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The New 3D Projectors and Their Capabilities

The entertainment business is constantly shopping for ways to improve their approach and impact on an audience. In 2008, 3D-ready projectors were introduced to contribute an extra dimension in the classrooms for educational purposes. After the 3D revolution hit the box-offices with award-winning films, these projectors were taken from just a classroom setting into the home theater.

The original classroom 3D-ready projectors were 720p and could only receive their content from a computer through a VGA or DVI cable. This lack of an HDMI input reduced the image quality to a 480i before the first 1080p 3D projector appeared in 2010. Now easily accessible and affordable, these 3D projectors are used in many theaters and classrooms, along with in the home, to aid in the quality of imaging.

How They Work

3D projection explained

3D projectors contribute to any experience by creating a slightly different picture of depth through overlapping images. All of the products in the commercial and residential market use active shutter glasses to view this image and deliver a third dimension. Active shutter allows the image on the screen to alternate rapidly between scenes intended for each eye. The corresponding lens is then opened or closed depending on the eye delegation of the image.

New Models and Their Impact on the Market

Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p 3000 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector

The new 1080p 3D projectors can have 3 HDMI inputs that allow it to process signals from 3D-ready Blu-rays and advanced gaming consoles like the PS3. 2015 models can also handle multiple 3D formats including: frame sequential, side-by-side, and checker board. This means that they are capable of handling a variety of applications from gaming to home videos because some projectors can even convert images that are 2D into 3D.

Coming soon in the earlier half of 2015 for home 3D projectors is 4K projection. It boasts four times more pixels than 1080p, and is already used in some televisions. The problem with 4K-capable TVs is that they do not allow for enough space to see the extra details. The standard 3D projector creates a much larger, blown up screen that caters to the 4K clear technology. Blu-ray is already creating discs that serve the 4K rich color-boosting, life-like technology, and they will be released towards the end of the year.


While purchasing a new model may be expensive, the market has also produced quality products with warranties and an assortment of attachments that are primarily aimed at allowing people to have 3D-ready projectors in their homes at a reduced price. Built-in speakers, wide-ranging zoom, and simple hook-ups make these projectors suitable in any room and allow for a fun and flexible experience.

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