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post #5191 of 5304
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Originally Posted by cvh View Post

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

So in a nutshell, I can get any IR emitter (such as this? http://www.amazon.com/Dimensional-3ACTIVE-Emitter-Compatible-Mitsubishi/dp/B005M3BIMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364915304&sr=1-1&keywords=3d+ir+emitters) to pair up with my HD33 and use any IR-compatible 3D glasses and they work just as good if no better than the RF setup? That would be a great alternative, since I already have 2 pairs of Optoma RF glasses and am considering adding at least a couple more, but they cost $80 a piece.. by going your route would allow me to add as many pairs as I wish (also $20 a pair at my local store) smile.gif

Another question: Does the emitter need to be placed in direct line of sight of the glasses? my projector is actually ceiling-mounted about 2 feet behind the sitting position.
Edited by marklin000 - 4/2/13 at 8:29am
post #5192 of 5304
You can have the IR emitter mounted at the projector and bounce the ir signal off the screen to the glasses. Of course you can't use your RF glasses with the IR glasses because the emitters plug into the same port on the projector.
post #5193 of 5304
on that setup will any IR 3d glasses work? or just the PS3 ones, my wife went and watched a movie with that exact setup (by the way that does produce a BEAUTIFUL 3D ghost free image!) and the ps3 3d glasses werent the best for her, they kinda dug into her nose, so I was thinking of buying another pair just for her and confused which ones would work, thanks!
post #5194 of 5304
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Originally Posted by rekbones View Post

You can have the IR emitter mounted at the projector and bounce the ir signal off the screen to the glasses. Of course you can't use your RF glasses with the IR glasses because the emitters plug into the same port on the projector.

Not exactly, you can use the IR repeater that comes with the RF emitter and daisy chain both of them to work at the same time.
post #5195 of 5304
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Originally Posted by stuart628 View Post

on that setup will any IR 3d glasses work? or just the PS3 ones, my wife went and watched a movie with that exact setup (by the way that does produce a BEAUTIFUL 3D ghost free image!) and the ps3 3d glasses werent the best for her, they kinda dug into her nose, so I was thinking of buying another pair just for her and confused which ones would work, thanks!

As long as the IR emitter matches the glasses any pair will work. I have the IR emitter from a Mits DLP RPTV with samsung 2100 series glasses that works fine.
post #5196 of 5304
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Originally Posted by rekbones View Post

As long as the IR emitter matches the glasses any pair will work. I have the IR emitter from a Mits DLP RPTV with samsung 2100 series glasses that works fine.

thats where I am a bit confused (this is my first foray into IR) how do I know if the IR glasses match the emitter or not? thanks!
post #5197 of 5304
You will have to do some googleing and find out what IR emitters are compatable with what glasses as they are not the same. Some glasses are universal IR compatable with many different emitters. I don't know about the PS3 glasses and what emitter they need and if its compatable with the mitts type of emitter.
post #5198 of 5304
If you did not see in the Great Found Deals section, the HD33 (Refurb) is on sale from Woot for $899 today until sold out. As of 3:30 Eastern, there are some still available.


GREAT DEAL


http://tech.woot.com/offers/optoma-full-hd-3d-home-theater-projector?utm_source=Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=1226c50d68-Daily+Digest+-+20130410+-+Woot&utm_medium=email#tracked
post #5199 of 5304
unless you're completely impatient,the new model is coming out later this month from Optoma.i can see why they're trying to get rid of this.
post #5200 of 5304
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Originally Posted by urbeenjammin View Post

unless you're completely impatient,the new model is coming out later this month from Optoma.i can see why they're trying to get rid of this.
I just asked about this on the previous page and was told I was dreaming. Is there a link for the newer model?
post #5201 of 5304
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

I just asked about this on the previous page and was told I was dreaming. Is there a link for the newer model?

Yeah, I wouldn't pass on this for a new model unless someone told me the new model had better specs and was $999 MSRP. This is a fine projector for 900 clams that gets a top award from almost every review site and has a 5200+ post count on this site- 5000 means a very accepted and beloved product based on my 12 years of posting here. I'd also point out you cannot even find this one this cheap on ebay. I even thought about buying another at that price (I have the 3300).
Edited by larrimore - 4/10/13 at 4:01pm
post #5202 of 5304
this has RF 3D capabilities with a much better contrast as well as an incredible amount of lumens!
http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD25-LV-3D-Home-Theater-Projector/dp/B00BQWX1P2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365647344&sr=8-1&keywords=optoma+hd25-lv
post #5203 of 5304
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Originally Posted by urbeenjammin View Post

this has RF 3D capabilities with a much better contrast as well as an incredible amount of lumens!
http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD25-LV-3D-Home-Theater-Projector/dp/B00BQWX1P2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365647344&sr=8-1&keywords=optoma+hd25-lv

Yes, and it is supposedly louder and has no FI and (potentially) a slower color wheel. No thanks until someone clears up all of that.
post #5204 of 5304
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Originally Posted by larrimore View Post

Yes, and it is supposedly louder and has no FI and (potentially) a slower color wheel. No thanks until someone clears up all of that.


This is directly from optoma website:

Projectors with Texas Instrument’s DLP ® with BrilliantColor technology feature multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen. The Optoma HD25-LV multi-color processing system features a six-segment color wheel coated with an advanced material that achieves superb color saturation and accuracy for extraordinary image quality. In addition, incredibly high native contrast ratios ensure clean and crisp black and white to ensure that text and charts are easy to read.

http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/HD25-LV
post #5205 of 5304
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Originally Posted by cvh View Post

This is directly from optoma website:

Projectors with Texas Instrument’s DLP ® with BrilliantColor technology feature multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen. The Optoma HD25-LV multi-color processing system features a six-segment color wheel coated with an advanced material that achieves superb color saturation and accuracy for extraordinary image quality. In addition, incredibly high native contrast ratios ensure clean and crisp black and white to ensure that text and charts are easy to read.

http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/HD25-LV

Yes, but...no FI means no 120hz (on 2D), which I believe means the color wheel spins slower. Is that correct, or not?

Even if I am wrong, that still doesn't account for the reviews stating it is loud.

We really won't know until someone does a comparison.
post #5206 of 5304
hi everyone,

i am looking for a good / perfect 100" screen pull-up only. what do u guys prefer?
post #5207 of 5304
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Originally Posted by audionewer View Post

hi everyone,

i am looking for a good / perfect 100" screen pull-up only. what do u guys prefer?

Your looking in the wrong direction.

"Manual Pull Ups" usually are restricted to at / under 84". And ain't any of 'em really "good" let alone perfect. A few ultra expensive Screens have tried to introduce such screens in a pull up Format, none were over 84" though.

Any particular reason it absolutely has to be a "Pull Up"? What are your specific needs, and what is driving your need for something that can vary from being "good" all the way to "perfect"....which is really quite a large divide.

There are, I found, some "el-Cheapos" though...
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pull-up+portable+projector+screen
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-F100NWH-Projection-Screen-Telescoping/dp/B0009OAP2U

And yet some others as well....
http://accuscreens2-px.rtrk.com/Screens.asp?detail=710&screen=AccuScreen_Tripod

But as to as if any go further than just being "good" screens is gonna be subject to conjecture only, because in truth, on "Screens" you will find a dearth of reviews concerning any "Tripod" screens.

The reason being such screens are used for Business or Class Room use, not Home Theater.
Edited by MississippiMan - 4/21/13 at 7:43am
post #5208 of 5304
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Your looking in the wrong direction.

"Manual Pull Ups" usually are restricted to at / under 84". And ain't any of 'em really "good" let alone perfect. A few ultra expensive Screens have tried to introduce such screens in a pull up Format, none were over 84" though.

Any particular reason it absolutely has to be a "Pull Up"? What are your specific needs, and what is driving your need for something that can vary from being "good" all the way to "perfect"....which is really quite a large divide.

There are, I found, some "el-Cheapos" though...
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pull-up+portable+projector+screen

the biggest screen i can buy is 100inches. i bought a 1.3 gain screen. when i watched it with hd33. it become too bright for my eyes. right now i am sitting 9-10 ft from the wall.
post #5209 of 5304
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Originally Posted by audionewer View Post

the biggest screen i can buy is 100inches. i bought a 1.3 gain screen. when i watched it with hd33. it become too bright for my eyes. right now i am sitting 9-10 ft from the wall.

You can "resurface" that existing screen using a Neutral Light Gray paint, spray applied using a Electric HVLP Gun, and do it all for considerably less than what any decent new Screen would cost. Another thing, most all such "Tripod Screens" are in fact over 1.0 gain (1.3-1.4) and none seem to be in a High Contrast Gray.

Look at this 106" Electric Retractable "re-costing" project and imagine it being done likewise on a Pull Up.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432177/painting-onto-a-106-tab-tensioned-screen-with-silver-fire-v2-5-4-0
post #5210 of 5304
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

You can "resurface" that existing screen using a Neutral Light Gray paint, spray applied using a Electric HVLP Gun, and do it all for considerably less than what any decent new Screen would cost. Another thing, most all such "Tripod Screens" are in fact over 1.0 gain (1.3-1.4) and none seem to be in a High Contrast Gray.

Look at this 106" Electric Retractable "re-costing" project and imagine it being done likewise on a Pull Up.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432177/painting-onto-a-106-tab-tensioned-screen-with-silver-fire-v2-5-4-0

if i am buying another screen that is manual pulling up, what gain am i suppose to get ?
post #5211 of 5304
Are any of you using DVDFab to rip 3d movies to your hard drive? If so, can you tell me exactly how to do it? I keep getting a side by side image on my screen, not a dlp correct image.
post #5212 of 5304
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Originally Posted by audionewer View Post

if i am buying another screen that is manual pulling up, what gain am i suppose to get ?

Well........most all of such screens are in the same Gain range of 1.3, because they are used primarily for Presentations.

From what you described earlier, it seems obvious you should consider a resurfaced coating, and if you do, having a higher gain surface underlying the lower Gain Gray only makes good sense.
post #5213 of 5304
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Well........most all of such screens are in the same Gain range of 1.3, because they are used primarily for Presentations.

From what you described earlier, it seems obvious you should consider a resurfaced coating, and if you do, having a higher gain surface underlying the lower Gain Gray only makes good sense.

if i buy another screen that is less than 1.3 gain, will it be better for viewing 3d movies and cablebox.
post #5214 of 5304
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Originally Posted by audionewer View Post

if i buy another screen that is less than 1.3 gain, will it be better for viewing 3d movies and cablebox.

As far as relieving your eye strain from having a too-bright "TV" image, yes. But 3D requires retaining gain because of the marked drop off in brightness that occurs when one switches to Full HD-3D
post #5215 of 5304
okay, i was thinking to buy a low gain for 2d and 3d but now i cannot do that. if i buy lower gain screen then 3d movies will not be good enough.

is that correct? i guess i will just going to kept it for now.

i am guess this isnot a perfect screen. lol
Edited by audionewer - 4/23/13 at 6:46am
post #5216 of 5304
Hi Johnsmith, how are you?

I tried to find information about the reddish looking black screen on Optoma HD33 and I didn't find anything. I have a HD33 and I would like to know if you returned it back for a replacement or if it is normal.

Thanks in advance!
Ariel
post #5217 of 5304
Is this a decent screen for the HD33?

http://www.costco.ca/Mustang-SC-E120D169-120-in.-16%3a9-Aspect-Ratio-Electric-Projection-Screen.product.10346834.html


Looking for approx 120 inch, electric screen. My room will be mostly dark....just one small window on the door that I can cover up? Are there specific screens required for 3D?
post #5218 of 5304
I don't own the HD33, but isn't the DLP link flash red for this projector?
Maybe 3d is turned on, that would explain the reddish black screen.
post #5219 of 5304
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Originally Posted by jdejose View Post

I don't own the HD33, but isn't the DLP link flash red for this projector?
Maybe 3d is turned on, that would explain the reddish black screen.
You only see the red DLP link flash when 3D content is playing and is set to DLP link in the 3D menu.
post #5220 of 5304
Over the weekend, I started using the Superwide mode on my HD3300 and I really like it for scope movies in 3D especially. By shrinking the black bars, there is much more area for the 3D presentation. The way it is done (auto cropping to fill a 2:1 aspect ratio) is really nice and preserves the frame pretty well. Definitely better than most TV station's "cropping" to 16:9 (like HBO HD). I am not a fan of how it boxes 16:9 content, but I could actually live with this setting all the time if I had to. In fact, it works so well that I noticed my 40" Samsung 3D TV has it and on that small a screen, it will come in handy there as well.

Another nifty little thing about this PJ that I had never really used before. Oh, and you purists out there, there is no need to talk about director's intent. I am just saying it is a nice feature for those who want to try it.
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