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Maybe I have another option. I have access to a theater in my (senior) community where we put on shows, usually tribute bands. I'm often the soundman (Soundcraft GB4-32). We also use it to show movies, with an Optoma WU515T projector. We have two bluray players and a cable box that feed into a 4*4 matrix that outputs to the Optoma and two Sharp projectors. The Optoma hits the main screen (not huge, maybe 160) and the Sharps hit small side screens, the fourth output goes to the booth monitor. Those Sharps are not used often.
According to Optoma, that projector has full 3D. But what about the rest of that setup? I know the run from the matrix to the projectors is over CAT6 and goes through some kind of baluns. I was there during the installation and use the equipment but there's a fair amount of conversion going on and I don't know if the 3D will make it to the Optoma. But if it does, I suspect I could get a few pairs of glasses and start a small 3D viewing group. We do have a license to show movies.
I'm guessing the BR players will handle 3D, but if not, there's a fourth HDMI input into the matrix I can use.
Do you think the setup will allow 3D to get to that Optoma? If not, I could grab a ladder and connect a player directly to the Optoma although that would not work as a permanent solution - for one thing, the audio needs to run through the Soundcraft. How close does someone need to sit to the project for the link to work? The projector is located maybe 20 feet from the screen so anyone using the glasses should be close enough?
I suppose I can just order two pairs of glasses and a 3D disk and give it a shot. That would be a very nice home theater setup, since the theater is a short block from my house. It won't be as comfortable as my living room, but it will be much cheaper.
Last edited by dgk; 12-17-2019 at 08:38 PM.