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post #991 of 1007
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Originally Posted by wnielsenbb View Post

About the AD025-RF-X1 Bluetooth situation:
I tried to order one from amazon Germany. No go on shipping. Then I saw one on Ebay for 275. Tempting.

Well, I emailed XPAND themselves. I didn't really dream of getting a response. Well, shockingly, they responded very quickly. I explained the situation. As you may know, Sony sources the RF(Bluetooth) emitters from XPAND for sales in Europe. Well, since the cable doesn't come with the projector here, (I assume Sony is too busy building PS4s to worry about this) The XPAND rep said what they can do is source the cable from Sony for sales here. He said they will have a combo on their site eventually with the Sony overpriced adapter cable and their Emitter. In the mean time he sold me a Emitter directly for $195 (+tax/shipping). I ordered the cable from Sony parts (for a crazy 75 bucks) and it shipped 3 hours later. :O I was surprised a 75 buck 6 inch cable wasn't labeled "Monster", but oh well.

XPAND awesome rep (he said I could post his email) (don't ask me to pronounce his last name):
David Chechelashvili [mailto:david.chechelashvili@xpandcinema.com]

Sony overpriced cable (David verified from Sony that this is the correct cable):
https://www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com/sony-part-number-184805211.aspx

I ordered a pair of the XPAND and Samsung Bluetooth glasses to compare.
I then ordered the projector from Mike at AVScience smile.gif

I wasn't going to post this before testing it, but I hate to see anyone buy those horrible Sony glasses. I know the upfront cost is a bit steep, but the Samsung glasses are 19 bucks and weigh only 23 grams. Plus, clearly Bluetooth is the future. It is sad Optoma is using a different RF method. The XPAND glasses are very stylish and comfortable too. Just waiting on the emitter to show up before testing.

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Originally Posted by lvisneau View Post

Can you give us a link to the xpand emitter and whatever cable you used? I am interested in changing from ir also.

The above quoted post has the information you need: a link to the Sony Service page that has the conversion cable ($75) and an email address to order the Xpand adapter directly from Xpand (mine was about $204 with shipping). After that, all you need to do is order the glasses that you want (that are confirmed to work).
post #992 of 1007
For those of us working on the XPAND RF adapter and looking for the RJ45 to DIN adapter, does this adapter from Markertek look like it might work? It says it's a DMX512 XLR connector so I suspect not, but it looks very close.
post #993 of 1007
on the thread of 3D. I don't like the glasses it came w/ & 3D on this isn't as good s the Epson. I think the 2D picture is better though. The glasses are heavy & I can see some flickering on this one.

I'm wondering though, I had bought a bunch of panasonic glasses that worked on the epson. HOw do I get those to work on the sony? I liked them, much lighter.
post #994 of 1007
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

I'm wondering though, I had bought a bunch of panasonic glasses that worked on the epson. HOw do I get those to work on the sony? I liked them, much lighter.

Unlikely to work - there are different IR protocols that Sony & Panasonic used. You'll need either a "universal" set like the XPAND X104 or X105 IR glasses, or something specific for the Sony like the PS3 3D glasses.

Steve from Dimensional Optics told me that they are working on a prototype RF emitter. Presumably this would be a Bluetooth compatible product that would work with their 3D RF glasses. So there may be another choice for RF soon, in addition to the XPAND. This would also require the DIN to RJ45 adapter, and hopefully DO will find a good solution soon for that too.
post #995 of 1007
HW55's now a stock item. smile.gif
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post #996 of 1007
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

HW55's now a stock item. smile.gif

 

Nice, we are really enjoying ours a lot and have had it for several months now. Thanks again for the excellent customer service.

 

Off topic but I just installed the Phillips Hue lighting in the theater room last night and really like it. Works with my remote and pretty amazing  what you can do with the colors and can control each light indiviaually.

post #997 of 1007
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Originally Posted by C130 View Post

Nice, we are really enjoying ours a lot and have had it for several months now. Thanks again for the excellent customer service.

Off topic but I just installed the Phillips Hue lighting in the theater room last night and really like it. Works with my remote and pretty amazing  what you can do with the colors and can control each light indiviaually.

I have looked at that lighting. I currently have z-wave control of my lighting.
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post #998 of 1007
That is cool lighting for sure. I use Lutron because it works via RF on my URC. I'd think about switching but I don't think my URC will control it...
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I have the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and it's supposed to work with the Hue lights.  I'm about to go program it now. Last night I just used the app on my iPhone. I am having trouble occasionally with the remote turning the HW-55 on when I push "watch movie".  Sometimes it works perfectly, sometimes I have to go into the remote functions and do it manually. I may search the remote section and see if anyone else is having this issue.

post #1000 of 1007
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Originally Posted by C130 View Post

I have the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and it's supposed to work with the Hue lights.  I'm about to go program it now. Last night I just used the app on my iPhone. I am having trouble occasionally with the remote turning the HW-55 on when I push "watch movie".  Sometimes it works perfectly, sometimes I have to go into the remote functions and do it manually. I may search the remote section and see if anyone else is having this issue.

I have that remote in my family room setup. Use RF in the dedicated room.
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post #1001 of 1007
So I got my Sony TDG-BT500A Bluetooth glasses in. They are comfortable and light enough (slightly lighter than the XPAND 105's but not nearly as light as the Samsung 5150. They paired up nicely but then I noticed they ghost fairly badly. No brightness setting would fix it either. The Samsung and XPAND glasses didn't have an issue in the same parts. They will live a sad life at the bottom of my glasses bin. I should probably return them since they cost more than two pairs of Samsungs.
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post #1002 of 1007
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Originally Posted by wnielsenbb View Post

So I got my Sony TDG-BT500A Bluetooth glasses in. They are comfortable and light enough (slightly lighter than the XPAND 105's but not nearly as light as the Samsung 5150. They paired up nicely but then I noticed they ghost fairly badly. No brightness setting would fix it either. The Samsung and XPAND glasses didn't have an issue in the same parts. They will live a sad life at the bottom of my glasses bin. I should probably return them since they cost more than two pairs of Samsungs.

That's disappointing. Yes, I would return them, too!
post #1003 of 1007
I have this projector and miss DLP sharpness. just not a sharp projector for me
post #1004 of 1007
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I have this projector and miss DLP sharpness. just not a sharp projector for me

May I ask what you had before? Thanks
post #1005 of 1007
Optoma HD30 .......... Benq W1070
post #1006 of 1007
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Optoma HD30 .......... Benq W1070

Wow so you are saying the Sony VPL-HW55ES is not as sharp as the BenqW1070?
post #1007 of 1007
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Originally Posted by jamieuk147 View Post

I have this projector and miss DLP sharpness. just not a sharp projector for me

If that's the most important thing for you, no 3 chip projector (LCD or LCOS) will quite match a single chip DLP. How much have you tried Reality Creation on the HW55? The HW55 with Reality Creation comes as close to single chip DLP sharpness as anything anywhere near its price range. I moved from single chip DLPs (an Optoma HD80, and before that a couple of NEC business class projectors) to SXRD and and had an HW15 for 4 years, which was definitely not as sharp looking and I did miss the sharpness a little bit on that projector. With the HW55 I feel like I've regained a nice bit of the sharpness, so now I don't miss DLP at all. (Well, maybe a bit on 3D as DLP is less susceptible to crosstalk and I do seem to notice a bit on the HW55, but I have never owned a 3D DLP to compare - hard to miss what you've never had.)
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