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post #2101 of 3345
Still waiting on mine as well. First I had to go through the wife approval period then placed my order on the 17th only to find no units are available. Gotta watch OZ the Great and Powerful on my 50" Kuro tonight. Oh well could be worse. I never watched a 3D movie yet so am getting a little anxious!
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Originally Posted by Steve Ruddy View Post

Still waiting on mine as well. First I had to go through the wife approval period then placed my order on the 17th only to find no units are available. Gotta watch OZ the Great and Powerful on my 50" Kuro tonight. Oh well could be worse. I never watched a 3D movie yet so am getting a little anxious!

I am on the back order list too and I'm anxiously waiting, reading this tread everyday. I did not see Star trek, Olympus has fallen, fast and furious, white house down, world war z, iron man 3 because I want to watch them on my first projector. Like a jets player once said "can't wait" .
post #2103 of 3345
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Originally Posted by booga24 View Post

I am on the back order list too and I'm anxiously waiting, reading this tread everyday. I did not see Star trek, Olympus has fallen, fast and furious, white house down, world war z, iron man 3 because I want to watch them on my first projector. Like a jets player once said "can't wait" .
I'm sure you'll get your projector before most of those come out on Blu-ray!
post #2104 of 3345
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Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

I'm sure you'll get your projector before most of those come out on Blu-ray!

Well my story is little longer than just the projector, like I said this would be my first projector so I don't have a screen yet. I am waiting on the projector to test on screen wall to decide on screen size and speaker size/ placement. Those movies are all scheduled for August/ Sept release that would put me right on target with all my equipments. Again I would wait and watch them in my home theater than going theater with all the distractions see nowadays.
post #2105 of 3345
Anyone using this projector with a gray screen? I prefer a white, positive gain screen but I may want to watch with some lights on occasionally.

I'm considering several options including dalite high contrast cinema vision, SI lunar gray, SI solar, stewart cima tiburon, or go cheaper and get a carada brilliant white or dragonfly or something.

110" screen, room is blacked out around the screen including ceiling up to 4 get but some light may be at the opposite end behind the projector if I watch TV or sports or game. 20 ft long room total

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post #2106 of 3345
I'm getting a Dragonfly delivered on Monday, it's the gray high contrast version...it's what the ht shop recommended for this particular projector.
post #2107 of 3345
Thanks. Please update with impressions if you can after installation.
post #2108 of 3345
I am almost certain I am going to get the Sony HW50ES...

However, today, i was at an AV Show and checked out the JVC RS48, it was stunning (projected on a 12 feet wide screen)...

Does anyone here know if the RS 48 is a better quality projector vs the Sony? especially on larger screens, say 150-160inch diagonal...
post #2109 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Iam74Gibson View Post

Thanks I'd appreciate a review of your new screen when you get it!

Not a full review by any stretch of the word, but I received my 159" 16:9 Da-lite 2.4 HP a few weeks ago and got it mounted a couple weeks ago. It has made a huge difference in my usage of the HW50. For one, I can now run it on low day or night (159" in a living room!), where as on the wall even on high daytime usage was fairly weak. It now looks better on low in the day with ambient light than it did on high projected on the wall pitch black. Colors pop and resolution is awesome. This means substantial increase in bulb life and thus reduced operating costs. I haven't watched 3D on the screen yet but I expect a substantial improvement. I haven't noticed hotspotting.

Installation was very straightforward but my god those last few snaps were a beast to finish. My hands were brutalized trying to get those and I'm glad it's done! I could not be happier with the purchase, it's perfect for my application but would also work in dedicated rooms with large screens.

Let me know if you have any questions.
post #2110 of 3345
I tried the ps3 glasses last night and they are great for the price, there light, keep better sync and show less crosstalk then the ones that shipped with the projector and all for 20 bucks!!!
post #2111 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post

Not a full review by any stretch of the word, but I received my 159" 16:9 Da-lite 2.4 HP a few weeks ago and got it mounted a couple weeks ago. It has made a huge difference in my usage of the HW50. For one, I can now run it on low day or night (159" in a living room!), where as on the wall even on high daytime usage was fairly weak. It now looks better on low in the day with ambient light than it did on high projected on the wall pitch black. Colors pop and resolution is awesome. This means substantial increase in bulb life and thus reduced operating costs. I haven't watched 3D on the screen yet but I expect a substantial improvement. I haven't noticed hotspotting.

Installation was very straightforward but my god those last few snaps were a beast to finish. My hands were brutalized trying to get those and I'm glad it's done! I could not be happier with the purchase, it's perfect for my application but would also work in dedicated rooms with large screens.

Let me know if you have any questions.

That is a retro-reflective screen, right? So you have the Sony center mounted? I need something center mounted and need help deciding.

Does anyone here have their hw50 on a gray screen? How does it look? Trying to finalize my decisions. The firehawk is too expensive, unfortunately.
post #2112 of 3345
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

That is a retro-reflective screen, right? So you have the Sony center mounted? I need something center mounted and need help deciding.

Does anyone here have their hw50 on a gray screen? How does it look? Trying to finalize my decisions. The firehawk is too expensive, unfortunately.

Correct, and yes it's very near the center.
post #2113 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Adamd View Post

I tried the ps3 glasses last night and they are great for the price, there light, keep better sync and show less crosstalk then the ones that shipped with the projector and all for 20 bucks!!!

Anyone else vouch for these glasses or another brand? I'd like to get 2 more pair so I have 4 total.
post #2114 of 3345
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Anyone else vouch for these glasses or another brand? I'd like to get 2 more pair so I have 4 total.

I vouch for them as well. Great value and performance!
post #2115 of 3345
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Anyone else vouch for these glasses or another brand? I'd like to get 2 more pair so I have 4 total.
I picked up 6 pair when they were on sale for $10/each. They do a much better job keeping in sync than the original glasses and are not too bad comfort wise. (they do pinch my nose a bit, even after adjustment.) Colors have a bit more yellow tint than the Monster/Optoma glasses, but unless you're doing a side by side comparison, you won't notice. I also like that you can turn off the battery with a switch vs. just having them shut off automatically.
post #2116 of 3345
I just ordered a couple of the PS3 glasses after hearing feedback on this thread, I've been fairly happy with the original glasses and will be happy if they match the performance since the original glasses are so absurdly expensive.
post #2117 of 3345
Ah crap, I'm looking forward to getting this as my first projector, sad to see its on back order though. Where are you guys finding these "good deals" at that need to be jumped on? Any suggested retailers I should order from? Thanks.
post #2118 of 3345
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Originally Posted by CoreyS84 View Post

Ah crap, I'm looking forward to getting this as my first projector, sad to see its on back order though. Where are you guys finding these "good deals" at that need to be jumped on? Any suggested retailers I should order from? Thanks.

Order from AVS, the same company that maintains this forum. They offer a solid deal and first rate customer service.
post #2119 of 3345
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Originally Posted by CoreyS84 View Post

Ah crap, I'm looking forward to getting this as my first projector, sad to see its on back order though. Where are you guys finding these "good deals" at that need to be jumped on? Any suggested retailers I should order from? Thanks.

With the rumor mail spinning, any potential HW50 owners waiting the September to see the HW50 replacement (HW55) is about? Lens memory, WHDMI, better lens etc.
post #2120 of 3345
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Originally Posted by booga24 View Post

With the rumor mail spinning, any potential HW50 owners waiting the September to see the HW50 replacement (HW55) is about? Lens memory, WHDMI, better lens etc.

I wouldn't be surprised if some are waiting. If you needs lens memory the choice is pretty clear, otherwise it's expected the pricing on the new model is going to be substantially more expensive from what I understand.

I wouldn't mind a better lens on an HW50 (who would?) but at the same time I've never personally felt let down by the picture quality/sharpness and wouldn't pay 2-3k more just for that. I think for a lot of people projectors clocking in around 3k are around their max budget, where as projectors that are 6+K are definitely out of their budget. At least I know that's the case for me, clearly not everyone fits that bill but I'm sure Sony probably sold many more HW50's per model year than VW95's.

Regardless, I'm certainly going to be looking at the new model just out of curiosity. What's in the new expensive tech today will be trickled down to the cheaper tech of tomorrow. wink.gif
post #2121 of 3345
am thinking to get Sony HW50es will be 50% movies and 50% ps3 how large can i go with it
post #2122 of 3345
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Originally Posted by CoreyS84 View Post

Ah crap, I'm looking forward to getting this as my first projector, sad to see its on back order though. Where are you guys finding these "good deals" at that need to be jumped on? Any suggested retailers I should order from? Thanks.

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post #2123 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post

I wouldn't be surprised if some are waiting. If you needs lens memory the choice is pretty clear, otherwise it's expected the pricing on the new model is going to be substantially more expensive from what I understand.

I wouldn't mind a better lens on an HW50 (who would?) but at the same time I've never personally felt let down by the picture quality/sharpness and wouldn't pay 2-3k more just for that. I think for a lot of people projectors clocking in around 3k are around their max budget, where as projectors that are 6+K are definitely out of their budget. At least I know that's the case for me, clearly not everyone fits that bill but I'm sure Sony probably sold many more HW50's per model year than VW95's.

Regardless, I'm certainly going to be looking at the new model just out of curiosity. What's in the new expensive tech today will be trickled down to the cheaper tech of tomorrow. wink.gif

Agree, I can do 1K more but not 2-3k, with that said I believe dealers would be willing to offer 1k less than the rumored 5k price for the HW55.
post #2124 of 3345
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Originally Posted by gumati View Post

am thinking to get Sony HW50es will be 50% movies and 50% ps3 how large can i go with it
I've got a 16:9 159" and use it for TV/Sporting events/Movies/XBOX360/etc... resolution and brightness hold up very well on a big screen. My screen is 2.4 gain and I can light it up great on low mode.
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Originally Posted by booga24 View Post

Agree, I can do 1K more but not 2-3k, with that said I believe dealers would be willing to offer 1k less than the rumored 5k price for the HW55.

Yep, $4k would still get it into a lot of homes (Maybe even mine if I didn't already have a 50ES), 5-6+K price and it gets a bit more exotic, no doubt.
post #2125 of 3345
Brothers I am stuck about 3 settings

1- Really Creation > Noise Reduction
2- Expert Menu> NR
3-Expert Menu> MPG NR

I usually watch bluray content and 8-15gb 1080p movies via DUNE 303D player and Pioneer BDP140
post #2126 of 3345
I feel dumb having to ask this but I've been all over the manual and I can't figure out how to turn on ECO mode on the HW50ES. Help?
post #2127 of 3345
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Originally Posted by mbuck View Post

I feel dumb having to ask this but I've been all over the manual and I can't figure out how to turn on ECO mode on the HW50ES. Help?
I believe it's under the dynamic iris selection
post #2128 of 3345
Didn't see it there.
post #2129 of 3345
Does anyone here have a 16:9 screen that is at least 160 inch diagonal? (with gain not more than 1.2)... and using it with the sony hw50es?

If you do, can you tell me if PQ is still very good (ie, light output)... and how about 3D (is it still watchable?)
post #2130 of 3345
Though I still can't find out how to do ECO mode, we just watched OZ and I literally smiled I was so happy with the picture that Sony put out. Gorgeous!
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