Originally Posted by dsm1212
FWIW I received an external emitter from Sony last night. Have not tried it yet. They sent it no charge in response to my complaint about the buzz.
Unrelated note that might save some of you trouble: I found that this projector is not compatible with Monoprice's Redmere cables. These cables have an active component that improves the transmission signal. They rely on devices really conforming exactly to the HDMI spec. I think Sony got something wrong here because Redmere has really been careful with this standard but you never know. The PJ hangs unresponsive when you switch to an input with this cable on there. As soon as I pull the cable out it starts responding again. I tried two cables and neither worked with 4 different sources but those cables worked fine with another HDTV in my house.
I was about to buy the Monoprice redmere cables. Someone also mentioned in Monoprice's review section that they had trouble:
Was that you who posted that, or someone else?
What cable did you wind up getting (and what length) for your Sony?
I need a 30' HDMI cable. From what I understand, 30' is more than sufficient to handle the current consumer formats (1080p/60, 3D, etc.), but I was hoping to get a redmere cable so if and when 4K becomes prevalent in the future, I won't have to worry about snaking new cables through my ceiling & wall.
So, if redmere doesn't work, I'm thinking of getting a Monoprice 22AWG 30' cable. Those cables are pretty thick though (0.45" or so), so it won't be fun snaking the cables (and I would need port savers). I suppose I can also run 2 CAT6 cables for potential future use (snaking those would be trivial compared to the thick HDMI cable).