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BShaw@BedHandles's Avatar BShaw@BedHandles 07:01 AM 10-21-2008
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Originally Posted by img eL View Post

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

Just the bulbs. Some surgery required.

BOBCAT's Avatar BOBCAT 08:33 AM 10-21-2008
The seller has relisted the bulbs. He has 7 left.
ca1ore's Avatar ca1ore 08:03 PM 10-21-2008
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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?

Thanks!
BOBCAT's Avatar BOBCAT 08:33 AM 10-22-2008
calore,
Check your PM. Sent you the info.
img eL's Avatar img eL 05:18 AM 10-23-2008
Could someone installing just the bulb describe the process & possibly take photos of the bulb replacement?
joerod's Avatar joerod 05:25 AM 10-23-2008
Someone already did in the Ruby lamp thread. I would just search. It is very good with pics and he describes each step...
BShaw@BedHandles's Avatar BShaw@BedHandles 06:13 AM 10-23-2008
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Originally Posted by img eL View Post

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

The link.
img eL's Avatar img eL 09:52 AM 10-23-2008
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
Alan Gouger's Avatar Alan Gouger 10:27 AM 10-23-2008
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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.
pharo7321's Avatar pharo7321 01:26 PM 11-06-2008
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?
joerod's Avatar joerod 06:34 PM 11-09-2008
Kung Fu Panda!!!
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joerod's Avatar joerod 06:35 PM 11-09-2008
Polar Express!!!
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Alan Gouger's Avatar Alan Gouger 08:21 PM 11-09-2008
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Originally Posted by pharo7321 View Post

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
Alan Gouger's Avatar Alan Gouger 08:22 PM 11-09-2008
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Kung Fu Panda!!!

Dam those look good. I have to order this one for myself.
joerod's Avatar joerod 05:48 AM 11-10-2008
It is reference quality...
GG386's Avatar GG386 08:37 AM 11-10-2008
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.

Intial thoughts (first pj), couldn't be any happier given the price range this machine falls in. Very quite, good looking, picture looks outstanding (even with my non tweaked up settings). I gave DLP every chance in the world, but for some reason, always came back to the sxrd format, just liked the overall look.
joerod's Avatar joerod 07:59 PM 11-10-2008
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.
joerod's Avatar joerod 04:53 PM 11-14-2008
I am looking forward to posting some screenshots of WALL*E soon...
macman241's Avatar macman241 08:40 AM 11-15-2008
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
Alan Gouger's Avatar Alan Gouger 09:33 AM 11-15-2008
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
hrd's Avatar hrd 08:09 PM 11-15-2008
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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

Must be nice to have the AV Science employee discount.

Alan, give Cindy a raise!
joerod's Avatar joerod 06:13 PM 11-19-2008
I should go and work with AVS.
macman241's Avatar macman241 03:03 PM 11-21-2008
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
hrd's Avatar hrd 06:14 PM 11-21-2008
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Originally Posted by macman241 View Post

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.
joerod's Avatar joerod 08:09 PM 11-21-2008
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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rudolpht's Avatar rudolpht 08:29 PM 11-21-2008
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

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...

Been using a 123" SilverStar for 3 Projectors. Works great with the VW200!
joerod's Avatar joerod 08:15 AM 11-23-2008
I have been very happy with it. Watching movies and watching sports.
GG386's Avatar GG386 09:00 PM 12-14-2008
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.
joerod's Avatar joerod 09:32 AM 12-15-2008
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...
joerod's Avatar joerod 08:49 PM 12-16-2008
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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