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post #1 of 11 Old 11-21-2011, 05:39 AM - Thread Starter
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OK, in a light controlled room onto a 8.5 wide Stewart Studiotek screen from about 14 ft away I want to know the three projectors you would want to consider if your budget was 5k give or take. 50/50 direct tv( mostly sports ) and bluray. Have plasma TV's elsewhere thruout the house and enjoy that look. Have a JVC RS1 now( have enjoyed but is the only projector I have ever had ) and on the preorder for the 45 but questioning if I might prefer something else. 3D not an issue at all. Not a tweeker so good out of the box is important. Thanks
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Considering your viewing habbits, the Sony 95 seems like the way to go with its superior FI and excellent motion.

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I agree the Sony's are good without a calibration, there are also a few DLP's you could look at if you wanted to start with a less expensive setup just to get a feel for the front projector world.

The Mitsubishi hc4000 is a low cost front projector solution with very good colors. However, on these lower-end units, the black levels aren't there like on the Sony, but they should match the Sony in sports or even beat it slightly, but they will be NO match for the Sony at movies.

Myself, I would suggest you need to see a few units before running out and spending $5000+. I would compare DLP to LCOS and see which you prefer. At that budget, you can do a lot, but that's part of the problem, preferences are going to make a big difference.


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OK, in a light controlled room onto a 8.5 wide Stewart Studiotek screen from about 14 ft away I want to know the three projectors you would want to consider if your budget was 5k give or take. 50/50 direct tv( mostly sports ) and bluray. Have plasma TV's elsewhere thruout the house and enjoy that look. Have a JVC RS1 now( have enjoyed but is the only projector I have ever had ) and on the preorder for the 45 but questioning if I might prefer something else. 3D not an issue at all. Not a tweeker so good out of the box is important. Thanks

Under 5K excludes the VW95, but I do have a suggestion that is close. Give me a call.

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He said give or take, so I assumed he could stretch it for the 95.

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If you enjoy the look of plasmas you need to get a different screen and shoot for over 30 foot lamberts of brightness
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i got a sample of the Da Lite HP. It destroyed my blacks. Granted I only have the 3010
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Sounds like Sony HW30 and JVC 45 are comparably priced while the JVC 55 and Sony 95 are comparably priced. What to do?
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Sounds like Sony HW30 and JVC 45 are comparably priced while the JVC 55 and Sony 95 are comparably priced. What to do?

how much will you use the projector? The Sony lamp is 1/2 the price of the JVC lamp so this might be a deciding factor for those that like to watch sports and not worry about the cost of the replacement lamp.

I have the RS50 and HW30 and generally prefer the Sony for HDTV & Sports and the JVC for dark movies.
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