Originally Posted by Dinomon
Has anyone here compared the HW15 to HW20 (VWPRO1)?
Also, HW15 has manual Lens zoom-shift-focus, how hard is to set this manually set this compare to VW60 (Auto setting)?
You will use these adjustments once... no sweat, no problem considering the PJ is mounted (essentially) just overhead (at the top edge of the image).
They've started a new thread for the VPL-VWPRO1
which seems to sell for ($34xx MSRP) a couple hundred more than the VPL-HW15 which is going away... and it seems Sony created a packaged kit for the US market calling it the VPL-VWPRO1 - it IS the VPL-HW20 and a spare bulb! So consider the value ($369.99 MSRP
) of the spare (LMP-H201) bulb in the value/cost analyisis.
Personally I've not made the jump to 1080p as I'm still running my VPL-AW15
(1280 x 720p) I'd bought in July 2007 for $1,080.00 - it was a 'business decision' to buy it over replacing another
bulb ($475.00) in my VPL-VW10HT. I haven't looked back but ponying up $3K isn't exactly a good deal for me today... OK, so I paid $4,500 for the 10HT back in 2002... as we all know now: electronics get better/cheaper with time, delay as long as you 'feel' you can!