price goes down to $500 I'm definately getting one
This is just my experience.