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post #5161 of 5304
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Originally Posted by oapy123 View Post

After reading through countless pages of this thread and also looking everywhere else on the internet I still can't find a definitive answer to my question:

Are there any cheaper alternative RF 3D glasses other than the Optoma branded ones that will work with the HD33? If so, do they require their own emitter or can they also use the optoma emitter? (meaning I could use the optoma 3d-rf glasses i already have in addition to the aftermarket ones)

MonsterVision MAX3D Glasses.
post #5162 of 5304
Hi guys thanks for the feedback. The HD83 sounds interesting because of the increased contrast boost of 30,000:1 compared to the HD33 of 10,000:1. I read that the HD33 has more 3D pop and colours than the HD83?

I have bought x5 pairs of Sainsonic D-link glasses as an alternative to optomas RF glasses. IMHO they are brighter, the 3D seems to have a touch more 3D POP (prob because of the brighter picture) and they cost £20 each. The main advantage is that you dont need to plug in the annoying RF emitter.

I prefer them a lot over the Optoma glasses. Highly recommended. I don't usually like to buy cheaper alternative so was really suprosed how good these work. They also have minial xtalk just like the optomas.

I game on the PS3 and XBOX 360 mainly. In the pure menu just turn off all the pure setting to off. And in display, play around with the gama setting, there film, photo, graphics and standard. I am sure film and standard are the fastest mode but i could well be just imagining it! I do know that graphic has the better 3D pop in games, but it appears to be slightly more laggy. Could well be my placebo!
post #5163 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Hyabusha View Post

MonsterVision MAX3D Glasses.

No alternate Glasses to work with Optoma RF and its RF Emitter.
In order to use cheaper glasses, try cheaper DLP LINK without an Emitter. Also Try IR Emitter instead of Optoma RF Emitter.
You can use quite a few of IR 3D glasses.

I use SONY PS3 3D Glasses at $20 a pop with a $25 IR emitter which has a slightly better picture than Optoma RF.
I use them more than I use my Optoma RF's. So in a nut shell, Use IR Emitter or DLP LINK.

Also look into this as an alternative: You can use DLP LINK and IR EMITTER with IR Glasses at the same time.


http://www.amazon.com/Power-Emitter-Mitsubishi-Samsung-Ready/dp/B005CWID0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361989398&sr=8-1&keywords=3d+ir+emitters

It is also the first 3D IR Emitter that allows you to use both DLP and IR 3D glasses at the same time. Make sure the Emitter has a 3pin connection to plug into the HD33. I believe it does from the images I've seen
post #5164 of 5304
I use RF Optoma and Monster but the IR Glasses are great with this projector too. IR glasses can come in handy when a bowl game is on ESPN 3D and you forgot to charge your RF's up even after leaving yourself a reminder and now everyone is looking at you like: just go to "regular" ESPN. :-p
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Originally Posted by cvh View Post

No alternate Glasses to work with Optoma RF and its RF Emitter.]

I use Monster 3D RF with the Samsung IR 3D Glasses. Optoma's RF Emitter and IR 3D emitter perfectly at the same time. No problems.
post #5166 of 5304
How can you use both the samsung ir emitter (or what ever ir emitter you use with the samsung glasses) and the optoma rf emitter when they both plug into the same connector
post #5167 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Hyabusha View Post

I use Monster 3D RF with the Samsung IR 3D Glasses. Optoma's RF Emitter and IR 3D emitter perfectly at the same time. No problems.

Please explain in more detail. Since there's only one port for the Emmiter, how do you have both plugged in to work with both RF and IR at the same time Together???

Or do you mean that the Monster Vision Emitter will pick up both RF and IR at the same time. CONFUSED!!!!
Edited by cvh - 3/1/13 at 1:35pm
post #5168 of 5304
Will the Laser Universal 3D glasses also work ?

https://www.laserco.net/products/audio-visual/dvd-players/BLU-3DGLSBT
post #5169 of 5304
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Originally Posted by cvh View Post

Please explain in more detail. Since there's only one port for the Emmiter, how do you have both plugged in to work with both RF and IR at the same time Together???

Or do you mean that the Monster Vision Emitter will pick up both RF and IR at the same time. CONFUSED!!!!

I plug the IR Emitter Into the Optoma, then the USB powered Optoma RF Emitter attaches to the IR Emitter so they both work at the same time! ;-)
post #5170 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Hyabusha View Post

I plug the IR Emitter Into the Optoma, then the USB powered Optoma RF Emitter attaches to the IR Emitter so they both work at the same time! ;-)

What IR Emitter are u using?
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BTW - 3 coats of Dulux on one wall looks as good as any screen I've seen

http://www.dulux.com.au/specifier/product/dulux-interior-products/walls/product-detail?product=2252
Edited by DermDoc - 3/1/13 at 10:00pm
post #5173 of 5304
BTW just ordered a pair of the Sainsonic 3d glasses to compare to my Optoma DLP Links. I have been happy with those glasses, but the Sainsonic's ability to switch left/right order is appealing to me because there are a few discs I own that feel "wrong" to me in terms of left-to-right movement (Drive Angry, Avatar). I'd like to able to experiment with that.
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hey guys. Im not sure if this is normal on the hd33 but im seeing alot of ghosting when playing 3d sbs mkvs that i encoded. I am using an Ati HD 6770 card in my htpc. My htpc then connects directly via hdmi into my denon 3d receiver. All my 3d blurays play fine through my setup.

Is there some settings that i need to change or am i out of luck with this problem?

Thanks.
post #5175 of 5304
There should be next to no ghosting on the HD33 even with SBS. Are ylu haing the RF glasses? If so you may have accidentially pressed on the emittor controller and adjusted the glasses timing. If you read the manual it will exsplain how to return them
Back to default.
post #5176 of 5304
Hi. Hey thanks for he reply. Yes i do have the optoma rf glasses. I did the reset defaults and the ghosting does seem to have went away. Somewhat. Should ghosting be visible went tilting your head up while viewing 3d sbs? Not a big deal but i just want to know if thats normal. Also on my transmitter, all the green leds stay on and do not turn off after 120 seconds. Is this normal?

thanks for your help.
post #5177 of 5304
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Originally Posted by theshadow1234 View Post

hey guys. Im not sure if this is normal on the hd33 but im seeing alot of ghosting when playing 3d sbs mkvs that i encoded. I am using an Ati HD 6770 card in my htpc. My htpc then connects directly via hdmi into my denon 3d receiver. All my 3d blurays play fine through my setup.

Is there some settings that i need to change or am i out of luck with this problem?

Thanks.

Why do you think glasses are the problem? You admit blu ray plays great. If so then he problem is the mkv file and/or encoding/ or decoding and here I would take a closer look. I use Optoma RF glasses myself with many different formats including 3d mkv and never had a problem with glasses when playing files using standalone media player unlike htpc which may also be a root cause of this issue.
post #5178 of 5304
my picture stayed pretty bright with over 3000 hours. Mostly low lamp. After a while you could notice the picture flickering in one of the corners. Then one day the lamp just popped, really, really loud, I almost hit the floor thinking someone was shooting. That lamp stayed nice and bright till the end. At least replacements are only $200.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=821864&Q=&is=REG&A=details
post #5179 of 5304
Guess I waited too long to buy mine. This was $1300 on Amazon for the longest time and now it's up $56. The glasses have even jumped $5/pair.

Any successor to the HD33 announced yet?
post #5180 of 5304
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Guess I waited too long to buy mine.
Any successor to the HD33 announced yet?

Pardon me for asking but are you just dreaming or still short in cash? This model becomes corestone of Optoma sales and I doubt its successor will arrive soon. At least in this price/value range.
post #5181 of 5304
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Originally Posted by esdwa View Post

Pardon me for asking but are you just dreaming or still short in cash? This model becomes corestone of Optoma sales and I doubt its successor will arrive soon. At least in this price/value range.
Neither actually. I have a complex with Amazon once I've seen the lower price. The successor question wasn't pricing related, it was meant to be independent of my first comment. I don't know much about projectors, but I know that other devices typically have new models every few years and that the Optoma isn't exactly new to the market by those standards.
post #5182 of 5304
The DLP technology combined with color wheel serves purpose well for over 15 years with success. There is not much that can be improved for its basics principle of operation and if it is, it happens every few years.
Releasing new projector models every six months does not mean improvements are made. It only means some companies repackage same guts to keep market attention and cost reduce maufacturing by so called design lifting.
So newer model does not mean always better in terms of product reliability when main specification parameters match within 10-15%.
Trust me on this, I know because this is what I do to make a living. Good luck.
post #5183 of 5304
how difficult is the bulb replacement process?

i'm at 1750 hours, still looks bright to me, but sometimes 3d (even in bright mode) is just a tad on the dark side now.
post #5184 of 5304
Loosen a few screws, lift out, put in new one, tighten screws, done.
post #5185 of 5304
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Guess I waited too long to buy mine. This was $1300 on Amazon for the longest time and now it's up $56. The glasses have even jumped $5/pair.

Any successor to the HD33 announced yet?

Optoma announced the HD25-LV which might be considered a successor depending on your point of view.

http://optomausa.com/products/detail/HD25-LV
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Sv: New Optoma HD33 HD3300 1080p 3D Projector Review

I can't seem to find how to clean my HD33, is it even in the manual? What are the maintenance procedures?

Cheers!
post #5187 of 5304
The IR emitter still didnt work with the Laser brand glasses frown.gif
Bought a Buetooth emitter and now works perfectly smile.gif

Also got the excellent long life LED BenqQ GP2 for around $450 in Officeworks for the kids gaming but thats another thread ....
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Hello Everyone, not sure if this has been spoken about already, but I'm considering, the HD33 and the w1070. Its for nighttime viewing in a living room setting. I do enjoy 3d content as I have or used to have a Samsung PN58C7000 until my daughter cracked the screen. I could get it fixed for about $900, OR i could get one of these two projectors. With the HD33 being the older one. I was curious if anyone here has bought the w1070 for comparison.

And if so, what do you think? Im a huge fan of frame interpolation. I know, sounds weird, but it looked awesome on my plasma, so Im considering the HD33 because it has CFI. Whereas Im reading that the w1070 doesnt but has slightly better blacks. Do you guys think the CFI is worth the extra $400?

Thanks

Joe
post #5189 of 5304
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Originally Posted by joekazama View Post

Im a huge fan of frame interpolation considering the HD33 because it has CFI. Whereas Im reading that the w1070 doesnt but has slightly better blacks. Do you guys think the CFI is worth the extra $400?
Joe

Yes, it is. HD33 will give you what you look for. And if you seek even better blacks, consider HD83. You can get manufacturer refurbished unit for below $2k. I had 33 for quite a while and replaced it with 83. Since then I can't get myself off he screen. Read my review on amazon. cheers
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Having never owned or installed a projector, how much of an issue does the ceiling layout present? The projector would need to be mounted where the higher ceiling begins to be in the center of the room, and be aimed parallel to the lower ceiling which runs the length of the room. From the projector to the display wall is about 16ft. The corner in the photo is the corner of the mechanical closet in the layout.


Edited by THe_Flash - 3/27/13 at 4:29pm
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