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post #361 of 382 Old 12-11-2013, 12:03 PM
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I havent seen it , ill replace the bulb this weekend hopefully i will be able to see how many hours the bulb had.

How long were you able to use the bulb after the warning ?
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Ps i did get the filter warning a couple of months ago
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Just replaced the bulb , that fixed the problem, i thencould see the hours on the original bulb m, the number was 2346 hours , is that a normal amount of hours i wonder ?
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The bulb died on my VW-50 Pearl, so rather than spend $300 on a new bulb, I am considering getting an AVS B-stock on the VWPro1 at an attractive price.

My VW-50 was mounted on the Sony PSS-610 bracket. Will that bracket work with the VWPro1? The manual (found online) says to use the PSS-H10, but those don't seem to be available anymore ($700+?!?!) . Looking at specs online of the Pss-H10 it says it will work with the WV50 though.

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The bulb died on my VW-50 Pearl, so rather than spend $300 on a new bulb, I am considering getting an AVS B-stock on the VWPro1 at an attractive price.

My VW-50 was mounted on the Sony PSS-610 bracket. Will that bracket work with the VWPro1? The manual (found online) says to use the PSS-H10, but those don't seem to be available anymore ($700+?!?!) . Looking at specs online of the Pss-H10 it says it will work with the WV50 though.

Should work fine, because the current Chief 020 plate fits the VW50 and the VWPro1, so the hole spacing is the same.

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The bulb died on my VW-50 Pearl, so rather than spend $300 on a new bulb, I am considering getting an AVS B-stock on the VWPro1 at an attractive price.

Just FYI - the VWPRO1 " b stock " projectors we have are actually brand spanking new !

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Well I did it!

I just placed an order for the Sony VWPRO1 from AVS.

 

I hope I made a good choice as I originally wanted the new 55ES but when it came to saving over $2,200 I had to give the PRO1 a try. Also this is my first projector so I should be easy to please.

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Well I did it!
I just placed an order for the Sony VWPRO1 from AVS.

I hope I made a good choice as I originally wanted the new 55ES but when it came to saving over $2,200 I had to give the PRO1 a try. Also this is my first projector so I should be easy to please.

At that price, the Pro1 is a steal. Especially since they come with spare lamp. I think you will be real pleased.

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Is the vwpro1 suitable for non-dedicated theater room?
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Is the vwpro1 suitable for non-dedicated theater room?

What size screen? What gain screen? Can you still block out the ambient light coming into the room?

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Room prep is in the work. Ceiling will be dark, walls will be dark (deep maroon?), a window and a slide door will get dark shades. Floor is cherry but will get dark rug. There will be drapes all around the walls also. My throw distance can go all the way to 17 ft. View distance is ~13 ft. The wall is 17.5 ft wide and I'm thinking of 140" screen? I have read a lot about the jvc rs46, sony hw50 and 55. The room was prep for the rs46 from the beginning.
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Room prep is in the work. Ceiling will be dark, walls will be dark (deep maroon?), a window and a slide door will get dark shades. Floor is cherry but will get dark rug. There will be drapes all around the walls also. My throw distance can go all the way to 17 ft. View distance is ~13 ft. The wall is 17.5 ft wide and I'm thinking of 140" screen? I have read a lot about the jvc rs46, sony hw50 and 55. The room was prep for the rs46 from the beginning.

If going that large, then I would go with a screen that has 1.3 gain or higher. Give us a call, if you would like to discuss.

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Just wanted to reply and say I bought one of these "B-stock" but actually brand new projectors and I am very happy. It included a spare Sony branded bulb so I should be set for a long time.

The projector is better in every way to my old 7" CRT except one. I have no problem using it in a moderately lit room even with the lamp on a low setting. However currently my screen is only about 90 inches.


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If going that large, then I would go with a screen that has 1.3 gain or higher. Give us a call, if you would like to discuss.

Hello .. im thinking about this Sony VPL-VWPRO1 in ur site ..

realy nice deal ..

i got 100inch black diamond 1.4 throw distanse is about 11ft

my mostly use is for sports with  1 or 2 lights on dim already ..

what u think about this setup .. also what is th bulb life .. and could handel to use as daily TV .. 

thx alot and hope to hear from u .. 

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I received my Sony VPL-VWPRO1 yesterday and tried it out on a bare wall... WOW! I am so happy $1,299 Brand New and spare bulb it was a bargain, I am so happy. The picture was fantastic straight out of the box, then again I am a projector rookie. If you bought one of these from AVS you are going to love it.

 

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Hello .. im thinking about this Sony VPL-VWPRO1 in ur site ..
realy nice deal ..
i got 100inch black diamond 1.4 throw distanse is about 11ft
my mostly use is for sports with  1 or 2 lights on dim already ..
what u think about this setup .. also what is th bulb life .. and could handel to use as daily TV .. 
thx alot and hope to hear from u .. 

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I received my Sony VPL-VWPRO1 yesterday and tried it out on a bare wall... WOW! I am so happy $1,299 Brand New and spare bulb it was a bargain, I am so happy. The picture was fantastic straight out of the box, then again I am a projector rookie. If you bought one of these from AVS you are going to love it.



Yes, it was a great deal. Enjoy. smile.gif

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My HW20 just "died"when me and my daughter was suppose to watch Harry P. I just wonder if any of you know the typical signs of a dead lamp?

What happended with my HW20 was that the picture got blurish for 0.5 seconds with some green picture instead of the movie and then it went to the blue background picture. When I now start it, it only shows the blue background picture and it doesnt project any video I put in.
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My HW20 just "died"when me and my daughter was suppose to watch Harry P. I just wonder if any of you know the typical signs of a dead lamp?

What happended with my HW20 was that the picture got blurish for 0.5 seconds with some green picture instead of the movie and then it went to the blue background picture. When I now start it, it only shows the blue background picture and it doesnt project any video I put in.
I know this was posted a couple of months ago but did you ever find out what the problem was? Did you try a new cable or a different input on the projector?
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Hi there,
The theard, although a bit outdated, I would like to ask if somebody had an opportunity to compare Sony HW20 with hw40, hw55 or newest hw65?
What is the main differences between all this models?
Actually I own HW20, but now I am looking for a new Sony projector, I am thinking between this three models. What is the main benefits between old HW20 and hw40/hw65?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi there,
The theard, although a bit outdated, I would like to ask if somebody had an opportunity to compare Sony HW20 with hw40, hw55 or newest hw65?
What is the main differences between all this models?
Actually I own HW20, but now I am looking for a new Sony projector, I am thinking between this three models. What is the main benefits between old HW20 and hw40/hw65?

Thanks in advance.
Hi:
I'm also the current owner of the HW20, still have it and I'm in the same boat with you about looking for upgrading. I don't own or experience with newer Sony projectors. However, I had for a brief time a JVC X3, which is about the same year/model with the HW20, and the JVC X3 is a whole level ahead of the HW20. Picture quality and contrast is way better and much more. However, the JVC has such a bad quality control, my machine broke in less than 2 weeks of owning it! So I'm in this dilemma, should I gamble with another JVC projector for better picture, or stick with another Sony projector for reliability? Quick question, do your HW20 handle dark scene well? I'm seeing a lot of pixelation and video noise in the dark scenes lately that it's driving me nut. In brightly scene, the picture and color is still very good. I wonder if the SXRD panels are degrading?

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I'm also the current owner of the HW20, still have it and I'm in the same boat with you about looking for upgrading. I don't own or experience with newer Sony projectors. However, I had for a brief time a JVC X3, which is about the same year/model with the HW20, and the JVC X3 is a whole level ahead of the HW20. Picture quality and contrast is way better and much more. However, the JVC has such a bad quality control, my machine broke in less than 2 weeks of owning it! So I'm in this dilemma, should I gamble with another JVC projector for better picture, or stick with another Sony projector for reliability? Quick question, do your HW20 handle dark scene well? I'm seeing a lot of pixelation and video noise in the dark scenes lately that it's driving me nut. In brightly scene, the picture and color is still very good. I wonder if the SXRD panels are degrading?

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meanwhile I sold my HW20 about a week ago, and now I am looking to buy new HW65 in two weeks. I had opportunity to see HW65 in use and was very impressed, it is just another league, absolutely different kind of picture, brightness, contrast, black level, 3d, everything... But be careful, there is a lot of defected projector hw65 on the market right now (panel alignment, curved view area, etc).

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