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I have a Sony VPL-HW30AES projector that came with an IR transmitter and glasses. I have never permanently installed my IR transmitter. The main reason was that I need to route a cable through the ceiling from the projector to the front of the room. Pulling a cable is nearly impossible.
I am looking for another solution. Is there a way to repeat the IR signal?
What methods are there fore converting to RF? I saw some posts about using a Monster product. However, I still would need to build an adapter like so:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353988/official-sony-vpl-hw30-a-es-owners-thread/1320 (post 1333)
or use a IR receiver, which I would like to avoid.

Are there any benefits from upgrading to RF to have access to glasses that are any improvement over the Sony IR glasses?
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http://www.amazon.com/MonsterVision-MVI-SHUT-XMTR-Transmitter/dp/B004KKX6VG

That converts IR to RF. The pros are that you can tweak the settings on this emitter via a PC utility or using the stick on it. This allows you to fine tune the glasses for use with your equipment. I am pretty sure this RF emitter is the same one used by 3D VIP and also other brands.

I see no reason why you'd still need an adapter?
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So, this device has a buit in IR receiver? I thought it doesn't. I might be wrong.
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So, this device has a buit in IR receiver? I thought it doesn't. I might be wrong.

The MonsterVision package included an IR receiver that connected to the sync port on the RF emitter. This also meant that the emitter had to get 5V external power through its USB connector. None of the other BitCauldron OEMs that I know of included this IR receiver.

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So, this device has a buit in IR receiver? I thought it doesn't. I might be wrong.

No it doesn't - sorry. You'd also need this:
http://www.amazon.com/MonsterVisionTM-Panasonic-Projectors-Emitters-BG-BC100/dp/B009DMCEBO

They also sell this in a kit that contains both products and one set of glasses:
http://www.amazon.com/MonsterVision-Eyewear-System-Active-Sync/dp/B004443WRG/

I'd call Monster first to make sure this IR to RF is compatible with your system.
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Have you tried mounting your IR emitter at the projector and aim it at the screen. IR signal should bounce off screen to glasses. Some projectors have the emitter built in and work fine that way. My IR emitter for my HD33 works with it mounted that way.

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Have you tried mounting your IR emitter at the projector and aim it at the screen. IR signal should bounce off screen to glasses. Some projectors have the emitter built in and work fine that way. My IR emitter for my HD33 works with it mounted that way.

I had no luck with this method. The Sony VPL-HW30AES has an external transmitter. I spent a good amount of time getting it to work reflecting of the screen. Seems like the signal is too weak.
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What glasses are compatible with this receiver? Which one is the best?
Doing some research it sounds like BitCauldron is the OEM for Optoma, 3d VIP, EStar, Monster?
BitCauldron latest version is the BC6000.
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What glasses are compatible with this receiver? Which one is the best?
Doing some research it sounds like BitCauldron is the OEM for Optoma, 3d VIP, EStar, Monster?
BitCauldron latest version is the BC6000.

Any of the BitCauldron-sourced glasses from the companies you listed will work with that transmitter. Monster is out of that category with the exception of the remaining units some retailers still have in stock. So Optoma, VIP, and EStar are the newest available.

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