My TMRPJ2 3D transmitter came in from Best Buy. ordered on Friday and it was here on Saturday.
First off: This thing is SMALL. I guess I was expecting more of a bar, but it's only about 4 or so inches long.. Anyway suffice to say, it can be hidden anywhere. I couldn't help think though that Sony is ripping us of by charging $80 for this thing. Then again compared to the $4K MSRP on the projector, I guess it's negligible, which is no doubt how Sony want us to think.
I mounted it on top of my center channel speaker, just back half an inch from the lip, and angled the emitter towards the seats. The emitter is completely hidden from sight. There's no red glow or anything distracting when it's in use. I couldn't figure out how to adjust the angle on the emitter itself, but there's no real need, as it comes with a stand that swivels up and down that provides for quite a range of adjustment. The emitter itself snaps on to the stand. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out how to snap it in, but that's only because I wanted to be sure not to break anything.
I really didn't want to run 20+ ft of Cat-5/Cat-6 cable along the length of my ceiling. Although, the flat black cable that I got off Amazon would have been fairly inconspicuous had I gone that route. Fortunately, I had the foresight to run 2 lengths of Cat-5 cable between my projector location and the utility room that runs along the side of my home theater and provides a home for some of my components. The cable was unterminated, but a trip down to Home Depot furnished 2 cat-6 jacks, which I attached to each end of the cable, via the supplied punch-down tool.I then used a short length of regular Ethernet cable to go between the projector and the Cat-6 jack at the projector end. At the end in the utility room, I attached the flat black 25ft cable and ran it to my room. It runs up the wall, behind one of the curtains that flank each end of my screen and then across behind the screen itself. there's a short length (maybe 6") of wire exposed to the view, but against the black back wall it is impossible to pick out even when the light are up full. So I plugged everything up, and fired up a 3D disk on my PS3. At first, NOTHING. The glasses obviously weren't receiving the sync signal. So I checked my wiring to the Cat-6 jacks. Sure enough, on one end I had the blue cable swapped with the white/blue-stripe cable. I swapped the cables around and tried again. This time everything worked perfectly. Previously I could get sync to my front row of seats about 11 ft back from the screen, but had only intermittent sync at my back row about 16-17 ft away (depending on recline) from the screen. Now, I had a rock solid signal EVERYWHERE. I even opened the door of my theater and backed out until I hit the ping-pong table in the adjoining game room. I still had perfect sync, even from a distance of about 26 ft back from the screen/emitter.
So, in conclusion, it was more than I wanted to spend but in the end it works perfectly. Now that the sync signal is not being pointed toward my IR receiver, I don't have any problem controlling my other components. I didn't check to see if i could still control the projector itself, but I'll do so next time I have something 3D fired up.