Originally Posted by sarangiman
I just ordered the MV glasses; they should be here on Wed. Never used them before, so if you'd like to instruct me on what exactly I should do/how to set it up, I'd be much obliged!
Hi, that is quite simple. You need an USB power adapter/charger to supply the MV-emitter with power via its Mini USB-port. The IR-Receiver you plug into the emitter via the 3.5 mm jack. Place it in front of the IR-emitter of the HW50.
Supplied with power but no 3D signal the 5 LEDs on the MV emitter show a red running light (like KITT from Knight Rider...). When you switch the HW50 to a 3D mode, the emitter should auomatically recognize the signal and start to send RF. If this is the case the LEDs turn to green and light permanent. The numer of green LEDs indicate IR strength.
Then you push the On-button at the glasses for 1-2 seconds, and wait till the glasses get darker, then they're running. Now put them on and you should see 3D. It worked for me with the factory settings with 24p framepacked material.
Download the manual and read through it, there is much more explained: http://www.monstercable.com/lit/Max_3D_manual.pdf
To make changes in the settings: This is possible with the joystick but its very cumbersome!
I highly recommend using the PC-software to make the changes, download the MSI-file here: http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5938
(under "Manuals" the MSI-file)
install it using Windows Installer. The software is also for firmware updates but I never made one. I don't know if this has any advantages.
Connect the micro USB-port of the MV-emitter to a USB port of your PC (instead of the power supply, the emitter is also supplied with power via the PC USB port).
Put the projector into a 3D mode. Run the MV-tool on the PC. You see a window with two tabs: Performance and Upgrade. Performance is the one of interest. First line tells you the current frequency of the glasses, this should be 96Hz with 24p material, 100 Hz with 50p material and 120Hz with 60p material.
Below you have two slider bars, one for so called Duty cycle and the other for Delay. Duty Cycle is in % and Delay in µs (microseeconds).
Duty cycle gives you how long one glass is open, relative to the period (10.4 ms with 96 Hz for example) and the delay sets when the shutter opens. See also the manual for further explanations.
With my MV-set the factory defaults were 89% DC and 520 µs delay. This worked well with 24p material and resulted in the same amount of ghosting as the original glasses.
I tried different settings but found no better setting. Even when the DC is turned way down, Ghosting didn't improve very much. When lowering the DC, also the brightness is lowered.
With the Sony you have also the Brightness setting in the projector, so there are 3 variables, brightness in the projector, DC and delay.
Now you can try 60p material and play with the settings. Always change one setting in small increments, then wait until the glasses adapt and then make the next change. Normally I change DC and then try different delay settings with every DC setting. When increasing the delay too much, there will be a switch between left and right, this would have the same effect as pressing the "Switch L/R lenses" button. But we don't need that with the Sony. When switched the 3D effect disappears and everything looks strange and wrong. Lower the delay in that case or switch back.