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I am currently looking for some information regarding 2D-3D conversion.

I notice there are more projectors that convert 2D-3D. I am aware content recorded in 3D will be much better. There are also Blu-ray players which convert 2D-3D.

Has anyone compared any projectors versus Bluray players doing the conversion? Is there a noticeable difference?

I am wondering this as there are many projectors that do 3D, but fewer which do the conversion. If a $100 Bluray player is more than capable of doing this conversion (OPPO is out of my price range), then I have more projectors to choose from. Currently, I am pondering the Epson HC2045.

Thank you
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2D to 3D conversion would generally just be handled by a set of math instructions. The level of quality of this conversion is generally not compared, but from most accounts is 'okay' at best. Tends to be fairly subtle.

I wouldn't buy ANY projector because of this feature, and if it is in a BD player, then I would look for it there, and focus on getting the best projector I could for the money I had.
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Hi AV,

Trying to follow this older logic, as I'm new to Projectors. Do you recommend just getting a 3D Blu-ray player & just a regular projector, as the projector will display that video from the Blu-ray to screen?

Trying to find savings and if this works.

Thanks for any update to this.
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Quote (GameTheater on Oct 10, 2022 5:19 PM):
Hi AV,

Trying to follow this older logic, as I'm new to Projectors. Do you recommend just getting a 3D Blu-ray player & just a regular projector, as the projector will display that video from the Blu-ray to screen?

Trying to find savings and if this works.

Thanks for any update to this.

The ability to support 3D must be built into the projector. You must have both a 3D Blu-ray Disc player as well as a 3D projector to get best quality 3D. There are also some different forms of 3D such as side-by-side (SBS) and top/bottom (TB) 3D. To support those formats, the projector must specifically be built to do so.

This is because 3D on a projector requires active shutter glasses that the projector will sync up with. Lots of YouTube videos on how active shutter glasses work. DLP projectors with 3D can be excellent at this functionality.
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Thanks for the detailed reply.

I was going to ask about using basic glasses but as you stated, you have to have shutter glasses. I saw them on online. Sucks because at the movies they have basic glasses, but I guess use a certain reel/projector for it.
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