Optoma Box Adds 3D Blu-ray Support to 720P Projectors

Paul Lilly

Don't go tossing your 720p 3D DLP projector into the garbage bin just because it can't play 1080p 3D Blu-ray disks, there's an app adapter for that. Optoma Technology's new 3D-XL converter box breathes new life (and functionality) into 720p 3D projectors.

"The 3D-XL is an important product for the market right now," said Jon Grodern, senior director of product and marketing for Optoma. "It gives a large installed base a way to embrace 3D life without having to make a new, expensive investment."

The way it works is the 3D-XL takes the HDMI 1.4A signal found in 1080p 3D players and down converts it to an HDMI 1.3 signal that 720p 3D DLP projectors operating at 120Hz can recognize. Active 3D glasses are required.

Optoma plans to release its 3D-XL sometime later this year for around $400.

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