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post #451 of 682 Old 05-15-2010, 04:41 AM
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Pglover19,
Maybe you can raise your screen to compensate? My screen can be raised or lowered if need be.....just a thought.

Raising the screen is not an option...
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You will have to either raise the screen, lower the projector, or a combination of the two. You have no choice. Or else you will have to tilt the project and use keystone to adjust. This will negatively effect the picture quality

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Interested in purchasing an HW15. If purchased online, from say Ebay, would the warranty be good? Does the seller have to be an authorized agent? Maybe what I should ask is how can you verify if the seller (Ebay or other) is authorized (other than asking) and that the 2 year warranty will be valid? Looks like you can only look up retailers by zip code on the Sony site. I was also maybe looking to buy the HW10 on ebay or from Compusa. I did call Sony's help, but they managed to iritate me fairly quickly so I hung up on the guy. Must be short on patience today.

Thanks for any response.
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jetty,
Sony does list autherized dealers online on the sonystyle wed site I have provided a link.
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...Sony_Retailers

I am tempted by some of the deals on ebay also but I do some research and try to remember "Caveat emptor". If the warranty is important you should buy from a authorized dealer. Hope this helps good luck CSMike
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Oh, thanks so much for the link. I don't know why I couldn't find it. I will probably stay away from ebay deals.
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I was able to get 10% off MSRP from my local Best Buy. I'm sure that doesn't match the ebay deals, but I'd be pretty leery buying something like this from an unknown dealer. I've had to return a couple of things and BB has always been very easy to deal with in that regard.
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Personally I want with Provantage and they're an authorized Sony dealer.
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Would this mount be good for the hw15?http://store.elitechusa.com/index.ph...ing-mount.html

I can't ceiling mount and this looks like it would be more ventilation then a shelf.

Added: if this doesn't look good does anyone have any suggestions? My ht is in the basement and the ceilings are too low to mount it on the ceiling. (7ft)

P.s. If anyone wants a great price on this pj and has access to the Sony epp store you'll get a better price then anything currently on eBay. (20% off msrp)
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I've read the warranty for the sony PJs - there's no provision/requirement stating that the warranty is only valid for purchases from authorized dealers.

That would have to be present in the warranty for them to legally deny any warranty claim.

Thus I would only be concerned about refurbished PJs as those would carry a separate warranty not readily available to review prior to purchase.

Used PJs would likely not be covered under any warranty from any vendor.
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Just purchased the HW15 and all I have to say is it's amazing!! I've been using the Sanyo Z2 which was my first projector purchase 6 years ago (I know it's old tech...). I was going to buy the AE4000 but decided on the HW15 due to the sealed light path. After using the Z2 which has the constant problems with dust blobs, I decided to go with the HW15. I'm still tweaking the projector and can't seem to get the right color settings. Anyone in here using the Da-Lite HP screen? If so, can you please post your color settings? Thanks in advance.
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Any opinions on best place/pricing on replacement bulbs for the HW-15? I just got one and am looking to get a spare bulb. Thanks in advance.

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I'm getting the Da-Lite HP screen next week. I just ordered it today. I can't tell you settings yet, but after I get the screen my buddy is coming over to adjust it for me.

I also just added the OPPO BDP-83 to my setup. It does seem to improve image quality a bit -- the color is much better (vs the current Sonys and my old Panasonic) and detail is slightly better. Small object detail on blu-ray is more distinct and there is less background noise in video based content.

One thing to do with your HW15 immediately -- turn OFF the Overscan setting. It reduces resolution.
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Seems like everyone likes the Sony that got one and that convinced me
to order one. Retiring the G70 who would of thought that!

FOR SALE: Sony VPL-W200/new spare bulb less than 220 hours on projector like new!!!!!!
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I've been using my new HW15 for the last few days and it's awesome. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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I've been using my new HW15 for the last few days and it's awesome. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

You are one of the reasons I bought one! Your thought process made
sense to me and me coming from crt I have no clue on the new technology.

FOR SALE: Sony VPL-W200/new spare bulb less than 220 hours on projector like new!!!!!!
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Hi all

I still have serious problems with pixelization and noise on mainly dark scenes.
I am uploading some pictures to give you hint
Is this something that is apparent in your projectors also? (I seriously doubt that.) Do you believe that this can be adjusted through calibration or it is just a faulty projector that needs to go back for service.?...
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Hi all

I still have serious problems with pixelization and noise on mainly dark scenes.
I am uploading some pictures to give you hint
Is this something that is apparent in your projectors also? (I seriously doubt that.) Do you believe that this can be adjusted through calibration or it is just a faulty projector that needs to go back for service.?...

What are your sources hooked up to the projector? Looks like way to much
gamma in the photos.

FOR SALE: Sony VPL-W200/new spare bulb less than 220 hours on projector like new!!!!!!
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Hi all

I still have serious problems with pixelization and noise on mainly dark scenes.
I am uploading some pictures to give you hint
Is this something that is apparent in your projectors also? (I seriously doubt that.) Do you believe that this can be adjusted through calibration or it is just a faulty projector that needs to go back for service.?...


No, this is not something I've seen. The picture on mine is without pixelation or blockiness and the color + gamma looks pretty accurate OOTB. Are you using default settings?
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You are one of the reasons I bought one! Your thought process made
sense to me and me coming from crt I have no clue on the new technology.


Awesome, hope you're pleased with it.
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Are u using HDMI or is it a power interference ?

I have been using mine for 3 months n picture never look as bad as yours, except i am not familiar with the film u displayed.

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Hi all

I still have serious problems with pixelization and noise on mainly dark scenes.
I am uploading some pictures to give you hint
Is this something that is apparent in your projectors also? (I seriously doubt that.) Do you believe that this can be adjusted through calibration or it is just a faulty projector that needs to go back for service.?...


Man see things as they were n say why. I dream of things that never were, n say why not ....... A Perfect PROJECTOR
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What are your sources hooked up to the projector? Looks like way to much
gamma in the photos.

My source is PS3 pass it through Marantz receiver via HDMI. The picture though is the same if it is through the Marantz or directly from the PS3 to the projector. And yes I am using default settings.
The thing is that before Sony I have owned for a brief time an Optoma HD20 and a BenQ W1000 and I haven't noticed anything similar.
Thus it is something wrong with this specific projector.
Any idea of what is causing this very bad picture? It is really annoying....
COuld it be a calibration issue?
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Hi all

I still have serious problems with pixelization and noise on mainly dark scenes.
I am uploading some pictures to give you hint
Is this something that is apparent in your projectors also? (I seriously doubt that.) Do you believe that this can be adjusted through calibration or it is just a faulty projector that needs to go back for service.?...


I had the same problem as this on mine. I changed the gamma setting just scrolled through them to see whihc would reduce the block effect and then
tweaked the brightness. Looks much better now but maybe a little too dark so
some loss of detail. I do think this is a problem that can be solved by calibration though.

It'll all work at the same time....one day.
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I had the same problem as this on mine. I changed the gamma setting just scrolled through them to see whihc would reduce the block effect and then
tweaked the brightness. Looks much better now but maybe a little too dark so
some loss of detail. I do think this is a problem that can be solved by calibration though.

Thanks.
I will try it and let you know about the results
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I looked at the operator's manual in the section on adjusting the vertical position and it saids "The picture projected on the screen moves up or down by a maximum of 65% of the screen height from the center of the lens".

So, for me the distance from the top of the ceiling to the center of the screen is 59" (coming down from the ceiling). 65% of 59" is 38.35. Take that number and subtract it from 59" (59"-38.35") is 20.65". So for the projector mounting, the minimum distance from the top of the ceiling to the center of the projector lens is 20.65". So, I need a mount extension at least that length.. Once again I have 9' ceiling and the projector would be 7'2" from the floor...

Please verify my numbers.....

I'm trying to determine how to mount my projector as well but with a much more limited range than what you describe. Your math is correct but I'm not sure about the implementation. I think that is the correct way to do it but I'm not sure. I'm trying to project from my 8 ft ceiling to a screen whose top can't be any higher than 5 ft from the floor.

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Thanks.
I will try it and let you know about the results

Just to add that the picture noise is not apparent with blueray material....
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Any recommendations on sellers of bulbs for the HW-15?

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Vanns has a decent price on the LMP-H201 lamp. I've never personally purchased anything from them but have heard good things in the past.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it.../sony-lmp-h201
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Fedex is did not make my day! They tried to deliver my projector on
Saturday but was not home! I think that is ok I am off on Monday
no problem! Wrong they are closed on Monday so once again no
problem I will drive out and pick it up. There is about 50 people working
there but policey states no go so I guess I will get it tomorrow.

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Fedex is did not make my day! They tried to deliver my projector on
Saturday but was not home! I think that is ok I am off on Monday
no problem! Wrong they are closed on Monday so once again no
problem I will drive out and pick it up. There is about 50 people working
there but policey states no go so I guess I will get it tomorrow.

Something is WRONG if they are closed today!
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Something is WRONG if they are closed today!

FedEx Home is closed on Mondays... open on Saturdays.
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