my unit is working now since 2009. It is still a pleasure for me to look Blurays.
But now i want to start a new project. My uncle gave me his whole LD Collection including Pioneer CLD 1750 PAL/NTSC Player. Iam trying to get the best picture quality of my LDs.
Does somebody use the Sony HW15 with a LD Equipment? Any advice for me? I know that i have to use the Composite out and in best case i have television or beamer with an 3d comb filter. Is there an 3d combfilter inside the hw15 or not? Iam searching now for many days but i could not find any information about this tech spec.
Thanks in advance folks
I've never seen video of quality come out of a Composite-jack.
Look for a Pioneer with Component video outs.
just my $.02
Vertical squeeze will be done by Lumagen Radiance
Has anyone else encountered a green cast in parts of the projected image?
I've just bought an HW15 2nd hand and am trying to determine whether the unit is defective.
The following projected image : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92590676/grey-hw15.jpg
Is the projection of this plain grey image: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92590676/Grey.jpg
The image being projected has various colour tints, the most noticeable being the green tint in the upper right section of the image.
Here a few frames from movies where this tint is clearly visible:
I'd appreciate anyones feedback on this.
I'm sure I've viewed B&W stuff occasionally and not noticed any color-impurities. But I'm at the point now where I just enjoy my setup without an eye for constant tweaking.
Your problem kinda looks like the old degauss problem on a CRT monitor.
If I get a chance I'll dig out Hard Days Night or something and give a critical look-see.
Anyone else? (It would be nice to know if there are other VPL-HW15 viewers still out there!)
I've done some digging and appears in the service menu there is an extra calibration section for gamma rgb levels.
I've found that anywhere I'm seeing the green shift, the green has been adjusted signficantly up compared to where I'm not seeing the hue.
I don't know if there is a way to do a factory reset on these settings, as it is going to be very time consuming to fix these settings.
There are about 127 positions to adjust, multiplied by 11 different gamma levels.
If anyone know's of such a feature, please let me know.
correct me if I'm wrong, but In theory misaligned panels would cause a loss of sharpness, and potentially a color shift in the entire image?
Things have gotten tight here but I hate to have my projector sit dormant.
I've even considered doing a bulb transplant.
Any tips FeeFi?
Since this was my second projector that I owned I learned from the first one that the best deal on the bulbs is when the projector first comes out. The longer in time you keep it the more expensive the bulbs get. Just like printer ink. I bought 3 bulbs 6 months after this projector came out. I haven't put in my last bulb yet. So I can't help you on getting a good deal but the replacement is very easy if you don't have it mounted up to high or if you can't access it without taking it off the mount.
Hello all. I was wondering what your opinion of the HW15ES is as a 2D projector in a dedicated theater room? I am able to get a good deal on this projector and would like to know if you would rather get this projector compared to a BenQ1070 or an Optoma HD25 if you are only interested in watching 2D in a dedicated room
The Sony is still a very good projector for 2D in a dedicated theater room. Beautiful picture. The only thing the newer projectors have is slightly better absolute zero blacks and 3D (which is not a feature of this projector). I use one to this day since it came out. I am only going to upgrade when I find a good 4K projector (at a reasonable price) in a couple of years.
Just bought a bulb from B&H - real SONY factory bulb, housing, filter, etc... not a knock off like most are for the similar or lessor price.
My bulb in the projector is close to 1800 hours. However, I have a new bulb and can replace it if that's important to calibration.
Was it worth it?
Do you see a big difference in 2D quality? 3D I don't care about
I am at the end of my 2nd bulb and the projector is mostly used for kids movies & the XBONE
Wobdering if the picture quality is worth the expense, as I would like better black sin darker scenes, but the kids don;t care. It has been a great machine for gaming
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