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post #3331 of 3559
Hello,

Sony will show the replacement for 95ES at IES in Amsterdam later this month.
It will hit the market later this March or April.
post #3332 of 3559
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Originally Posted by maximus74 View Post

Hello,
Sony will show the replacement for 95ES at IES in Amsterdam later this month.
It will hit the market later this March or April.
You posted the same info 2+ weeks ago. Do you have any more details or sources?
post #3333 of 3559
post #3334 of 3559
I was expecting from Sony to have some news regarding the 95ES replacement at CES.
I can't believe that they will show the new projector At IES in Amsterdam and not a hint about that at CES.
Now i have a few doubts in my mind...we will see at the end of the month.
post #3335 of 3559
Hey Guys
Over a year in and am still routinely amazed at what a great decision i made wink.gif
Its time for a bit of housecleaning and maybe a couple up upgrades so i was looking for some help.

Ive gone and ordered a DARBLE DARBEE am hoping it gives me a little more clarity with respect to sports and the 720p feed from my cable box. just wondering if everyone's experience is as glowing as a couple of the reviews ive come across?
The second thing would be RF 3D glasses, my set up has the PJ on the other side of my backwall with what is essentially the structure of a black pot light in the wall making it all very movie theater like which i love - the draw back is the interference with the IR sensor for my 3D glasses. Now i can remove the pot light bit and the hole in the wall is then large enough that the sensor can "see" but you know its not exactly what im going for.....(the extender would be more trouble than its worth for me at this stage.
do any of you have any experience with the RF glasses? if so i imagine it would solve my problem? and are there any recommendations as to which ones?

thanks all
Cheers
post #3336 of 3559
just ceiling mounted the Sony VPL-VW95ES what i have is a / \ shaped picture on the screen and need to widen top.

. just can figure it out how is this a manual or remote setting?
post #3337 of 3559
You need to adjust the mount alignment - your projector is tilted up slightly and needs to be levelled. If using a Cheif mount, this is easily done with the screws on the side of the mount.
post #3338 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Wondercarrot View Post

Hey Guys
Over a year in and am still routinely amazed at what a great decision i made wink.gif
Its time for a bit of housecleaning and maybe a couple up upgrades so i was looking for some help.

Ive gone and ordered a DARBLE DARBEE am hoping it gives me a little more clarity with respect to sports and the 720p feed from my cable box. just wondering if everyone's experience is as glowing as a couple of the reviews ive come across?
The second thing would be RF 3D glasses, my set up has the PJ on the other side of my backwall with what is essentially the structure of a black pot light in the wall making it all very movie theater like which i love - the draw back is the interference with the IR sensor for my 3D glasses. Now i can remove the pot light bit and the hole in the wall is then large enough that the sensor can "see" but you know its not exactly what im going for.....(the extender would be more trouble than its worth for me at this stage.
do any of you have any experience with the RF glasses? if so i imagine it would solve my problem? and are there any recommendations as to which ones?

thanks all
Cheers

I'm using the darbee and the monster glasses with my vw95. For me the darbee has more value. I wouldn't give it away anymore and i use it with 50%. The monsterglasses works fine and they don't change the color as much as the sonys, but they are not a most have in my opinion....
post #3339 of 3559
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Originally Posted by dlinsley View Post

You need to adjust the mount alignment - your projector is tilted up slightly and needs to be levelled. If using a Cheif mount, this is easily done with the screws on the side of the mount.

If it's shaped like / \ then it's tilted downward slightly. It needs to be aimed more toward the ceiling.

Unless by "upward" you meant in relation to the top and bottom of the projector.
post #3340 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Wondercarrot View Post

Hey Guys
...Ive gone and ordered a DARBLE DARBEE am hoping it gives me a little more clarity with respect to sports and the 720p feed from my cable box. just wondering if everyone's experience is as glowing as a couple of the reviews ive come across?...

I'm still a huge fan of what the Darbee Darblet does. I also use mine at around 40-50% in the green mode, and I'm extremely happy with the effect. I'm about 99% Blu-ray and 1% 720p TV, but the Darbee provides a great benefit in both cases.
post #3341 of 3559
thanks, very excited to see it in action.
Im scheduling a cailbration for my system as well and was wondering if it should be calibrated first and then add the darbee or have the calibrator include that in the work?
post #3342 of 3559
I'd just turn the Darbee off for calibration. You shouldn't need to remove it from the chain if it's already installed.

I wouldn't calibrate with it turned on, though. Calibrate with it off to set a proper and accurate baseline from which to tweak.
post #3343 of 3559
I thought the same myself, but have found that it doesn't seem to make any difference due to the size of the test patterns. The last time I ran an autocal I left mine on 55% HD by accident and when I realised and checked the readings on and off Darbee I got the same results (11 point greyscale and just checking 75% colour gamut). So I don't think it really matters TBH.
post #3344 of 3559
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Originally Posted by dlinsley View Post

Just a note on my install: My ceiling mount is about 16' back from a 2.37:1 128" (~ 100" for 16:9) screen, and I use a Panamorph UH-480 with their AK8Pro-L plate.

Hi.....I'm considering this 95ES coming from my JVC RS15 to enjoy 3d and most importantly was hoping for 2:35 anamorphic setting without lens
I have a DIY anamorphic lens right now but hoping instead of replacing with a branded A-Lens to use the 95ES natively
Am I thinking correctly or making a mistake and need to stay with external A-Lens?
TY!
post #3345 of 3559
Hey the 95 they tell me kind of fakes anamorphic but i can tell you i dont see any difference. i use mine for all types of screens. i have 2:35 screen and use some DIY black cloth to make other screen sizes fit when not watching blue ray. I have an extra Sony VPL-VW95ES for sale. screaming deal. i have it posted on the classifieds section for 3500.00. includes everything but shipping. it only has 20 hours or so on lens. i got a great deal on 2 of these and am keeping one while the other was used in show home and i think the warranty can transfer. let me know if your interested.
post #3346 of 3559
excellent.....just sent you a PM
post #3347 of 3559

Does anyone with a 95 now think the successor will have enough of a visible improvement to warrant an upgrade?

 

I have the Darblet with my 95 on a 120" wide 2.35 screen with movable A lens and it's hard to image the successor with RC, and higher lumens would be enough for me to upgrade.  I figure it's going to take something along the lines of the vw1000, aka 4K at least and ideally with 4K source material, to say, now that is a much better picture.  

post #3348 of 3559
Where is this projector available in Ontario Canada ???
post #3349 of 3559
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Originally Posted by piratemonkey View Post

Hi.....I'm considering this 95ES coming from my JVC RS15 to enjoy 3d and most importantly was hoping for 2:35 anamorphic setting without lens
I have a DIY anamorphic lens right now but hoping instead of replacing with a branded A-Lens to use the 95ES natively
Am I thinking correctly or making a mistake and need to stay with external A-Lens?
TY!

Since the 95 has motorized zoom, focus, shift from the remote, and a high pixel fill, it should be a nice projector for using the zoom method. I've not tried it though, since I have the Panamorph.
post #3350 of 3559
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Originally Posted by redman33 View Post

Hey the 95 they tell me kind of fakes anamorphic but i can tell you i dont see any difference. i use mine for all types of screens. i have 2:35 screen and use some DIY black cloth to make other screen sizes fit when not watching blue ray. I have an extra Sony VPL-VW95ES for sale. screaming deal. i have it posted on the classifieds section for 3500.00. includes everything but shipping. it only has 20 hours or so on lens. i got a great deal on 2 of these and am keeping one while the other was used in show home and i think the warranty can transfer. let me know if your interested.

I have a pretty big cinemascope screen (168") that I sit quite close to, and I use the zoom method. I'm extremely happy with how it performs in this way. I use the lens memory to set the mode of the movie, and let the projector do its magic. The quality is very good.
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Originally Posted by jlanzy View Post

Does anyone with a 95 now think the successor will have enough of a visible improvement to warrant an upgrade?

I have the Darblet with my 95 on a 120" wide 2.35 screen with movable A lens and it's hard to image the successor with RC, and higher lumens would be enough for me to upgrade.  I figure it's going to take something along the lines of the vw1000, aka 4K at least and ideally with 4K source material, to say, now that is a much better picture.  

I'm in no no hurry for an upgrade until something like the 1000 drops in to this price range (and there's some proper content). I can't foresee any sort of upgrade that will be really compelling to me until then.
post #3351 of 3559
I'm pretty happy with the 95 right now. I suppose most people are - there isn't that much chatter on this thread anymore - I guess people are watching more than complaining. No bulb measurement projects. I did two low cost upgrades to the VW95 recently. Added a Darblet, which was a modest plus to image quality. Then I added an inexpensive Dalite Highpower dropdown intended for 3D. Even with a ceiling mount, and approx a 15 degree angle, it's significantly brighter, making better looking 3D. I also bought a new lamp after a year and about 800 hours, simply because they're not that expensive, and a new lamp looks better than an old lamp (the old one was flickering in low lamp mode, so I'll use it as an emergency backup now).
I should be set for another 2 years, then maybe another generator or two of projectors will come with perhaps some innovation. I'm sure the 95's successor will be better, just as the 50 improves over the 30. But not radically better. Lasers or LED's could become a bigger game changer in the future. Or a new generation of LCOS chips.
post #3352 of 3559
Is it nescessary to calibrate the pj new, if you change the bulb?
post #3353 of 3559
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Originally Posted by RioBar4U View Post

Is it nescessary to calibrate the pj new, if you change the bulb?

Yes, the new lamp will have more red content than a used one, so the colour temperature will have changed. This will also impact upon the colour gamut too.
post #3354 of 3559
Thank you! So I will wait till my bulb has any issues. I have about 700h on it and works fine for me...

What's average lifetime for the Sony bulb? I use it allways in high mode.
post #3355 of 3559
I have about 650 hours on mine and I get just over 10ftl from it - calibrated. However, I only watch in eco mode. If you're running in high lamp then your bulb will wear out quicker. The picture is just sublime coupled with a Lumagen (125 point colour) and a Darbee. I'm truly loving it. smile.gif(
post #3356 of 3559
I changed 2 bulbs and I have to say that I'm little bit disappointed with the result!

First bulb stop working after 600h. Than I got a replacement from Sony. After I changed the bulb than I was shocked to measure that I don't had to change the red to achieve 6500k. I thought this has to be an error, because the lightouput was the same as the first bulb with 600h. Unfortunately no error!

After 100h the bulb decreased by 20% so I got a new one from Sony (thanks to the great customer support) but the same happened again! The replacement bulb's are not as good as the initial one. I also verified if the lens or lamp has similar issues with dirty lens as my former JVC 750 but everything looks very clear.

Anybody has the same experience with the replacement bulbs?

cheers
S
post #3357 of 3559
I just received four glasses from Curt Palm. http://www.curtpalme.com/RFGlasses.shtm

I ordered one starter kit, which includes the RF emitter and a cable that plugs into the display device. The cable, unfortunately, has what appears to be an S-Video connector on one end and a 1/8" plug on the other end that plugs into the RF emitter.

The projector has a connection port for Sony's remote IR emitter, but it is a LAN connector.

I'm at a loss how to get this emitter to work. Is there such a thing as a cable with LAN on one end and the 1/8" plug on the other?? Or maybe a LAN to S-Video adapter??

This blows..... I should have taken the time to read up on the starter kit. I just assumed it would have the same type of IR to RF conversation that the MV RF glasses had.
post #3358 of 3559
Teach me for not searching long enough...... This has already been covered early in the thread. I found an IR MV sensor on Ebay. Hopefully the seller isn't a tool and actually sends it to me, it works, and it is compatible with the RF converter. If not, I'll try to make my own cable.
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Originally Posted by djbluemax1 View Post

In case anyone has had difficulty following the MonsterVision vs Optoma kit, here it is detailed simply.


The kits and glasses are the technically the same and are designed by Bit Cauldron and merely rebadged. The difference in the kits is what is included.


The kit supplies an RF emitter to sync via RF with the glasses. The RF emitter (which John calls the dongle) has 2 cable connection inputs. The RF emitter dongle has to be powered via a micro USB to USB cable. In addition, to receive a sync signal, the RF emitter must also have either a separate IR receiver plugged in, or a direct VESA port cable connector for displays with these types of ports.


The MV kit supplies 4 cables with the RF emitter.

1) A USB to micro USB cable to power the emitter

2) An IR receiver to 3.5 that when plugged in, receives IR from a displays IR emitter and allows the dongle to translate it to an RF signal for the Bit Cauldron glasses

3) A VESA to 3.5 cable that allows the RF emitter to be connected directly to a display that has a VESA port for external emitters

4) An additional USB to micro USB cable for charging the glasses


The Optoma kit lacks #2.


#3 cannot be plugged directly into the Sony external emitter port.


John has figured the pinouts to the Sony port and is making a custom cable that can connect a Bit Cauldron RF emitter to it. Using this cable allows the Bit Cauldron RF emitter dongle to directly receive the Sony shutter glasses sync signal. Connecting this cable to the Sony port disables the built-in emitter exactly as it would if you plugged in a Sony external emitter.


For US users, the optimal option due to differences in pricing appears to be buying 1 MV kit plus as many additional Optoma glasses as needed since this route allows you to use the IR to RF conversion, which means you can use the Bit Cauldron glasses AND the Sony glasses simultaneously, if you wind up with more viewers than you have Bit Cauldron glasses for.


For our friends in Europe though, the MV kit and glasses are hard to get, so their options are to use John's cable, which means disabling the Sony glasses, or praying that AVS (or BHP photo?) will be willing to ship MV kits to Europe.



Max
post #3359 of 3559
For customers in Germany, the cable needed for the Sony Beamer can be bought here:

http://www.grobi-shop.tv/product_info.php?cPath=191_193&products_id=1223

I use the MV system with my Sony 95, it works great, but a second glass from Optoma did not synchronize well. The new Optoma glasses (zf2100) showed inverse polarity. So to have a second glass, I bought a second MV set.
post #3360 of 3559
Can someone please confirm if the Playstation 3D glasses work with the VW95ES?
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