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Comprehensive Guide To 3D TV - 3D Projectors
When it comes to 3D capable displays, it's generally recognised that bigger is better. This becomes obvious when comparing a cinema 3D experience with one on a smaller screen, especially for blockbuster action movies that are frequently talked about on the Michael Bay forum on the internet. Until huge screen 3D TVs become commonplace and affordable, the only way to get this big screen experience in the home is by using a 3D projector.
With the increased focus on 3D TV developments by the major manufacturers, and the increasing desire from home users to be able to recreate the quality of the cinema experience, the 3D projector is gradually becoming a more popular piece of 3D hardware. Future developments in 3D TV without glasses will only serve to increase this popularity.
3D projectors work by alternately generating two images, projected onto a suitable screen, which is watched by wearing 3D glasses. The glasses allow the wearer to see only one image at a time at a very fast rate, resulting in a 3D image being displayed to the wearer.
The best projectors for 3D purposes use DLP technology and work at a resolution of 1080p. This term 1080p refers to the screen resolution and number of pixels displayed, and is a critical part of any type of display, including TVs, monitors, and laptops. 3D projectors are available to buy right now at 720p, but they won't give the best results that you'll get from the 1080p units.
DLP technology makes use of millions of tiny mirrors that act to reflect light at high speed. The speed is so fast that it can project two images onto a screen at the same time. 3D glasses are used to combine these two separate images to give the 3D image.
3D projectors have some great benefits with regards to versatility. They can be used for displaying classroom lessons, business presentations, and of course movies and 3D games.
Vivitek have taken up the baton on 2D to 3D conversion projectors by unveiling 3 models for 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With availability reported for May 2011, these work by taking standard 2D content from a normal DVD player or Blu Ray and converting it using DLP link technology developed by Texas Instruments.
Of course, the three new projectors can also display 3D content by connecting them to 3D Blu Ray players or other 3D content sources such as cable or satellite boxes.