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post #5251 of 5304
Just wanted to chime in here on this projector. It's been pretty quiet in this thread (predictably) as newer models have come around. I've had my HD3300 for almost two years now and have 1500 hours on my bulb and it's still very bright on my 133" High Power.

It is by far the most trouble free projector I've ever owned (I've been a projector owner since 1985!). The itch to go bigger with my screen has prompted me to look at projectors with shorter throws such as the JVC or Epson models but reading those threads give me great pause.
Blacks are no longer state of the art, but 3D on the Optoma is great, and I have excellent focus, color uniformity and issue free 3d. I have several DLP link glasses but on CVH's advice I tried the PS3 ir glasses and they do seem brighter though they are woefully uncomfortable. Is there any other projector that can do DLP link, IR, and RF 3D?
This little guy has a lot going for it.
post #5252 of 5304
I'm using the big bulky blue Xpand DLP link glasses, but the batteries are almost all dead and I can't find a retailer in canada for replacements.

Are these: http://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-SSG-4100GB-Active-Glasses-Televisions/dp/B007H0LPJG/ref=pd_cp_ce_3
Currently the cheapest glasses that work with this projector ? If not, which ones ? I have the RF Emitter but it's not plugged in currently.

Also, are they rechargeable ?
post #5253 of 5304
According to one user on Amazon US they did not work with Optoma...
post #5254 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Robert Clark View Post

According to one user on Amazon US they did not work with Optoma...

I re-read a post from last page. Apparently they work in combo with the new xpand emitter for the 105's.
post #5255 of 5304
OK I'd like to re-state my question: Which glasses are the best bang for the buck for this projector that are either rechargeable or have a battery that can be purchased in store ? These blue expands DLP 102's are painful on the bridge of the nose, and the batteries aren't sold in Canada.
post #5256 of 5304
I've been useing this for a while now.
Xpand EX105BT Active 3D Shutter Glasses and Bluetooth Emitter for Mitsubishi Televisions
http://www.amazon.com/Xpand-EX105BT-Bluetooth-Mitsubishi-Televisions/dp/B009ZW7SR2/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_y
post #5257 of 5304
Hello,

I need a second set of glasses for my kid to go with my projector, I have the optoma RF glasses but it seems they are either unavailable or very pricey. I'm looking to get another set of RF glasses that will work with the emitter. Are there any low priced options? Prefer kid size glasses but I"m pretty sure thats out of the question. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
post #5258 of 5304
The new Optima ones are smaller. My 6 year old prefers them. They are not cheap though. $80 ish at Wal mart. The only Optoma ones they sell
post #5259 of 5304
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Originally Posted by megdagooch View Post

The new Optima ones are smaller. My 6 year old prefers them. They are not cheap though. $80 ish at Wal mart. The only Optoma ones they sell

Yea, I was hoping for under 50 bucks, I can't believe that no one makes an rf compatible optoma glasses.
post #5260 of 5304
Please Help

My Hdmi connections are no longer working.....constantly says it is searching.....is this a known problem with these projectors? VGA kind of works.....my short 3' vga cable works but I bought a 25ft one and it doesn't work.

I really need to get this working for football season next week. Thanks
post #5261 of 5304
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Originally Posted by bassco View Post

Please Help

My Hdmi connections are no longer working.....constantly says it is searching.....is this a known problem with these projectors? VGA kind of works.....my short 3' vga cable works but I bought a 25ft one and it doesn't work.

I really need to get this working for football season next week. Thanks

Sounds like a "long run" problem.

Did you try hooking up a short hdmi cable?
Did you try a different hdmi source?
Maybe hard reset the projector?
post #5262 of 5304
Hi, yes I tried a different shorter hdmi cable, it works fine with other devices but not recognized by the pj.

How do I hard reset the pj?

How does Optoma's 3 year express warranty work?
post #5263 of 5304
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Originally Posted by bassco View Post

Please Help

My Hdmi connections are no longer working.....constantly says it is searching.....is this a known problem with these projectors? VGA kind of works.....my short 3' vga cable works but I bought a 25ft one and it doesn't work.

I really need to get this working for football season next week. Thanks
Both my HDMI ports died. I had to send it in to get fixed. This happened last year around september.
post #5264 of 5304
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Originally Posted by bassco View Post

Hi, yes I tried a different shorter hdmi cable, it works fine with other devices but not recognized by the pj.

How do I hard reset the pj?

How does Optoma's 3 year express warranty work?
http://www.optomausa.com/support/rma/index.aspx
post #5265 of 5304
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Originally Posted by bassco View Post

Please Help

My Hdmi connections are no longer working.....constantly says it is searching.....is this a known problem with these projectors? VGA kind of works.....my short 3' vga cable works but I bought a 25ft one and it doesn't work.

I really need to get this working for football season next week. Thanks

When you checked with a shorter cable, were you running directly from a source device like a BluRay player or were you going from a source to a receiver and then to the projector. I found some problems on one of the inputs to my receiver that was causing my HD33 to not sync with the source. Switched to another input and all was well. I have 25 foot cables running from my equipment rack to the HD33 and all of the switching is done with an Onkyo receiver.
2 years on my HD33 after several CRT projectors. I would never go back to CRT after using a projector as bright and true to color as well as able to handle 1080P and 3D.
post #5266 of 5304
I had this happen with my GT750. One day one of the HDMI ports decided it wouldn't work anymore , just searching all the time, plugged in the other one and it worked fine. Now both work again. Projector is quite finicky if you ask me. Sometimes the amber light doesn't want to come on, just flashes green.

And if you switch back from 3d mode while in the letterbox mode, the projector shuts down. But as long as it works, I"m happy.
post #5267 of 5304
Does anyone use Quantum High Power IR Emitter with Optoma HD33 to use DLP link and IR glasses simultaneously ?

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

As per Quick Start Guide, this IR Emitter is designed to allow you to use both IR and DLP Active Shutter 3D glasses at the same time.

Setup :

1. Once the IR Emitter is properly set up, turn on the 3D TV.
2. In the 3D TV menu, select 3D Mode and set the 3D TV to both "Reverse" and "DLP Link" modes.
3. When the 3D TV is on, ensure that the IR Emitter is on as well. If not, press the power On/Off Button to turn it on manually.
4. On the IR Emitter, press the 3D Sync L/R button. The 3D L/R Indicator Light will change to red for Reverse Mode.

Doing this will allow the IR Emitter to reverse the signal back into "Standard" mode so your IR 3D Glasses can use the IR signal while
also allowing your DLP 3D Glasses to sync with the DLP screen.


This IR Emitter is mainly for Mitsubishi and Samsung DLP 3D TV, do you think, it is possible to use both IR and DLP Active Shutter 3D glasses
at the same time with HD33 ?

it works with HD33 using IR glasses. If I want to use IR and DLP glasses simultaneously, I need to change the settings of HD33 to DLP mode,
then Reverse, see item number 2 above, how I do that ? can you please help ?

Thanks!
post #5268 of 5304
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Originally Posted by gautamsarkar View Post

Does anyone use Quantum High Power IR Emitter with Optoma HD33 to use DLP link and IR glasses simultaneously ?

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

As per Quick Start Guide, this IR Emitter is designed to allow you to use both IR and DLP Active Shutter 3D glasses at the same time.

Setup :

1. Once the IR Emitter is properly set up, turn on the 3D TV.
2. In the 3D TV menu, select 3D Mode and set the 3D TV to both "Reverse" and "DLP Link" modes.
3. When the 3D TV is on, ensure that the IR Emitter is on as well. If not, press the power On/Off Button to turn it on manually.
4. On the IR Emitter, press the 3D Sync L/R button. The 3D L/R Indicator Light will change to red for Reverse Mode.

Doing this will allow the IR Emitter to reverse the signal back into "Standard" mode so your IR 3D Glasses can use the IR signal while
also allowing your DLP 3D Glasses to sync with the DLP screen.


This IR Emitter is mainly for Mitsubishi and Samsung DLP 3D TV, do you think, it is possible to use both IR and DLP Active Shutter 3D glasses

at the same time with HD33 ?

it works with HD33 using IR glasses. If I want to use IR and DLP glasses simultaneously, I need to change the settings of HD33 to DLP mode,
then Reverse, see item number 2 above, how I do that ? can you please help ?

Thanks!

I have both a MITS rptv and an HD33. If I put the stock MITS ir emitter on the HD33 the image is already reversed for the IR glasses so I would believe you would leave the HD33 set to DLP and set the IR emitter to reverse (the stock emitter does not have that capability so I can't use them at the same time ). For DLP glasses on the MITs the TV has to be set on reverse so their description is correct for the TV
post #5269 of 5304
Wouldn't you still have the red flash from the dlp link signal? That would mess up the ir glasses color...
post #5270 of 5304
Quantum High Power IR Emitter with Optoma HD33 to use DLP link and IR glasses simultaneously
.

Yesterday I tried with following setup :

HD33 : 3D - DLP
Quantum IR Emitter : Connected to HD33, pressed the 3D Sync L/R button in the emitter till the Light change to red for Reverse Mode

Both Playstion 3D IR Glasses and my old DLP based Optoma BG-ZD101 glasses work simultaneously with no issue!
I have 4 pair of Playstion 3D glasses and 2 pair of Optoma BG-ZD101 glasses.
post #5271 of 5304
games are mostly 720p 3D – all such 3D format are also supported HD33 and upscaled to 1080p 3D by HD33"kUuE
post #5272 of 5304
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Originally Posted by jonathanc View Post

OK I'd like to re-state my question: Which glasses are the best bang for the buck for this projector that are either rechargeable or have a battery that can be purchased in store ? These blue expands DLP 102's are painful on the bridge of the nose, and the batteries aren't sold in Canada.

I bought an IR emitter for about $25 US from Amazon and then bought 7 pairs of Sony PS3 3D glasses (under $20 each) and don't have any complaints.
post #5273 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Duane T View Post

I bought an IR emitter for about $25 US from Amazon and then bought 7 pairs of Sony PS3 3D glasses (under $20 each) and don't have any complaints.
I bought a pair of PS3 glasses and found them uncomfortable compared to the Optoma glasses. They are cheap though which is a good thing.
post #5274 of 5304
I bought 3dtvcorp glasses so me and my son could watch 3d. They work fine but very uncomfortable. The optoma glasses I use when its just me and they are very comfortable.
post #5275 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Chris Blount View Post

I bought a pair of PS3 glasses and found them uncomfortable compared to the Optoma glasses. They are cheap though which is a good thing.

Yeah, I think the Optoma were more comfortable but I don't mind the PS3s at all - especially looking at the price difference for seven pairs.
post #5276 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Chris Blount View Post

I bought a pair of PS3 glasses and found them uncomfortable compared to the Optoma glasses. They are cheap though which is a good thing.

I purchased the PS3 glasses but I've since bought the Xpand X103 glasses and they are a bit more comfortable (and cheaper)...
post #5277 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Robert Clark View Post

Just wanted to chime in here on this projector. It's been pretty quiet in this thread (predictably) as newer models have come around. I've had my HD3300 for almost two years now and have 1500 hours on my bulb and it's still very bright on my 133" High Power.

It is by far the most trouble free projector I've ever owned (I've been a projector owner since 1985!). The itch to go bigger with my screen has prompted me to look at projectors with shorter throws such as the JVC or Epson models but reading those threads give me great pause.
Blacks are no longer state of the art, but 3D on the Optoma is great, and I have excellent focus, color uniformity and issue free 3d. I have several DLP link glasses but on CVH's advice I tried the PS3 ir glasses and they do seem brighter though they are woefully uncomfortable. Is there any other projector that can do DLP link, IR, and RF 3D?
This little guy has a lot going for it.

I have tested several other projectors and I have found that alot of the newer projectors do 144hz 3D sync. where the HD33 does 120hz 3D sync, so the newer ones will not be compatiable with the ps3 3d glasses, at least that I have found (I believe and someone correct me if I am wrong but its the glasses that cant do 144hz correct? if its as simple as switching out for a new emitter that would be fantastic as I have 15 pairs of the ps3 3d glasses smile.gif ) and I dont mind the ps3 3d glasses, but my wife HATES them, its been hard to sit down and watch a 3D movie with her.
post #5278 of 5304
Hey guys -

Quick question. I haven't watched a 3D movie in ages on my projector so when I recently sat down to watch something I noticed that unless I am facing the screen dead on I am getting ghosting/crosstalk. I am using the Optoma RF glasses. I've ran through the manual tweaks on the RF transmitter and couldn't find any setting that fixed it. I can't remember if it was always as annoying as this or perhaps something I'm missing here. Any ideas?

Cheers.
post #5279 of 5304
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Originally Posted by guitar View Post

Do you know this for a fact, or is it just conjecture?Wv7Zu

That's what the engineer told me when I asked today. If money's a problem go for the HD33. If the deal on the HD3300 is great better snag that first.

Talk to AVS first.

Other than better contrast and lumens, is there any advantage to get the ISF calibration controls on HD3300 ? Guitarman, did you have to play with those ?

Also i talked to AVS and was pleasantly surprised at the price for both 3300 and 8300....however sales tax waters down these great deals for me

Given that 8300 is not as expensive as the news says, just curious if it gives best bang for the extra buck ? It has impressive 50000:1 contrast ratio but puny 1500 lumens...wondering how bad the 3D would be at such low lumens.

Guitarman do you plan to review 8300 also ?

post #5280 of 5304
I've had my HD3300 for about 2 years and for quite some time every time I turn it on, it locks on to the signal, plays fine for a couple of minutes, loses signal for about 15 seconds, then finds signal and no more problems. Love the projector but should I be worried about this quirk?
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