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3D-Gamer: Play 3D PS3 games on your DLP TV/projector

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Play your favourite games in 3D on DLP TVs / projectors. 

 

A lot of 3D ready DLP projectors/TVs have been sold in the last few years that are actually fully 3D-ready. These displays unfortunately do not have any of the actual 3D algorithms inside so none of the 3D PS3 games will work.

The new 3D-Gamer fixes this problem: It converts the 3D signal from your PS3 so that it works on 3D-ready DLP projectors/TVs.

If your DLP projector/TV has an HDMI input and supports 720p at 100 or 120Hz then you can use the 3D-Gamer.

Enjoy 3D gaming at a fraction of the cost without having to replace your existing display. There's no reason to buy a new 3D TV/projector. Join the growing community of 3D gamers today.

 

Which 3D converter is right for me?

Which 3D converter you choose depends on the type of projector/TV you have and what sort of 3D content you wish to view:

  • 3D-Gamer: Play your favourite 3D games a regular 2D DLP display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p100 and 720p120 output.
  • 3D-Displayer: Play 3D games and movies on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p60 and 720p120 output
  • 3D-Theatre: Play 3D movies, 3D games, 3D satellite/cable, and 3D internet videos on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p60 and 720p120 output.
  • 3D-Theatre PLUS: Play 3D movies, 3D games, 3D satellite/cable, and 3D internet videos on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 1080p60, 720p60, 720p72, 720p96, and 720p120 output.

 

  3D-Gamer 3D-Displayer 3D-Theater /
3D-Theater PLUS
3D games on 100/120Hz DLP HDTVs/projectors
3D games on any HDTV/Projector  
3D Blu-ray movies on any HDTV/Projector  
3D satellite/cable on any HDTV/Projector
(ESPN 3D, DirectTV 3D, SKY HD, etc.)
   
3D internet videos on any HDTV/Projector
(3D mkv files, etc.)
   

 

Which 3D glasses are right for me?

All glasses work with the 3D-Gamer, 3D-Displayer, 3D-Theatre, and 3D-TheatrePLUS.

  • DLP-Link Active Shutter glasses: For use with 100/120Hz DLP HDTVs/projectors only. They do not work with standard 50/60Hz HDTVs/projectors or non DLP displays. No emitter is required. The glasses link to the DLP projector without any sort of special emitter or 3rd party transmission device. Not adjustable/configurable.
  • Infrared (IR) Active Shutter glasses (discontinued): For use with all HDTVs/projectors (50/60Hz or 120Hz). One emitter is required and can control multiple IR glasses. Infrared is directional and may be affected by line-of-sight interference. Infrared can also be affected by IR remote controls, florescent lights and sunlight.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Active Shutter glasses: For use with all HDTVs/projectors (50/60Hz or 120Hz). One RF emitter is required and can control multiple RF glasses. Completely immune to interference. These are universal glasses that work on any manufacturer's 3D TV as well as all our 3D converters. They are completely adjustable/configurable.

 

Installation Guide

3D-Gamer Installation Guide (PDF format)
 

How difficult is it to set up?

There is no setup! It's 100% plug-n-play with automatic recognition for 3D mode. No menus, no remote, no setup at all. Regular video just passes through the 3D-Gamer without any modifications. Just connect the 3D-Gamer between the PS3 and the DLP TV/projector. That's it!

PS3 users need to make sure to have the latest firmware installed and go to Settings -> Display settings -> Video Output and select "automatic" so that 3D output is enabled. After that you just launch the game and that's it - the 3D-Gamer will take care of rest.

Isn't this the same as the Mitsubishi 3D TV adapter?

No. The (more expensive) Mitsubishi 3D TV converter box only outputs "3D checkerboard" format which only works on Mitsubishi TVs and some Samsung TVs. PS3 games use what's called "720p framepacked" 3D format (not checkerboard format). Most TVs and projectors do not support 3D checkerboard format. (Confusing, we know!)

Which projectors and TVs are supported?

If your DLP projector/TV has an HDMI input and supports 720p at 100 or 120Hz the 3D-Gamer will work for you.

Specifications/Features

  • Input: 1xHDMI v1.4a (supports HDCP)
  • Output: 1xHDMI v1.3 (supports HDCP)
  • SERVICE: USB
  • VIDEO MODES: NTSC 480i/p, SECAM 576i/p, HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p
  • POWER SUPPLY: from HDMI cable or USB cable
  • AUDIO: HDMI audio passthrough
  • 3D MODES SUPPORTED: Frame Packing 720p60, 720p50
  • 3D OUTPUT: 720p120 and 720p100 field interleaved
  • Standard Accessories: Quick start guide, USB cable, 3D glasses (when bundled)
  • Optional Accessories: Any DLP 3D-glasses (required)
  • DIMENSIONS: 80MM x 67mm x 15mm

FAQ

Can the 3D-Gamer be used for 3D Blu-ray movies too?
No. The 3D-Gamer is for 3D games only. 3D Blu-ray movies are in different format from games. They are both frame-packed but with different resolution and frame rate. A lot of additional processing is required for movies to be converted. You need the 3D-Displayer or 3D-Theatre.

Is there any latency (delay) introduced to the signal?
Less than one frame of latency is added to the signal which is not at all noticeable in games.

What is the USB port for?
To supply power from any USB port available if required (such as a PS3 USB port) and for firmware upgrades when new (additional) functions and enhancements are offered.

Does the 3D-Gamer offer side by side 3D format used on Xbox360 games?
No, at this time we only support the frame packing format and do not support side-by-side format. This may change in the future.

What about long HDMI cable runs? Can I expect issues?
The 3D-Gamer actually acts as an HDMI repeater device. So having a 3D-Gamer in the path will amplify and recover the signal. You should not need any passive (or active) HDMI amplifiers, especially if you put the 3D-Gamer in the middle of your cable run. If you previously had to use an amplifier, the 3D-Gamer can most likely take its place.

What games are available in 3D?
List of 3D games

What is included

  • 3D-Gamer converter box
  • Quick start guide
  • USB cable

Service & Warranty

One (1) year warranty on the 3D-Gamer, 30 days on glasses.
Online technical support

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3D-Gamer with optional DLP Link 3D glasses:

Reviews/Testimonials

"I received the 3D Gamer today, and it works great! Couldn't be easier to install, and does what it's supposed to do. Thanks guys!" - Gravy

"So I got it in, connected it inline between my receiver and my projector. Started up the PS3, went to display configuration, did the auto-config, it recognized it as 3D. Yay! Grand Turismo 5 in 3D is pretty amazing, and I can't wait to try vudu. My HTPC works perfectly through it! Woohoo! I can be playing PS3 in 2D, switch to a 3D game, then press 1 button on my remote and be at my PC desktop, then into a 3D game, all with TrueHD audio. Compared to the mass of wires and switching I had to do before (since my projector won't carry 120hz video), this is AWESOME. I'd score this little guy 100%. Awesome product." - DefianceCP

"The 3D Gamer is awesome. I also have it inline, after the output of my receiver. That goes into a matrix switch, so i can send any signal to either projector or TV. The device doesn't seem to get in the way, and always activates when the PS3 wants 3D. I've played 3D movies from the PSN Store, and 3D content from VUDU. All games have worked without issue." - Gravy

Need more information? See the official 3D-Gamer forum thread
Visit the '3D' Discussion/Support Forum

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