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No 3D? No
Problem! Play 3D movies, games,
satellite/cable, and internet videos on any HDTV/Projector!
The 3D-Theatre allows you to view 3D content from your PS3, Blu-ray player,
satellite/cable or internet on all standard 50/60Hz or 120Hz HD displays.
If your HDTV or projector can play regular non-3D games and Blu-ray movies then the
3D-Theatre will work for you. It turns your existing HDTV or projector into a 3D home theater.
Upgrade to 3D at a fraction of the cost of buying a new display!
The 3D-Theatre supports every 3D signal type in existence today including
frame-packing, side-by-side, top-bottom. It is firmware updatable so that new
features can be added in the future as needed.
In addition to supporting all standard 60Hz displays, the 3D-Theatre also supports any 120hz 3D Ready DLP-Link projector
by brands like Optoma, Benq, Viewsonic, etc.
Which 3D converter is right for me?
Which 3D converter you choose depends on the type of display you have and
what sort of 3D content you wish to view:
(discontinued): Play your favourite 3D games a regular 2D DLP display capable of at least
720p. Supports 720p100 and 720p120 output.
(discontinued): Play 3D
games and movies on a
regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p60 and
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
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 games on 100/120Hz DLP
3D games on any HDTV/Projector
movies on any HDTV/Projector
3D satellite/cable on any
(ESPN 3D, DirectTV 3D, SKY HD, etc.)
videos on any HDTV/Projector
(3D mkv files, etc.)
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.
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.
(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
A switch on the 3D-Theatre must be set once depending on whether your TV is
a 50/60Hz or 120Hz model. No other setup is required. For more information see the
Installation Guide above.
The 3D-Theatre is 100% plug-n-play with automatic recognition for 3D
mode* There are no menus, there is no remote. Regular 2D video just passes through
the 3D-Theatre without any modifications. Just connect the 3D-Theatre between the
the 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-Theatre will take care of rest.
* Some sources may not cause the 3D-Theatre to autoswitch to the right 3D mode as the information is missing. In this case the
switch on the 3D-Theatre can be used to manually switch between different 3D
Which projectors and TVs are supported?
Any standard 50/60Hz or 120Hz displays capable of 720p will work with the
Can the 3D-Theatre be used for 3D Games? Yes. The 3D-Theatre supports the 3D frame-packing standard used by 3D games.
Can the 3D-Theatre be used for 3D Blu-ray movies? Yes. The 3D-Theatre supports the 3D frame-packing standard used by 3D
Can the 3D-Theater be used for 3D satellite/cable or 3D internet streaming content? Yes. The 3D-Theatre supports the 3D side-by-side and top-and-bottom
What 3D formats does the 3D-Theater support? All known 3D formats are supported including:
- Frame packing 720p60,
720p50, 720p30, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30
- Side-by-side 1080i60, 1080i50, 1080p24, 1080p30,
720p60, 720p50, 720p30
- Top-bottom 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30,
720p60, 720p50, 720p30
What output resolution does the 3D-Theater support with 3D content? The 3D-Theater outputs 720p/60 or 720p/120. Dip switch #1 on the
3D-Theater is used to select between 60 and 120Hz.
How do I know if my display supports 60Hz or 120Hz? All displays support 60Hz. Some displays support 120Hz. Try both!
My HD display is from Europe/UK/Australia where we use a 50Hz refresh rate.
Will it work? Yes, as all HD displays that support 50Hz also support 60Hz. Set the
3D-Theatre to 60Hz.
What happens when I watch regular 2D content? The 3D-Theater simply passes the 2D video signal through unaltered. It's as
if the 3D-Theatre is not even there. The 2D video signal is not altered in
anyway. The 3D-Theatre supports all standard 2D video resolutions including
(but not limited to) NTSC 480i/p, PAL 576i/p, HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p.
I use an HDMI converter with my display. Does the 3D-Theatre work with HDMI
converters? Yes. Here's a sample hookup: PS3 -> HDMI cable -> 3D-Theater -> HDMI
cable -> HDMI converter -> Display
What version of HDMI does the 3D-Theatre work with? Do I need HDMI 1.3/1.4a? Does it matter? It does not matter. The 3D-Theatre works with any version of HDMI from 1.0
and up. That said, if you find you're having problems it's best to simplify and
hook up the 3D source directly to the 3D-Theatre first as that will work. Some
older HDMI receivers or switchers may block 3D recognition causing problems,
while others may work fine.
Do I need to set anything special in my 3D source device to set resolution
correctly? No. The 3D-Theatre always outputs 3D content at 720p/60 or 720p/120. This is
to maximize compatibility throughout all displays in the market. There is no
need to set the 3D source to any specific resolution, the 3D-Theatre will take
care of it and scale if needed.
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 or the included power supply) and for firmware upgrades when new (additional) functions and enhancements
What about long HDMI cable runs? Can I expect issues? The 3D-Theatre acts as an HDMI repeater device. So having a 3D-Theatre
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-Theatre in the middle of
your cable run. If you previously had to use an amplifier, the 3D-Theatre can most
likely take its place. The 3D-Theatre has been used with 50 foot (and longer)
HDMI cables without issues.
What sort of 3D formats exist? Frame-packing: Used by Blu-ray movies and games.
Side-by-side: Used by cable/satellite/internet mostly for documentaries.
Top-and-bottom: Used by cable/satellite/internet mostly for movies and sports.
What is "frame locking"? I hear some people with digital displays have
"frame locking" issues. The frame locking issue is a result of less than ideal engineering in some
digital TVs/projectors. It is an undocumented reality in the design of some
displays where the actual visible frame rate at the panel of the display or at
the "lamp" of a projector is in fact deviating from the intended 60Hz (or 50Hz).
The reason is that the display cannot keep up with the decoding of the video
stream or the additional video processing the display is trying to do is too
demanding. The result is the display decides to drop a frame here and there just
to keep up. This results in an actual refresh rate of something less than 60Hz
(e.g. 59.2Hz, 58Hz). It can be a completely dynamic phenomenon, depending on the
amount of action in the scene. Since glasses are fixed at the real frame rate,
there can be a slow drift and glasses can loose a "lock" to the actual visible
video. Eyes cannot see this change in 2D but obviously for 3D it becomes
How can I know if my digital display will have a "frame locking issue"? There's unfortunately no easy way to tell unless you talk to other owners of
the same display or try it for yourself. There's no comprehensive list of which
digital displays suffer from it (see next question). The good news is that it's extremely rare. With
hundreds of units in the field there have been very few complaints. Some displays
can be fixed by making display setting
changes (ex: switching to "game" mode) which will drop
unnecessary processing from the display as is required for the content to sync
What digital displays are known to have a "frame locking issue"? As people report issues with frame locking, we will post them here.
Make sure to use the latest firmware in your
JVC RS1 projector: Steps are being taken to
have JVC fix the problem.
Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED projector: Runco
issued a firmware update to fix the issue.
Is there any way to use the 3D-Theatre with passive glasses (glasses
without batteries)? No. Active shutter glasses are required that are sync'ed to the 3D-Theatre.
I have active shutter glasses that came with my TV but the emitter is built into my TV. Is there an way to use these glasses
No. An emitter that plugs into the 3D-Theatre is required such that
the glasses can be kept in sync with the image.
Can I use third party glasses that include an emitter? Maybe. External 3rd party glasses that include an emitter may work
with the 3D-Theatre as long as the emitter has the 3-pin standard mini-din
connector. The emitter and glasses must also support 60Hz vertical refresh rate
if your 3D-Theatre is set to 60Hz output (required by some displays). Most
emitters/glasses support 120Hz but not all support 60Hz.
3D OUTPUT: 720p Field Interleaved for 60/120hz
STANDARD ACCESSORIES: Power supply, USB Cable, Quick
DLP-Link 3D Glasses
for DLP 3D Ready 120hz Projectors/TV's,
External 60/120hz 3D Glasses with emitter for all other displays (ie. 60Hz non 3D Ready Projectors or TV's)
DIMENSIONS: 10cm x 8.5cm x 2.8cm8cm
Service & Warranty
One (1) year warranty on the 3D-Theatre, 30 days on glasses.
Online technical support
Note: The 3D-Theatre in these videos is a prototype unit in an older case
paired with an prototype set of glasses.
"Outstanding job VIP, well done. My Home Theater experience has
changed forever. Big thanks go out to Jonathan at VIP, this product is
amazing and far surpassed anything I expected. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome
product!!! Two Thumbs way way up!" - WellyWell
"No ghosting on the image and the 3D effect on my 120" screen is out of
this world... This blows the Movie Cinema's away, when you can set this up on
a big screen. And I love the added bonus of taking the 3D-Theatre to
anyone's house to enjoy 3D since it works on any display. What more can i say
except i am glad Optoma delayed their product since the 3D-Theatre is 110 times
better and supports ALL formats (unlike the 3D-XL) So if your thinking of making
the move to 3D but can't afford a 3DTV, or heck, why even bother buying a
3DTV when you can use the 3D-Theatre with your existing TV and/or projector ...
PRICELESS" - Ian
"ONE WORD! AWESOME!!! Don't let the small size or the very basic
appearance of the 3D-Theater sway you in any way! It's the performance of this
little box that really impressed me. After waiting quite some time for the 3D-XL
to come out which still hasn't shipped in any volume I decided to get this
instead, and sure glad I did. It is super simple to setup and works perfect with
the PS3 and also with my WD TV Live media player for playing SBS 3D files. I
have it hooked up to my Optoma GT720 120hz 3D Ready short throw and watching
3D Blu-Ray on a 135" screen is simply breathtaking! Get one you won't be
disappointed!" - John
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