I can get both for almost the same amount of money so please help me decide quickly. My enviroment is pitch black siiting at either 9' or 11' and with a throw distance of 15'. Also I only watch DVD movies so for that reason I kind of like the Sony, but still I am open for suggestions. I am trying to get a 90" plus diagonal image...
Hopefuly this info is enough for you to help me pick
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I would suggest the VT540...it has supperior resolution to the vplw400q, so even in widescreen it will be use more pixels.
The VT540 is significantly brighter as well. The VPLW400q only has 400 lumens, so if it isn't dark in your room, you will have a problem.
And, it is newer. Are you sure you can get both for the same price?
I am not sure if it does the squeeze or not. You will for sure get 16x9 in a 16x9 window, but I don't know if it does this by taking the anamorphic image and compressing it, or by downcoverting to get lower res letterboxed version.
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The component, S video, and composite inputs afford aspect ratio controls. However, as with all digital projectors, it scales the input to do so. The result is 1024x576 which is actually pretty pleasing. The VT540 is one of only a few XGA digital projectors that will synch and stretch 1080i and 720p signals to the full panel such that a Panamorph or ISCO can squeeze/stretch the image into a 16:9 AR. Thus affording a 33% improvement in light and resolution.
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