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post #3421 of 3559
Never saw the Sharp, but was going by what Zombie said about it, it's not quite as sharp as the Benq but he said you won't notice in video unless AB. It has better contrast anyhow. I meant I own both the Benq and the JVC, not the Sharp.
post #3422 of 3559
Hello again.i have recived my new unit(sony 95).this unit the CA is better than the old but it have a bright corners ussue that my older hasnt.i have told to sony and they have phone me tuesday for said me a solution.i only want a one unit that it is perfect.during dark scenes i can see the 4 bright corners .is horrible.one solution is the manual iris to 0 to 10.and the lamp in low and the brighness to minimun but i know thats is not solution.
post #3423 of 3559
I have to ask, what's the consensus on the iris? auto 1, 2, or manual? My unit has been professionally calibrated, but for the most accurate image, my calibrator said to use the manual iris. Even so, I was still thinking about switching to one of the auto modes since it gives such a higher contrast ratio compared to the manual setting. Any thoughts? Thanks

on a side note: Is there a setting that you can choose a refresh rate? I have a htpc (mac mini plex) and they don't seem tp play nice together in terms of refresh rate. Thanks
post #3424 of 3559
There's no consensus. Watch what looks best to you, not what the calibrator says. I think most users use auto1. The consensus is that Sony's auto-iris is the amongst the best out there. So try it. If nothing bothers you, there's not much downside. I think the main criticism is that in a scene like a light at the end of a tunnel, the auto-iris will make that light dimmer (and the darks darker) than with manual (or no) iris.

If your lumens are too bright, you can use manual iris to reduce lumens. If you don't have enough lumens for your screen, I noticed that manual iris off is slightly brighter than auto iris. For a while, when I had a 1.0 gain screen, but wanted to use low lamp, I preferred low lamp with no iris over low lamp with auto iris. Last year I installed a Dalite high power (2.4) gain screen, from my viewing angle it's probably 1.6gain. Now I prefer low lamp, auto 1 iris, because darkening the blacks seems more important than brightening the whites.
post #3425 of 3559
thanks for the reply. I've been going back and forth and so far, but I'm leaning towards auto 1 over manual. It just seems to have more pop. I come from a long line of JVCs (owned 5) and I have to say that the auto iris is undetectable to me, which is saying a lot. I had thought about going back to JVC because I immediately missed the black levels, but with auto 1, they are close enough. The more I watch the Sony, the more I appreciate it's color and film-like image. It really does throw a beautiful, natural image.

I thought about pairing it with a Darbee and was curious if there are any others who have this combo (and their thoughts)?
post #3426 of 3559
Yes I use a Darblet and I prefer it on, especially with high quality material. I've read other 95 owners liking it too. It's not dramatic, but I think it looks noticeably better. Local contrast adds clarity and pop. For lower quality material, it can make noise more apparent too.
post #3427 of 3559
Thanks for the help. I'll probably bite the bullet and order one. I just ordered a few days ago a iTach Flex (so I can control the unit over wifi thru rs232), so what's another $300. haha
post #3428 of 3559
Hi everyone, first post please go easy on me. have been looking to start a small home theater. looking at a 92" or 100" screen. i have been advised on JVC DLA X55 although this Sony unit appeals to me as well. I understand the JVC has 4K e-shift technology which makes 2D look even better. I am not much of a 3D guy. What would the experts recommend?

Also I understand the replacement for the Sony unit will be coming out this year. Is it known if it Will it offer the same e-shift feature?

Finally, my back wall is 16 feet. Is it reAsonable to go with a 100" screen if I want to put in two rows of seating or will that cause too much eye fatigue. Thanks in advance everyone.
post #3429 of 3559
Quote:
Hi everyone, first post please go easy on me. have been looking to start a small home theater. looking at a 92" or 100" screen. i have been advised on JVC DLA X55 although this Sony unit appeals to me as well. I understand the JVC has 4K e-shift technology which makes 2D look even better. I am not much of a 3D guy. What would the experts recommend?

These are both great projectors. I just sent you a PM. Craig
post #3430 of 3559
Having issues with Windows 8 and my VPL-VW95ES... I can't seem to make the display fill up the screen. I have my HTPC running to my Denon receiver which then outputs to my projector. Anyone run into this?
post #3431 of 3559
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Originally Posted by hagenstien View Post

Having issues with Windows 8 and my VPL-VW95ES... I can't seem to make the display fill up the screen. I have my HTPC running to my Denon receiver which then outputs to my projector. Anyone run into this?

I guess check to see that the Denon isn't doing any processing by using "pass through" mode, and/or check the driver updates and settings in the video card software? AMD or Nvidia?
post #3432 of 3559
Check for Overscan settings in the graphic adatper's settings.
post #3433 of 3559
I'm having the same issue as the poster a few pages back, where my lens is interfering with the 3d sync - with the lens in place I have to tilt my head up to get continuous sync. Since I already have 8 glasses, I think I'll just buy the Sony emitter rather than switch to RF (or is there an emitter compatible with the new standard Bluetooth that Panasonic and Samsung use? I have a Panny plasma with both Panasonic and the $20 Samsung glasses), but Sony are out of stock.

Anyone know where else has actual stock (or wants to sell there's)?
post #3434 of 3559
To close, I did manage to source one.
post #3435 of 3559
Question, how much better is the VW95 in terms of PQ from the predecessor VW85? I will likely have a good price for the 95 soon and i`m wondering if it`s worth the upgrade?
post #3436 of 3559
To all experienced owners....

I am on the fence between the HW50ES and the HW95ES. Mike at AV Science has been extremely patient and helpful with my questions,but I am hoping to get some owners perspectives. I am about 70% gaming and 30% movies. I do have a moderately light controlled room with the ability to cut off all light sources and full blinding shades but my ceiling will remain white. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each from what I have gathered...

95ES Pros:

Better lens
Black levels
Power lens and memory presets
Sharper out of box without RC
Maybe a more natural picutre

95 ES Cons:

lower lumens
needs to be mounted closer to screen
may need higher gain screen
$$


50ES Pros

RC
Brighter
Less money
newer model
Can go with lower gain DIY screen


50ES Cons

no power lens
lens slightly lower quality and dependent on rc

I am fairly new at the video stuff, and have been using a plasma forever.. Am I missing anything? I'd love your opinions on the comparison, especially with the 50ES being a bit newer on the scene.
Edited by yosh7 - 6/3/13 at 12:27pm
post #3437 of 3559
That's a pretty good list.

I'd add better native contrast for the 95, which is a big plus (in my eyes).

The brightness difference is numerically significant, but it doesn't seem that huge when you see them side by side.

Lens memory is only a plus if you're switching. I use a cinemascope screen (highly recommended), so I'm always zooming from CS to 16:9, making lens memory a plus. If I wasn't switching, I wouldn't count it as a point in the 95's favour.

The white ceiling unfortunately will have a very negative impact overall, particularly if you're using angular-reflective screen technology. More importantly for your situation, it will also reduce the visibility of the 95's contrast and overall black level advantages.
post #3438 of 3559
I've seen both, and coming from several JVC projectors, I could not get past the higher black levels of the HW50 (though not bad). The VPL-VW95's blacks are more comparable to the JVC in my opinion.
post #3439 of 3559
Thanks for the comments guys. The better native contrast and better black levels seem to be big pluses. I have much to consider. I agree that it stinks that I can't amend my ceiling color. I have yet to convince the boss of the house that a dark ceiling is essential. I have to take what I can get at this point and its great to get the green light on the projector at this point.smile.gif
post #3440 of 3559
Yesterday i was bored so i checked my RGB Levels in the 10 step greyscale with calman. I was surprised how much it changed. What could be the reasons? Is the lamp at the end? I have watched about 900h in high lamp mode...
post #3441 of 3559
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Originally Posted by RioBar4U View Post

Yesterday i was bored so i checked my RGB Levels in the 10 step greyscale with calman. I was surprised how much it changed. What could be the reasons? Is the lamp at the end? I have watched about 900h in high lamp mode...

I would guess that the lamp is aging, but maybe not yet at the end. If you've noticed a significant change over a short period, you might be getting close, though.

When did you last calibrate?

Red seems to fade the most over time, so I'm re-calibrating and re-doing the gamma curve roughly every 200 hours. I'm almost ready for another round.
post #3442 of 3559
Thanx Fat Dave
Yes you' re right: Red faded most from the last time and I had rise it to max and to take blue back to max. geen is more or less constant. I recalibrating roughly every 300 hours but i was getting lazzy because there wasn't much to do. So this time i was very surprised. I dopple checked it with a second meter.
So i think it's time for a new bulb...

Thank you
post #3443 of 3559
Need help from you guys.
PJ has done 300h and I think the PJ has a problem.
It only occurs when the PJ has a 3D resolution coming from the HTPC (NVIDIA).

I can hear a high pitched noise, like from a fan, coming from the lens area of the PJ. Is noticeable in quiet scenes and I have the PJ mounted about 4ft from my head.

No problem in normal mode (High lamp)

Any help appreciated.
post #3444 of 3559
I can't recall for sure, but Ifeel like I've heard about this issue before. Then again, I read about so many projectors here on AVS that I can't say it was about the VW95 (even tho I own one). It might be something about the emitter and if I am thinking about this clearly Sony may have a fix available.

One thing you could try is using the external emitter, available separately or with a custom made cable and an RF emitter and see if that stops the noise. Not necessarily as a solution but as a test.

This thread has been pretty quiet but maybe another owner will chime in.

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Originally Posted by Johnrecon View Post

Need help from you guys.
PJ has done 300h and I think the PJ has a problem.
It only occurs when the PJ has a 3D resolution coming from the HTPC (NVIDIA).

I can hear a high pitched noise, like from a fan, coming from the lens area of the PJ. Is noticeable in quiet scenes and I have the PJ mounted about 4ft from my head.

No problem in normal mode (High lamp)

Any help appreciated.
post #3445 of 3559
Thx. went to service menu and changed the 3D tr power to 1. The noise i much lower now.
Strange behavior never the less.
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Originally Posted by lovingdvd View Post

I can't recall for sure, but Ifeel like I've heard about this issue before. Then again, I read about so many projectors here on AVS that I can't say it was about the VW95 (even tho I own one). It might be something about the emitter and if I am thinking about this clearly Sony may have a fix available.

One thing you could try is using the external emitter, available separately or with a custom made cable and an RF emitter and see if that stops the noise. Not necessarily as a solution but as a test.

This thread has been pretty quiet but maybe another owner will chime in.
post #3446 of 3559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnrecon View Post

Need help from you guys.
PJ has done 300h and I think the PJ has a problem.
It only occurs when the PJ has a 3D resolution coming from the HTPC (NVIDIA).

I can hear a high pitched noise, like from a fan, coming from the lens area of the PJ. Is noticeable in quiet scenes and I have the PJ mounted about 4ft from my head.

No problem in normal mode (High lamp)

Any help appreciated.

This sounds like the emitter sound issue from the HW50es. Call sony and they will likely send you an external emitter for free.
post #3447 of 3559
Does anyone know what the max input resolution to Input-A (analog VGA connector) is for this projector? I am trying to hook up a laptop to it for streaming and have been having some difficulties. The projector has no presets for 1920x1080/60p and does not display but my older HDTV has no issues with 1080p over VGA and I would rather not buy a new laptop just for HDMI out.
post #3448 of 3559
I'm saving up for a VW95ES, to replace my Epson 5020, whose black levels have become less than impressive since I blacked-out my home theater. I am also attracted to the pixel fill difference, motion handling, lag time, and better color the Sony appears to offer.

I'm having a hard time looking for good deals that aren't from seemingly unauthorized dealers. Eastcoasttvs.com, fivestarbuy.com, BestGoodz4Sale.com, all aren't on Sony's Authorized Dealers list, so I assume I wouldn't be able to use the warranty. These places all have it for around $4200. Does anyone know an authorized dealer that has it for about around that amount?
Edited by lexlynx - 9/30/13 at 8:37am
post #3449 of 3559
Tonight, is a sad night. Turned the projector on, and nothing is happening, no power, no lens opening, just dead. My lamp has 800 hours, would be a "fast dead"!

But I saw in the manual, that you have to count the times the red light on top flashes; like 3 flashes, is lamp too hot or dead. But mine does flash 12!!!! times. Has anybody an idea, what can be wrong with it? Really bad news, this is my second projector of Sony, and again something wrong..... My vw 100 has been to the factory 3 times.
post #3450 of 3559
Can the 55 match the 95 for sharpness with reality creation? wondering if minus the blacks the 55 might put out a better brighter picture?
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