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Mine did exactly this behavior. I ran on low for ~1500 hours and then the flickering started. I switched to high and the flickering stopped.


Once I switched the bulb I was able to switch back to low with no flicker.
OK that's positive! How many hours have you got on this new lamp? I'm curious if the issue ever returns once the bulb is broken in again for a number of hours.

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Hi Guys,

I recently purchased a second hand Sony VPL-HW50ES projector to replace my Epson EH-TW8100 (5020 UB).


Just a quick comparison:
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The colours were more saturated and “pop” on the Epson, and the blacks looked more deep. I really liked the Epson, but i had to use it in high lamp mode and the fan noise was far too loud, because i placed the projector very close to our heads.

The Sony is dead silent, event in high lamp mode. The colours are less pop, but with the “reality creation” the image looks better and more natural to me.
It’s sharper, more detailed and the shadow details is amazing! Even a very dull picture movie or the darkest scenes look nice with the Sony. As i said the Epson had more inky blacks, but i prefer seeing more details in the dark areas.
I think the next step will be a 4K Sony later on.

So i am satisfied with the VPL-HW50ES, however i have a problem with the lens shift.
The horizontal doesn’t work at all, and the vertical is a kind of “jumping”.

Is there any way to fix those wheels with a home made solution? I haven’t removed the lid. I don't really know how to do that...

Thanks!

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Is this projector still considered a good buy?

How would it hold up against the Epson 5030? I can get the Sony for about $3200 2nd hand here in NZ or am I best to pay an extra $500 and get the Epson 5030 brand new?
Please refer to my post. I was in the same boat (i had a Epson 5020 UB) and ungraded to the Sony which is better i think.

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I'd take the HW50ES over the 5030 any day of the week.
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Regarding the horizontal lens shift malfunction....as long as your placement of the pj is centered to the screen ( smack dab in the middle horizontally) you will be ok. Otherwise, you will be best served to have it repaired or gather a service manual and attempt a fix yourself.

Both vertical and horizontal controls are blotchy at best. One thing you might try is to apply lateral pressure to the horizontal control. Probably will not work but worth a try.

Calibrated, the Sony will provide outstanding results.

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Luckily i can place my Sony in the middle of the room and the vertical lens shift works, so the horizontal is not a big problem at the moment.

Anyway i try to play around with the wheels. Thanks for your advise!

By the way whats the difference between the HW50ES and HW55ES?





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Regarding the horizontal lens shift malfunction....as long as your placement of the pj is centered to the screen ( smack dab in the middle horizontally) you will be ok. Otherwise, you will be best served to have it repaired or gather a service manual and attempt a fix yourself.

Both vertical and horizontal controls are blotchy at best. One thing you might try is to apply lateral pressure to the horizontal control. Probably will not work but worth a try.

Calibrated, the Sony will provide outstanding results.

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