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So - I've bought a house that just happens to have a Home Theatre left behind. Awesome right?!

Long story short - I've been told that the current projector (Sim2 D80 (Not the D80E)) is still an awesome 2D projector. My problem is that I'm a 3D movie buff...

I was originally looking at getting a Sony VPL-HW50ES, Though some people have mentioned that the 2D image will likely be inferior to that of the much older Sim2 D80 that I have.

.I'm after people's opinions please. I need help to make up my mind! (Keep the D80 and give up on 3D for now (again... frown.gif ), or buy a 3D projector like the Sony to replace it and sell the D80.


Relevant Note: I currently have a 92" Screen Technics screen with it - though I am likely to replace that with a 100" LP Morgan screen within the next couple of weeks (Think the room is too small for 110" screen sadly).
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Keep the D80 for 2D as the HW50ES will be inferior for 2D picture quality in most areas. I owned the D80 a while back and it was a great product. Go with a cheap 3D only projector. I just bought the Optoma HD25 for strict 3D use and so far it's been a fantastic choice. You could also look into the BenQ W1070 as it offers lens shift (the HD25 does not). You'll save yourself a couple thousand dollars this way.
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How do you mount the second projector? The current D80 is ceiling mounted and the structure of the room is not really conducive to a bookshelf / cabinet mount.
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How do you mount the second projector? The current D80 is ceiling mounted and the structure of the room is not really conducive to a bookshelf / cabinet mount.

If you can't mount it on a shelf then just hang a pole behind the D80 so it is a bit lower and the projector beam misses it.

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I'll keep that in mind - Cheers
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