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3D Compatible Projectors

This list is a supplement to The Illustrated 3D Movie List and lists single projectors that are capable of displaying high-quality stereoscopic 3D video and images.

Most of the projectors in the list are DLP based because until recently LCD couldn't be used for 3D display purposes (from a single projector). This is now changing with several 3D LCD projectors starting to hit the market - time will tell whether they can perform as well as the DLP based 3D projectors. Consumer priced Full-HD 3D projectors are also starting to hit the market.

A note on 3D compatibility and 3D formats: Most of the 3D projectors listed here ONLY support the frame-sequential 3D video input mode and must be driven with a PC running appropriate 3D software. Most will not directly accept the HDMI 1.4a 3D video mode output by Blu-ray 3D players. Do not expect to be able to directly connect your Blu-ray 3D player to a 3D-Ready projector (unless it specifically says that it supports HDMI 1.4a). The new Optoma 3D-XL will allow some DLP 3D projectors to be driven by a Blu-ray 3D player (although the 3D-XL is a separate box and a separate purchase).

Additional technical information regarding DLP projector 3D compatibility is available in the following technical paper from 2007: "The compatibility of consumer DLP projectors with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualisation".

Please note that I don't sell these projectors. The buy links will take you to various commercial providers, including Amazon.

Andrew Woods


Recent Changes:
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  - added Mitsubishi HC7800D DLP 3D Projector - 1500 ANSI Lumens, Full-HD, 4x RGB color-wheel.
  - added Casio XJ-M255 3D projector. 1280x800, 3000 ANSI Lumens, LED/Laser light engine.
  - added five Epson 3D projectors: 6010, 5010/e, and 3010/e. Full-HD, M-3Di shutter glasses compatible.
  - added Acer K330 3D Projector (500 Lumen, 1280x800, LED light engine).
  - added Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D projector (1300 ANSI Lumen, Full-HD).
  - added Vivitek Qumi Q2 and NEC NP-U310W 3D projectors.
  - added BenQ W700 and Optoma HD3300 3D projectors.
  - added Viewsonic PJD5523w DLP 3D projector - 1280x800, 2700 ANSI Lumens.
  - added BenQ W710ST 720P 3D projector - 2500 ANSI Lumens, short throw.
  - added Optoma HD33 Full-HD 3D projector.
  - added Panasonic PT-AE7000 / PT-AT5000 FULL-HD 3D Projector.
  - added "Sharp PG-D40W3D" 3D DLP projector - 1280x800, 4000 ANSI lumens.
  - VGA-only 3D-Ready projectors can be used to view Blu-ray 3D discs. Previously thought impossible. See here.
  - added "Viewsonic VP3D1" 3D format converter
  - added "Optoma 3D-XL" 3D format converter (allows some 720P 3D projectors to work with HDMI1.4a - Blu-ray 3D!)
  - added "Optoma GT750" 1280x800 3D projector with HDMI 1.4 support and VESA 3D sync output port!
  - added Mitsubishi WD570U and Vivitek D538W 1280x800 3D projectors.
  - added new Acer H5360BD 720P 3D projector with native HDMI 1.4 3D support.
  - added new Mitsubishi Full-HD 3D projector - HC9000D.
  - The Sharp XV-Z17000 Full-HD DLP 3D Projector is now available for purchase.
  - added BenQ XGA 3D projectors: MX660, MX511, and MX613ST.
  - added several Optoma 3D projectors: EX542i, EW533ST, EW610ST, EX785, HD600X. Thanks to Soeren Apel.
  - New JVC DLA-RS40 and -RS50 are becoming available - very good reviews - big screen 1080P 3D projection is getting very exciting!
  - added projector 3D input compatibility information - HDMI 1.4a 3D, Frame-sequential 3D, and NVIDIA 3D VISION Ready.
  - New 3D Projectors JVC DLA-X9, DLA-X7, DLA-X3 available November. 1300 ANSI Lumens, LCoS, active shutter glasses.
  - New 3D Projector DepthQ HDs3D-1 (720P DLP 3D).



 

Jump: [ 3D Format-Converters | 2011 3D Projectors | 2010 3D Projectors | legacy 3D compatible projectors ]

  3D Format Converter Boxes (These devices allow some "3D Ready" 720P 3D projectors to accept HDMI1.4 3D sources such as Blu-ray 3D)
Product Image Make and Model Input conectors Input 3D formats Output connectors Output 3D formats Compatibility Available for Purchase Tested By
product image Optoma 3D-XL
2 x HDMI
HDMI 1.4a
(Side-by-Side:1080i50, 1080i60
Frame-packed:1080p24, 720p50, 720p60
Over-Under: 1080p24, 720p50, 720p60)
1 x HDMI, 1x 3-PIN mini DIN (VESA Sync)

Frame-sequential 3D

Nominated "3D-Ready" 720P DLP projectors
usa
buy
 
untested
product image Viewsonic VP3D1
2 x HDMI
HDMI 1.4a
(Side-by-Side: 1080i / 60Hz, 1080i / 50Hz Frame-Packing: 1080p / 24Hz, 720p / 60Hz, 720p / 50Hz Top-and-Bottom: 1080p / 24Hz, 720p / 60Hz, 720p / 50Hz)
1 x HDMI

Frame-sequential 3D

Nominated "3D-Ready" 720P DLP projectors
usa
buy
 
untested

  120Hz time-sequential 3D Compatible Projectors (Flicker-free) (Note: this list is sorted by Native Resolution, then Brightness, then Make and Model)
Projector Image Make and Model Native Resolution Brightness in 2D mode (ANSI Lumens) Brightness in 3D mode (ANSI Lumens)*1 Colour Cycle Speed / Type Lens (Throw Ratio)*2 Projector Technology 3D Input Mode Compatibility 3D Glasses Type Available for Purchase Tested By
HDMI 1.4a 3D *3 Frame-Sequential 3D NVIDIA 3D VISION READY
2011 range of 3D projectors
LG CF3D LG CF3D
1920x1080
2500 1250

n/a

1.36 - 1.77 LCoS Y
(native)
N Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Passive Circular Polarised
usa
buy
de
buy
untested
projector image Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 1920x1080 2400 ? n/a ? 3LCD Y
(native)
N? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) M-3Di Active Shutter Glasses
projector image Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010 (and 5010e) 1920x1080 2400 ? n/a ? 3LCD Y
(native)
N? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) M-3Di Active Shutter Glasses
projector image Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 (and 3010e) 1920x1080 2200 ? n/a ? 3LCD Y
(native)
N? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) M-3Di Active Shutter Glasses usa
buy
projector image Panasonic PT-AE7000 (PT-AT5000 in Europe) 1920x1080 2000 ? n/a ? 3LCD Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
projector image Optoma HD3300 1920x1080 2000 ? 2x? 1.5 - 1.8 DLP Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses + VESA 3D port
projector image Optoma HD33 1920x1080 1800 ? 2x? 1.5 - 1.81 DLP Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses + VESA 3D port
usa
buy
projector image Sharp XV-Z17000 1920x1080 1600 ~530
(calculated)
6x
RGB
1.42 - 1.62 DLP Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
Curtin University
product image Mitsubishi HC7800D 1920x1080 1500 ? 4x
RGB
1.4-2.1 DLP Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
product image Sony VPL-HW30ES 1920x1080 1300 ? n/a 1.37 - 2.19 LCoS Y
(native)
N Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image JVC DLA-X9 / DLA-RS60 1920x1080 1300 ? n/a 1.4 - 2.8 LCoS Y
(native)
N Y (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses November 2010
untested
projector image JVC DLA-X7 / DLA-RS50 1920x1080 1300 ? n/a 1.4 - 2.8 LCoS Y
(native)
N Y (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image JVC DLA-X3 / DLA-RS40 1920x1080 1300 ? n/a 1.4 - 2.8 LCoS Y
(native)
N Y (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image Samsung SP-A8000 1920x1080 1000 ? ? ? DLP Y
(native)
? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses coming soon
untested
Sony VPL-WS90ES Sony VPL-VW90ES 1920x1080 1000 ? n/a ? LCoS Y
(native)
N Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image Mitsubishi HC9000D 1920x1080 1000 ? n/a 3.1 - 7.0 LCoS (SXRD) Y
(native)
N Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
product image Sharp PG-D40W3D
1280x800
4000 ? 2x? 1.49 - 1.72 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
product image Mitsubishi WD570U
1280x800
3500 ? 2x? 1.5 - 2.3 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image Vivitek D538W
1280x800
3200 ? 2x? 1.52 - 1.76 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image NEC NP-U310W
1280x800
3100 ? 2x? 0.3 DLP N Y Y Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image Optoma GT750
1280x800
3000 ? 2x? 0.72 DLP Y
(native)
Y? Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image Casio XJ-M255
1280x800
3000 ? 2x? 1.32 - 1.93 DLP N  Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image Viewsonic PJD5523w
1280x800
2700 ? 2x? 1.47 - 1.83 DLP N Y N? Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
Acer H5360 Acer H5360BD
1280x720
2500 ? 3x 1.55 - 1.70 DLP Y
(native)
Y Y? (via NVIDIA 3DTV Play) Active Shutter Glasses
 
product image BenQ W710ST
1280x720
2500 ? 2x? 0.719 - 0.79 DLP N Y Y Active Shutter Glasses
 
product image BenQ W700
1280x720
2200 ? 2x? 1.54 - 1.71 DLP N Y Y Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
product image Acer K330
1280x800
500 ? ? 1.40 LED DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
 
product image Vivitek Qumi Q2
1280x800
300 ? ? 1.55 LED DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
 
2010 (and earlier) range of 3D projectors
poster projectiondesign F10 AS3D
1400x1050
2000 ?

2x
RGBCMY

1.7 - 2.0 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
Curtin University
poster Infocus IN3116
1280x800
3500 ? 2x (?) 1.5 - 1.8 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Dell 1610HD
1280x800
3500 (or 3000?) ? 2x (?) 1.28 - 1.54 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
Confirmed:
Paul Kroiter
[NOTES]
poster Infocus IN2116
1280x800
3000 ? 2x (?) 1.5 - 1.8 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Viewsonic PJD6531W Viewsonic PJD6531W 1280x800 3000 ? 2x(?) 1.7 - 2.1 DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) YY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Optoma DW318 Optoma PRO350W (Optoma EW531 in UK?, Optoma EW536 in Germany?, Optoma DW318 in Spain?)
1280x800
2800 ? 2x (?) 1.55 - 1.7 DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
buy
untested
Mitsubishi EW270U Mitsubishi EW270U
1280x800
2600 ? 2x (?)
RGBWYC
1.5 - 1.6
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Mitsubishi EW230U-ST Mitsubishi EW230U-ST
1280x800
2500 ? 2x (?)
RGBWYC
0.5
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image Optoma EW533ST
1280x800
2500 ? 2x (?) 0.72 DLP ?YY Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
de
buy
untested
Optoma GT720 Optoma GT720
1280x800
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP ?YY Active Shutter Glasses
untested
Sanyo PDG-DWL2500J Sanyo PDG-DWL2500J 1280x800 2500 ? 2x(?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
untested
poster Dell S300 and S300W
1280x800
2200 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Dell M410HD
1280x800
2000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Infocus DepthQ HDs3D-1
1280x720
3500 2700 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Optoma EW610ST
max 3D resolution: 1280x720 (native resolution: 1280x800 - see warning -->)
3100 ? 2x (?) 0.52 DLP N Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
buy
WARNING: This projector cannot do 120Hz 3D at its full native resolution.
poster BenQ W600
Warning: The specifications page on the BenQ website lists "3D-Ready" but the online manual makes no mention of 3D-Ready. Is this model really 3D-Ready?
1280x720
2600 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Infocus DepthQ-WXGA HD (720P)
1280x720
2500 ? 2x   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
Curtin University
Acer H5360 Acer H5360
1280x720
2500 ? 3x 1.55 - 1.70 DLP Y* (via 3D Formatter Box) Y Y Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy

NVIDIA
Warning: models of this projector produced pre-Dec'09 may not be 3D compatible

Optoma HD67N Optoma HD67N 1280x720 2500 ? 2x   DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) YY Active Shutter Glasses
NVIDIA compatible
Optoma HD67 Optoma HD67 1280x720 2500 ? 2x   DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) Y Y Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
Firmware upgrade available (HD67→H67N)
Optoma HD66 Optoma HD66 1280x720 2500 ? 2x   DLP ?YY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
projector image Optoma HD600X 1280x720 1600 ? 2x (?) 1.55 - 1.7 DLP ? YN Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
projector image Optoma EX785
1024x768
5000 ? 2x (?)
Short Throw Lens: 0.8, STD Lens: 1.6-2.0, Long Throw Lens: 2.0-3.0
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Mitsubishi XD600U Mitsubishi XD600U
1024x768
4500 ? 2x (?)
RGBWY
1.4 - 2.1
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Sharp PG-D45X3D Sharp PG-D45X3D
1024x768
4500 ? 2x (?)
RGBWCY
  DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer P5290 Acer P5290
1024x768
4000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
poster Benq MP777
1024x768
4000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Optoma TX762
(Optoma EX762 in UK?)
1024x768
4000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
Viewsonic PJD6251 Viewsonic PJD6251
1024x768
3700 ? 2x (?)   DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) YY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Benq MP776
1024x768
3500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Benq MP776 ST
1024x768
3500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
BenQ MX660
1024x768
3200 ? 2x (?) 1.86 - 2.04 DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
poster Viewsonic PJD6241
1024x768
3200 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Vivitek D535
1024x768
3200 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer P5271i Acer P5271i
1024x768
3100 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
untested
Mitsubishi XD280U Mitsubishi XD280U
1024x768
3000 ? 2x (?)
RGBWYC
1.6 - 2.0
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Sharp PG-D3010X Sharp PG-D3010X
1024x768
3000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Optoma EX610ST
1024x768
3000 ? 2x (?)
0.626

DLP

NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
de
buy
untested
Acer S5200 Acer S5200
1024x768
3000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
poster Benq MP670
1024x768
3000 ? 2x (?)
1.93 - 2.16
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
ca
buy
Vidimensio
Warning: Test unit failed 120Hz 3D test
BenQ MX511
1024x768
2700 ? 2x (?) 1.97 - 2.17 DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
Optoma EX542i
1024x768
2700 ? 2x (?) 1.6 - 1.92 DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
poster Viewsonic PJD6221
1024x768
2700 ? 2x (?) 1.6 - 1.9 DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
BenQ MP626 Benq MP626
1024x768
2700 ? 2x (?)
1.93 - 2.16
DLP Y (via 3D Formatter Box) Y N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
Acer P1200 Acer P1200
1024x768
2600 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
NEC NP216 NEC NP216
1024x768
2600 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
untested
BenQ MX613ST
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?) 0.9 - 1.08 DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
untested
Benq MP782 ST Benq MP782 ST max 3D resolution: 1024x768
(native resolution: 1280x800 - see warning -->)
2500 ? 2x(?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
ca
buy
Clarte
WARNING:
This projector cannot do 120Hz 3D at its full native resolution.
Mitsubishi EX240U Mitsubishi EX240U
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)
RGBWYC
1.9 - 2.1
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Infocus IN104
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer X1261 Acer X1261
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
NVIDIA
Warning: models of this projector produced pre-Dec'09 may not be 3D compatible
poster Benq MP772 ST
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Viewsonic PJD6381
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?) 0.68 DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
ca
buy
Clarte
Viewsonic PJD5351-3D

Viewsonic PJD5351-3D
(NB: the 'PJD5351' may or may not also be 3D-Ready???)

1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
NVIDIA
Sharp PG-D2500X Sharp PG-D2500X
1024x768
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
buy
untested
Mitsubishi XD221U Mitsubishi XD221U
1024x768
2300 ? 2x (?)
RGBWY
1.8 - 2.1
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer X1230PK Acer X1230PK (not X1230)
1024x768
2300 ? 2x (?)   DLP Y (via 3DXL + HDMI Converter) *4 Y N Active Shutter Glasses
uk
buy
untested
poster Viewsonic PJD6211
1024x768
2300 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
uk
buy
ca
buy
untested
poster Viewsonic PJD6220-3D
1024x768
2200 ? 2x
RGBW
  DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
Curtin University
NB: Firmware update may be needed - contact Viewsonic.
Viewsonic PJD6210-3D Viewsonic PJD6210-3D
1024x768
2100 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Mitsubishi XD221U-ST Mitsubishi XD221U-ST
1024x768
2000 ? 2x (?)
RGBWY
0.7
DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
poster Dell M210X
1024x768
2000 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer P1166P Acer P1166P
800x600
2700 ? 3x   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
untested
Acer P1100 Acer P1100
800x600
2600 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
untested
Viewsonic PJD5112 Viewsonic PJD5112
800x600
2600 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
untested
poster Infocus IN102
800x600
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NY N Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
untested
Acer X1130P Acer X1130P (and also the X1130?)
800x600
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
NVIDIA
Warning: models of this projector produced pre-Dec'09 may not be 3D compatible
Viewsonic PJD5111-3D Viewsonic PJD5111-3D
800x600
2500 ? 2x (?)   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
NVIDIA
poster Infocus DepthQ (original) (DQ-3120)
800x600
1600 ? 2x   DLP NYY Active Shutter Glasses
usa
buy
Curtin University

+ more 120Hz 3D projectors (Professional and Cinema grade including Full-HD 3D) available from Christie Digital, Barco, NEC, and Digital Projection.

Please note: The information provided here is given in good faith based on information from manufacturers and other sources. 3DMovieList is unable to guarantee the 3D compatibility of all projectors listed here - especially those that haven't been tested. Please do your own homework. Manufacturers wishing to have their products verified for 3D compatibiity should contact 3DMovieList.


Notes:

*1: With some projectors, the brightness in 3D mode is significantly less than the brightness in 2D mode. One reason for the drop is due to the 50% duty cycle in 3D mode, but can be more if one of the colour wheel segments (usually the white) gets turned off in 3D mode. Currently very few projector manufacturers specify what the brightness in 3D mode is - but they should, since it can be very different to the 2D brightness. This was particularly noted with the "Viewsonic PJD6220-3D" but will probably also be the case with other projectors.

*2: Throw Ratio - For video projectors this ratio is the throw distance divided by the width of the projected image. A fixed throw projector can only change the image size by moving the projector closer or farther from the screen. Video projectors with a zoom feature can adjust the image size by zooming in or out, while leaving the projector itself unmoved. (Source: acmehowto.com)

*3: HDMI 1.4a compatibility is needed if you want to directly connect a Blu-ray 3D player to your 3D projector. If your projector doesn't have HDMI 1.4a support but does have a HDMI input, you could use a 3D Format Converter such as the Optoma 3DXL. If your projector doesn't have a HDMI input (i.e. VGA only), see *4.

*4: It has been found that 'some' 3D-Ready projectors with VGA-only inputs can be used to view Blu-ray 3D discs (or PS3 3D) - ordinarily only 3D projectors with a HDMI input can be used. It has been found that a HDMI to VGA converter box can be used in combination with the Optoma 3DXL to format convert the HDMI1.4a signal to frame-sequential VGA which should be compatible with a wide range of VGA-only 3D-Ready projectors. At this stage this configuration has only been tested with the Acer X1230PK projector, however it is possible it will work with other VGA-only 3D-Ready projectors. The precise combination of equipment is: (1) Panasonic BDT110 3D Bluray player, (2) HDMI High Speed cable, (3) Optoma 3DXL, (4) HDMI High Speed cable, (5) HDMI to VGA converter ("HDMI Converter"), (6) VGA Cable, (7) Projector (Acer X1230PK), (6a) 3.5mm stereo audio, (7a) Stereo sound bar. (Thanks to thirty3baboons). If you find this technique works with another VGA-only 3D-Ready projector, please let us know.


If you know of any other 3D compatible projectors, please drop me a line.

Additional technical information is available in the following technical paper: "The compatibility of consumer DLP projectors with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualisation".


The table below provides additional information about the 85Hz and 60Hz 3D compatibility of other DLP projectors.
(Note that 85Hz 3D has some flicker and 60Hz 3D has lots of flicker).
Please note that this legacy list is no longer being updated - there are now many high-quality 120Hz 3D projectors commercially available - see the above list.

  Legacy List of 60Hz and 85Hz 3D Compatible (and incompatibe) Projectors.
Make and Model
Resolution
Composite
& S-Video
Component
Interlaced
Component
Progressive
VGA
60 Hz
VGA
85 Hz
VGA
120 Hz
Tested
by
 
Acer PD113P
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
P.Heggie
 
Acer PD322
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
Acer PD523
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
Acer PD723P
1024x768
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Acer PH110
854x480
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
BenQ MP 610
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
BenQ MP 720
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Hornet
 
BenQ MP 721
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Hornet
buy
BenQ PB6240
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
BenQ PB8120
800x600
?
?
?
x
x
x
P.Wimmer
 
BenQ PB8140
800x600
?
?
?
x
x
x
P.Wimmer
 
BenQ PB8230
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
x
x
J.Warwick
 
BenQ PE7700
1280x720
?
?
?
x
x
x
Hornet
 
BenQ PE7800
1024x576
x
x
x
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
BenQ PE 8700
1280x720
x
x
x
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Boxlight Raven
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
Casio XJ 360
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
Casio XJ 560
1024x768
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Dell 3200 MP
1024x768
x
?
?
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
IBM C400
1024x768
x
?
?
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Infocus DepthQ-WXGA HD (720P)
1280x720
x
x
x
x
x
YES
 
buy
Infocus DepthQ (original)
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
YES
Curtin University
buy
Infocus IN24
800x600
x
x
YES
?
?
?
D.Butler
buy
Infocus LitePro 620
1024x768
YES
?
?
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
InFocus LP650
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
x
x
M.Husak
 
InFocus ScreenPlay 4805
854x480
x
x
YES
?
?
?
G.Kintz
buy
Infocus X1a
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
other, D.Butler
buy
Infocus X2
800x600
x
x
YES
?
?
?
D.Butler
buy
Infocus X3
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Pixel
buy
Infocus X6
800x600
?
?
?
YES
x
x
Frédéric Lopez
LG BX220
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
A.Oest
 
Liesegang DDV 2111 Ultra
1024x768
YES
?
?
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Liesegang DDV 3200
1024x768
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Liesegang e.Motion 4100
1280x720
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Liesegang Luxor Plus
1280x720
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Liesegang Multi 800
800x600
x
?
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Mitsubishi HC1100
1280x720
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
P.Heggie
 
Mitsubishi HC3000
1280x768
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Mitsubishi PK20
800x600
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Y.Weissman
buy
Mitsubishi XD450U
1024x768
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
NEC HT1100
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
NEC HT410
854x480
x
x
YES
?
?
?
D.Butler
buy
NEC LT35
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
NEC LT100
1024x768
YES
YES
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
NEC LT180
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
D.Blankenship
 
Optoma EP716
800x600
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma EP719
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma EP739
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma EP759
1024x768
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma H27
854x480
x
x
YES
?
?
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma H57
1024x576
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Optoma HD72i
1280x768
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Panasonic PT-D5500E
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
PLUS U4-237
1024x768
x
?
?
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
PLUS U5-112
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 
ProjectionDesign Action! Model 2 Mk2
1280x720
x
?
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
ProjectionDesign Evo 2 SX+
1400x1050
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
ProjectionDesign F1+ SX+
1400x1050
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
ProjectionDesign F3 SXGA+
1400x1050
x
x
YES
YES
x
x
Curtin University
 
Sharp XR10X
1024x768
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
Sharp XV-Z2000
1280x720
YES
YES
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Sharp XV-Z9000E
1280x720
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Sim2 Domino 18H
1024x576
?
?
?
x
x
x
P.Wimmer
 
Studio Experience SE 30HD
1024x576
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Studio Experience SE 50HD
1280x720
x
x
x
x
x
x
Curtin University
 
Toshiba TDP-S8
800x600
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
buy
Toshiba TDP-S20
800x600
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
P.Wimmer
 
ViewSonic PJ458D
1024x768
?
?
?
YES
YES
x
T.Welch
buy
ViewSonic PJD6211
1024x768
?
?
?
?
?
YES
 
buy
 uk
ViewSonic PJD6220-3D
1024x768
?
?
?
?
?
YES
 
buy
ViewSonic PJD6221
1024x768
?
?
?
?
?
YES
 
buy
ViewSonic PJD6381
1024x768
?
?
?
?
?
YES
 
buy
Yamaha DPX-1300
1280x720
x
x
YES
x
x
x
Curtin University
buy
Yamaha DPX-530
1024x576
x
x
YES
YES
YES
x
Curtin University
 

Please note: Some of the results in this table are based on user reports. Additionally, there is the possibility that manufacturers could change the capability of their projectors without notice. There are no guarantees that all projectors of a particular brand listed as being 3D compatible will all be 3D compatible.

If you know of any other 3D compatible or incompatible projectors, please drop me a line, or post a message here: http://www.stereo3d.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=3177&post=17542

Additional technical information is available in the following technical paper: "The compatibility of consumer DLP projectors with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualisation".



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See also:
* The Illustrated 3D Movie List
* The Illustrated Blu-ray 3D and 3D DVD List
* 3D HDTVs and 3D Monitors
* Blu-ray 3D Players
* 3D Cameras
* 3D Glasses
* 3D Laptops
* 3D Phones
* 3D Projectors
* Contact

* 3D Gallery
* 3D Video Equipment
* 3D Movie Reviews
* Andrew Woods' Home page: conference papers, software, other 3D stuff
* Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference

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