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Excellent! Are you aware of a way to stream Netflix 4K content to these? I had the 4K media player with the Sony which made that possible. Thanks.
I have the Roku Ultra feeding Netflix 4K into a HDFury Linker which works. I have not upgraded my Linker software.

I would love to know if the Oppo UDP-203/205 works with the VPL-VW500ES/VW600ES?

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It was easier to watch 4K on my JVC RS600 than my VW600 - especially since the JVC has a 18Gbps HDMI input and a color filter for WCG. But the most important thing is helping to keep a fellow home theater lover with a projector, rather than you having to go back to poor, inferior commercial theaters, with exit signs, clowns with cell phones and over priced popcorn and drinks ! Oh the humanity !
Oh no, I was never back to a commercial theater after this. I had a custom Stewart screen built back in 2013 and there was just no going back. I held out on humanity long enough, but if I ever had to smell..... one of those public theater halls ever again...

If I am reading into the correct projector, the price is perfect. You mention both the RS500 and RS600, is there a difference and could you provide a link so I can make sure I'm looking at the right one?
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Oh no, I was never back to a commercial theater after this. I had a custom Stewart screen built back in 2013 and there was just no going back. I held out on humanity long enough, but if I ever had to smell..... one of those public theater halls ever again...

If I am reading into the correct projector, the price is perfect. You mention both the RS500 and RS600, is there a difference and could you provide a link so I can make sure I'm looking at the right one?
The RS500 and 600 are really the same basic projector - hand picked parts and a 5 year warranty on the RS600 ( vs 3 years on the 500 ). There is a lot of info right here on AVS -maybe too much at this point ( thread overload ).

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I have the Roku Ultra feeding Netflix 4K into a HDFury Linker which works. I have not upgraded my Linker software.
You have this working with the JVC?
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Just looked at my hours and it's still going so strong.
I will upgrade to a newer projector but I will wait a few more years at this point.

I haven't been back to my local cinema since I built my theatre room and don't miss it one bit.



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Just looked at my hours and it's still going so strong.
I will upgrade to a newer projector but I will wait a few more years at this point.

I haven't been back to my local cinema since I built my theatre room and don't miss it one bit.



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There's another guy on the forum has over 10,000 hours on his 13,000 plus I believe .Says it's as good as the day he bought it, changed the lamp every 2000 hours . MyVW500
was trouble free for three years tack sharp 4K image up until the day I sold it , contrast 10500:1 . Nice to see some members getting the most from their projectors and logging high hours such as this.
Everyone boasts about the latest and greatest features but few ever get this far out before switching to something new, many myself included don't even make it through the warranty
period before switching.

I've purchased the JVCRS600 and a Sony VW675 since I sold the VW600 . Outside of some upgrades to current standards and minor improvements in the overall image the VW600
would have held it's own in my theater for another year or two and saved a bunch of money. Nice to see a few smart members posting great success for longevity however, someone has
to pave the way for being an early adopter . In the mean time I have a couple projectors for sale, I believe a new one is coming out and have to be ready .

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Just looked at my hours and it's still going so strong.
I will upgrade to a newer projector but I will wait a few more years at this point.

I haven't been back to my local cinema since I built my theatre room and don't miss it one bit.



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Thanks for the post as this is some good news for those of us who are a little nervous about our machines. By any chance, have you actually measured the Native contrast? just curious. ALso, do you have a 2.35 screen and use the zoom feature to fill the screen. again asking because that is how i originally noticed some of my concerns of a brighter "dark" screen. I noticed the overscan as light shining below my screen and above the screen (though it is not apparent there because my dropdown screen has a fidelio border above it which eats the light very well.

On my 1.85 screen with my side masking panels, never would have observed an issue

Thanks in advance for your info and the encouraging note that 6500+ hours the pics appear to be fantastic
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Hi, sorry I haven't measured the native contrast. I'm very happy with the way it still looks to my eye.
I do have a 2.35:1 screen and yes I can just see the overscan. I have a totally black room. It isn't bad and my wife cant really see it but I can.
The Stewart frame eats the light perfectly but I really need to put the black felt I have up on the screen wall to totally eliminate it.


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Hi, sorry I haven't measured the native contrast. I'm very happy with the way it still looks to my eye.
I do have a 2.35:1 screen and yes I can just see the overscan. I have a totally black room. It isn't bad and my wife cant really see it but I can.
The Stewart frame eats the light perfectly but I really need to put the black felt I have up on the screen wall to totally eliminate it.


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thanks for the response back. Same results here, light controlled room etc, etc. I cant really use the velvet wall approach as i have a dropdown and tower speakers so i am looking at a curtain approach to the issue that would cover the side overscans also.
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Just looked at my hours and it's still going so strong.
I will upgrade to a newer projector but I will wait a few more years at this point.

I haven't been back to my local cinema since I built my theatre room and don't miss it one bit.



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Wiked,

Very curious if the lamp timer relates to just one lamp, or multiple lamps.

Thanks
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Very curious if the lamp timer relates to just one lamp, or multiple lamps.

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My guess he's on the fourth lamp. Another guy with 13,000 hours changed his every 2000 hours.

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My guess he's on the fourth lamp. Another guy with 13,000 hours changed his every 2000 hours.
One might want to re-set the lamp timer when installing a new lamp. I would anyway.

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One might want to re-set the lamp timer when installing a new lamp. I would anyway.

Would be good to know what is on the current lamp agreed but I'd like to know the total hours most important. That's scary actually if one
could reset the lamp timer unless there is a separate total time .

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Would be good to know what is on the current lamp agreed but I'd like to know the total hours most important. That's scary actually if one
could reset the lamp timer unless there is a separate total time .
There is, in the service menu.
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Mine is still the original lamp. When I change to a new one I would definately reset the hours etc.

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Mine is still the original lamp. When I change to a new one I would definately reset the hours etc.

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6000+ hours! wow, that may be the longest i have heard of a lamp like this. I was hoping for 2-3000. The photo of your projection still looks great!
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Hi All. I need some quick help. I need to know the right size screen to order. Getting a fixed frame.

Room is 20 feet wide exactly. I plan on mounting it on the back wall with a platform. Whats the max screen size I can get?
130 inches with no overscan?
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Not sure the question - but I have 135" diagonal 16:9 with no issues (bright enough for 3D and 2D with low lamp).

Screen is 1.1 gain.
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Guys,
What's the best 4k bluray for our vw500es that will maximize our projector's capabilities?
Oppo 203 or Panasonic ub900?
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What's the best 4k bluray for our vw500es that will maximize our projector's capabilities?

Oppo 203 or Panasonic ub900?

In your case probably the Oppo 203 since it has a "Strip HDR" setting built in, unless you have an HDFury device to do it, then I'd recommend the UB900 because you could take advantage of its HDR tone brightness slider adjustment, which then gives you a similar adjustment as the updated Sonys like the VW365/665/675ES have, which also have a slider for that.
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In your case probably the Oppo 203 since it has a "Strip HDR" setting built in, unless you have an HDFury device to do it, then I'd recommend the UB900 because you could take advantage of its HDR tone brightness slider adjustment, which then gives you a similar adjustment as the updated Sonys like the VW365/665/675ES have, which also have a slider for that.
If I will get the Pana ub900 I still need the HDFury Linker?
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If I will get the Pana ub900 I still need the HDFury Linker?
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Yes, because your projector doesn't offer HDR support, so you need to strip it out using either the HDFury or an Oppo 203. The Panasonic UB900 does not offer this feature, but it does have the HDR Tone Brightness Slider adjustment.

In fact, if you get the Linker, you can also disable the HDR flag at the output and then maybe try my HarperVision HDR on SDR settings to see if that works on a Sony 500/600ES. There is a link below my signature that goes over the concept. I haven't tried or had anyone else try, on a Sony 4K SDR projector, so it would be interesting what you could do with it.
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