Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 2005
It is crazy you can get a good 3D projector for $500 or $600. My first screen, and projector was under a thousand dollars, and with the amount I have used my projector it makes all my high end TV purchases kind of a joke...as I still prefer the immersion of large screen projection (especially 3D).It might be that manufacturers simply concluded what little market remains for 3D can/are largely flocking to front projection, and near as I can tell, just about all decent PJs (still) support 3D, even plenty of $500-800 entry level ones (do it quite well) -- for instance, every such BenQ model (and probably all their main competitors) in the last decade does AFAIK (and I've owned 2... before recently jumping to an Epson 5050UB to add 4K and other features).
Like a few others mentioned, personally, I don't see much point in bothering w/ 3D for movies on a small-ish (ie. non-immersive) screen. For a 65" to feel immersive enough to me (for 3D), I'd probably have to be the only viewer sitting maybe 6ft away.
IF you can make it work in your space, it may be best to go w/ both: (inexpensive, if budget-constrained) FP for 3D and anything else you want the bigger screen to go w/ the smaller OLED for everything else (you want the OLED benefits)...
With a backlog of over a thousand 3D movies available, and my current 3D collection I'd be wise to get another projector, which I planned on doing last year but suddenly money got tight and I had to abort that mission.
I love new tech, and old tech. I'm all about getting the maximum amount of enjoyment from my home theater experience, and 3D love it or hate it is still a huge part of that entertainment for me.
As long as 3D exists, I'll support it.