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post #3361 of 3559
Yes they do.
post #3362 of 3559
ok thanks
post #3363 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Canary_Jules View Post

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(

With respect to bluray and hdtv, does the Lumagen provide visible improvement apart from color management, e.g. details, sharpness, depth of image.  I have a darblet also and really like what it does for the picture on both BR and hdtv.  I'm trying to determine, if the Lumagen, can make any visibly notable improvements above and beyond the darblet, for non color management video processing to justify the additional cost. 

post #3364 of 3559
Would someone with the 95 mind running my sharpness pattern?

http://www.aaarpinball.com/Miscellaneous/p1080.htm

It defaults to single pixel green dots, but you can make various changes.

I'm wondering if the 95ES is sharp from edge to edge...
post #3365 of 3559
I would, but nothing shows up on my computer screen. How to engage your patterns? I click your buttons, and nothing appears. Same thing at work or home. What's likely blocking them for me?
post #3366 of 3559
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Originally Posted by A.West View Post

I would, but nothing shows up on my computer screen. How to engage your patterns? I click your buttons, and nothing appears. Same thing at work or home. What's likely blocking them for me?

Thanks for trying and I'm sorry it's not working.

The web page uses HTML5. Are you running a "modern" browser? I've tested with the latest Safari, Firefox and Chrome. What browser are you using?

I just had someone run a test and it appears that the page doesn't work with iE. With IE you don't see the pattern, but you see everything else.

I believe I can tweak the page to make it work with IE9... I'll see if I can do that tonight. If you want to try before then, perhaps you could try with Safari/Firefox or Chrome?

Thanks... I am really quite interested to see how the 95 performs.
post #3367 of 3559
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Originally Posted by A.West View Post

I would, but nothing shows up on my computer screen...
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

Thanks for trying and I'm sorry it's not working.
I believe I can tweak the page to make it work with IE9... I'll see if I can do that tonight.

Done! It seems to be working now (except for fullscreen mode).

Please let me know how the green dot test works for you.

Thanks for trying it...
post #3368 of 3559
I'll try to run it tonight.Keep in mind that I already know from running other convergence tests that my particular 95 is sharpest in the top and center, and less sharp at the bottom left and right, at the close up single pixel level. I use some lens shift, and the projector is pretty much the maximum distance from the screen. I think that I've posted some screen shots of this back around December 2011 (in this thread). In real life, backing more than a few feet from the screen, I cannot see it, so I don't worry about it. When I was obsessing over it, Sony & AVS sent me a replacement, and the convergence wasn't better, just different. But also nothing that anyone would notice from even a close seating position. Even looking at white text on the screen, there's no visible misconvergence other than sticking my head within 2 feet of the screen. Check out my post #1408 for photos of another convergence test I made.
post #3369 of 3559
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Originally Posted by A.West View Post

I'll try to run it tonight.Keep in mind that I already know from running other convergence tests that my particular 95 is sharpest in the top and center, and less sharp at the bottom left and right, at the close up single pixel level. I use some lens shift, and the projector is pretty much the maximum distance from the screen. I think that I've posted some screen shots of this back around December 2011 (in this thread). In real life, backing more than a few feet from the screen, I cannot see it, so I don't worry about it. When I was obsessing over it, Sony & AVS sent me a replacement, and the convergence wasn't better, just different. But also nothing that anyone would notice from even a close seating position. Even looking at white text on the screen, there's no visible misconvergence other than sticking my head within 2 feet of the screen. Check out my post #1408 for photos of another convergence test I made.

Thanks for the follow-up. I'm quite surprised you see that... or at least I was hopeful that you wouldn't see that. It is exactly what I see on my HW30 (although the "shadow" can be harder in some positions). I just though the 95ES wouldn't have that behavior.

If you have time, it will be interesting to see how those pixels behave in the Green only test...
post #3370 of 3559
Does anyone know if VPS-95Es suppports NVIDIA 3D vision technology?
Here is the link to their site that explains what 3D vision is http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
Thanks.
post #3371 of 3559
Madmyers. Sorry, my laptop isn't passing video at full res to my projector, and my PS3 cannot show the patterns. If you simply saved the jpegs somewhere, I could run them. Looking at the scaled pattern, I didn't see fringing from a distance more than one foot back from the screen on any of the patterns. Windows icons and such appeared sharp across the screen. Up close with a magnifying glass, I can see imperfections at the single pixel level, but am increasingly convinced that this is irrelevant and possibly even beneficial given that it may reduce screen door effect. But every projector is going to be slightly different.
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Originally Posted by SherazNJ View Post

Does anyone know if VPS-95Es suppports NVIDIA 3D vision technology?
Here is the link to their site that explains what 3D vision is http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
Thanks.

It does, its supported "out of the box". You need the "3D TV Play" software to get it working with games and other stuff. Its around 40$ or use the 30 day trial.
post #3373 of 3559
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Originally Posted by A.West View Post

Madmyers. Sorry, my laptop isn't passing video at full res to my projector, and my PS3 cannot show the patterns. If you simply saved the jpegs somewhere, I could run them. Looking at the scaled pattern, I didn't see fringing from a distance more than one foot back from the screen on any of the patterns. Windows icons and such appeared sharp across the screen. Up close with a magnifying glass, I can see imperfections at the single pixel level, but am increasingly convinced that this is irrelevant and possibly even beneficial given that it may reduce screen door effect. But every projector is going to be slightly different.

No worries. The patterns are generated on the fly when you access the site, so I don't have JPEGs. I could generate them, but that's current not the plan.

... Altan
post #3374 of 3559
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It does, its supported "out of the box". You need the "3D TV Play" software to get it working with games and other stuff. Its around 40$ or use the 30 day trial.
Thanks John
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Thread Starter 
Hi VW95 owners... I am back biggrin.gif

I sold my Sony HW50 to a forum member and buy a Sony VW95. The main reason for this come back is for the lens memory for my future dual screen setup.

Also, I did not use the HW50 new features like the reality creation, high brightness and better 3D... My viewing is 99% 2D movies in a total black room so the VW95 was a good fit for me.
post #3376 of 3559
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Does anyone know if VPS-95Es suppports NVIDIA 3D vision technology?
Here is the link to their site that explains what 3D vision is http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
Thanks.
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It does, its supported "out of the box". You need the "3D TV Play" software to get it working with games and other stuff. Its around 40$ or use the 30 day trial.

Has anyone tried it?
post #3377 of 3559
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Originally Posted by mdrew View Post

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.

As a follow up, I did receive the MV IR>RF cable. I plugged it into the RF emitter and used a mini usb charger to power the emitter. Everything works, with the exception of using the emitter to change brightness on the glasses. Not sure exactly why, but if I move this setting in any direction from the factory default, the glasses lose sync and will not re-sync. Probably has something to do with the projector sending that particular command to the glasses.

I don't think I like 3D. Either that or I have something set up incorrectly. We've watched four 3D movies so far and two were pretty cool and 2 flat out sucked. John Carter and Ice Age were pretty cool. No ghosting, blur or focus issues at all. We just put the glasses on and watched the movies. Watched Dred 3D and Avitar 3D. I don't know what the heck is going on with my set up, or these two movies, but we did not enjoy them. I found myself continually hitting the polarity button, thinking that was the problem. Tried re-syncing them a few times, and played with every 3D setting in the projector menu. Nothing helped. Not sure how to describe what's bugging me, as it's not clear to me. It's almost like the movie is out of focus and blurry - but not all the time. Action scenes are the worst.

I'm using a Lumagen XS downstream of my Denon 4311 AVR. I have not set up a second calibration profile in the XS for 3D, but that isn't what's bothering me. I have however calibrated the display with ChromaPure's 125 point auto cal feature in 2D.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions to what may be causing my 3D grief, I'd certainly appreciate it.
post #3378 of 3559
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Originally Posted by RickAVManiac View Post

Hi VW95 owners... I am back biggrin.gif

I sold my Sony HW50 to a forum member and buy a Sony VW95. The main reason for this come back is for the lens memory for my future dual screen setup.

Also, I did not use the HW50 new features like the reality creation, high brightness and better 3D... My viewing is 99% 2D movies in a total black room so the VW95 was a good fit for me.

Why not just buy a panamorph cinevista, is the Sony VW095 much better? What brand screen and size are you using , just curious smile.gif
post #3379 of 3559
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I sold my Sony HW50 to a forum member and buy a Sony VW95. The main reason for this come back is for the lens memory for my future dual screen setup.

Welcome to my ( dual screen ) world !! smile.gif
post #3380 of 3559
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Originally Posted by DrZaus View Post

Why not just buy a panamorph cinevista, is the Sony VW095 much better? What brand screen and size are you using , just curious smile.gif

In a lot of ways, yes. It has a much better lens, better black levels, and motorized lens functions such as automatic lens memories for different aspect ratios. The HW50's strengths are in its extra brightness and better 3D ability. If you have an appropriate screen size and watch little 3D there really isn't anything the HW50 does better. If you want an RC type of system just add a Darblet.
Edited by Seegs108 - 2/11/13 at 10:45pm
post #3381 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

In a lot of ways, yes. It has a much better lens, better black levels, and motorized lens functions such as automatic lens memories for different aspect ratios. The HW50's strengths are in its extra brightness and better 3D ability. If you have an appropriate screen size and watch little 3D there really isn't anything the HW50 does better. If you want an RC type of system just add a Darblet.

So what your saying is I can watch a 2.35.1 movie without anamorphic lens? I watch 3d movies, more like 30% versus 70% 2d.. am I better off getting a VW95Es instead of HW50es with cinevista lense? I'll have to look into the Darblet..- I heard it was not ready for primetime?
post #3382 of 3559
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Originally Posted by DrZaus View Post

So what your saying is I can watch a 2.35.1 movie without anamorphic lens? I watch 3d movies, more like 30% versus 70% 2d.. am I better off getting a VW95Es instead of HW50es with cinevista lense? I'll have to look into the Darblet..- I heard it was not ready for primetime?

The Darblet performs it's job more subtly compared to RC. RC even on it's lowest setting seems to add too much noise for my taste. This is coming from pictures posted comparing the two sharpeners being used. I've never owned a Sony projector with this feature. I do own a Darblet and it is a fantastic little product when used in moderation.

With a projector like the VW95 you can do 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 (and other aspect ratios) with the lens memoriy function. Basically the lens will zoom in an out appropriately to get the correct size needed for the screen or aspect ratio desired. The difference between what the VW95 does and an anamorphic lens is that there is spill over with the the zooming feature while there won't be with an anamorphic lens because when you use an anamorphic lens the projector uses all the pixels on the panel/DMD whereas with zooming you're still using the same portions of the panel/DMD and just making the image larger or smaller to get the right size to fit the screen. You're going to need black masking around the screen to absorb that light when using the zoom method on the VW95. The VW95 will give a much better all around 2D picture compared to the HW50. If I were given the choice between the HW50 with one of the cheapest anamorphic lenses out there or the VW95 with it's much better prime lens with the lens memory function, I'd choose the latter any day of the week.
Edited by Seegs108 - 2/11/13 at 11:46pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DrZaus View Post

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Originally Posted by RickAVManiac View Post

Hi VW95 owners... I am back biggrin.gif

I sold my Sony HW50 to a forum member and buy a Sony VW95. The main reason for this come back is for the lens memory for my future dual screen setup.

Also, I did not use the HW50 new features like the reality creation, high brightness and better 3D... My viewing is 99% 2D movies in a total black room so the VW95 was a good fit for me.

Why not just buy a panamorph cinevista, is the Sony VW095 much better? What brand screen and size are you using , just curious smile.gif

I have a 108 inch 16x9 Elunevision Reference screen. I am looking to buy a electric 2.35:1 screen to go in front of the EluneVision. Still not sure if I will go with a High Power or another Elunevision.

As for the VW95 compare to the HW50, the 95 is way less brighter than the 50. I need to put the projector on high lamp to get the lumen I want.

Beside that, the raw image quality of the VW95 is better than the 50. The black and contrast are better and easily noticeable on dark scene. The 95 also have a better lens and the image seem more film like and feel more "naturally sharp" than the HW50.

So far, I am pretty happy with my move... I have forget how good and film like the 95 look. Sometimes bells and whistles drive us to "upgrade" to the next best thing and we forget the value of the raw image quality...
post #3384 of 3559
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Originally Posted by RickAVManiac View Post

. The 95 also have a better lens and the image seem more film like and feel more "naturally sharp" than the HW50.
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particularly If you use lens shift ! Without it, it's really close..(and obvisouly better with RC)


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The VW95 will give a much better all around 2D picture compared to the HW50

imho "much better" is exagerated, even if 95 is superior (black for example) i think it's close without lens shift use on hw50 and proper set up (same brightness for example), but 50 can be better with rc, and for some guys with huge screens, 3D use, etc..
Edited by Sona Kakoo - 2/12/13 at 6:52am
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Originally Posted by mdrew View Post


I don't think I like 3D. Either that or I have something set up incorrectly. We've watched four 3D movies so far and two were pretty cool and 2 flat out sucked. John Carter and Ice Age were pretty cool. No ghosting, blur or focus issues at all. We just put the glasses on and watched the movies. Watched Dred 3D and Avitar 3D. I don't know what the heck is going on with my set up, or these two movies, but we did not enjoy them. I found myself continually hitting the polarity button, thinking that was the problem. Tried re-syncing them a few times, and played with every 3D setting in the projector menu. Nothing helped. Not sure how to describe what's bugging me, as it's not clear to me. It's almost like the movie is out of focus and blurry - but not all the time. Action scenes are the worst.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions to what may be causing my 3D grief, I'd certainly appreciate it.

I think I may have found what's going on with 3D. It has something to do with the motion enhancer modes. Not sure why, but the machine is loosing sync when the motion enhancer mode is turned on. If I turn it off, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on, the image clears up. This has not ever occurred with 2D.
post #3386 of 3559
Just installed my 95ES B stock from AVScience. Unfortunately the zoom and focus is not working (lens shift is fine). I can hear the 'motor' whirring away, with no apparent 'bad' sounds but nothing is happening. As I am in Australia a ship back to AVScience will be problematic so I am thinking of getting it looked at locally. Anyone had a similar problem and know whether this may be a simple fix?
post #3387 of 3559
It has been found that the zoom/focus mechanism on my pj has been damaged (and not a fault to have arisen from shipping). This problem was present on the very first use of the pj. AVS advises they check these functions before shipping and it appears that is where they are leaving the matter - disappointing outcome considering what I had previously thought was a business with great service (eg my experience with them up to this point had been excellent). Fortunately the local repair quote is not too expensive.
post #3388 of 3559
Sorry to hear this Stephan. This is why overseas sales are difficult and not encouraged. It's difficult to offer the same level of service 1/2 a world away.
post #3389 of 3559
Thx Craig - AVScience have implemented new arrangments in light of my experience so hopefully future customers will benefit. When shipping anything there is always a risk but obviously the other risk is if anything subsequently goes wrong with a product purchased overseas. The purchasing from overseas an owner (with eyes wide open) knows some difficulties will then present for any repair under warranty.
post #3390 of 3559
My projector has been repaired and remounted and is throwing a great picture!
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