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Nice collection! it looks familar

I think you should keep the Sharp for the same reason i'm keeping the DC4 planar. Both had for a great price (the Planar was new old stock) and great in their own respective areas (Planar for 2D, Sharp for 3D). Those are the finds worth keeping imo. Plus I've been using it for gaming recently.

Are you testing any 4K gaming on the Sony?
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I haven't tested any 4K gaming on the Sony yet. I've been playing a lot of GTA V on my PC monitor though. It's quite cinematic on my LG 34UM95. It has a native 21:9 aspect (3440 x 1440 resolution) and gives many games a unique look. Once I test out the Sony I hope I don't have issues playing back modern games at 4K. I have nvidia GTX 980s in SLI and an i7 5930K CPU and I still doubt I'd be able to set most games at max detail and get good frame rates. We'll see though.
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I didn't realize how much larger the Sony is compared to the X500!

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I didn't realize how much larger the Sony is compared to the X500!
It's quite a bit bigger and heavier. It's the largest projector I've had here with the Digital Projection HighLite 1080p Cine 260-HC coming in a close second.
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I didn't realize how much larger the Sony is compared to the X500!
I know right! I would be a little skeptical about ceiling mounting that beast over my head.
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I know right! I would be a little skeptical about ceiling mounting that beast over my head.
Why. People have items that large and heavy over their heads all the time. I have several ceiling fans in my house that are as heavy as the VW1100. As long as you use the correct fasteners and secure to solid framing or blocking, you have nothing to worry about.

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Why. People have items that large and heavy over their heads all the time. I have several ceiling fans in my house that are as heavy as the VW1100. As long as you use the correct fasteners and secure to solid framing or blocking, you have nothing to worry about.
I'm paranoid about ceiling fans hanging directly over my head as well, LOL! I know it's fine, and a projector (or ceiling fan for that matter) falling on your head is probably less likely to happen than getting struck by lightning, but it still doesn't change the fact that I know there's something that could potentially kill me hanging 5' above my noggin. Risk v/s reward; I'm still sitting under the projector.
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I'm paranoid about ceiling fans hanging directly over my head as well, LOL! I know it's fine, and a projector (or ceiling fan for that matter) falling on your head is probably less likely to happen than getting struck by lightning, but it still doesn't change the fact that I know there's something that could potentially kill me hanging 5' above my noggin. Risk v/s reward; I'm still sitting under the projector.
As high as some of my ceilings are, even if the over head object only weighed a couple pounds, it would probably kill me if it hit me in the head. Since I installed the blocking and installed all of the fans, hanging light fixtures and projectors in my house, I am not worried about it.

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As high as some of my ceilings are, even if the over head object only weighed a couple pounds, it would probably kill me if it hit me in the head. Since I installed the blocking and installed all of the fans, hanging light fixtures and projectors in my house, I am not worried about it.
Hahaha! We should totally start watching movies while wearing hardhats (albeit ones covered in black velvet).

Oh lord, this should do. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BLAC...-/161639020769

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Hopefully laser projection will do for home 3D what it's doing for 3D at the theatre. I posted the following in another thread over on the 3D section.

It looks like the IMAX laser theatre is going to be a game changer for 3D. Peter Howell, a film critic for the Toronto Star and a 3D hater, just published an article in the Toronto Star entitled: I've seen the future -- and its in 3D. He went to a screening of Mad Max in 3D at the IMAX, which uses new laser projection (only four in North America) and he claims it was an incredible experience -- bright and extremely detailed image with massive depth and he loved it. He said: "But seeing Mad Max in 3D on IMAX with laser simply blew me away. It was like viewing the film, which I love, for the first time. IMAX with laser makes me finally a believer in what 3D can do, well worth the not-inconsiderable $7 ticket surcharge."

A bright 3D image without any ghosting or flicker makes a huge difference and now that critics and consumers alike are experiencing it they too are becoming converts.
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Hopefully laser projection will do for home 3D what it's doing for 3D at the theatre. I posted the following in another thread over on the 3D section.

It looks like the IMAX laser theatre is going to be a game changer for 3D. Peter Howell, a film critic for the Toronto Star and a 3D hater, just published an article in the Toronto Star entitled: I've seen the future -- and its in 3D. He went to a screening of Mad Max in 3D at the IMAX, which uses new laser projection (only four in North America) and he claims it was an incredible experience -- bright and extremely detailed image with massive depth and he loved it. He said: "But seeing Mad Max in 3D on IMAX with laser simply blew me away. It was like viewing the film, which I love, for the first time. IMAX with laser makes me finally a believer in what 3D can do, well worth the not-inconsiderable $7 ticket surcharge."

A bright 3D image without any ghosting or flicker makes a huge difference and now that critics and consumers alike are experiencing it they too are becoming converts.
Take a look at this thread. BenQ Full Laser DLP projector fall 2016
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Try sitting under a Sony G90 during a earth quake. When we moved to Texas from Washington State, it took 4 guys to lower it. It was floor mounted down here. P.s. My wife would never sit under it. Still excellent projector I turn on often. 4K Sony in future.
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if anyone is looking for a great .95 DLP projector, this is a good deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Runco-LS-3-L...item3f4e2c1561

it comes with a new Runco lamp and original box. This isn't talked about often, but these are quite good for those interested in gaming. Image is razor sharp as well, a major leap in overall PQ vs. the cheap .65 DLP's. + full vertical lens shift as well.
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Is anyone still experiencing problems with last years JVC (X500, X700, X900, RS49, RS57, RS67)?

If so, please take a look at my post here: Official JVC DLA-X700R / RS57U Owners Thread

I've been battling an issue for a long time now where switching inputs would randomly cause my screen to go black with green lines flashing all over it. The only way to fix it was to power the projector off and back on, which sometimes required me to hard power off by unplugging it. I played with many settings and did tons of research and testing for months, but what finally resolved my issue was disabling 4K scaling in all components other than my JVC X700 'AND' by disabling CEC in all components including the projector. More details are in the JVC thread linked above, but that's a quick breakdown of how I was finally able to get myself running trouble free.
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Is this the laser tech that's coming to select JVC HT projectors this winter?

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL102324

There's four laser models labeled NEW on the main page.

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/c...oductId=PRO6.2
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Is this the laser tech that's coming to select JVC HT projectors this winter?

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL102324

There's four laser models labeled NEW on the main page.

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/c...oductId=PRO6.2

It would be great if they did that and gave us more lumens, full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Still would like to see a 4K version at the top end.

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It would be great if they did that and gave us more lumens, full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Still would like to see a 4K version at the top end.
I agree! Those are specialty projectors and even the lamp based models don't produce near the same CR as the home theater models. That said the lamp models state >18,000:1 whereas the laser hybrid models state 20,000:1. Hopefully they can get that laser tech implemented into the home theater models, but with a little more brightness and the same or better black levels and contrast as last years models.

I'm guessing that's what is going to be the case. And then they'll have one, maybe two, high-end models that are also native 4K...and priced accordingly. I don't see laser powered plus native 4K projectors being mainstream affordable this year or the next. I hope I'm wrong, but with a dearth of content it doesn't make sense to mass produce and sell them cheaply outside of marketing appeal.
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Is this the laser tech that's coming to select JVC HT projectors this winter?

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/f...l_id=MDL102324

There's four laser models labeled NEW on the main page.

http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/c...oductId=PRO6.2
The sell sheet shows 30K contrast (typical) or 20K minimum (full iris open). This is close to the X500's native contrast wide open.

Also important to note is the <25ms lag time, so they can already do this in the consumer models if they want to. Someone at JVC has to be tired of hearing how Sony 1080P models have ~30ms lag time, etc. Heck, this is one of the reasons some gamers go to Sony vs. JVC just for this reason alone, despite wanting a JVC to begin with.

I think their most cost-effective move this year would have been to take this laser hybrid model, update the original DI with a 2.0 version and add the HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 + low lag time.
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The sell sheet shows 30K contrast (typical) or 20K minimum (full iris open). This is close to the X500's native contrast wide open.

Also important to note is the <25ms lag time, so they can already do this in the consumer models if they want to. Someone at JVC has to be tired of hearing how Sony 1080P models have ~30ms lag time, etc. Heck, this is one of the reasons some gamers go to Sony vs. JVC just for this reason alone, despite wanting a JVC to begin with.

I think their most cost-effective move this year would have been to take this laser hybrid model, update the original DI with a 2.0 version and add the HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 + low lag time.
True, it's close but I sure hope they don't sacrifice CR for a new light engine. I feel like if they optimized the optical path better (less internal reflections), they could get away with making it brighter without sacrificing black levels any. I do really hope they give us a Game Mode this year. That's a huge selling point for us gamers!

I agree. I want all of those things as well as refined e-Shift & Clear Black, even better motion resolution, and faster HDMI switching. Maybe an upgraded processor would fix some of those issues.
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