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Just curious if there as been any standards regarding projectors and 3D. I know the new HDMI and Bluray standard need to be availble but curious if any current projectors will support the technology. I would hate to buy something now that doesn't support 3D to only find out that I could have spent a little more to get one that might support the leading 3D technology.


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3D is still a ways away, if you want movies that rival the theater experience. If you want games projected in 3D, well, that is available now with shutter glasses and projectors capable of 120Hz input from a PC.


It will be 10 years or more before Bluray movies are released in any kind of shutter glasses format, I guarantee, simply because the market for them will be so small compared to the general market. So, unless you intend to play PC games in 3D with shutter glasses, your projector shopping should not involve 3D ambitions.


I see the movie Coraline is now released in Bluray with a 3D version, but that uses red/green (or some two colors) glasses that will work as well as it can work on any display. That is the kind of 3D movie release you can expect for the time being, and you are good for that with any projector. The 3D you get with red/green glasses is not as immersive as the circular polarized glasses deal you get at the theater. We just have to go to the theater for that. I went to see Coraline twice.
 

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Optoma is expected to make some announcements in September, including a free firmware upgrade to make their H65 DLP PJ 120hz 3-D capable (which would then need LCS glasses and a software on a PC) plus other 3-D ready PJs.


Dreamworks has expressed a desire to release 3-D content once a standard is decided upon, which SMPTE and others are actively doing.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/st...014239,00.html


In the meanwhile, outside of the anaglyph (colored glasses approach) there are other 3-D video formats, which include Sensio and field-sequential encoded 3-D DVDs that can be cross converted (with software on a PC in realtime) to the checkerboard 3-D format used by the DLP and Plasma displays. http://www.cwonline.com/store/view_category.asp


Coming Soon in the Sensio format, if you like classic 3-D sci-fi & horror
http://www.sensio.tv/en/home_theater...oon/default.3d
 
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