LAS VEGAS | January 6, 2011 | Optoma® Technology, Inc., the world’s #1 selling brand of DLP® projector, will feature here at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, its 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 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).