Originally Posted by Graham N
After a search didn't give me the answers I am looking for I quickly flipped through every page here without success. I have a Sony VW90ES UK model. I would appreciate any info to help me decide if I should purchase some MonsterVision glasses.
I get quite a lot of crosstalk on Sky 3d sources and varying levels from Blu Ray ranging from annoyingly obvious to not annoying but still there. It seems worse at the bottom of the screen. I have just watched some content on my brother in laws new Panasonic 50" tv and I didn't see any crosstalk at all, and I was deliberately looking for it.
I tried xPand x103's after favourable reviews but for me they were worse than the Sonys.
1. Has anyone here used the Monsters with the VW90 if so what is your opinion?
2. Do filters have to be fitted, if so do the glasses come with them or do you have to fit Sonys own?
3. I understand that adjusting the duty cycle will reduce crosstalk but at what expense to brightness. Can I get less crosstalk with better brightness than the Sony glasses? (I don't want to sacrifice brightness just to get less crosstalk, if that's the case I will stick with the Sonys)
4. Will I need any extra adapters to use the Monster glasses and the Sonys together, how does the Monster transmitter connect?
5. I have the original BR100 glasses. We find these quite uncomfortable, especially the weight on your nose. What is the comfort like between the Monsters, BR100's and BR 250's ?
6. Will the Monsters work ok with UK frequencies?
Thanks for any advice
I have the Sony HW30 instead of the VW90, but the Monsters work the same regardless. The 90 is known to ghost more than the newer pj models, so it is not surprising that you are seeing ghosting.
As you know, the MonsterVision glasses (made by Bit Cauldron, are also branded as Optoma and 3D-VIP) have good flexibility in adjustments. However, if the pj is performing poorly there is only so much a set of glasses can do to eliminate artifacts. Likely with your pj you will be closing down the duty cycle to attempt cutting off the image overlap.
The MonsterVision Kit includes one pair of glasses and an IR capture dongle plus the RF emitter. The IR dongle hangs in front of your existing IR emitter and sends that sync signal to the MV RF device. With this setup you can use both your IR and RF glasses at the same time.
All the Bit Cauldron RF re-branded glasses are interchangable, which opens up the options for purchasing additional glasses (ie: Optoma sell for less than MV).
MV is the only vendor that provides the IR capture dongle. Apparently MV does not sell their kit in Europe, so your purchase options may be limited. I suggest calling AVS sales, as some people have reported they can help ship this kit from the US.
As far as these working in the UK, there are many Euro users posting in the various Sony pj threads that are using these glasses. Some of the people create a direct connect cable and eliminate the IR capture altogether. If you go that route, you don't need the MV Kit and can just purchase a package from any vendor that includes just the RF emitter.
Oh, the Bit Cauldron RF glasses do not have any extra filters to add. AFAIK, filters are only needed for using the BR series glasses with the Sony projectors. In fact, if those are the only glasses you have, you may want to try a pair of Sony's newer IR glasses listed with any of the HWAES models, or the Playstation 3 3D IR glasses which also work great.