Originally Posted by Rchiffelle
I've had these polarity changes mostly back when I had DLP glasses. I guess it could be from anywhere in the video chain player>tv>emitter>glasses. For this RF system, once I set it in software and update the emitter it doesn't switch. If you switch it with the joystick or on the glasses is the setting saved when you turn everything off?
Yes. If you adjust polarity, delay, or duty cycle, with the joystick (and wait 60 seconds before power-down for it to save) or with the PC Utility and clicked Save, then these settings are saved and restored after power-up. EXCEPT.... (Confession time) if you used the old Estar America 1.06.004 Utility to "downgraded" an EStar 1.06.204 device to 1.06.004, in which case it almost certainly stopped saving your changes. The fix is to download a new copy of the Estar America 1.06.204 Utility, online as of today here, and restore your device to the factory firmware, after which it will start saving your changes again.http://www.estaramerica.com/upgrade-utility.html
I will send Rchiffelle an apology and this explanation in a private message since this probably happened to him. If anyone had something bad happen send me a private message feel welcome and I'll try to get you up and running again.
Originally Posted by Rolls-Royce
Well, the EStar glases came, and as I expected, they work fine with the VIP emitter. It's interesting that the VIP emitter has firmware 1.06.404, the EStar emitter has firmware 1.06.204, and the update/control utility on EStar's website can install 1.06.004. Wonder what the differences are? The VIP glasses can reverse polarity with a momentary press of the on/off switch without having to use the control utility or emitter joystick, and the user manual describes this. However, the EStar manual doesn't mention it and I didn't test yet to see if the capability is there.
In the Bit Cauldron BC100 firmware number 1.06.M04 the "M" is not a part of the functional level, it is a manufacturers feature set code where:
0 is the "Bit Cauldron" development release that I wasn't supposed to ship.
2 is the "Bit Cauldron recommended common UI functions" release used with the HD33, Estar America, et. al.
4 is VIP-3D (for example, it upgrades VIP glasses and maintains VIP's polarity-reversing power button)
Changelist cheat sheet: The biggest firmware changes since the Monster firmware are that the VESA Port "Defaults" have been moved from "Mitsu timing" to "HD33 timing".
Mitsubishi Television timing is 4750/105 (delay/duty) [Not Reversed relative to itself] (also the LightSpeed X1 timing)
HD33 timing is 450/105 (delay/duty) [Plus Reverse relative to Mitsu]
3D-XL with HD66 timing is 450/105 (delay/duty) [Not Reversed relative to Mitsu = Reversed relative to HD33]