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Never kept or used a PJ long enough to change lamps - in the "old days" you could get shading issues and generally needed to heavily re-calibrate the units - esp. the old JVCs. I understand it would be wise to set black levels etc... but is the process more plug and play now (at least with the Sony units)?
The projectors are a lot closer to calibrated out of the box once you select a few settings.

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Mike

Thanks for the tip but guess I'm wondering why not wait until you need a new lamp to order the new one? Thereby starting the 90 day when you get the new lamp?
I guess your recommendation is based on not having any projector downtime between lamps? I guess that woulld avoid that.

Or am I just missing a "must order free lamp within x days of original purchase" requirement?
Some people like to have a backup lamp, so that they are not down for a period of time waiting for a replacement.

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Mike. Your right didn't think of it that way. Gonna send off for it soon.
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Mike. Your right didn't think of it that way. Gonna send off for it soon.
Wait the 90 days minimum, so that you do not have overlapping warranty period on both lamps. Then put the new lamp in. to confirm it is good.

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Hi jaymind !

You are using a Darbee and RC combined? I was under the impression that Sony RC performed the same thing as a Darbee?? What model Darbee are you using? Is it a night/day difference using the Darbee?

I ask all these since I considered one (Darbee) a while back but read somewhere that RC was just as good.

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Hi Rob,

I've had no issue with the darbee 5000 at all. I did need to turn down the settings from 40 (on my RS2) to 30 (on the 55) as there where some areas on some films that looked a little to processed. When I first set up the 55 I had, unknowingly, so show setup my Darbee to 50 and everything looked terribly over-processed. I'm embarresed o say that it took my a few weeks to figure this out

I think the Darbee adds to the picture quality and I can notice when I have it turned off. You will need to play with it however and find a setting that works for you.

As for me, I will never be without a Darbee now that I have one. Next month I'm going to add a Darbee to my 7 year old plasma TV to get a little more out of it until 65" oled hits a better price point.
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Need help from anyone using Harmony Ultimate with this projector. The Harmony will not turn on the Sony projector when using any activities, such as watch tv, watch movie, etc.

Tried updating hub and remote firmware, deleting projector and then adding to device list again with no success. Turns on Onkyo receiver, cable box, sony bluray, lowers screen, etc. without issue.

Older harmony one works fine but Ultimate is a no go.

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Need help from anyone using Harmony Ultimate with this projector. The Harmony will not turn on the Sony projector when using any activities, such as watch tv, watch movie, etc.

Tried updating hub and remote firmware, deleting projector and then adding to device list again with no success. Turns on Onkyo receiver, cable box, sony bluray, lowers screen, etc. without issue.

Older harmony one works fine but Ultimate is a no go.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.
Contact Logitech.

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Mike, remote is out of warranty, phone support wants a "convenient time to call you back, along with credit card info"

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Need help from anyone using Harmony Ultimate with this projector. The Harmony will not turn on the Sony projector when using any activities, such as watch tv, watch movie, etc.

Tried updating hub and remote firmware, deleting projector and then adding to device list again with no success. Turns on Onkyo receiver, cable box, sony bluray, lowers screen, etc. without issue.

Older harmony one works fine but Ultimate is a no go.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.
Works fine with mine, both when pointing it directly at the projector, in it's general direction, or bouncing it off the screen. I have the remote set to 'device only' in the remote settings.

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I am considering Sony HW55 for my dedicated home theater, so will this projector be a good choice for 142" (Diagonal) Seymour Center XD screen, note that the projector will be installed approx. 19-20' from the screen?

is it bright enough for this size? or should i consider other projectors? my viewing distance is approx. 16ft.


btw, that i only watch 2D & HDTV contents and not interested in 3D.
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I am considering Sony HW55 for my dedicated home theater, so will this projector be a good choice for 142" (Diagonal) Seymour Center XD screen, note that the projector will be installed approx. 19-20' from the screen?

is it bright enough for this size? or should i consider other projectors? my viewing distance is approx. 16ft.


btw, that i only watch 2D & HDTV contents and not interested in 3D.
The 55 is borderline bright enough for that size screen, assuming you have a decent room. You might take a look at the 40. The HW40 is brighter. Give us a call if we can help.

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Mike, remote is out of warranty, phone support wants a "convenient time to call you back, along with credit card info"

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Others are getting it to work, so it does not look like a problem on Logitech's end.

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I am considering Sony HW55 for my dedicated home theater, so will this projector be a good choice for 142" (Diagonal) Seymour Center XD screen, note that the projector will be installed approx. 19-20' from the screen?

is it bright enough for this size? or should i consider other projectors? my viewing distance is approx. 16ft.


btw, that i only watch 2D & HDTV contents and not interested in 3D.
I think you should seriously consider a high gain screen. Many members rave about their 2.4 or 2.8 gain screen. Check out the 2013 shootout thread for more info.
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I think you should seriously consider a high gain screen. Many members rave about their 2.4 or 2.8 gain screen. Check out the 2013 shootout thread for more info.
The 2.8 gain High Power was discontinued years ago and the 2.4 gain High Power screen has not been available for nearly a year now. The 2.4 has not been discontinued and is supposed to be available some time after the first of the year, but I would not hold my breath for January, because this date has moved back several times.

I agree that the poster could use more lumens and that is why I recommended the HW40.

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I think you should seriously consider a high gain screen. Many members rave about their 2.4 or 2.8 gain screen. Check out the 2013 shootout thread for more info.
I am going to have AT Screen, and place the LCR behind it.

So high gain screens is not an option for me, but thanks for the advice.
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The 55 is borderline bright enough for that size screen, assuming you have a decent room. You might take a look at the 40. The HW40 is brighter. Give us a call if we can help.
Would it make any difference if i go with 137" (Diagonal) 16:9?

or with Sony HW40 it should be ok with 142"?
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Im thinking of either buying the hw55 or waiting it out for the next updated model.

I have a Epson tw-5500 (8500ub) and its been great but i have a numbe rof 3D Films ive been picking up for when i upgrade to a 3D projector so 3D is important to me and sounds like this Sony is good but not quite there, maybe the next model will have RF built in and would have improved 3d brightness/less cross talk.

My other concern is if my 120" at 13feet would compromise image contrast using the Zoom out so much.
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