Acer Launches 3D Projector for Movie Buffs and Gamers

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davelray

Paul, it's 3000 not 300 lumens.

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vrmlbasic

A 1080 projector that can instantly convert 2d to 3d, for 800 bucks?

Sorry Dell, it doesn't look as though anyone is buying into your BS that we should consider ourselves lucky to get a 1080 screen in a $1500+ 2013-year laptop.

Does AMD not have an equivalent to "3DTV play"? Or is it just not popular? ;)

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Haipyng

At 300 lumens that would offer all the glory of about a 40 watt light bulb.

You would still need to have the 3D glasses and that is why 3D in TVs is so not the rage. It won't translate any better to projectors.

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wumpus

Since its a projector it should be designed to use (polarized) movie style glasses. No word on what "3Dready" means, other than it can act just like any other monitor.

Getting the thing to split the left/right eye 3D frames and pass the other to another projector would be a cool trick, but I bet aligning and keeping the projectors aligned would make it not worth it (although you pretty much kill flicker). Getting the thing to swap polarizations every frame would be slightly better than traditional methods, but I bet the frame rate isn't up to it (it would look like 1080i).

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big_montana

300 Lumens does not sound right. You sure you do not mean 3000 lumens?

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jgrimoldy

According to Acer's web site, it's 3000 Lumens and 2400 in "low mode." Of course, when running something in 3D, you end up losing even more brightness, soooo 3000 is a good starting point to begin the loss from (as opposed to 300).

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Slingblayde

I have an Optoma HD33 3D projector, on a 120 inch screen, it is great to game on with a console, I havent tried it with my PC yet though.

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wumpus

I noticed it takes RCA input and 1080i. One of the first things in a long time that could take PS2 HD signals. So dig out your PS2 and GT4 (and I think absolutely nothing else can use that feature) and see what it looks like.

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vrmlbasic

It has to be better with the PC as the consoles can't get above 1280*720 in most games. Honestly I've yet to see the HDTV I use when I game on PS3 with my friend's console ever show a game running above 720.

If you're a fan of Borderlands 2, if you play it on a PC (even without properly optimizing it) after playing it on a 360 it will feel as though you're playing a completely different game. The graphical difference is that striking.

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