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post #1 of 12 Old 12-11-2006, 07:27 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello to everybody & congratulations for your forum.

First of all apologies for my poor English, but its not my native language.

I am about to purchase the sony vpl-vw50 (pearl) and I have some questions - hoping to find the right answers here -

I will mount the projector at 18,37 feet from the screen.
Having the lens zoom at the minimum (1.0x) the pj will give me 102" screen from this distance.
I don't need larger screen as some of the audience will be close to the screen (9,2 feet).
My questions:
1. Generally what do you think? (or do you know) This distance for this specific projector is too much?
2. I am planning to connect the pj with my decent Denon dvd 1920. Or it will be much-much better to built a HTPC (it worth's?)

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-12-2006, 07:32 AM - Thread Starter
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No one?

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Thanks a lot for the help....:-(

Marry Christmas & a happy new year!

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OK - I'll bite - but will pass you elsewhere - my only knowledge is places to go for you to get the right information.
There is much talk about the Pearl having variable brigtness over its focus range. This has something to do with the lens I believe. I think at the minimum you'll have the brightest image that the Pearl is capable of throwing, but at the sacrifice of the deepest blacks it's capable of. You'll find more information about this is some of the Pearl threads. In addition I'd point you to the widescreen review Pearl review - that can be found on their website. It's very very detailed and will give information about this.

Denon builds good stuff and the 1920 is a respectable transport. I'm not sure the only other option is to go and build a several thousand dollar HTPC though. The decision to build an HTPC is not just about DVD playback, but media storage, distribtion, etc...If you're looking for DVD only solution that might be a bit much. There are other upgrades that will pair nicely with the Pearl - for example - how about a HD-DVD player? You are moving to a 1080p display - how about a nice 1080p (or i for right now) source to pair with it. The Toshiba HD-DVD players offer very good upconverting (meaning you could replace your Denon) and will give you some really specatular source material to play on your new toy. I believe the 2nd generation units are bieng released in Europe right now. These are faster than the first gen, much more ergonomically statisfying and produce stunning results.
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Great choice in the projector. It will depend on your room as to the distance you want to mount it. Closer (about 10 feet) brighter further (about 18 feet) you will get better contrast. 102" screen is a good size for the Pearl I have 104" Da-Lite 1.3gain and mounting the projector about 14' from screen.

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I forgot to tell you that since I had no any reply to my query, I change my mind and as from March 22nd I have the JVC ....

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I forgot to tell you that since I had no any reply to my query, I change my mind and as from March 22nd I have the JVC ....

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Congrats brother, allot of members here are using the JVC including myself. Would you like a cookie and some warm milk?

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Congrats brother, allot of members here are using the JVC including myself. Would you like a cookie and some warm milk?

Thank you!!








BTW , since I do not speak fluent english, I do not understand the expresion "Would you like a cookie and some warm milk?", so in case I have to reply
.....??

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Thank you!!








BTW , since I do not speak fluent english, I do not understand the expresion "Would you like a cookie and some warm milk?", so in case I have to reply
.....??

He's being

As a fellow Greek, RS1 owner and AVS member...Welcome and enjoy your RS1 its a great machine.
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Thanks Alex512,

(However here in Greece - and in whole Europe- it cames as HD1)

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I have the Pearl and like to sit as close as 1 screen width for my best blu-rays. More like 2 widths back for most stuff. I have a small screen around 7 ft wide so have plenty of light even at longer throws.
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