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I might be looking to purchase an hw55es second hand, should i avoid this model? It seems to tic all my boxes, but all the issues im reading here are scaring me. I mostly watch movies and play video games.

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What issues do you see? I'll PM you

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I'll tell you that I'm very pleased overall with this projector. Its plenty bright so it can be used with ambient light. I play video games with ambient light coming in during the day and the picture is fine with me. This is in eco mode as well.

To me if you compare this with the Epson I enjoy the picture quality of the Sony much more. Just has a smoothness that I felt the Epson didnt have. In regards to the bulb I wouldn't be concerned with that as this issue can happen with any projector. The lens thing, I haven't seen any issues.

If you can get this for a good price I would say grab it up.


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I've owned the 55es and Epson 5030. I have a few thousand hours currently on the 55es. The Sony is far far superior in every way.. except RF vs IR 3d.
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What price point and condition are you getting this at?

What are your concerns and other projectors that you're thinking of purchasing?


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I apologize for not responding, wifey has been not well, have been dealing with that. My price range 1500 or less, but im thinking i should up my budget go new with warranty, unless i can find a really nice deal on used.
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I apologize for not responding, wifey has been not well, have been dealing with that. My price range 1500 or less, but im thinking i should up my budget go new with warranty, unless i can find a really nice deal on used.
Sorry to hear your wife isnt feeling well. I'm just messing around. Personally I wouldn't buy a projector without a warranty unless its too good of a deal to pass up. I bought mine from Starpower and it was a demo unit B-stock(came from Sony) but still came with a 3 year warranty, 90 day bulb. The price I paid was very fair.

I havent seen it personally nor followed the thread on it but have you given the Sony 45 a fair shake yet? Its on sale for $1800 through tomorrow. I'm not sure what kind of use, room screen type this will be in but may be worth a look.


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Thanks so much for your input, after doing much research, i went with a brand new sony hw45es, very nice upgrade from a jvc rs2, nice brightness, lots of color pop, just installed it last night so not much time to demo, but im very happy with her.
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Thanks so much for your input, after doing much research, i went with a brand new sony hw45es, very nice upgrade from a jvc rs2, nice brightness, lots of color pop, just installed it last night so not much time to demo, but im very happy with her.
That seems like a good choice. After you get some road miles on it let us know what you think of it.


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Will do, im on the hunt for a new screen now. looking for an acoustic transparent, tab tensioned screen that will not reflect light back out into my seating area due to my 70" lcd flat panel being behind the screen. I already posted this question in the screen thread. Anyone have experience with this delima can pm me. Seymour screens is sending me samples now, they said that there screens will work for me.
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looking for an acoustic transparent, tab tensioned screen that will not reflect light back out into my seating area
If you want a screen that doesn't reflect light you want a black screen.. That's the whole point of a screen. To reflect light back to us. This is the screen gain measurement you see in screen specs.

I've personally had several screen including a few Seymour XD screens. They are fantastic. If you see any issues with the flat panel behind it just throw a blanket of felt over it. Personally I don't think you'll need to... but just in case.
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