I'm cross-posting this on the Monster Max and VIP product threads. There have been numerous posts dealing with the less-than-ideal sync (L/R) invert feature for the rf emitter, and I've come up with an easy way to do it, literally at the touch of a button... without getting out of your seat! This method does require that the emitter be hooked up to a running pc; I use my music server, but a small laptop or netbook will suffice.
Here's what you do:
- Install the Bit Cauldron/Monster Max management utility, and hook up the emitter via usb.
- Purchase this inexpensive wireless usb remote
and plug the usb receiver into the same computer as the emitter.
- Assign a shortcut key (e.g. Ctrl + Alt + A) to the management utility's shortcut that coincides with one of the remote's hotkeys (e.g. Hotkey A). (In windows XP: Right-click > Properties > Shortcut tab > Shortcut Key.)
- Press the following button sequence on the usb remote, or (even better) program it into your universal remote:
If programing a macro on a universal remote, you may need to account for some lag between commands.
Presto! Now, when you hit the button that activates the macro, the pc will automatically open the Bit Cauldron utility, select the "Switch Left/Right Lenses" button, and exit. While viewing 3D content, the left & right views should switch on screen a moment later.
The only drawbacks I've found are (1) the need to have a pc turned on & hooked up to the emitter (but I don't find this to be a problem, since my music server is adjacent to my HT gear and I already have it running while my system is on); and (2) depending on your computer, it may take a second or two to execute the commands (especially the hotkey that opens the utility). But the advantages
include remote control
of the sync invert function, and never having to mess with that awful toggle switch again!
Hope I was able to help out some others with this tip.