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Hi guys. I am going to enter the PJ word with a DIY screen and looking at a Sony 55ES. I am brand new as all my HT hobby time has been CONSUMED by the audio side besides getting my OppoBD103D and Spears and Munsill video calibration disc. I am after the total immersion package a about 108 inch screen at 9ft can bring. So are there any issues trying to make a 10-10.5ft throw with this PJ? I am in the barbaric days of a living room and not dedicated room. My setup in trying to do an AT screen in a LR without an false wall will be unique but I am confident in drawing up the plans. I really want to get my Center up and "center" for the audio...So I will use a stand and creep the PJ up over the back of the couch a bit.
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I am curious about these "popping" noises. The PJ will be like 2.5 from my head so...I did have an AVS member tell me his is extremely quiet and sits directly above him in his beautiful theater room. Also that the fan was quiet. Also would some kind of cooling be beneficial for the life and health of this PJ or is that just being paranoid?
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I am curious about these "popping" noises. The PJ will be like 2.5 from my head so...I did have an AVS member tell me his is extremely quiet and sits directly above him in his beautiful theater room. Also that the fan was quiet. Also would some kind of cooling be beneficial for the life and health of this PJ or is that just being paranoid?
The popping noises come from the plastic case. As the PJ heats up and cools the plastic expands and contracts and if it does so in just the right spot, you'll get a pop. In my experience, it's about once per viewing and at this point I don't even notice it anymore. As for regular cooling, as long as it's not in a hush box or super close to a wall, normal room cooling should be sufficient.

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The popping noises come from the plastic case. As the PJ heats up and cools the plastic expands and contracts and if it does so in just the right spot, you'll get a pop. In my experience, it's about once per viewing and at this point I don't even notice it anymore. As for regular cooling, as long as it's not in a hush box or super close to a wall, normal room cooling should be sufficient.
Ok cool. As far as it's resting place it will be on a stand open to the room behind the couch. I want all it's beauty exposed to see!
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Couple questions here.

1. Is there a 55ES thread or is the 55ES just a new model year of the 50ES? 2 questions there...

2. Is there a difference between these two? I think they are the same and the "/B" on the end of the one stands for black. But the price says it's cut from $8,154 to $2,694. Sony says the 55ES is $3,999 suggested MSRP and they go for around 3k avg rom what I have seen.


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VPLHW55ES...ords=sony+55es

http://www.amazon.com/VPL-HW55ES-170...FQP32D51HKB776

I am guessing just different sellers...
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I believe the 50 thread just rolled into the 55......and the /b I am guessing more than likely means its B stock, a refurb......

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I believe the 50 thread just rolled into the 55......and the /b I am guessing more than likely means its B stock, a refurb......
Ah I see...I think I will stick with A stock. I plan on this PJ being my one for the long haul
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I love this projector (having had it for a year and about 500 hours now) but my only issue is with the focus. It's never very sharp, which is most notable when connected to a PC and reading text. For most watching it isn't even an issue but hooked up to a PC it is always a little fuzzy.

Apart from that, I love everything about it. It will also be my PJ probably at least as long as I live in my current house (3-5 years) and by then I can hopefully build a true dedicated room and upgrade to 4k. I don't really see a reason to upgrade in the next few years otherwise for me personally.

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So I have a question regarding the reality creation. I seen here it has an effect similar to the darbee processing. I have an Oppo 103D with darbee so I am familiar. Just want to be sure it doesn't have the "soap opera" effect on the image. My brother had a high end Samsung LCD and it had the "soap opera" effect and it was quite distracting IMO.
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So I have a question regarding the reality creation. I seen here it has an effect similar to the darbee processing. I have an Oppo 103D with darbee so I am familiar. Just want to be sure it doesn't have the "soap opera" effect on the image. My brother had a high end Samsung LCD and it had the "soap opera" effect and it was quite distracting IMO.

No soap opera affect at all.

I believe that's called MotionFlow.
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No soap opera affect at all.

I believe that's called MotionFlow.
Thanks Not much experience on the video side so terminology is to be learned. Great news
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Help!

Turned on the projector and it started flickering. Turned it off and back on and now I'm getting small red lines flickering all across the screen.

Happens with xbox and tv so seems it's the projector. I've had it for one year.

Any help please?
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Help!

Turned on the projector and it started flickering. Turned it off and back on and now I'm getting small red lines flickering all across the screen.

Happens with xbox and tv so seems it's the projector. I've had it for one year.

Any help please?
I reset the cables and it seems to be back to normal. Weird, but glad it works now!
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yea sounds like a scare
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anyone have any recommended settings for gaming? and do yall run reality creation on or off for gaming?

I use a ps4, xbox, and pc and I feel like the picture is lacking...like it's kinda grainy or fuzzy and i feel like I can't get the best color reproduction out for games. I've had my projector for almost a year now with about 400hrs on the lamp. Looks AMAZING on movies though but I feel like it's potential for gaming could be better and I know it's my settings.

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