To everyone on this thread who have questioned whether another manufacturers glasses can be used with the HC7800D... the answer is a resounding YES!!!
The "MonsterVision Max 3D Eyewear System with Active Sync - Glasses and Transmitter Kit for Active 3D" will work with the HC7800D.
There is a catch though...
The IR to RF dongle that comes with the Monster Vision Kit WILL NOT see the IR emission from the HC7800D's IR transmitter.
There is a German website (just Google it) that has the instructions on how to modify a cable to have the HC7800D send the 3D signal straight to the Monster Vision Max 3D RF transmitter.
If any of you are tech savvy and hands-on then your shouldn't have a problem getting a 5Pin-Din Cable and a 3-Post 3.5mm audio cable and soldering them together. It took me all but 40 min to cut, test the leads with a cable tester (to insure you match up the correct leads per the German website instructions), solder and wrap the break in electrical tape.
The beauty with the Monster Vision Max RF transmitter is that is is tunable.
If you make this modification and DO NOT tune in the RF transmitter you will be looking at a poorly ghosted out, blue hue and terribly dark image.
You have to download the Monster Vision Max Active Synch Kit's PDF manual from their website. The standard hard copy manual that comes with the transmitter oddly enough omits the fine tuning instructions.
The transmitter is extremely easy to fine tune and I was able to dial in a 100% ghost free, hue free and 100% brighter 3D image over the stock Mitsubishi 3D glasses.
I let the "Tron:Legacy" 3D menu loop over and over while I dialed in the fine tuning.
The beauty of RF over IR is that you can move your head or even get up and leave the room and your glasses remain totally synched. I actually walked to the other end of my home and the glasses remained synched.
Since our HC7800D is now RF 3D we have no need of the 3D IR emitter that comes with the HC7800D. In fact whilst watching 3D movies that stock IR emitter would drown out all of my component IR remotes. I found it very difficult to control my AVR or Bluray player or even the HC7800D with their respective IR remotes whilst using the Mitsubishi IR emitter during 3D movies.
Also, if you wire your cable correctly you will not need to use a external power supply for the Monster Vision Max RF transmitter (as specified by Monster); the transmitter will get its power from the HC7800D via the cable. This was one less cable that we had to hide.
Also, there is absolutely NO number on the max number of glasses that can synched to the Monster Vision Max RF transmitter. Theoretically you could synch up to a 100 glasses or more. The transmitter has a stable range of at least 35feet. That's how far I was able to walk away from the transmitter in my home and that was through 4 walls.
We have sent back the 4 pair of Mitsubishi glasses which were 197.00 a piece. They are extremely dark, uncomfortable, bulky and just downright hideous glasses.
The Monster Vision Max Glasses are Brighter, Wider, Lighter, a ton more comfortable and they are RF.
The Monster Vision Max transmitter kit comes with one pair of glasses and you can find it on Amazon for 70.00. The glasses can be purchases separately for around 97.00.
There are some negative reviews on the glasses and them losing charge or apparently not charging at all.
I think alot of people simply don't read their instruction manuals.
If you get these glasses and you go to charge them and they don't light up to show they're taking a charge. Simply push the "Power" button to activate the charge cycle. When the LED flashes it means the glasses are charging. When they are finished charging the LED power light will pulse on and off slowly. We found it easier to just keep them charged up after watching movies. When they are finished charging, take them of the charger. Also, something else that I discovered when using these glasses. When you're done using them, DO NOT bother trying to turn them off via the long press of the power button (per in the manual). If you hold the button down too long you may inadvertently factory reset them. Instead, just take them off, close the glasses and as long as there isn't a 3D signal coming from your transmitter (there will be 4 green led dots on the transmitter when it's broadcasting 3D) your glasses will shut off in 5 mins as long as they're closed.
We own four pair and have not experienced any negative behavior with them.
You know, it really helps when people read their technical manuals. Doing so would cut down on alot of tech support questions, lol.
Anyhow, I hope my post helps any fellow HC7800D owners experience a better 3D experience over the Craptastical Mitsubishi 3D glasses that are used with the HC7800D.
Edited by Shauri026 - 2/26/13 at 12:30pm