Originally Posted by booga24
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.