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post #31 of 619
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Is Madden in 3D this year?

Hope so, I can't wait to play ps3 games with no ghosting
post #32 of 619
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Hmm, yeah, still, this does seem a bit strange to me. So, I guess you basically just move the projector farther back to zoom it out right? So, I wonder if it would be possible to put a projector mount on some kinda of track, where you could slide it back and forth between two positions. One for 16:9 material, and one to zoom out the black bars for 2.35:1 material. Normally, when you use a zoom lens to zoom out an image, as you zoom out the image, the image drops down, and you would need lens shift to raise the image back up. However, if you're not using an actual zoom lens, and you're simply moving the projector farther back to hide the black bars, does the image still need to be raised up?

With these inexpensive DLPs it's all about projector placement. I have a GT700 and am going to build a custom mount as soon as I have the time. The mount will let me move the projector about a foot front/back and side/side. I'll also have adjustible height. You see, there is generally alos no lens shift in these units. You could keystone - but most people around here would not even think of that (myself included).

My current ceiling mount is a track (from a pocket door kit) allowing us to slide the projector closer/further in relation to the screen, but I can't quite square up exactly to my screen. This is the reason I will create the new mount. To me it's worth it because I can play Wii with my kids @ 108" and nobody is in the projector beam in our 8' ceiling basement.
post #33 of 619
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I can play Wii with my kids @ 108" and nobody is in the projector beam in our 8' ceiling basement.


You know what's interesting.... Although I normally would prefer a long throw projector (so it's well behind the first row of seating), with motion gaming (Kinect, Move, Wii U), a super short throw projector actually has it's advantages.

My biggest problem is that at 6 1/2 feet, I think the projector would go right in this spot where I currently have acoustical material attached. I have accoustical material on certain sections of my ceilings, just to deal with the point of first reflection for the front soundstage. Where the center channel reflects, I have a big trap, and I'm thinking that unfortunately, that is where I would have to mount this projector.

Oh well, I'll figure something out.
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Been waiting for the pre order
post #35 of 619
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post
Been waiting for the pre order
I know what you mean. If those folks can make a 3dxl that does what it ought to, I am confident they can throw the guts into a PJ that will work.

Oh, and lest I forget, that short throw makes for a very, very bright PJ if you want. Ambient light is not a big problem on high settings.
post #36 of 619
i'm thinking of this projector, but with super short throw, its making me rethink it. I don't want the thing in front of me on a table, that will get moved too easily. and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer. judging from the specs released, it doesn't look very quiet, that could be a deal breaker for this thing.
post #37 of 619
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Originally Posted by robl45 View Post

i'm thinking of this projector, but with super short throw, its making me rethink it. I don't want the thing in front of me on a table, that will get moved too easily. and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer. judging from the specs released, it doesn't look very quiet, that could be a deal breaker for this thing.

That's actually a positive for me, I can have put anywhere in my place with not having to set it back so far
post #38 of 619
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Originally Posted by robl45 View Post

i'm thinking of this projector, but with super short throw, its making me rethink it. I don't want the thing in front of me on a table, that will get moved too easily. and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer. judging from the specs released, it doesn't look very quiet, that could be a deal breaker for this thing.

Well, you can look at the specs all you want. I had the GT720 and it was not in the league of my HTPC fans and my son's Xbox as far as fan noise. The only reason I took the 720 back was because I could not enable 3d without sending Nvidia more money and it was not HDMI 1.4. So I waited for the Acer 5360BD. Not waiting for that anymore either.

As for placement, this unit hooks up very quickly and throws a huge bright picture all in front of you (If it is like the 720 and I am sure it is). I do not intend to buy this unit as my main 2d PJ solution as I just bought the Epson 8350 for that. I may just buy this unit for 3d only in-house use and as a take it outside or on the road unit. I find 720p on a big screen reveals that it is 720p. I don't want to see that for my ultimate PJ experience. As a matter of fact, I do not see any reason to buy any 720p PJ for HD on a big screen except for 3d viewing and of course that means a DLP unit because DLP does 3d right IMHO.
post #39 of 619
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Well, you can look at the specs all you want. I had the GT720 and it was not in the league of my HTPC fans and my son's Xbox as far as fan noise. The only reason I took the 720 back was because I could not enable 3d without sending Nvidia more money and it was not HDMI 1.4. So I waited for the Acer 5360BD. Not waiting for that anymore either.

As for placement, this unit hooks up very quickly and throws a huge bright picture all in front of you (If it is like the 720 and I am sure it is). I do not intend to buy this unit as my main 2d PJ solution as I just bought the Epson 8350 for that. I may just buy this unit for 3d only in-house use and as a take it outside or on the road unit. I find 720p on a big screen reveals that it is 720p. I don't want to see that for my ultimate PJ experience. As a matter of fact, I do not see any reason to buy any 720p PJ for HD on a big screen except for 3d viewing and of course that means a DLP unit because DLP does 3d right IMHO.

I think it will do well for 3D, TV viewing, and gaming
post #40 of 619
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Originally Posted by robl45 View Post

i'm thinking of this projector, but with super short throw, its making me rethink it. I don't want the thing in front of me on a table, that will get moved too easily. and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer. judging from the specs released, it doesn't look very quiet, that could be a deal breaker for this thing.

Short throw is not bad. I needed one (GT720) because I already have a 1080p PJ mounted at the back of my theater and whenever I stand up, my head/body blocks the view. This would not be good if and when I get the Kinect. Short throw + 3D capability was a winning combo. Very portable, too. When not in use, I put it away. Picture quality for gaming and PC use isn't as good as the 1080p PJ, it's acceptable and you'll get used to it if you've been spoiled by 1080p gaming, however, the 3D and HD movies look great. HD movies (@720p) on the GT720 look pretty much the same as the Epson 1080p. My GT720 was a refurb model off Ebay and I'm hoping the GT750 will have sharper focus and of course, it'll be new and under warranty. My GT720 developed 3 dead pixels and it's going to be cheaper to get a new PJ than to get this one fixed (plus it'll have a new bulb, too). I don't need HDMI 1.4 as I use a HTPC w/ 3D Vision.

The PJ is very quite. Quieter than my PC, X360 or cable box for sure! I don't know about your theater setup but once you're watching the movie, you won't even think of fan noise. It only gets loud when you turn it off as the fan kicks into HIGH so it can cool down the bulb or something, but that is only for 10 seconds (There's a 10 second count down before it shuts off).

Here's how I have mine set up. That's a 150" screen believe it or not. Looks small in these pics but it's something like 12' wide. You can see by the distance that it's not too far from the screen.



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, however, the 3D and HD movies look great. HD movies (@720p) on the GT720 look pretty much the same as the Epson 1080p.

If you mean pretty much the same as in the 720 could project a 1080p converted image, I agree. It did not look bad either. However I must say for those who do not know, my 720 did not compare at all to my Epson 8350 1080p image I have now. It can do it, but that is not something to be comparing on a large screen. Now if you are on a budget, the 720 or new 750 ought to provide you a decent setup and good 3d. 3d that high end LCD/LCOS units cannot match despite what many would like to have you believe. One must not forget that DLP is a proven technology but it too has limitations such as RBE and colorwheel longevity. Put LEDs to DLP and you are golden. Is anyone listening? Lamp replacement sucks.
post #42 of 619
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and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer..


Actually, the throw is so short, that your first row of seating should be a number of feet behind the projector. The projector won't be right over your head. It will be on the ceiling, a number of feet in front of where you are sitting, and because it's black, you shouldn't really notice it all that much.
post #43 of 619
I guess my wait for this is going to be a little longer than expected. This is from Optoma facebook

OptomaUSA wrote: "Dear Brandon, To answer your question, yes. The launch time for both GT750 and ML500 is October. Please stay tuned and we will announce the launch dates once they is official! Thanks again for supporting Optoma. "
post #44 of 619
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I guess my wait for this is going to be a little longer than expected. This is from Optoma facebook

OptomaUSA wrote: "Dear Brandon, To answer your question, yes. The launch time for both GT750 and ML500 is October. Please stay tuned and we will announce the launch dates once they is official! Thanks again for supporting Optoma. "

boooo! that's bad news. Thanks for the info.
post #45 of 619
The GT750 is up for pre order on bhphotovideo.com. Kind of early since it got pushed back until October
post #46 of 619
so this or the HD33? anyone have any comments. is the picture quality that much better at 1080 that its worth twice the price? can it even play 3d at 1080p other than blueray discs? will ripped content be able to display at 1080p?
post #47 of 619
the HD33 is almost 2x more, but it will be worth it. It will allow you to play 1080p 3D and most will not like short throw like the GT750. Plus, I'm sure the 2D is much better on the HD33. Since I have the GT720, I'm going to pass on the gt750 and grab the Optoma 3d-xl. I have different projectors that I can us the 3d-xl for anyways. It just make sense to get it along with my GT720
post #48 of 619
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

the HD33 is almost 2x more, but it will be worth it. It will allow you to play 1080p 3D and most will not like short throw like the GT750. Plus, I'm sure the 2D is much better on the HD33. Since I have the GT720, I'm going to pass on the gt750 and grab the Optoma 3d-xl. I have different projectors that I can us the 3d-xl for anyways. It just make sense to get it along with my GT720

yea, the short throw is a bit of a plus though, although this might be too short throw, the other projector I'd have to mount above my dining room table to get the throw for the screen size I want.

but that aside, right now i have a 720p plasma and stuff looks fine. so thats why I'm thinking i really don't need to spend the big bucks.
post #49 of 619
I got notice from my Optoma connection that she can pre-order for me a GT750E which is due to ship sometime in September. Anyone know what the E signifies? Maybe the base GT750 will be a Best Buy exclusive like the GT720 was (and GT700/ GT750E are basically identical but available elsewhere else?)
post #50 of 619
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Originally Posted by robl45 View Post


yea, the short throw is a bit of a plus though, although this might be too short throw, the other projector I'd have to mount above my dining room table to get the throw for the screen size I want.

but that aside, right now i have a 720p plasma and stuff looks fine. so thats why I'm thinking i really don't need to spend the big bucks.

Personally, I would not spend the extra money for the HD33. You can do a lot more things with a portable short throw projector. Plus, its a lot brighter. My GT720 on Eco mode gave me 2350 lumens on my 84 in screen in my room. It's bright enough for a 220in screen also on Eco mode. I'm buying the 3d XL, so it will perform just like the GT750. I read that the HD33 gave 1200 lumens and its rated at 1800. So, the GT750 will be much brighter, at least double. That works well if you game a lot, which I do. 3D is bright enough to where it is no problem at all. I usually watch sports or play games with the lights on, and at least 50fL is good enough for me. With my GT720 on 3D mode I can get 50fL, but I use a HP screen.
post #51 of 619
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Personally, I would not spend the extra money for the HD33. You can do a lot more things with a portable short throw projector. Plus, its a lot brighter. My GT720 on Eco mode gave me 2350 lumens on my 84 in screen in my room. It's bright enough for a 220in screen also on Eco mode. I'm buying the 3d XL, so it will perform just like the GT750. I read that the HD33 gave 1200 lumens and its rated at 1800. So, the GT750 will be much brighter, at least double. That works well if you game a lot, which I do. 3D is bright enough to where it is no problem at all. I usually watch sports or play games with the lights on, and at least 50fL is good enough for me. With my GT720 on 3D mode I can get 50fL, but I use a HP screen.

yea, thats another good point as i don't have a completely dark room to use it in. how do dvds look on this thing or since it isn't out, on the GT720 on a 120 inch screen or so. are they watchable?
post #52 of 619
It looks great, unless you want excellent IQ. I don't get why I hear about how the black level and contrast is so bad on this thing. It's bright, has a lot of pop, and looks good any time of the day. It looks great on my 220in outdoor screen. I'm sure I can go up to 300in on this thing and it will look ok.
LL
post #53 of 619
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Originally Posted by mikemav View Post

I got notice from my Optoma connection that she can pre-order for me a GT750E which is due to ship sometime in September.

Sometime in Sep ? Would that be beginning or end of Sep ...

If it is end of Sep, I'll just buy the HD33.
post #54 of 619
I called Optoma earlier today to see about the release date. The business division told me 2nd week of September, but I got transferred to the consumer division and they didn't give me anything useful. Looks like it will be here very soon though!
post #55 of 619
GT750E is available for preorder from consignia, a Canadian online retailer. Spoke to a sales rep and was told that it is going to be available mid September. Does anyone know the difference between the GT750 and the GT750E?
post #56 of 619
Going by the Optoma website it looks like it's been renamed the GT750E: http://optomausa.com/products/Entertainment/Gaming
post #57 of 619
Available in amazon directly now (not third party seller but amazon itself)
http://www.amazon.com/Optomas-GT750E...5602376&sr=8-1
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Available in amazon directly now (not third party seller but amazon itself)
http://www.amazon.com/Optomas-GT750E...5602376&sr=8-1

Thats fast. I assumed 750E won't be avalable for another month. They still don't have the glasses ...
post #59 of 619
I will probably buy one of these if the reviews are positive. If someone finds a review or has personal experience please post here.

I'm also thinking about an HMD like the new Sony one, but I'll probably wait till next year on that when the new models get released, if I get one at all.
post #60 of 619
Take it from me who has been there and done that...dont let anyone tell you that 720p vs 1080p are non discernable because they are night and day at such large screen sizes....

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post20927160
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