Originally Posted by Corpsman
Why would you want to buy the adapter without the glasses? I am not asking this to sound smart, just that I really don't know.
I can't answer for everyone. But I can tell you why I bought the glasses separately. First, I live alone. I don't have an immediate need for two pairs of glasses. So, it was was less expensive to buy a pair of Xpand 102's and the adapter separately than it would have been to buy the kit. Later, I will want to purchase more pairs of glasses for times when friends & family come over to watch movies or sports. But, I figure that prices will be lower then. Why buy more pairs than I need when the cost for glasses is as high as it will ever be?
Second, since Mitsubishi hasn't felt that it's necessary to tell us what kind of glasses are included with the kit and haven't made it known whether they will be selling the glasses separately in the future, we have no idea whether we will ever be able to expand beyond the two pairs of glasses that come with the kit, without having to "retire" the kit pairs. Since it's been reported that some DLP-Link glasses seem to have problems when an emitter is being used, we may not be able to just buy Xpand glasses and continue to use the "kit" glasses at the same time. My understanding (which may be incorrect) is that the emitters are unique for different brands of glasses. So, It's not a given that we can just buy another pair of glasses that require an emitter and use them simultaneously with the Mitsubishi glasses.
Also, reports indicate that the Xpand glasses are very good. Since we know nothing about the Mitsubish supplied glasses, I didn't want to take a change on them not being as good as the Xpands.