3D Home Theater Projector
October 2, 2012
No mode auto-switching. When you switch from 2D into 3D mode or start playing a 3D movie, most projectors will automatically select the 3D preset mode. The HC8000D-BL doesn't do this--when you put in a 3D movie, the projector will start displaying that 3D movie using the Cinema preset which is not optimal. The 3D preset is much better suited for the watching of 3D movies. So, if you remember to switch modes when you switch from 2D to 3D (and back from 3D to 2D), you should be fine.
120Hz 3D does not work in 2D to 3D conversion. The HC8000D-BL has the ability to run 3D at 120Hz instead of 96Hz, which eliminates flicker. Unfortunately, the projector cannot run 2D to 3D conversion at 120Hz. If you enjoy 2D to 3D conversion, which is a selling point for the HC8000D-BL, that is definitely something to consider.
120Hz 3D disables 3D frame rate conversion. While the new 120Hz feature is definitely worthy of attention, it does not come without cost. If you do choose to use 120Hz mode, you lose the ability to apply Frame Rate Conversion. In other words, you can have 120Hz 3D for reduced flicker or frame-interpolated 96Hz 3D. There's no way to get both.