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U guys getting just the bulbs or housing with the bulbs?

Just the bulbs. Some surgery required.

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The seller has relisted the bulbs. He has 7 left.
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The seller emailed me back and said that he will be re listing the bulbs in the next few days.

Could someone kindly PM me the link.

Is it fairly simple to install a new bulb into the bul housing?

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Check your PM. Sent you the info.
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Could someone installing just the bulb describe the process & possibly take photos of the bulb replacement?
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Someone already did in the Ruby lamp thread. I would just search. It is very good with pics and he describes each step...

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Could someone installing just the bulb describe the process & possibly take photos of the bulb replacement?

The link.

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I did'nt know that the ruby uses the same bulb as the sapphire. Great thread. I wonder if those bulbs could fit in a pearl? I know problee not
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I did'nt know that the ruby uses the same bulb as the sapphire. Great thread. I wonder if those bulbs could fit in a pearl? I know problee not

The Sony VW100, VW200 and Sony Qualia use a Xenon lamp that is not interchangeable with the Pearl. The Pearl uses a UHP lamp.
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First time poster here, thought I would put in a note on my new setup and collect some opinions. Everything is in the planning/engineering stage.

Projector: VPL-VW200
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Subwoofer: 2 InWall Bronze/6 PowerSub (10" Woofers + 250Watt Inrack Amp)

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That's it for now, what do you think?
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First time poster here, thought I would put in a note on my new setup and collect some opinions. Everything is in the planning/engineering stage.

Projector: VPL-VW200
Mount: Chief RPM020 Inverted Mount
Screen: Stewart Luxus Deluxe 100" 16:9 ratio FireHawk with Velux Frame
Receiver: Rotel: RSX-1560 - 7ch
BD: BDPS500 Blueray Player (sony)
Speakers-LCR: 3 Triad InWall Bronze/4 LCR
Speakers-SS: 4 InCeiling Silver/8 Omni
Subwoofer: 2 InWall Bronze/6 PowerSub (10" Woofers + 250Watt Inrack Amp)

Remote: Crestron TPMC-4XG (WiFi Touch Panel 3.5")

That's it for now, what do you think?

Welcome to the forum, very nice system
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It is reference quality...

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I may jumping the gun here, but is there a way to save current settings if your not in user1,2 mode? One more, what's the perferred setting for sports with some ambient light?

I've followed this thread since the day it started, thinking it would be a snap to have it up and running to peak, still, there's always that learning curve. Joerod, I did notice you updated some of your setting on page 1, care to add a recap of any "tweaks" that might work. I will run a search on RCP and DRC, but these two have got me by the short hairs.

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The last updates I gave on my current settings are stil current. They are back a couple pages... And to answer you question, yes. Your settings are saved for Cinema, Standard and Dynamic. I use Cinema for movies, Standard for DirecTV and Dynamic for sports with color on Wide and in gamma 3. That is good for ambient light as well.

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Hi Everybody,

An absolutely amazing thread! I don't own a projector yet, but am thinking about purchasing the VW200 before Xmas. What I can't really figure out is the following:

1. I watch loads of HD TV series, all in 16:9 - so I guess a 16:9 screen + the projecotr itself will marry pretty well

2. I do also watch loads of movies however, BD through my PS3 via a Denon 4308 receiver. With the vw200 and a 16:9 screen however I'll get the black horizontal top/bottom bars, which I do NOT want

So, should I be:

1. Looking for an anamorphic lens (Isco + motorized stand) and go for a 2.5:1 screen?

2. get a video processor (cryslalio II) to convert 2.35 or 1.77 to the screen I get?

What would be the best setup. I live in Holland and there are not so many dealers around where I can go and see a setup, so have to do a lot of Internet reading and potentially decide witout actually seeing it..

Thanks in advance: Rossen
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Welcome to the forum Rossen.

I would eliminate number 2 in preference to keeping the 1:1 pixel mapping maintaining max resolution.

This leaves purchasing a 235:1 screen with an anamorphic lens or going with your 16x9 idea ( and Joes ) and adding a vertical masking system. Ether way no more black bars.
Take a look at Joes system for some ideas. Adding the masking system can be cheaper then adding a quality lens system and it does indeed maintain 1:1. Joe can add some specifics, he da man
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I saw the SONY VW200 set up in the office while Jason was giving a demo, and it had a killer picture!

If i can get Alan to give me a raise, maybe someday i can afford one of these

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Many thanks Alan. I'm now considering a TheatreArt from Vutec 16:9 w/horizontal masking for the vw200. I keep reading the screen has a 6.0 gain and incredible picture, but Vutec do not have any dealers in Holland and their European rep was not able to arrange for a weekend demo for me, but has kindly sent me a small sample of the screen so I can test it.

Joe - I understand you have this screen. Can you please share how does it come together with the vw200? I don't have a dedicated room, so expect to have some ambient light while watching it (which is why I'm considering a higher gain screen)

Thanks in advance: Rossen
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Many thanks Alan. I'm now considering a TheatreArt from Vutec 16:9 w/horizontal masking for the vw200. I keep reading the screen has a 6.0 gain and incredible picture, but Vutec do not have any dealers in Holland and their European rep was not able to arrange for a weekend demo for me, but has kindly sent me a small sample of the screen so I can test it.

Joe - I understand you have this screen. Can you please share how does it come together with the vw200? I don't have a dedicated room, so expect to have some ambient light while watching it (which is why I'm considering a higher gain screen)

Thanks in advance: Rossen

If you're referring to the Vutec Silverstar, read Tryg's review here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=262466

You can find more reviews of high gain screens in Tryg's signature.

joerod has commented on how the Silverstar works with his VW200 earlier in the thread. Search the thread for "Silverstar" and also try "SS".

Jason has commented he feels the Silverstar is not a good choice for rooms with ambient light. That would be because it is an angular reflective screen.
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hrd is right. I have posted about the SS and 200 combo (not to mention other PJs) many times before. Being brief I will say it is a very good combo. I also use a Carada Masquerade Masking System which yeilds excellent results. Here are a few pics taken from before...
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hrd is right. I have posted about the SS and 200 combo (not to mention other PJs) many times before. Being brief I will say it is a very good combo. I also use a Carada Masquerade Masking System which yeilds excellent results. Here are a few pics taken from before...

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I have been very happy with it. Watching movies and watching sports.

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Is there a way to get to the a-zoom without having to toggle thru all of the wide mode options? I've tried saving it in the "user" settings but for some reason the Sony wouldn't remember the zoom part. This one has me stumped, any help sure would be appreciated.

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I did some experimenting lastnite. I was watching the game (Giants/Cowboys) and decided I like AUTO IRIS 1 with it set to Fast. I am still using the other settings (dynamic, Black level HIGH and Gamma 3, with Film PJ mode set to 3 and of course MotionFlow on HIgh)... I just thought I would let everyone know since it seems to increase contrast level and help give the picture more of a POP. I still like my Manual setting for the IRIS for movies though...

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Did some more playing during the Eagles/Browns game and now I like everything from the above post but found an even darker level with more contrast and slightly more POP using Auto Iris 2 with Fast engaged...

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