Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus
I finally bit the bullet and bought 3 pairs of the MonsterVision Max 3D glasses for my Sony VPL-HW30ES projector. I also had a gentleman on these forums make a custom cable that allows the MonsterVision RF module hook directly into the 3D port on the Sony projector (thereby bypassing the need for the stock Sony IR Emitter, and also allowing the Sony projector to provide direct power to the RF module).
My question is simple: right out of the box are these glasses good to go for just casual 3D use? I have my projector calibrated for 2D viewing, so I am merely going to use 3D for certain movies when I want to have some novelty fun (like Avatar and Avengers). Viewing won't be picture critical. Will the stock settings of the Monster glasses be good right out of box or is there recommended adjustments I should make to the glasses?
I've had pretty good luck with mine right out of the box. A few movies have exhibited some ghosting, The Lorax being the worst so far. I havent taken the time to try and tweak them yet but will sometime in the future. I know to eliminate ghosting you need to shorten the duration which means loss of light so I haven't been too anxious.
In my case I'm using Sony glasses (the small BR50's) since they fit my daughter better along with the MV's but have not had any trouble with the MV receiver picking up the signal. The only issue I had there was dealing with all the IR flooding the room killing my remote system so I've had to make the move to RF, a problem you won't have to deal with.
The main problem with the Monster Vision glasses is there horrible shelf time between charges. There were some members looking into this a few posts back but seem to have lost interest. I've given up and ordered a Blackberry USB charger for each pair of glasses I have (9) and will most likely rig up a timer to turn a power strip on and off at some interval I determine to keep them ready to go. It stinks when you have people over and can't find enough charged glasses or worse they begin to die in the middle of the movie. it's ridiculous that we are dealing with this type of problem in 2012 but it's usually QC that suffers as the price drops. Hopefully the frequent regular charging won't shorten the battery life...