Originally Posted by SgtVideo
Only because I've done beta testing for them and Bit Cauldron.
Jonathan is one of the prime partners of 3DVIP. His time has been tied up with the ongoing changes in the joint venture with 3DNow. That's why things I've previously known have been revised before I knew about it. The new brochure is one of them. If this Theater is a new a version as it appears to be, then the question remains will there also be a version of it with the other frequency brackets.
Hopefully we can get an idea if they reveal that on here. A lot depends on whether the remaining design is depleted enough before going public on a new model and jeopardizing the sales of the earlier model.
Have you already tried your questions in here that haven't been answered?
The main question I had was to ask whether or not the frame lock issue had been fixed (though I don't see how it could be, the supplier side of the business thought it had, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask).
The other question I had was how the device itself worked. I'm trying to wrap my head around the packed frame to 1.3 compliant frame. I think I have it figured out, but am not sure. There's really nothing out "there" that I could find which spells it out. The details are their business, but, essentially, I think either the resolution or the frame rate gets cut in half. As the "soon-to-be" box does 1080p, I'm assuming the frame rate to the 1.3 display gets halved relative to the 1.4a input (that's why refresh rate is so important). Just morbid curiosity on my part......
I am DETERMINED to find a bridge to 3D for my projector system (I have 3d in my living room in the form of a 73" Mits) until passive become affordable (I've read the entire "Ultimate 3D Projection System" thread and found it fascinating, but with good filters, screens, two projectors, etc. it's somewhat out of my price range right now as are the new, single projector passive systems.). The 3DNow/VIP solution looks like the smartest solution for the dollar if I can find an acceptable projector with a 120Hz refresh rate. I would get an Acer, I suppose, but I'm a little hesitant about the lower resolution. I'm the guy who sits in the 3rd row at the IMAX theater (not the fake mini max at the AMC theater) and figure I'll set up my furniture about 12" (maybe a little more) from my 10" screen. I want to be sure the resolution doesn't become an issue.
To that end, I did some pretty extensive searching last night for a reasonably priced (even used) 1080p projector with a refresh rate of 120Hz and didn't come up with much. Hopefully, I can find some help here. I was also thinking that this guy Jonathan must have tested about a gazillion projectors and might have some thoughts about what seems to work best from his testing (I understand....no promises) or the specs of what's out there. Maybe someone (Jonathan) could include in the upcoming "clarification" post the specs of several projectors (resolution and refresh rate). We could then at least read the reviews, look at prices, and decide which way to go. Maybe everyone could share what they know and we could create a spreadsheet of specs so other people don't have to go through all of the hassle.