How to Watch 3D Movies on BenQ Projectors Step-by-Step With Images

BenQ projector is projecting a 3D movie using side by side mode

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What To Know

  • Ensure 3D Compatibility: The input device, such as a laptop, PC, or streaming device, must be 3D-compatible to work with the BenQ projector’s 3D settings.
  • To watch 3D movies on a BenQ projector, active 3D glasses are necessary. It’s recommended to use BenQ’s own 3D glasses line for maximum compatibility, like the BenQ DGD5 3D Glasses, especially for 120Hz DLP projectors.

In this guide, I’ll simplify the process of enjoying 3D movies on your BenQ projector, focusing on key aspects like ensuring your source device’s compatibility.

Whether you’re using a laptop, PC, or a streaming device, I’ll cover what’s needed for seamless 3D viewing on your BenQ projector.

Let’s embark on this cinematic journey!

How to Watch 3D Movies on BenQ Projector?

Follow the directions listed below to watch 3D movies on your BenQ projector. 

Step 1: Plug your source device into your BenQ projector’s HDMI port. 

Step 2: Open the 3D content you’d like to watch. 

Step 3: Then, press your BenQ projector’s Menu key found on its control panel.

The menu home button from the control panel on BenQ projector

Step 4: Use the control panel’s arrow buttons to open the Display tab. Then, head to 3D

3D feature is being selected from the Display settings from the BenQ projector

Step 5: Navigate to 3D Mode.

3D feature mode on BenQ projector from the system menu

Step 6: From here, you can choose the 3D mode best for your content:

  • Side-by-Side (SBS)
  • Frame Packing
  • Frame Sequential
  • Top and Bottom

The 3D features is listed inside the 3D Mode on BenQ projector

When everything is set up, your projector should look like the following images. 

Without 3D glasses

The 3D image on projector screen from the BenQ projector when user is not using 3D glasses

With 3D glasses on

The 3D image under the 3D glasses showing a sharp image

About BenQ 3D Glasses

A 3D-compatible input device and BenQ projector aren’t enough to watch 3D movies – you’ll also need 3D glasses!

When shopping for 3D glasses, you’ll see two main types: active and passive. All of the BenQ projector’s 3D modes are active. So, naturally, you’ll need a pair of active 3D glasses to watch your favorite 3D movies on your BenQ projector. 

3D glasses and the Fire TV Stick is connected to the BenQ projector

Several companies make high-quality active 3D glasses. But, if you want to ensure maximum compatibility, it’s best to go with one of the models from BenQ’s 3D glasses line. 

For instance, BenQ’s DGD5 3D Glasses work flawlessly with 120Hz BenQ DLP projectors and will make any 3D movie you watch come to life! 

Troubleshooting: 3D Mode Not Working on My BenQ Projector 

Usually, displaying 3D movies on your BenQ projector should take less than five minutes. That said, it’s not uncommon to experience a few hiccups along the way. 

The 3D image on the projector screen without using a 3D glasses

If your BenQ projector isn’t displaying 3D content, follow our solutions to get your 3D movie night back on course. 

Change the Resolution

After meticulously setting up their projector and connecting it to a 3D-compatible source, one Reddit user was still having trouble displaying 3D content. They ensured that the content, projector, and input source all supported 3D, but were still left with unsatisfying results. 

Frustrated, they contacted BenQ customer support who informed them that their input source’s resolution must be set to 1080p. 

BenQ support page on the website

This is a common requirement for 3D-compatible projectors, as Optoma projectors’ input sources must also be set to 1080p to display 3D content. 

So, double-check that your source device is set to the correct resolution.

Update Firmware

One AVSForum user was struggling to display 3D movies on their BenQ W1700 projector and was left confused when the unit displayed the image in 2D instead of in side-by-side (SBS) mode. 

They eventually discovered that this problem was due to the projector’s firmware being incompatible with 3D SBS mode, and any other 3D modes for that matter. 

The firmware version from the information tab from a BenQ projector

While other projector brands encourage users to update their unit’s firmware at home, BenQ does not. In fact, they strongly advise against it

So, the user sent their projector to BenQ to have the firmware updated. 

Once they received their updated projector, they were able to easily display 3D movies with no problem. 

If you suspect out-of-date firmware may be inhibiting your BenQ projector’s 3D capabilities, contact BenQ customer support. Make sure to have your projector’s model number handy as you’ll be asked to provide it. 

Wrapping Things Up

If you love 3D content as much as I do, you’ll be ecstatic to know that watching 3D movies on your BenQ projector is a piece of cake. 

Remember, to display 3D content, your input source must be 3D-compatible and connected to the projector’s HDMI port. Once you connect your source device to your projector, make sure to select the correct 3D mode for your content before popping on your 3D glasses, leaning back, and enjoying the film!

If you’re having trouble viewing 3D content on your unit, ensure your source device’s resolution is set to 1080p and consider reaching out to BenQ customer support to update your projector’s firmware. 

What’s your experience 3D watching movies on a BenQ projector? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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