I thought I was posting this message here and later realized I'd clicked on some older thread about HW55ES 3-D....so posting it here. Should I delete it off other thread to avoid cross-posting? Anyway here it is:
I just purchased a Sony VPL-HW55ES.
After reading this forum and realizing that for $65 I could try RF 3-D and get some RF 3-D glasses, I took the plunge. I bought a shielded CAT7 cable and the
Xpand EX105BT Active 3D Shutter Glasses and Bluetooth Emitter for Mitsubishi Televisions:
I followed directions from linked to threads - sort of.
I just cut the cable, and used a terminal block like these that I had around:
Stripped the Cat7 and the wires to the RF transmitter, crammed them into the terminal block, snipped off the solder legs (don't want antennas) electrical tape, foil (faraday cage over terminal block to reduce interference) and more electrical tape.
Plugged it into the Sony projector, paired the XPAND glasses - and voila! 3-D.
I popped in TRON: Legacy 3-D.
So then the argh. Ghosting on the title menu. I couldn't get rid of it. If I adjusted the depth to +1, I could get ghosting on the menu words to go away, but it would make it worse in the background scenes going by. If I fixed the background scenes going by, it got worse on the menu screen.
There aren't very many options to fix the ghosting... Don't even know what the two 3-D sync settings are... standard and option? I tried both and it changed nothing...
Standard: This output is suitable for the built-in 3D Sync Transmitter and external 3D Sync Transmitter TMR-PJ2 (not supplied). This mode is the default setting.
Option: Select this mode when connecting a transmitter other thanTMR-PJ2.
I thought this RF thing wasn't going to work.
Then I played the movie. No ghosting that I could perceive! It just seemed to be during the Legacy menu screen. Weird.
Then I removed the 3-D sync transmitter and went back to IR.
I still had the ghosting on the menu screen with the Sony supplied IR glasses that came with the projector. Changing the depth had the same effects as with RF glasses.
So apparently the RF sync is working pretty much as well as the IR sync is. That's good I guess.
Are there glasses you can buy or transmitters you can buy that offer more settings to fine tune the 3D sync? That would still work with the Sony?
Because with both IR and RF I seem to get some ghosting on TRON:Legacy - menu screen (and maybe some places in movie - I didn't watch the whole thing). And I want.... perfection! I read reviews on TRON:Legacy 3D and no mention of ghosting. Read about another person using some "Monster 3-D" system that could fine tune the sync and they used the TRON:Legacy menu screen to get their 3d sync perfect. I want that...