Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ area
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hw45es with non sony Full HD 3D glasses?
I recently bought an hw45es in the pre-christmas sale to compare against my Epson 5300ub. The Epson 5300ub is a bit loud in 3d mode and won't let you run it in eco mode at all when in 3d mode...
When using the Epson Full HD 3d (bluetooth RF) glasses with the hw45es it would have a black frame flicker every 30 seconds or so. It did this in all of the brightness settings and the exact same thing occurred with the panasonic glasses that I have. Both work flawlessly with the epson projector.
I then tried my Samsung SSG-3100GB glasses which also work flawlessly with my Epson. The samsung glasses didn't have the black frame (probably a desync) issue but there was a flicker in light scenese similar to bulb flicker which was annoying.
I contacted the seller stating that I feel that the hw45es was defective and was eventually conferenced in with a Sony rep. Sony refused to admit any fault with the 3d mode, transmitter, etc and said that I had to use the Sony glasses to confirm if it was the projector (even though I had tried it with 3 different pairs of brand name glasses that all work fine with the epson). They were firm that they only supported Sony glasses and wouldn't commit to even fully supporting the Full HD 3D specification!
Based on this I was forced to return the projector for a refund under the 30 day and less than 4 hours of use trial. With the delays on my part installing it and delays to get Sony involved there simply wasn't time to try the Sony glasses. I also didn't feel that I should have to use only the Sony glasses if they really support the Full HD 3d blutooth standard...
I found this projector and dealing with Sony has been a negtive experience.... I still think that it was a flawed unit but want to see if others have had these issues or if they are considered normal.
Has anyone else had issues where only Sony 3d glasses work correctly with their hw45es?
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