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post #271 of 349
has anyone tried it on a 2d HDtv with a PS3 source. Was thinking of trying this for the 3D parts of some games. Please let me know your experiance.
post #272 of 349
So please correct me if i'm wrong
But this will work with any Source material (2D DVD, Blurays, MKVs , PS3 games, Cable TV, etc) and will output the source to SBS output which i can connect to my 3D-XL and then Optoma HD66
will this work?
post #273 of 349
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Originally Posted by perfectdark View Post

So please correct me if i'm wrong
But this will work with any Source material (2D DVD, Blurays, MKVs , PS3 games, Cable TV, etc) and will output the source to SBS output which i can connect to my 3D-XL and then Optoma HD66
will this work?

Yes it will convert all 2D to sbs for your 3D-XL to convert to frame sequential 120hz.

You will need to bypass the monoprice converter for all other 3D like frame packed on bluray 3D but that should be easy because the 3D-XL has two inputs.
post #274 of 349
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Originally Posted by perfectdark View Post

So please correct me if i'm wrong
But this will work with any Source material (2D DVD, Blurays, MKVs , PS3 games, Cable TV, etc) and will output the source to SBS output which i can connect to my 3D-XL and then Optoma HD66
will this work?

Yes, that will work.
post #275 of 349
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Originally Posted by Boston Litigator View Post

has anyone tried it on a 2d HDtv with a PS3 source. Was thinking of trying this for the 3D parts of some games. Please let me know your experiance.

Ditto
post #276 of 349
I just watched a movie last night a dvd converted to sbs using the monoprice for the 3d-xl to send to my hd66. I was very impressed at the quality of the image the 3d makes a regular dvd look like high defintion. I was using the optoma glasses and a pair of cinema eagle glasses and the image was great on both. I have another pair of optoma's on the way I found cheap $35 for my son now I just need frame packed 3d material for the 3d-xl.
post #277 of 349
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Originally Posted by lewis3845 View Post

I just watched a movie last night a dvd converted to sbs using the monoprice for the 3d-xl to send to my hd66. I was very impressed at the quality of the image the 3d makes a regular dvd look like high defintion. I was using the optoma glasses and a pair of cinema eagle glasses and the image was great on both. I have another pair of optoma's on the way I found cheap $35 for my son now I just need frame packed 3d material for the 3d-xl.

Great to hear, that's what I want to do
Motor praise output SBS to 3D-XL

How are those eage dlp link glasses when compared to the image quality of the optoma glasses?
post #278 of 349
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Originally Posted by perfectdark View Post

Great to hear, that's what I want to do
Motor praise output SBS to 3D-XL

How are those eage dlp link glasses when compared to the image quality of the optoma glasses?

The image is great on both, however the optoma's produce a darker image and a little better blacks the eagle cinema's produce a brighter image and blacks not quite as good as the optoma's it's just depends on your preference, I seen the eagle cinema's are now $60 I got mine for $40 and the optoma's are like $80 and there's no way I would pay that for them, but I got a second pair of optoma's as an open box item for $35. I wouldn't pay over $50 for any brand glasses . I don't have any problems with either of them losing sync,ghosting,color problems.
post #279 of 349
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Originally Posted by lewis3845 View Post

I just watched a movie last night a dvd converted to sbs using the monoprice for the 3d-xl to send to my hd66. I was very impressed at the quality of the image the 3d makes a regular dvd look like high defintion. I was using the optoma glasses and a pair of cinema eagle glasses and the image was great on both. I have another pair of optoma's on the way I found cheap $35 for my son now I just need frame packed 3d material for the 3d-xl.

Was it bluray or reg DVD? Did u watch any bluray and if it looks 3d with glasses?i hope all active glasses are equal?sony ps3 shall work too?
post #280 of 349
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Was it bluray or reg DVD? Did u watch any bluray and if it looks 3d with glasses?i hope all active glasses are equal?sony ps3 shall work too?

It was a dvd and yes I watched bluray converted to 3d and it looked 3d, lots of depth and a little popout. I used the highest 3d setting on the monoprice. All glasses are not the same, some are clear, some have a greenish tint and some have higher contrast than others. The ps3 will work also with dvd's,games and 2d bluray,but I don't use my ps3 I use a samsung bluray player.
post #281 of 349
So can I hook this monoprice converter to my HD66 and my 3D Blueray? Does it take the place of the $299 3DXL? Or is it just to convert 2d to 3d?
post #282 of 349
I cannot get them to work together. Anyone have better luck? Thx
post #283 of 349
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Originally Posted by C Jones View Post

So can I hook this monoprice converter to my HD66 and my 3D Blueray? Does it take the place of the $299 3DXL? Or is it just to convert 2d to 3d?

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Originally Posted by yes dear View Post

I cannot get them to work together. Anyone have better luck? Thx


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1374236
post #284 of 349
Ok so I was on eBay and found a cheap 2d to 3d convertor and said to myself for $54 I can give it a try , I can't post a link to it on here but if you go on eBay it is the egreat 2d to 3d converter box , I will post the specs below , my question is if it works well what can I expect from it? I will be using it to try and do 2d to 3d conversion on my non 3d 55" toshiba LCD set , the tv is fairly new , It comes with the basic blue and red glasses. I have a xbox 360 and ps3 aswell. Will this somewhat look good over just watching hd tv , will the 3d add to watching movies , shows and possibly gaming or will it be a disappointment ? Is there any better glasses for what I am doing ? Thankyou and please try and help me out , I am sorry for the newb questions , I couldn't pass up trying this since it was so cheap , who knows if it even works...



◆Plastic case, top and bottom have Cooling holes, well-ventilated
◆Fanless design, super quiet
◆The first -class hardware design, the reasonable layout and exquisite workmanship of PCB, guarantee the stable and high efficiency working, at same time, used the unleaded materials for the ROHS.
◆Any 2D movies can be converted to 3D image freely.
◆Support 3D image converted to 2D movies
◆Virtual 3D effect can be enhanced.
◆3D level can be adjusted from strong/middle/weak three grade.
◆Display equipment: 3D TV, 3D projector. 2D normal TV.
◆HDMI1.4 output
◆Compatible with HDMI1.4 / HDMI1.3 / HDMI1.2 / HDMI1.1.
◆Support SBS-H, anaglyph two different 3D signal output to 3D TV.
◆Support L/R signal output to 3D projector.
◆Support anaglyph signal output to 2D TV.
◆3D video output format can be up to 1080p 60Hz
◆3D mode can be switch from five different mode: R/C,SBS-H,L/R, 3D turn off, A/B.
◆ Size:85*56*18MM
Description of the main output port performance:
Video output port:
◆HDMI1.4 1080P output
Video input port:
◆Compatible with HDMI1.4 / HDMI1.3 / HDMI1.2 / HDMI1.1.
◆5V/1A power input,inside is plus ,outside is minus




INCLUDES:
1 x 2D to 3D convertor box
1 x HDMI cable
1 x User manual
2 x 3D glasses (red & blue)
1 x Euro Type Power adaptor
post #285 of 349
No cross-posting, please.

Try it and let us know how it works. Personally, I'd pass on it.
post #286 of 349
I am sorry I was unsure of where to put this. At $54 it looks similar to the higher priced units with the same functions. Usually I don't buy stuff like this and wasn't expecting to get this but came across it and figured I'd try. How are the 2d to 3d conversions using a non 3d LCD tv? Any experience thankyou
post #287 of 349
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Originally Posted by justpassedu View Post

3D video output format can be up to 1080p 60Hz

This is good. But can it take 1080p@60hz or 1080p@24hz?
post #288 of 349
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Originally Posted by justpassedu View Post

I am sorry I was unsure of where to put this. At $54 it looks similar to the higher priced units with the same functions. Usually I don't buy stuff like this and wasn't expecting to get this but came across it and figured I'd try. How are the 2d to 3d conversions using a non 3d LCD tv? Any experience thankyou

No harm, no foul.
post #289 of 349
I bought one of the monoprice guys to go with my Epson 3010.

Observations:

1. This seems to have no problem receiving 1080p@60hz or outputting 1080p@60hz SBS. Is the 720p limitation only for FrameSequential at 120hz? If so, that seems that it would be more of an HDMI limitation than a limitation of this box in particular.

2. It's nice that the 3010 autodetects the SBS and I don't have to manually switch to SBS as I do with some SBS content.

3. The only setting that works with the 3010 is the 2D-3D TV setting. The DLP mode, unsurprisingly, doesn't work. Not because it isn't a DLP (it isn't) but because it doesn't synch to 120hz resolutions. However, I am disappointed that pass-through doesn't seem to work at all. I understand it shouldn't work for 3DBD content, but it doesn't work for anything 1080p or 720p that I've tried throwing at it. The 3010 reports "unknown format" when I try this.

4. Everytime I send a new signal to it, it seems to default to a mode that doesn't quite work for me. I think it attempts to convert the 2D signal as a "Top-and-bottom" source, and I end up getting a super widescreen version of it with the top half and the bottom half layered on top of each other (one half to each eye). I have to either press the mode button 5 or so times, or use the remote to go back to the other mode. Since I'm only ever going to use the one mode, is there anyway to prevent this?

5. I'm impressed. You'll never confuse the result with professional pre-packaged 3D. But it is better than I thought it would be. I'm not sure what percentage of 2D movies I'll watch through it... maybe 30%. But I'll probably play 60% of 2D Xbox and PS3 games through it.

6. According to RB3, it doesn't add any lag (not even 1 ms) which I found surprising.

Does anyone know how it works? I would like to read a little more about the method.
post #290 of 349
Thanks for the review Xhonzi. I'm awaiting a version '2.0' of the unit that hopefully will fix the 3D frame sequential and other passthrough issues. By chance is there any indication of mode/firmware number on these units?
post #291 of 349
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Originally Posted by derek View Post

Thanks for the review Xhonzi. I'm awaiting a version '2.0' of the unit that hopefully will fix the 3D frame sequential and other passthrough issues. By chance is there any indication of mode/firmware number on these units?

I'll take a look. Do you know a version 2.0 is coming, or you're just saying you'll wait?
post #292 of 349
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

I'll take a look. Do you know a version 2.0 is coming, or you're just saying you'll wait?

I'm crossing my fingers that one will...have no info to whether that will happen or not. There are a few other competing products that have their drawbacks also...hoping manufacturers will roll out updates soon.
post #293 of 349
OK so after having some warranty issues resolved with HD66, I am ready to jump back in this game...
My wife has ordered the monoprice unit for my birthday present and it's shipped!
I have acertained that my HD66 is one of those early units that allows for access to the 3d function toggles at all times so I think I am good to connect my WDTV directly to the monoprice and then to my projector without the need to use a 3d-xl in the chain. I am hoping to play 3d sbs mkv files for best effect.
Am I correct in this thinking? - That a SBS encoded 3D file should produce a better result than a 2D source that is converted on the fly using software to guestemate(?) where images should be placed on the frame?

Second question - What to do about glasses? Have there been any developments in the price to value ratio? What's the best deal out there now inclusive of shipping to Canada? I am still smarting from the idea of paying $25 bucks just to ship my monoprice unit. Yes , I am still trying to do this on the cheap. I will eventually need 4 pairs for the family. I am looking at the following options.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pairs-3D-R...item4aad6ab8b7

gets it done with one shot at the lowest possible per glass price..

http://www.consignia.ca/vip-3d-dlp-l...rojectors-tvs/

more expensive, but better quality? Shipping is from within Canada from consignia, a company which I have found to be amazing with respect to customer care (they were great in shipping me my projector and invaluable in helping me with my warranty issues with optoma). I would purchase one to tryout and then decide on the rest.

http://www.amazon.com/True-Depth-3D-.../ref=pd_cp_e_3

Somewhere down the middle....
post #294 of 349
Does anyone have this working with their Logitech Harmony? What kind of device would you call this... an A/V swtich, I would guess. I don't see it on the list anywhere.
post #295 of 349
I think someone earlier mentioned that they manually entered it into their harmony. I may have to do this as the remote seems kinda slight.
I received my unit a couple of days ago but didn't play with it until last night as my glasses arrived only yesterday. I went with the VIP ones from consignia.
I watched Puss and Boots with my daughter and was impressed at how well this unit inexpensively has added true 3d to my setup. I was less impressed with the unit's conversion of a 2D version of TinTin. I will probably stick to native 3d content (SBS converted to frame sequential) .

Later last night .....I was positively blown away by Coraline! As the kids would say, OMG!
This is truly a case where 3D actually MADE the movie for me. I am not usually a Tim Burton fan and this easily another movie that I would have watched and thought ...meh. I wouldn't have gotten it.
The monoprice unit coupled with my HD66 actually helped me GET this movie.. I am blown away. I went in wanting to be impressed by a whizz bang gimmick and instead became immersed in another world with a whole different level of story telling.
I'm sorry that I'm gushing but every once in awhile, you experience something that takes this hobby to a new height. Needless to say, I am happy with my purchase.
post #296 of 349
Coraline is a great movie. He's coming out with another called Frankenwenie about a boy who lost his dog
post #297 of 349
Ok, so I am loving this unit so far. Feeding it a steady diet of 1080p and 720p SBS mkvs, I've been blown away by the experience.
To my eye, the unit does a fair job at maintaining detail downconverting 1080p into the 720p image output to my HD66. Most surprising to me, is how little colour distortion is introduced in the processing of the image. While I am not THAT hard to please in this area, I do find analglyph methods to be unacceptable.
So far, I have only had to adjust my settings (contrast and brightness) for one movie (Puss In Boots) as I found it a bit dark. Otherwise, the changes in contrast/brightness introduced by the processing seems to be offset nicely by the glasses. I am currently using the VIP DLPLINK product but I have two Optoma glasses on order. Unfortunately, I will have to wait a couple of weeks for these.
After getting burned for $25 shipping plus having the UPS guy shake me down for another $23 at the door (still not quite sure what that was for) on the monoprice unit, I have decided to order the Optoma glasses through Amazon.com ( $30 cheaper than .ca) and have them shipped to my snow birding in laws (free 2 day shipping within the US). They should be able to bring them back accross the border duty free (another 15% savings). Man do we get hosed up here sometimes. Did I mention that it's -14 degrees (that's celsius) this morning?
Anyway... I am home today. Time to head down to the man cave and enjoy Avatar in glorious 3D!!!
The family will just have to wait for a full viewing once the grandparents get back with thier glasses.
post #298 of 349
Just to clarify, if one uses this unit with a PS3 and a projector such as an Acer H5360, there is no need to use the likes of an Optoma 3d-xl ?
post #299 of 349
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Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post

Just to clarify, if one uses this unit with a PS3 and a projector such as an Acer H5360, there is no need to use the likes of an Optoma 3d-xl ?

The unit will convert any 2d material you feed it via HDMI into the frame sequential format that 3D DLP projectors require in order to display 3D viewable with shutter glasses. In this application, it does a better job than I was expecting.
Where this unit shines IMHO, is in it's presentation of native 3D content. For that, the source must be side by side (SBS). I have been feeding it SBS mkv files from my WDTV live and have been BLOWN AWAY!
If your PS3 can be set to output SBS, then you are set to enjoy native 3D content, if not, then you can still enjoy the 2D output converted to 3D that uses shutter glasses (which is miles better than analglyph)
post #300 of 349
So anybody have any reports on that egreat unit from ebay? It's cheap enough to play with. And since I don't have a real 3D projector it's not worth spending too much on. I don't mind the anaglyph just to play around with the kids. Want to use this with my PS3. I am able to stream most mkv to the ps3, so I can use SBS mkv with it? And if I understand correctly, blu-ray 3D will not work with this or the monoprice unit, is that right? Will it work with 3D games? I don't know what kind of 3D the PS3 uses for games.

Now here's one that says it will convert Bluray3d. All the others won't
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Video-Wiz...#ht_2109wt_700
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