thanks to a fellow member I had a chance to check out the Xpand RF kit on the Sony VW1100.
easy plug and play with the custom Sony cable that converts RJ45 -> 3 Pin VESA. Several have posted how to make the cable but it's nice to just have it and plug it in. It works with the Optoma / MV3D transmitter as well. Using this port on the Sony projectors appears to disable the IR sender which is no big loss. The original Sony IR glasses dating back to the HW30 are not great.. I find them heavy and uncomfortable. Some were using cheap PS3 glasses as an alternative, but there are equally inexpensive RF glasses that are more comfortable.
so after looking at countless different 3D glasses over the few years, I saw something this time that surprised me when looking at the Xpand 105 RF vs. Sony's RF glasses. The Xpand's look better. Noticeably better when going back and forth. I am not referring to X-talk but overall PQ. The 3D looks sharpers with better contrast than the Sony RF glasses. I mean several clicks better as in you can definitely see a difference.
I disconnected the RF device and then tried the Sony IR glasses, same results, they looked very similar to the Sony RF glasses. I am not sure what exactly is going on here from a technical standpoint. The image actually looks sharper with the Xpand glasses. I studied this 2 night in a row to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks.
The only caveat with the Xpand RF glasses is that the arms are bent inwards so they pinch a little behind the ears. I am going to heat them up and see if I can tweak them a bit.
Overall I'm impressed with this kit and this would be a worthy investment for those looking for top-shelf PQ in 3D on the Sony's. There's a lot of choices for RF glasses so I'm glad to have this kit. It also works fine on my JVC projectors as well.
I won't bother trying it on the Sharp 30K DLP, it has a 1/8" stereo jack and would need to make a conversion cable to the 3 Pin VESA. Besides, the Sharp simply has the best 3D glasses that have ever been created, there is no way to exceed their excellence.