Optoma 3D-XL Projector Adapter Preview 
Home Theater Front Projectors LCD Projectors
Written by Michael Palmer   
Monday, 18 October 2010

For 3D lovers who already own a legacy 720p 3D-ready DLP video projector such as Optoma's HD67, which is incompatible with the newer 3D Blu-ray spec, Optoma has a cheap solution to get you connected to 1080p 3D sources.

The new 3D-XL Projector Adapter is the first converter box that allows 720p 3D projectors play 1080p 3D Blu-ray discs, 3D PS3 console games, and 3D broadcast content.  It works by accepting 1.4a HDMI signals output by 1080p 3D players and down converting it to a 1.3 HDMI signal that current 720p 3D DLP projectors can display.  The catch for the 3D-XL is that these legacy projectors must be those that operate at 120Hz refresh rates.

The 3D-XL has two HDMI 1.4a inputs, 1 USB port and 1 RS232 port, and can accept common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p (HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, SECAM).

The 3D-XL weighs 2.4 pounds and comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty.  And don't forget, to watch 3D with a single projector system, you'll also need Optoma's DLP-Link shutter glasses, which are apparently included. Optoma's 3D-XL has a suggested retail price of $399 and will be available in January, 2011.


Native Resolution: 720p 1280 x 720
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
Weight: 1.08Kg
Inputs:    2x HDMI 1.4a (HDCP) - audio supported
Outputs: 1x HDMI 1.3 (HDCP) - audio supported, 3-PIN mini DIN (VESA Sync)
Control: 9-pin RS232
Maximum Resolution: Full HD 1080p (L/R view selectable)
Video Compatibility: PAL SECAM 576i/p, NTSC 480i/p, HD 720p/1080i/1080p
Vertical Scan Rate: 24/50/60/120Hz (XGA / 720p), 24/50/60Hz (1080p)
Dimensions: 280mm x 190mm x 30mm
Standard Accessories: ZD201 3D Glasses, AC/DC Power Adapter,Quick Start Guide, CD User Manual,Warranty Card, WEEE Card
Optional Accessories: ZD201 3D Glasses
3D Support: 3D Playstation3 games, 3D Blu-ray, 3D Broadcasts (SKY in the UK)
3D Viewing: Requires DLP-Link shutterglasses - supplied
3D Compatibility: Side-by-Side:1080i50, 1080i60 / Frame-pack:1080p24, 720p50, 720p60 / Over-Under: 1080p24, 720p50, 720p60

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