Sony vpl hs-1 projector opinions?

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  1. Mike Shea

    Mike Shea Auditioning

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    What information do people have about the Sony VPL HS-1 front projector?

    Resolution seems a little low and I am not sure how the 16x9 mode works.

    I am in the process of looking for a replacement for my dead Sony VPL 400Q and this looks like it might be an alternative.

    Of course for $1000 more I could get a much higher resolution 10ht.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    Different technology, but how does the Panasonic compare to the Plus Piano?
     
  3. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    The best thing for you to do may be to decide on a budget first.

    Then, figure out if the room will have total light control.

    Then, figure out if the rainbows from DLP's bother you at all or give you a headache.

    For me, I had a budget of about $3-4k or so. I had reasonably poor light control (though that is going to change some), but regardless, I didn't want to have to watch in a completely dark room. DLP's don't bother me too much, but I'd like to have guests over. If the rainbows give any of them a headache, it's not worth it for me.

    In the end, I got a Proxima DP8000 on an auction for $2940 shipped. These are the specs:

    3000 ANSI Lumens

    800:1 contrast

    XGA native LCD with MLA panels
     
  4. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    It was new. [​IMG] I just happen to get very lucky.
    From a store, they're just over $5k. At that price range, you might as well get a hitachi 5500. LCOS, baby!
    [​IMG]
     

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