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Optoma Unveils First 1080p 3D to 720p 3D Conversion Solution - Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: This $399 device lets the owner of an Optoma 3D 720p projector, hook up to, say a Blu-ray player with HDMI 1.4a (needed by both player and projector to view movies in the Blu-ray 3D standard).  The box not only handles the scaling of the 1080p image down to the 720p for the projector, but translates the HDMI 1.4a for the projector.
The end result, by adding this $399 box to the HD6xxx or HD66  projectors, you will be able to show those Blu-ray movies in genuine 3D, even though the projector lacks its own HDMI 1.4.
New 3D-XL Gives 720p 3D Projector Owners Compatibility with Blu-ray 3D Disks ATLANTA | September 23, 2010 | This past week at CEDIA, Optoma® Technology, Inc., the world’s #1 selling brand of DLP® projector, introduced the breakthrough 3D-XL, the first converter box that lets 720p 3D DLP projectors play 1080p 3D Blu-ray disks.  As with all single projector 3D systems, active 3D glasses are required.  The 3D-XL is expected to be available later this year at a suggested end user price of $399.Editor: For a hi-res image, click here: “The 3D-XL is an important product for the market right now,” said Jon Grodem, 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.”  According to Grodem, the 3D-XL converts the HDMI 1.4A signal found in 1080p 3D players and down converts it to an HDMI 1.3 signal that current 720p 3D DLP projectors – those that operate at 120 Hz. – can understand and display in 3D.    The 3D-XL supports multiple 3D inputs, with 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. Additional product details and specifications are available at . About Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home.  The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, as well as HD displays.  Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color.  Optoma products are sold through the company’s global network of ProAV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers.  For more information, visit ©2010 Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma names and logos are registered trademarks of Optoma Technology, Inc.  Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized.

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